Digital Arts Educator Intern

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Digital Arts Educator Intern develops, supervises, and teaches Digital Arts based curriculum at Square Root Academy. This includes: digital sketching, animation, and other tech based creative mediums. This position is filled by a creative, adaptable, organized, and skilled individual who is proficient at Digital Arts fundamentals and is inspired to lead programs that empower all youth (our Scholars). This person works closely with Education team members and is vital for Scholar success.

AmeriCorps

Americorps engages more than 80,000 community members nation-wide,  in intensive service each year at non profits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.

 

Headlines of this role:

 

  • Programs Managers are educator-leaders; they communicate with partners in school and industry, and teach classes

  • They ensure a quality Digital Arts Education program by curriculum building and implementation, classroom facilitation, and professional learning

  • They skillfully facilitate meaningful, engaging, and active learning of our Scholars, helping them to harness their own creativity.

Compensation: $2,000.00 Monthly Stipend

Commitment: Approximately 30 hours / week  HYBRID

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Our adaptable, mission-oriented Programs Manager, Digital Arts Education Education also engages in various specific tasks to support their work.

  • Teach courses (virtually or on-site) to Scholars in the realm of digital arts, rigorously promoting Scholar growth and empowerment

  • Establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with site specific decision makers (Principal, admin, site partners etc.)

  • Verify lessons meet Academy standards prior to teaching date.

  • Communicate with parents/guardians specific site news and specific scholar news

  • Ensure proper worksheets, quizzes etc. are printed prior to class

  • Complete each lesson for quality assurance in collaboration with the Curriculum Design Specialist

  • Complete weekly reports on program attendance and overall success

  • Promote productive learning environments where Scholars respect peers and adults, continually grow, are safe, and build relationships

  • Learn continually through professional development workshops to expand their skills in: all STEAM content, project-based learning, equity, and Socio-Emotional Learning (SEL)

  • Lead and Participate in collaborations, trainings, and weekly meetings, both in person and virtually

  • Manage record keeping for our internal use, as well as our partners, and act as a professional liaison to partner sites

  • Know Scholars as individuals, building mentor relationships with them, and connecting them with additional learning opportunities

  • Represent Team #SquareRoot through professionalism and pride at various interactions, conferences, and events

  • Embody and promote the Square Root Academy’s STEAM and equity-driven culture and values.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Is Team #SquareRoot where you see yourself making a social impact? Successful Program Managers bring various qualities to the mission:

 

They generally: 

  • Certification: Our Programs Managers take pride in their commitment to STEAM learning, validated by certification and have a Bachelor’s degree in a STEAM related field

  • Our Programs Managers have an equity-oriented passion and are committed to eradicating disparities in outcomes for youth from marginalized groups. They generally either have experience in working with youth, or a commitment to strong work with them

  • Upon employment, our Programs Managers will pass statutory requirements for employees working in schools, such as background checks with the Department of Justice, medical clearances (such as TB and COVID-19 tests)

  • Our Programs Managers communicate professionally and effectively, through writing, speaking, and presenting

  • Our Programs Managers have a team-oriented mindset and demonstrate the flexibility needed in a community-based non-profit

  • Schedule: Our Scholar Mentors commute to local-area sites, or work virtually, dependent on the current needs of the program.​​