Arts Jobs - DetailMedia Arts Integration Specialist
San Francisco, CA
Founded in 1989, Streetside Stories is a nationally recognized community arts education non-profit located in the Mission District of San Francisco. We believe that young people have important stories that deserve to be heard, and we hold a deep respect for students’ lived experiences. Our storytelling workshops engage young people in creative, inquiry-driven learning that focuses on developing their capacity as storytellers through literary arts, media arts and performance. We reach youth in grades K-8 and meet them where they are - in schools, afterschool programs, summer programs, community centers, and at public housing sites. Our programs focus on serving marginalized communities, where the majority of the students are youth of color, and more than half are English language learners.
ABOUT OUR TEACHING STAFF
Streetside Stories’ teaching staff identify as both community artists and creative educators. Our workshops for students and teachers incorporate broader education goals of literacy readiness with creative habits of mind that support lifelong learning and personal growth. Teaching Staff collaborate within a professional learning community to support each other and their teachers and students in taking positive risks, solving problems in novel ways, reflecting on their learning, acting with integrity, and thinking critically.
The Media Arts Integration Specialist will work on Streetside’s 21st Century Schools Project, a U.S. Department of Education funded program that uses a coaching and collaborative teaching model to cultivate storytelling, literary, visual and media arts skills in students and teachers. Streetside’s Media Arts Integration Specialists work alongside classroom teachers to integrate media arts into existing curricula, and support sustainable technology instruction through iPad labs donated to each partner school.
This 40 hour/week nonexempt position reports to the Director of Programs, and works with Streetside’s middle school partners. Strong applicants will be collaborative, highly organized, creative problem solvers with a proven track record as youth educators, trainers and integration specialists. Demonstrated experience in media arts and professional development is essential. This position requires travel to school sites in Hayward Unified School District. The ideal candidate will be a compassionate leader with a passion for arts education and creative youth development.
- Works as part of the 21st Century Schools Project Team to implement the 21st Century Schools project, ensuring the delivery of high quality programming
- Develop structures for the development, implementation and improvement of the 21st Century Schools Project that are replicable and sustainable
Teaching and Learning
- Design and execute professional development training for 21st Century School classroom teachers and out of school time providers in alignment with arts and literacy education standards
- Design and support the delivery of media arts integrated personal storytelling curriculum in collaboration with 6th - 8th grade classroom teachers
- Participate in Learning Communities, bi-annual professional development for Streetside Teaching Staff
- Support the development and implementation of assessment tools
- Collaborate and share best practices with the 21st Century Schools Project Team
Organizational Relationships and Partnership Cultivation
- Meet with district and school officials to foster partnerships with current and future schools in collaboration with the 21st Century Schools Project Team
- Engage with a variety of Streetside stakeholders, from administrators and teachers to students and parents
- Represent the organization publicly in forums that advance Streetside’s mission and the 21st Century Schools Project
- Create and oversee logistics related to scheduling classes, teacher training, lab purchase and technology installation at school sites for the 21st Century Schools project
- Support the purchasing of iPad labs and make recommendations for apps and peripheral equipment
- At least 2 years experience teaching young people, preferably diverse, middle school aged youth
- Experience providing professional development or training for educators
- Expertise in media arts
- Proficiency with Apple hardware and operating systems, including iPads
- Proficiency with media arts applications and knowledge of software
- Experience working with diverse populations of youth, including English Language Learners
- Ability to communicate well, listen and respond to teachers’ needs
- Excellent classroom management skills
- Commitment to youth development and educational equity
- Excellent writing skills and attention to detail
- Strong organizational, administrative and project management skills
- B.A. in education, arts, or related field required
- Flexible, supportive and able to maintain a positive attitude
- Car with valid California driver license and insurance
- Spanish language proficiency preferred
- Ability to configure and deploy an iPad lab preferred
This 40 hour/week nonexempt position has an annual salary range of $47,000 - $50,000 includes medical, dental, vision and chiro-acu insurance benefits, as well as paid sick leave and generous vacation.
Please submit your resume and a letter of interest via email with Media Arts Integration Specialist in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Complete applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Position is open until filled.
No phone calls please.
Streetside Stories is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to uphold social justice values in all aspects of our work, from our programs to our organizational culture.