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 Learning for Justice’s Social Justice Standards.
What Is This Position?
The Middle & High School Programs Specialist is a new member of the Young Storytellers team. As we expand our program reach, we are looking for someone who can take ownership of growing our Middle School Monologues and High School PSA programs. The Programs Specialist will have the important job of communicating with the teachers running these programs in schools across Los Angeles, including schools who are systemically oppressed and have limited resources. The Programs Specialist will approach relationships with these teachers and schools with respect and care, providing creative pathways to bring our free programs to their students while meeting them where they are at. The Programs Specialist is responsible for integrating the YS values of belonging, connection, exploration, play, antiracism, and equity into their outreach, communications, program implementation, and into their development of sustainable and supportive relationships.
Cool, But Let’s Get Specific. What’s Involved in This Job?
Am I A Good Fit For This Position?
What is My Compensation for This Position?
The Middle & High School Programs Specialist is a full time, salaried position with a salary range of $45,000-$60,000, depending on experience. Total compensation includes a health insurance stipend, retirement savings program, and generous paid time off and holiday breaks. The Young Storytellers staff is returning to the office this summer as a hybrid work environment where some in-office work is required each week with the option of regular remote work.
Anticipated start date is August 2021 and applications will be accepted until the position is full. To apply, please visit https://bit.ly/ysmshsprogramsspecialist to fill out an application and upload the following in PDF form: