Current Openings


Job Title: Site Manager

Classification:               Part Time, Temporary, Non-Exempt
Schedule:                      Monday-Friday, 2-6pm from Immediate – July 31 (potential for October – December extension)
Reports to:                    Education Director
Location:                       John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School or Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School
Date Revised:                January 9, 2019           
Compensation:             $35/hour for 4 hours/day

Overview:

Creative Alliance provides academic, artistic and cultural enrichment to students in K-8th grade at Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School. Students receive academic tutoring, multicultural art enrichments, homework help, exercise, snack and supper. Creative Alliance partners with various community organizations and teaching artists to provide arts enrichment including theater, African drumming, Mexican dance, Spiritual dance, percussive music, cooking, video game design, basketball and boxing.

Site manager manages the after-school program at Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School according to program goals.  Site Manager supervises site coordinator, academic teachers and enrichment teachers in addition to being responsible for grant deliverables. The program is funded by Family League and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) through the 21st Century Community Learning Center grants.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Site Manager shall provide Creative Alliance with supervision and management of Creative Alliance After School program at Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School according to program goals.  Site Manager supervises Site Coordinator, Academic Teachers, Enrichment teachers and Office Assistant in addition to being responsible for grant deliverables. The program is funded by Family League and Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) through the 21st Century Community Learning Center grants.

Creative Alliance After School operates 105 days after-school on Mondays thru Thursdays 2:25-5:45PM from October 15, 2018 to June 13, 2019 (see schedule). Leadership Meetings with Site Coordinators and Education Department occur on Fridays and as needed.

Principal Responsibilities:

Program Leadership

  • Represent Creative Alliance positively and promotes the mission and program goals to school staff, parents, and colleagues
  • Understands and follows the Creative Alliance After-School Policies and Expectations and program schedule and BCPS early dismal and holiday schedule
  • Participate in Quality Improvement Team and write Improvement Plan
  • Participate in School Family Council and Leadership meetings monthly
  • Actively engage with students and staff during program
  • Leads Creative Alliance’s Positive Behavior Incentive System (PBIS) on site
  • Develops ideas for student incentives with staff
  • Develops programs for Service Learning and Family Engagement with Community School Coordinator
  • Collects, files, and responds to all concerns and student incident reports
  • Acts as first responder to parents on site
  • Leads volunteer program
  • Leads marketing and orientation of program to parents

Support and Supervise On-site, Part-time, Education Staff

  • Attends planning meetings for staff management with Education Director
  • Assists with hiring of part-time education staff
  • Leads training and onboarding of part-time education staff
  • Oversees professional development goals for all staff
  • Ensures that all staff and students follow the school’s safety protocols
  • Writes incident reports for staff with unexcused absences and tardiness with suggestions for action plans
  • Approves Timecards for supervisees
  • Acts as a substitute teacher, program assistant, or site coordinator as needed

Grant Reporting and Financial Management

  • Ensure all grant requirements are met including data entry into grant funder databases and quarterly reports given to Education Director
  • Ensure proper data collection maintained for program evaluation
  • Prepares for and participates in quarterly assessments and funder visits
  • Attends grant funder trainings and professional development

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be comprehensive. Employee may perform other related functions to meet the ongoing needs of the organization

Requirements:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in an educational setting as a lead teacher, curriculum specialist, or other related position
  • At least 3 years’ experience working with K-8 children and youth
  • Supervisory and management skills
  • Enthusiasm for Creative Alliance’s mission and programs
  • Complete a criminal background check

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to establish and maintain collegial relations and collaborate with diverse communities
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Excellent accuracy and timeliness
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Visual or performing art background
  • Fluent in Spanish, preferred

As an inclusive community that works toward being an anti-racist organization, Creative Alliance encourages applicants of all ages, races, classes, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, and physical abilities.

How to Apply: Email resume and interest letter with two professional references to Ms. Aldana, Education Director: maria@creativealliance.org

 


Job Title: Visual Arts Intern

Ideal start date for Intern: Immediately  
Hours (per week):  8 - 24
Length of Internship:  Jan – May, 2019 (one semester)
For Credit (requires 120 hours in a semester):  Please be specific in cover letter
Compensation: $500 stipend

Job Description/Intern Duties:
The Visual Arts Internship is an opportunity to learn about exhibition design and arts education programming while providing valuable support to the Visual Arts Curator. The selected applicant will work closely with full-time staff on the presentation of artists in Creative Alliance’s two galleries as well as resident artists, community-based artists, craftspeople, and instructors on the design, scheduling, and implementation of creative and professional workshops. Candidates should be willing to tackle different tasks each day, both in tandem with the Visual Arts Curator and independently based on the needs of the project.   

Ongoing responsibilities include:

  • Organize information regarding exhibiting artists (biographies, images, artist statements, label information, etc.)
  • Assist the full-time staff and artists with exhibition installation, deinstallation, and other events relevant to exhibition
  • Act as an information liaison between the galleries and general public during selected high-profile special events
  • Research and assemble information on current and potential workshop instructors
  • Assist the full-time staff and instructors with workshop preparation and facilitation when necessary

Through these activities he/she/they will assist in the creation of marketing material (press releases, show cards, information packets, etc.), web content, social media postings, as well as help develop related programming such as gallery talks or workshops relating to the theme or content of each exhibition.  The selected intern will participate in every aspect of exhibition development and design, and gain a wealth of experience in every aspect of arts education program development. She/he/they will have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to Creative Alliance’s Visual Arts Department.

Preferred Majors or Areas of Study:
Arts Management, Art Education, Curatorial Practice, Studio Art, Art History, Marketing, Communications

Special Requirements:
Candidates must have working knowledge of Office programs;  knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, In-Design, and Photoshop is preferred; knowledge of social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook; ability to perform physical labor (lift and sustain 50 lbs, accurately hammer a nail, carefully paint walls and pedestals, etc.) while closely following instructions;  ability to write and edit with attention to grammar and spelling;  good, conversational phone manners; self-driven, positive attitude;  the intern will be expected to work some Friday and Saturday evening receptions (typically ending by 8pm). 

Other Important Information:
Clerical work, including the production of labels, database entry and research, and some marketing (getting fliers distributed and posting on different social media platforms) work is involved. Transportation is a plus, but not a requirement.  

To Apply:
Send cover letter and resume to thomas@creativealliance.org


 

Job Title: Math and ELA Academic Teacher

Grade levels available: K-8th grade
Classification:  Part-Time, Non-Exempt
Reports to: OST Manager
Dates: until JUNE 30 2019 
Compensation: $35/hour
Dates: until June 20 except 1st Monday of the month; Professional development and trainings TBD
Schedule: Mondays-Thursdays | 2:15-4:15PM (No OST first Monday of the month and early dismissal days)
One of two schools: Tench Tilghman E/M School | John Ruhrah E/M School

Overview: Creative Alliance provides academic, artistic and cultural enrichment to students in K-8th grade at Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School and at John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School as part of our Creative Alliance After School Program. Students receive homework help, exercise, snack, academic tutoring, and multicultural art enrichments followed by supper. Students are expected to have 90% attendance and follow Creative Alliance After School Policies and Expectations. Parents and guardians attend Family Orientations and provide six hours of volunteer service to support the program’s success. We partner with various organizations and teaching artists to provide arts enrichment activities including theater, African drumming, dance, percussive music, ceramics, Mexican arts, video and intramural sports. Our academic enrichment is led by certified BCPS teachers at Tench Tilghman and John Ruhrah, focused on improving math and language arts study skills, knowledge and performance.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Academic Teacher supports Creative Alliance After School program goals, policies, schedule and grant report deliverables. Academic Teacher writes lessons for three weeks of instruction in ELA and Math, assess and develops plans to improve student’s performance with Academic Team.  Follows behavior management system. Academic Teacher is hired at 2 hours a day and work for Creative Alliance by 2:15pm to review instruction with their program assistant, journal and clean up. Additional hours may include: Program Orientation, Professional Development, Youth rehearsals and Finales and quarterly evaluations.

  • Promote the mission of Creative Alliance and goals of After School program
  • Attend mandatory trainings and professional development workshops
  • Develop after-school lessons to improve student support and performance
  • Supervise and conduct 30 minutes of homework help from 2:40-3:10PM
  • Work with school coach and Lead Academic teacher to develop extended learning curriculum for one grade level to at max 20 students: English Language Arts Mondays & Wednesdays, Math on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:10-4:10PM
  • Conduct student assessments for academics quarterly with support of supervisor
  • Supervise and delegate tasks to teaching assistants and/or volunteers
  • Report all concerns regarding youth performance
  • Implement incident reporting and safety protocols
  • Engage in professional development opportunities
  • Maintain an orderly and sanitary classroom
  • Submit timesheets online payroll system
  • Other duties as needed by Creative Alliance Education Department

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be comprehensive. Employee may perform other related functions to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Requirements:

  • Enthusiasm for Creative Alliance’s mission, programs, and workshops
  • Two years’ experience as certified BCPS teacher in K-8th grade
  • Submit to and pass a background check
  • Effective communication with Creative Alliance staff
  • Timeliness

How to Apply: Email resume and interest letter with preference for grade level with two references to Ms. Aldana, Education Director: maria@creativealliance.org

As an inclusive community that works toward being an anti-racist organization, Creative Alliance encourages applicants of all ages, races, classes, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, and physical abilities.


 

Job Title: Program Assistant

Classification: Part-time, Non-exempt
Reports to: Site Coordinator
Dates: until JUNE 30 2019
Schedule: Mondays-Thursdays | 2-6PM  (with exception of the first Monday of the month and early dismissal days)
One of two sites: Tench Tilghman EMS: 600 N Patterson Park Ave, Baltimore, MD 21205 | John Ruhrah EMS:
Pay rate: $15/HR

Overview:
Creative Alliance provides academic, artistic and cultural enrichment to students in K-8th grade at Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School and at John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School as part of our Creative Alliance After School Program. Students receive homework help, exercise, snack, academic tutoring, and multicultural art enrichments followed by supper. Students are expected to have 90% attendance and follow Creative Alliance After School Policies and Expectations. Parents and guardians attend Family Orientations and provide six hours of volunteer service to support the program’s success.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Program Assistant supports Creative Alliance After School program goals, policies, schedule and grant report deliverables. Program Assistant supports academic teachers and enrichment instructors, collects attendance, monitors and distributes snack and clean up for their group.  Responsible for orderly behavior for their group, leads exercise activities and games, transitions, class and meal times. Follows behavior management system. Program assistant is hired at 4 hours a day and arrive on site by 2:00pm to prepare attendance rosters, set up, review instruction, journal and clean up. Additional hours may include: CHARM training, Program Orientation, Professional Development, Youth rehearsals and Finales and quarterly evaluations.

  • All staff are expected to be actively engaged with students during program and represent Creative Alliance
  • Welcome students every day and model positive behavior
  • Lead daily attendance, snack, exercise, supper and clean-up activities for their group (s)
  • Support and assist with homework help, academic tutoring and enrichment classes
  • Read and review lead instructor’s lesson plans
  • Submit daily Assistant Journals
  • Attend and apply mandatory Family League and 21st Century Community Learning Center professional development trainings
  • Follow school’s safety protocols
  • Report all concerns regarding youth performance and write student incident reports to supervisor
  • Follow Creative Alliance’s Positive Behavior Incentive System (PBIS)
  • Maintain a welcoming, orderly and sanitary classroom
  • Submit timesheets online payroll system
  • Other duties as needed by Creative Alliance Education Department

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be comprehensive. Employee may perform other related functions to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Enthusiasm for Creative Alliance’s mission, programs, and workshops
  • Minimum one-year experience assisting with multicultural youth programs in K-8th grade
  • Ability to develop and maintain healthy relationships with students, teachers and partners
  • Submit to and pass a background check
  • Effective communication with Creative Alliance staff
  • Timeliness

How to Apply: Email resume and interest letter with two references to Ms. Aldana, Education Director: maria@creativealliance.org

Compensation: The position is temporary at 4 hours per day. The position pays $15/hr. Start date is Jan 7, 2018. End date is June 30, 2019. Program Assistant must attend planning meetings, youth finales and a closing evaluation meeting, date and time to be determined.

As an inclusive community that works toward being an anti-racist organization, Creative Alliance encourages applicants of all ages, races, classes, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, and physical abilities.


 

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