Harlem Village Academy
New York City Mission Society improves the lives of children, youth, and families in the city’s most underserved communities. Through programs and services that respond to community needs, we create cycles of success for generations to come.
New York City Mission Society’s Power Academy is an after-school program dedicated to cultivating the personal growth and educational advancement of all of 6th to 8th grade participants. With a curriculum focused on academic enrichment, community service, cultural enrichment, the arts, recreation, and character education, Power Academy reinforces school-day learning in a safe and healthy environment.
Title: Activity Specialist-Theater
Program: Harlem Village Academy
Employment Status: Part-time: 25 hours per week (Monday-Friday, 1-6pm)
Basic Function: Facilitation implementation of program activities for a group of middle school-aged after-school participants while creating a nurturing environment that fosters the creativity and educational advancement of the children.
NOTE: Proof of vaccination required. (Program will operate fully IN-PERSON)
Duties and Responsibilities
Create a supportive and nurturing group environment.
Ensure the safety of all the children.
Facilitate programmatic elements for the group.
Provide age-appropriate activities according to the program activity schedule and class.
Develop and implement lesson plans.
Prepare materials and hand-outs for lessons.
Create and coordinate student performances.
Attend team and group supervision meetings.
Attend professional development trainings as required by the agency and program contract.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Associate’s Degree in a related field and two years of experience working with students (elementary or middle-school aged) required.
Must have strong interest in working with children.
Must have the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of program and school staff.
Must have excellent communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, organizational, and administrative skills.
Must have experience overseeing and managing groups of children.
Experience creating lesson plans preferred.
Staff is expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Mission Society. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory.
Salary and Benefits
$28 per hour
Subject: Re: Activity Specialist Theater, Power Academy.
Note: We are unable to accept phone calls. Applicants must meet qualifications stated above. Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
New York City Mission Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.