Are you ready to grow Carnegie Mellon University's (CMU) Arts Greenhouse program? At the Department of English, we are looking for a collaborative and innovative Head Instructor to cultivate the long-standing community program in a Humanities-centric direction.
About Arts Greenhouse
Our mission is to champion the expressive and intellectual development of Pittsburgh youth in underserved schools through arts and humanities-focused enrichment activities. Through workshops, summer camps and a mentorship program grounded in creative writing, Arts Greenhouse provides opportunities for students and teachers to utilize the arts, humanities and technology for personal and social empowerment.
We are in the process of reorganizing Arts Greenhouse to primarily function as an at-school enrichment initiative with both in-school and out-of-school time programs. Supplementary events and programming will occur throughout the city. Our youth curriculum is focused on Creative Writing and Music Making and evolving to include Visual Arts and Professional Development.
In this role, you will report to and work closely with the Principle Investigator and Program
Manager to actively provide vision for a growing program. Your influence will be instrumental in Arts Greenhouse's future expansion and success.
Your responsibilities will include:
· Curriculum and youth program development that adheres to organizational mission and standards and implements traditional and non-traditional processes and projects
· Classroom management via instruction and building a positive environment for students
· Using physical and virtual spaces to facilitate learning
· Appointing and supervising guest instructors
· Recruiting participants and encouraging retention
· Co-leading partnerships with Pittsburgh Public Schools, CMU departments and community organizations
· Promoting Arts Greenhouse as the forward-facing liaison of youth initiatives
· Working with the Program Manager to navigate logistics of educational experiences including classroom supplies, field trips and guest instructors
· Attending all major organization events
· Crafting strategic direction with the youth council and staff
· Participating in all necessary meetings with the Advisory Board, Principle Investigator, Program Manager and others
· Assisting in the training and supervision of interns or volunteers
· Developing, implementing and analyzing evaluative materials for program assessment
If you are a reliable, positive individual dedicated to youth empowerment through education, we
want to hear from you.
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position through December 2021 with the possibility for renewal/extension. Schedule consists of some evenings and weekends. Weekly hours may be light at times, but intensify leading up to the beginnings and endings of each semester. This position will have a shared workspace on CMU's Pittsburgh campus, when on-campus operations resume. Arts Greenhouse is a grant-funded program and continuation of the program and this position in future years is dependent upon funding.
CMU is a welcoming workplace that considers applicants for employment without regard to, and
does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability or any
other legally protected status. Carnegie Mellon is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
· 1-3 years of experience teaching youth programs or classes
· A Bachelor's Degree or substantive related training and experience
· A passion for Arts Greenhouse's mission and a dedication to providing young people with the highest quality Youth Development experiences
· Committed to the development of middle school and high school students and providing access to resources for underprivileged demographics
· Experience working with multi-ethnic, multicultural, and economically diverse staff, youth and families
· Outstanding skills in written and verbal communication, reasoning, and problem-solving
· A high degree of integrity, professionalism and poise - unflappable
· Creative and innovative, working independently and collaboratively
· Strong skills in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Suite and music production software
· Excellent time management and prioritization skills
· Delivers projects on time; communicates and coordinates timelines and processes
· Ability to work after hours and on weekends when needed
· Able to adjust for diverse environments and skilled at working remotely
· Reliable means of transportation and ability to travel to various locations
· Ability to acquire Act 153, PA Child Abuse History, and PA Criminal Records clearances
To be considered for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter with your application online through Interfolio. Applications selected to move forward may be asked to complete an additional assignment as part of the selection process.
Carnegie Mellon University shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.
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About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.