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Young Storytellers

Distance Learning Curriculum Consultants

Employment type
Part-Time
Posted
about 1 month ago
Location
Los Angeles
Description

Young Storytellers sparks creative self-discovery through storytelling. Our programs highlight young people as the center of their own narratives, emphasize that their stories matter, and celebrate their unique voices as the ones telling them. Young Storytellers works towards a future where young people experience the impact that their thoughts, feelings, and words can have on the world in which they live.

Young Storytellers works with students in elementary, middle, and high school. In elementary school, students write scripts that are completely their own; in middle school, students write monologues about challenges they face; and in high school, students write Public Service Announcements that address important issues in their self-identified communities. Students in each program work with volunteer mentors, and every student gets to see their work performed by professional actors. Young Storytellers programs are designed around Common Core standards, integrate Social and Emotional Learning activities, and include components of Teaching Tolerance’s Social Justice Standards.

What Is This Position?
Young Storytellers is growing our distance learning programming for students in grades K-12. Over the next three years, the Young Storytellers curriculum team will work to create new lessons and activities for both new and existing programming. Our team of three Curriculum Consultants will each be responsible for creating a learning unit per month comprised of three short lessons per week, and will be adapting various Young Storytellers games and exercises into full lesson plans. Curriculum Consultants are responsible for integrating the YS voice and values into distance learning programming, including belonging, connection, exploration, play, antiracism, and equity.

Cool, But Let’s Get Specific. What’s Involved in This Job?
Ongoing Responsibilities:

  • Creates virtual interactive educational activities, discussion questions, and writing prompts connected to intellectual property of a YS entertainment partner for grades K-12, and specifically for middle and high school grades;
  • Aligns all curriculum and activities to ELA common core standards and CASEL Core Competency areas;
  • Implements YS’s DEIB and antiracism practices in all parts of curriculum and program materials;
  • Participates in weekly check-ins and regular brainstorm sessions with the YS curriculum team.

 

Am I A Good Fit For This Position?
Required Qualifications:

  • Experience creating ELA common core and CASEL-aligned lesson plans and specifically writing prompts;
  • Experience working in a public classroom, either as a classroom teacher or guest teaching artist.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience creating and leading theater games and exercises;
  • Experience with middle and high school curriculum and activity creation;
  • Experience creating curriculum aligned with social justice standards and/or familiarity with antiracist teaching practices, critical race theory, and decolonized curriculum;
  • Verbal and written fluency in Spanish.

 

What is My Compensation and Commitment for This Position?
The Distance Learning Curriculum Consultants are part time contracted positions with budgeted compensation of $1,250 per month. These positions will last throughout the 2021-2022 school year with a possibility of extension based on performance and budget available from our partners. For the first year, each consultant will be averaging about 15 hours per week, with a breakdown of approximately 10-12 hours creating curriculum, 2 hours of workshopping with the curriculum team, and 1 hour of team check-ins. Consultants will be required to participate in a half-day onboarding session and brainstorming deep-dive with the curriculum team, with some time at the YS office in Downtown Los Angeles required each month. Please note that while we love our teachers and school staff, because of contract restrictions, we are not able to hire current public school teachers or staff for these positions.

Anything Else I Should Know?
Young Storytellers is an Equal Opportunity Employer. That being said, belonging is a core value of the Young Storytellers culture, and our daily practices around equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-bias, antidiscrimination, and antiracism are central to that value. Young Storytellers firmly believes that Black Lives Matter. We encourage womxn and gender diverse people, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ individuals, veterans, immigrants, and anyone with a disability to apply for this and all our positions. Young Storytellers has designed our interview, onboarding, and ongoing cultural practices to be a welcoming space for everyone. You can read more about our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism on our website.

For any questions or accommodations while applying due to a disability, please email us at [email protected] or call us at 323.962.4500.

To apply

Anticipated start date is Summer 2021 and applications will be accepted until the position is full. To apply, please visit http://bit.ly/YScurriculumconsultants to fill out an application and upload the following in PDF form:

  • Resume / CV;
  • A brief statement or cover letter that includes why you are interested in working with Young Storytellers; and
  • An example of a lesson plan aligned to ELA Common Core Standards and/or Theater Arts VAPA standards (or equivalent) that you created in the recent past.