FirstWorks seeks a process-oriented, flexible, enthusiastic educator for a short term, stipend position for the fall of 2020. The possibility of extending the position through spring 2021 will be considered. The position focuses on developing and assessing performing arts educational materials for the FirstWorks Education Program in a virtual world. These programs, and this position, will take place virtually throughout the end of the calendar year. Regular check-ins with the Education and Community Outreach Manager will be calendared by phone and/or Zoom meeting. As the health and safety of the community is evaluated through each phase of COVID-19 recovery, some in-person meetings or office hours may be added. A stipend will be paid out biweekly totaling $2,000 for 3 months of work.
Availability for 15 hours per week is required.
Position starts in September.
Both graduate level and Ph.D. candidates are encouraged to apply.
Candidates with a teaching degree and real-world curricula development, data collection, evaluation, and analysis are preferred.
Areas of Responsibilities Include:
Research/Marketing/Communications: Work directly with FirstWorks Education and Community Outreach Manager to develop, edit, and publicize educational materials, virtual workshops, virtual teacher professional development opportunities.
Programs include: online teacher-facing and student-facing educational materials, student and teacher participation in virtual workshops and conversations, and educator participation in professional development opportunities.
Special emphasis on transforming white privilege curricula will be explored.
Sensitivity to multiple language learners, students of differing abilities, social emotional educational practices, and exploring teaching methods for diverse voices and experiences a must.
Data Collection/Evaluation/Analysis: Work directly with FirstWorks staff to design methodologies for conducting research, administering the dissemination of those approaches, and the collection of data.
Qualitative and quantitative data is being sought. Work with FirstWorks staff to determine the depth of research and analysis needed per program.
Follow-up by phone and/or Zoom may be necessary to clarify or expand upon information. Unique quotes and comments will be shared with FirstWorks Development and Marketing teams.
New methods for conducting programmatic analysis encouraged.
Disseminate data and information in formats useful to various staff needs.
Prepare reports, charts, graphs for use in various presentations.
Collate and design reporting systems.
Develop easily accessible and understandable warehouse of information.
Experience and passion for arts education, arts programming, community outreach.
Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite, Zoom, Google Docs.
Must have access to reliable internet connection.
Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite; specifically InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat DC.
Experience with research methods and best practices; ability to summarize historic research and become familiar with performing arts terminology of various disciplines, if not already.
Familiarity with National Core Arts Standards and Rhode Island Education Standards.
Strong communication skills and ability to liaison with educators, students, and community through follow-up phone calls and e-mails.
Experience in institutional research, data collection and statistical analysis
Video editing or graphic design
Spanish and/or Portuguese language proficiency
Strong organizational ability
Attention to detail
Self-motivated work ethic
Facility to research and explore evolving technical platforms for educational use
Ability to work well in a team and on one's own
Flexibility and sense of humor to adapt to a grass roots non-profit work environment
Please submit cover letter, resume, reference from major professor or department head, and one writing sample to Holly Taylor at the email address below.
FirstWorks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to a diverse workplace. Women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. School/Organization:
Providence, RI Contact Person:
Holly Taylor Address:
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Submitted on Tuesday, September 01, 2020 at 11:01:36 (EDT)