“Green Sprouts” Teaching Artist Specialist - Pre-K - Green Art Workshop

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 Our Mission: 

Green Art Workshop is a hands-on, eco-conscious program that brings teaching artists into Bay Area classrooms and community centers. In our workshops, participants create imaginative personal and collaborative projects as they re-envision everyday materials. We encourage critical thinking and environmental awareness throughout the creative process.

During Our Workshops Students:

  • Explore the creative potential of non-traditional reusable materials.

  • Express themselves through eco-conscious art projects.

  • Learn how to make environmentally sustainable choices as artists and citizens.

Position:

  • Serve as a teaching artist in the classroom, working under the supervision of the program directors.

  • Develop and enthusiastically teach curriculum that fits within the program’s mission and goals. Provide for the progression of curriculum for preschool students, professional development workshops for teachers, and family engagement workshops.

  • Provide lesson plans to director prior to program start date and update director with any changes.

  • Apply early childhood development principles in working with students through communication, relationship development, respect for diversity, involvement, and empowerment of children.

  • Maintain high standards of safety in all activities for all workshop participants. Report concerns to directors. Assure students are properly supervised at all times.

  • Coordinate with site around space use protocol. Set up/clean up workshop and return assigned workshop space to its original condition at the end of each workshop.

  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to provide art projects in line with classroom curriculum.

  • Collect and purchase supplies for workshops. Keeping costs within the supply budget.

  • Assist with preparation for and attend fundraisers, festivals, and other community and school events.

  • Document classes by providing images to director.

Position Requirements

  • Preschool program dates: Sept. 3-Nov. 22, Dec. 2-March 6, and March 9-June 5

  • Must be available 2 weekdays between 1-5pm, occasional evenings family engagement workshops and staff development trainings

  • Additional Sunday enrichment workshop instruction for 3-5 yr olds, total of 24 one hour classes:

  • Fall: Oct. 13 – Dec. 15 (no class on 11/10 & 12/1) Total of 8 classes

  • Winter: Jan. 12 – March 29 ( no class on 1/19, 2/16) Total of 10 classes

  • Spring: April 19 – May 31 (no class on 5/24) Total of 6 classes * Desired 6-12 ECE units

  • 2 years of early childhood teaching required

  • Art teaching experience required

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree

  • Job Type: Part-time

  • Pay: $30 per hour, 8 hrs per week, 36 weeks of instruction, plus 24 additional Sunday classes

  • Education: Bachelor’s

Location:

Peninsula Jewish Community Center, Foster City, CA

To Apply:

Email Elizabeth at beth@greenartworkshop.org. Resume and Cover Letter are required. Include your availability Monday-Sunday in your cover letter