The Other Side Lead Teaching Artist

The Other Side (TOS) is seeking a Lead Teaching Artist for the 2019-2020 school year. TOS creates a cross-cultural exchange of dramatic storytelling amongst girls, supporting their common experience, inspiring leadership, and developing community. 

The Lead Teaching Artist will thoughtfully plan and execute all aspects of our classes at our sites in New York City. They will be the liaison between students, administrators, and TOS Executive Director (ED). They will represent The Other Side at partner sites, and support the needs, growth, exchanges, and understanding of students. Detailed responsibilities are below. 

This role has potential for expansion into a program manager depending on the success of our organizational growth this year.

The ideal candidate:

  • will have teaching experience with female youth aged 8-15, preferably in arts, social justice, with communities of color or underfunded settings,
  • will have the capacity to mentor and develop a young teaching artist intern.
  • Is interested in growing with us and taking on a leadership role within the organization.

*Spanish and/or Hindi language skills preferred but not required.

Teaching Sites and Responsibilities 

WHEDco- PS/MS 218, South Bronx (Lead Teacher)

Lead teach classes for girls aged 8-15, at our site in South Bronx, PS/MS 218/WHEDco

  • Create lesson plans based on TOS training and curriculum 
  • Create and prepare any material needed for classes, including scripts, photos of inspiring women, videos, photos, and work from partner international schools
  • Communicate regularly and professionally with international teachers, as well as ED 
  • Be flexible and ready for anything in working with a large afterschool program 
  • Organize occasional field trips with students.
  • Report back to ED on success of program and suggest improvements
  • WHEDco is located at 1220 Gerard, by the 167th 4 station or B/D station

The WHEDco program takes place Mondays-Thursdays from 1:45pm-5:30pm, October 15th-June 7th 

The schedule is as follows:

Mondays: 1:45pm-5:30pm

Tuesdays: 1:45pm-4:30pm

Wednesdays: 2:30pm-5:30pm

Thursdays: 2:30pm-4:30pm

Napela- Park Hill, Staten Island (Mentor and support teacher)

  • Mentor Wagner College intern teachers at our Staten Island location
  • Support the start of classes in September and early October
  • Support the playmaking process in the weeks leading up to the final sharing/performance in February-April
  • Possible additional support for the end of the school year sharing in June
  • Report back to ED on success of program as well as progress of Wagner College intern
  • Napela is located at 160 Park Hill, Staten Island. It is about a 10 min Lyft ride from the SI Ferry terminal at St George.
  • Public Transportation expenses for time spent at Napela will be reimbursed.

The Napela program takes place on Thursdays from 4-7pm from October 3rd-April 3rd. 

More information about the Lead Teaching Artist Position at both sites:

Training: 1-7pm, September 26th, Staten Island

Compensation: $25/hr (1 hr prep + 1-2 hr class per class day)

Commitment: Approximately 13 hours/week from Mid- September to early June. 

*Once times and dates are confirmed they must be honored according to our absentee policy.

Please submit a cover letter and teaching resume to Melanie at no later than September 3rd, 2019.

We are always looking for volunteers, sponsors, and board members. 

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