The 2019 My LA2050 Grants Challenge
$1 Million. 10 Winners. One Year to Shape LA.
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This is a salaried position with full benefits. Range $50-55k D.O.E
Application deadline: April 21, 2019
Dramatic Results (DR), an award-winning educational arts non-profit based in Long Beach, CA, is a 26-year old agency that builds collaborative learning environments by integrating hands-on, artistic experiences with STEM and ELA. The agency’s focus is on under-served and at-risk youth, particularly in Title 1 schools throughout Los Angeles County.
Dramatic Results is looking for a Curriculum and Instruction Specialist to lead the development and implementation of curricula for a 2018-2022 AAEDD federal project focused on the needs of low-income GATE/EXCEL middle school students. The goal of this federal Art of Building a City (ABC) Ecosystem Project is to: a) Develop high-quality arts-integrated programming across multiple disciplines that aligns to national standards; b) Build a community-based “ecosystem” of Arts/Design professionals to support a 3-part Scholars Program; and c) Test and disseminate evidence-based instructional materials, a collaborative ecosystem model, and the ABC Professional Development Program digitally, via conference presentations and articles/blogs.
Our ideal candidate would be: passionate about arts integration, love being in the classroom and developing curricula, works well collaboratively with both fellow arts educators and STEAM professionals on PBL, proactive, diplomatic, open-minded, team and process-oriented. DR needs someone who believes in the power of art as a transformative tool and can act as an effective supervisor to design, build, deliver, and modify equitable curriculum/programs.
Day in the Life:
You start your Wednesday in Walnut at 8:15 AM, overseeing two morning STEAM classes for 2nd grade. After warming-up, you will work with the students on their pollination plays, connecting performances to the science lesson their teacher covered last week. You head back to Long Beach, and after grabbing a quick lunch/answering emails from that morning, you co-teach an hour-long SEL lesson with 20, 4th and 5th graders. You’ve been working with the new Teaching Artist on classroom management and growth mindset, so you hope to see some of the strategies you’ve suggested implemented today. There are a few tearful breakdowns during the class, but the session concludes with hugs and affirmation. After this, you head back to the office for DR’s weekly staff meeting, during which you debrief the team on the programs you attended. You meet with DR’s Program Manager afterwards to discuss a series of Saturday workshops the agency has just received funds for. Based on her feedback you start to create a curriculum plan for the 10-week program with a series of community partners—tomorrow you’ll reach out to local organizations to gain buy-in and finalize schedules. You conclude your day knowing that in just 8 hours you’ve impacted nearly 100 students across LA County!
Please send your résumé, two work references, and cover letter to Ryan Nuckolls at [email protected].
Dramatic Results is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic, background, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.