After School Digital Arts Teacher

Manhattan Youth Recreation and Resources, Inc.

Location:

Manhattan Youth Recreation and Resources
120 Warren Street
New York, NY, 10007

Borough:

Manhattan

Job Type:

Paid

Status:

Part Time

Length:

Permanent

Specific Days Needed:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Minimum Hours/Week:

8 hours/week

Number of Available Positions:

2

Maximum Hours/Week:

12 hours/week

Area of Focus:

Computers/Technology

Job Description:

After-School Digital Arts Teachers (Video Game Design, CGI, Programming, and more) Experienced not-for-profit seeks energetic and enthusiastic Programming or Video Game Design Teachers to join our 2014-15 After-School team. Candidates must be punctual, reliable, personable, and have experience teaching grades K-8. We are looking for individuals who can effectively teach one or more programming languages to middle school students and various digital arts to elementary students. Positions are available for Elementary (K-5) & Middle School (6-8) in the following fields:

ELEMENTARY:

-Scratch or other video game design software (Grades 2-3 and 4-5)

-Video Game Design

-CGI & Special Effects Animation

-Coding & Minecraft

-Circuits & Electronics

MIDDLE SCHOOL: Programming in Java, Python, Ruby, SQL, etc.

 

Commitment:

-Semesters run Sep-Jan and Feb-June. We prefer teachers that can commit to both sessions.

-Classes run every day the DOE is in session, including half-days.

1st period 3:15-4:30 (most classes are 1st period)

o 2nd period 4:45-6:00 (limited classes operate 2nd period)

-Lesson plans and curriculum based on organization's class description and goals

-Culminating events at the end of both semesters, usually the last 2 weeks of program

-Mid-semester progress reports to distribute to parents (group updates, not individual)

 

How to Apply:

To be considered for a position, submit your resume and a cover letter including a description of your experience and background in your field of interest, weekday availability, and which classes you are interested in teaching. Email: jobs@manhattanyouth.org

To the Attention of:

**Please include "Digital Teaching Artist" in the subject of your email.

Required Skills/Experience:

Qualifications:

-Excellent academic and practical experience in your subject area; professional experience a plus

-Two years minimum teaching experience -Excellent oral and written communication skills

-Strong demonstrated commitment to serving children (K-8) in diverse communities and neighborhoods across NYC

-For all positions, a positive attitude and a team-player mindset is a must. We are looking for hardworking, proactive, professional staff.

Compensation: $43/hour (1.25 hours per class, 1 or 2 classes per day)

To apply: To be considered for a position, submit your resume and a cover letter including a description of your experience and background in your field of interest, weekday availability, and which classes you are interested in teaching. **Please include "Digital Teaching Artist" in the subject of your email.** Email jobs@manhattanyouth.org.