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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Educator & Teaching Artist, Hip Hop 4 Life, Brooklyn, NY

Educator & Teaching Artist

Posted on: July 23, 2013
Application deadline: August 9, 2013
Posted by: Hip Hop 4 Life


Hip Hop 4 Life is seeking engaging, organized, and creative educators interested in facilitating life skills, personal development, professional development, college readiness, and/or health awareness workshops to elementary, middle and high school youth. Hip Hop 4 Life's curriculum is designed to develop and enhance self-esteem, confidence, decision-making, conflict resolution skills, etiquette, goal-setting, healthy eating and exercise. Workshops range from 2-3 hours in length.
- A strong passion for educating young people via creative methodology
- Bachelors degree required, Master's Degree preferred, in the areas of Education, Health or the Arts.
- A minimum of two (2) years of teaching and/or strong youth development experience, with elementary, middle and/or high school youth in a school day or after-school setting.
(NYC experience preferred)
- A current (no earlier than three years) background clearance verification with the NYC Department of Education.
- A flexible schedule and open availability to teach multiple workshops per week (some Saturdays) from September through June, and to attend weekly staff meetings. NOTE: Applicant must be available for hire by late August, and able to commit to the entire school year (September 1, 2013 – July 1, 2014)
- Experience in creating lesson plans and facilitating a variety of hands-on, interactive workshops, with the ability to follow a curriculum
- Ability to effectively recruit and retain student participants as needed throughout the school year.
Strong organization and administrative skills are a must. Applicants must be self-starters, highly detail-oriented, diligent, able to adapt easily to change, and able to work in a high-paced environment.
Accessible resources and/or expansive knowledge of free or low-cost activities for youth in the NYC area.
Multi-language skills and experience with teaching the Special Education population are a strong plus.
Serve as positive, engaging and interactive role models for at-risk young men and young women.
Learn and facilitate the Hip Hop 4 Life program curricula.
Utilize your background (performing arts, visual arts, writing, athletics) to create adaptable lesson plans and special projects/activities for students. Each program club must complete multiple projects and a community service endeavor by the end of the school year.
Complete and submit Department of Education paperwork (attendance logs and reports, field logs and lesson plans) in entirety.
Identify and coordinate program-related, educational outings/field trips for young people
Complete and submit mid-year and final reports to be used by Hip Hop 4 Life and Department of Education Staff
Attend off site Department of Education meetings/trainings as needed.
Flexibility to travel within all 5 boroughs of New York City and immediate regions (i.e. Yonkers; New Jersey).
Extensive training and review of Hip Hop 4 Life policies and procedures are required for all hired educators. Professional development opportunities will also be offered, free-of-charge, to all hired educators.
Please visit for specific youth program club descriptions and more information about Hip Hop 4 Life.
Please send a cover letter and resume to the attention of Asia Sutherland, Program Manager, Include " Educator/Teaching Artist" in the subject line. Phone calls will not be accepted.

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