Arts Integration Specialist 

Current Opening

EMPLOYMENT TERM: Full Time, Salaried.  One Year, with option for extension based on performance and continued funding of program. Start Date between July 1, 2021 - August 1, 2021.

 

LOCATION

Greater Kansas City Metro Area

 

REPORTS TO

Director of Education

The Arts Integration Specialist leads the facilitation of social-emotional learning (SEL) arts integrated residencies in the greater Kansas City Metro. The goal of the residency program is to empower educators to incorporate arts integration strategies into their classroom through modeling lessons with students, collaborating with educators on developing their own arts integrated lessons, and providing professional development workshops on theory, technique and strategies. The Arts Integration Specialist will be a practicing artist and educator with the ability to build supportive relationships with educators and students. 

 

DUTIES

Collaborate with Education Director on residency content and adaptations

Prepares and facilitate lessons

Researches strategies
Creates resources and provocations for educators

Builds relationships with and communicates regularly with assigned teachers, principals, and site administrators

Schedules assigned residencies based on layout provided by MPT and partner

Support Professional Development workshops in collaboration with Education Director

Support “In the Workshop” program as a facilitator

Attend MPT staff meetings

Other duties as assigned that support the health of the organization and education department

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

Artist with a specialty in theater, visual arts, or puppetry

Experience in Prek-2nd grade classroom as a teacher or teaching artist

Strong understanding of Arts Integration strategies

Knowledge of youth development and social emotional learning

Appreciation of puppetry and willingness to learn how to incorporate

Strong organization and administrative skills

Ability to lift 35 lbs

Access to reliable transportation as this role travels around the city

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Advanced Degree in related field

2+ years as an arts classroom teacher or teaching artists

Experience in conscious discipline or similar classroom management theories

Experience with students on the autism spectrum or willingness to learn

Zoom or online teaching experience

On Site Residency Work: 70%

Off Site Planning & Admin: 30%

 

Overview of an MPT Residency (3 hours at site per classroom):

Monthly 30-40 minute facilitation per classroom of SEL Arts Integrated Lesson (other 2.5 hours are comprised of the below)

  • Teacher Observations

  • Processing and Planning Meetings between Specialist and Teacher

  • Creating of Provocation Installments for Classrooms to Contribute to Creation that can later be used in creative drama work (a few through the year)

  • Resource Research or prep based on needs expressed by Teacher for their own arts integrated lessons

  • Professional Development Workshop at site (one in fall and one in spring)

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary Range: $36,000-$40,000

Health Reimbursement Plan: $400 per month to support out of pocket expenses or purchase of insurance from exchange.

Simple IRA - match up to 3% of employee contribution

0.25 per mile - Mileage reimbursement between locations after first 5 miles

14 days Holiday Time

12 days Personal/Vacation Days

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

Email cover letter and  resume to alex@mesnerpuppets.org by June 1, 2021. Interviews will be held by appointment.
 

 

We recognize that diverse teams make the strongest teams, and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.



Learn more about company at www.mesnerpuppets.org

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