ACTIVITY SPECIALIST - MUSIC @ TYWLS

Queens Community House

Location:

QUEENS COMMUNITY HOUSE
108-25 62ND DRIVE
FOREST HILLS, NY, 11375

Borough:

Queens

Job Type:

Paid

Status:

Full Time

Last Day to Apply:

06/30/2018

Length:

Permanent

Area of Focus:

Academic Support/Homework Help, Arts (Visual, Music, Dance, Theater), Leadership/Mentoring

Job Description:

 

  • Understand and enforce program expectations, policies and protocols to ensure a safe and respectful environment in alignment with agency, school and funder protocols and guidelines.
  • Create and implement an effective and interesting age appropriate lesson plans and curriculum that adhere to program goals with specialization in guitar and music.
  • Collaborate with after school staff around themes and special projects and take supervision from Educational Specialist and Director and Assistant Directors.
  • Communicate with Assistant Director and Director about any schedule and classroom modifications, behavioral or environmental issues.
  • Model and demonstrate appropriate communication with all stakeholders of the program (participants, families, teachers, staff and funders).
  • Assist participants in homework and provide them with tools to succeed in school.
  • Assist with the organization and implementation of special events, activities and projects.
  • Ensuring safety of all participants.
  • Create a nurturing and fostering atmosphere to learn and create a sense of belonging for participants.
  • Secure classrooms and space used, at the end of program.
  • Attend weekly staff meeting and complete professional development hours indicated at the time of hiring.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor(s).

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention of Email: aspmiddleschool@qchnyc.org

To the Attention of:

Leydy Avila/Jessica Sherry

Required Skills/Experience:

 

  • Minimum of 18 years old.
  • Enrollment in College in Music, Theater, Human Services, Sociology or Education or related field for at least two (2) years.
  • At least three (3) years of experience in leading and conducting guitar lessons or music activities for youth (preferably female students in Middle School) in after school or camp settings.
  • Experience giving music lessons to youth; preferably guitar or piano.
  • Strong facilitation, conflict resolution and group management skills in working with groups of youth to engage them in discussions in the areas of Leadership and Music.
  • Knowledge of skill development strategies in working with middle school youth.
  • Interest in developing and providing quality hand on inquiry-based project based projects based on participant, school and community needs.
  • Strong work ethic and professional demeanor and team-oriented attitude.
  • Organized, self-motivated and effective time management skills.
  • Ability to motivate participants to participate in activities and promote leadership skill development.
  • Computer savvy and excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must obtain and maintain all necessary clearances and requirements by regulating agencies that may include fingerprinting screening, NYS Central Registrar Background Check, Staff Exclusion List (SEL) and a physical examination with updated TB test.