Art Teacher - Summer 2018
BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) is the largest evidence-based summer learning provider in the United States and a national leader in PK-8th grade out-of-school education. Founded in 1992, BELL closes the achievement gap in underserved communities through its partnerships with schools, school districts, and other youth-serving organizations to reach 15,000 students annually across the country.
BELL partners design and deploy holistic, scalable summer and afterschool learning experiences utilizing BELL's comprehensive, evidence-based out-of-school-time education solution. Refined and replicated for over 25 years, BELL-powered programs blend rigorous literacy and math instruction with hands-on enrichment, social, emotional development, and community engagement.
BELL strives to make a difference in the lives of children—called BELL scholars—along with their families and teachers. Standardized tests indicate that BELL scholars consistently gain the equivalent of two months of classroom instruction in literacy and three months in math skills during the summer program. BELL's summer programs help prevent summer slide, which reverses achievement gains students make during the school year. In addition to academic benefits, BELL scholars experience increases in self-confidence and expectations for the future.
Position Impact on the Organization Enrichment Teachers will be responsible for leading courses in the creative arts, STEM, health and fitness, and/or character development. This position is responsible for delivering hands-on lesson that build self-confidence, reinforce academic skills, and strengthen teamwork.
This role delivers high quality, engaging lessons to BELL’s scholars. Specific accountabilities include:
- Develop and/or implement appropriate enrichment curriculum for assigned grade levels
- Consistently manage classroom procedures, routines, and rules
- Empower and motivate scholars to make positive choices and hold them to high expectations
- Provide project based, hands on activities that engage scholar learning and ensure scholars achieve socio-emotional growth
- Prepare classrooms for daily activities and collaborate with academic teachers and teacher assistant
- Belief in BELL’s Mission and Vision
- Adhere to all BELL and district professional expectations and compliance issues
- Supervise scholars during guest speaker engagements, field trips, lunch and dismissal
A minimum of 2 years experience leading instruction in a particular enrichment subject to elementary/middle school aged scholars. We seek qualified instructors with a passion for our scholars
- Two years teaching a specific enrichment subject to elementary or middle school children
- High school diploma required, some college experience preferred
- Ability to manage a classroom of up to 20 Scholars
- Commitment to teamwork and collaboration with diverse populations
- Experience working with K-8 scholars and their families in under resourced communities
- Ability to build relationships and influence scholars, staff, community members & families
- Demonstrated leadership ability
- Excellent organizational and communication skills
- Committed to the goals of the program and approach
- Belief and commitment to BELL’s mission and values
- Two years of experience developing and/or facilitating curriculum in a specific enrichment subject for elementary or middle school aged children
- Subjects include but are not limited to: visual arts, dance, music, physical education, Khan Coding, and science.
- Please note: Enrichment Teachers will be required to present an outline of their enrichment subject during the interview process.
‘Oh the places you’ll go’ …
BELL is committed to creating amazing experiences for its employees—believing that an employee’s satisfaction directly reflects on their ability to make a difference in the lives of BELL Scholars and those who serve them. We endeavor to consistently and thoughtfully ensure every employee knows the expectations of his/her role, including how his/her successful performance impacts our mission, and the future growth and development opportunities available at BELL.
‘Oh the places you can go’ as together we fulfill our mission to transform the academic achievements, self-confidence, and life trajectories of children living in under-resourced communities.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.