Theater Arts Instructor / Activity Speacialist

New Settlement Apartments


Program for Girls
1512 Townsend Ave. New Settlement Apartments
Bronx, NY, 10452



Job Type:



Part Time



Specific Days Needed:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Minimum Hours/Week:

8 hours/week

Maximum Hours/Week:

16 hours/week

Public Transportation:

Bus (BX 1, BX 2), Train (4,BD)

Minimum Education:

College Degree Required.

Area of Focus:

Arts (Visual, Music, Dance, Theater), Health/Nutrition, Leadership/Mentoring, Sports/Recreation/Fitness

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. 

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention of Email:

To the Attention of:

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.

Required Skills/Experience:

 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.


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.


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. 


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: Start date: December 2017/Jan 2018.  EEO/AA