New Settlement Apartments

Job Title

THEATER ARTS INSTRUCTOR/ACTIVITY SPECIALIST

Job Description

Program Overview and Position Description: Working closely with an experienced co-facilitator, the part-time Instructor/Activity Specialist will plan and implement multiple program components, beginning with Project V.I.P. (Voice, Identity, Power), a theater-arts and dramatic writing after school program for girls (grades 6-12), based on the principles and practice of positive youth development.  Responsibilities include the development and evaluation of curriculum, following the established program model; researching and preparing program readings, including poetry, plays and fiction by women; developing original scripts with participants; and directing and managing an original theatrical performance by the girls at the end of each semester. Project V.I.P. operates three semesters per year: fall and spring sessions are 14 weeks each (two 90-minute afternoon sessions per week); + six-week summer intensive.

 

Staff also needed for after-school (and summer) classes designed to increase self-esteem, fitness, financial literacy and community engagement for middle school aged youth as well as girls in grades 4 & 5, working from licensed and field-tested curricula.

 

The Program for Girls & Young Women at New Settlement is gender-specific: program participants identify as girls/young women, gender non-conforming youth included.

 

Experience, Education & Skills Required: Minimum of 2 years previous experience planning and leading arts and/or literacy activities with youth (preferably teens) in a community-based setting. College degree required. Background in performing arts, creative writing and/or literature required. Additional background in /experience with health education, fitness and/or service learning a plus. Ability to listen to and communicate effectively with program staff, participants and their families, and diverse program partners.  Previous experience with girls-only programming desirable. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, under the supervision of the Director of Programs for Girls.  English/Spanish bilingual skills a plus. Women of color, Bronx residents and gender non-conforming individuals encouraged to apply.

 

Overview of New Settlement Apartments: New Settlement is a non-profit, mixed-income housing organization with an excellent reputation and 27-year track record of active commitment to neighborhood revitalization, community building and organizing, and positive youth development.  Our community programs currently provide year-round educational, cultural, recreational and social services to over 13,500 youth and adults who live in the surrounding area. 

Salary Information

Rate of pay: $18-$24 hourly, depending on experience.
Hours: This is a part-time position, minimum 3 afternoons, maximum 4 afternoons (and/or evenings) a week. Hours range from 8-16 hours per week during the school year (between 3-8pm). In summer the position remains part-time, but can increase up to a max of 35 hours/wk for 6 weeks. Additional hours October-June include performances, once monthly staff meetings, and program trips on weekends or school breaks.

To Apply

Send cover letter, résumé and list of three references with phone and email contact (not letters) to Director of Program for Girls & Young Women, New Settlement Apartments, 1512 Townsend Avenue, Bronx, NY 10452.
Email: nsagirlsprogram@gmail.com. Start date: December 2017/Jan 2018. EEO/AA


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