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We are currently hiring the following positions:

Lead Teacher (PK-2nd grade)

Responsibilities

•   Lead the entire staff during camp hours, in collaboration with Lead Teacher for grades 3-7

•   Assist in coordinating program logistics with community partners and teaching staff 

•   Create nurturing, positive and safe outdoor community and environment for campers and teens that is trauma-informed, anti-racist, LGBTQ friendly, culturally responsive, and joy-centered 

• Maintain awareness of the location of all the children in your group at all times

•   Prepare project-based arts and ecology lessons utilizing Art in the Garden Curriculum 

•   Support assistant teachers and teen counselors 

•  Actively participate in community building events and meetings 

•  Participate in data collection and meet with leadership group to support youth and assess the program

• Communicate regularly with families in a positive, clear and timely manner through a variety of means, including email, telephone, and in person 

• Help AITG live its mission to “support youth in growing in connectedness to themselves, each other, and the earth and in their knowing that we are all whole and all belong”

•  Assure campers and adults comply with CDC guidelines

• Participate in trauma-informed care training sessions (dates TBD) 

Applicants must have

• Bachelor’s degree in education, degree in teaching, or equivalent experience in a classroom  

• At least three years of lead teaching experience with children PK-2

• Knowledge of or strong interest in some or all of the following: trauma-informed care, meditation and mindfulness, anti-racist teaching, restorative justice, nonviolent communication

• Ability to build strong relationships with people of varying experiences and expression, including socioeconomic status, race, national origin, religious background, sexual orientation, and gender identity

• Strong communication skills (fluency in Spanish a plus)

• Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 33), PA State Police Criminal Record Clearance (Act 34), and FBI Criminal Background Check (or ability to obtain before start of camp) 

Position is approximately 25 hours /week June 14-July 9 (M–F 8:30 am–1:30 pm). Additional hours for orientation and post program debriefing. Compensation paid through a contractual agreement based on $17/hour. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until May 15th, 2021. Send a cover letter and resume with 3 references to artinthegardenpgh@gmail.com (subject: “Art in the Garden Teacher PK-2”). OMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. OMA celebrates and supports a community of individuals with varied experiences and expression, including socioeconomic status, race, national origin, religious background, sexual orientation, gender identity, and ability. More info: www.omaartinthegarden.org and www.omapittsburgh.org.

Lead Teacher (Grades 3-7)

Responsibilities:

•   Lead the entire staff during camp hours, in collaboration with Lead Teacher for grades PK-2 

•  Assist in coordinating program logistics with community partners and teaching staff 

•  Create nurturing, positive and safe outdoor community and environment for campers and teens that is trauma-informed, anti-racist, LGBTQ friendly, culturally responsive, and joy-centered  Maintain awareness of the location of all the children in your group at all times

•   Prepare project-based arts and ecology lessons utilizing Art in the Garden Curriculum 

•   Support assistant teachers and teen counselors 

•  Actively participate in community building events and meetings 

•  Participate in data collection and meet with leadership group to support youth and assess the program

• Communicate regularly with families in a positive, clear and timely manner through a variety of means, including email, telephone, and in person 

• Help AITG live its mission to “support youth in growing in connectedness to themselves, each other, and the earth and in their knowing that we are all whole and all belong”

• Assure campers and adults comply with CDC guidelines

• Participate in trauma-informed care training sessions (dates TBD) 

Applicants must have:

•  Bachelor’s degree in education, degree in teaching, or equivalent experience in a classroom  

•  At least three years of lead teaching experience with children grades 3-7  

•  Knowledge of or strong interest in some or all of the following: trauma-informed care, meditation and mindfulness, anti-racist teaching, restorative justice, nonviolent communication

• Ability to build strong relationships with people of varying experiences and expression, including socioeconomic status, race, national origin, religious background, sexual orientation, and gender identity

• Strong communication skills (fluency in Spanish a plus)

• Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 33), PA State Police Criminal Record Clearance (Act 34), and FBI Criminal Background Check (or ability to obtain before start of camp) 

Position is 25 hours/week June 14-July 9  (M–F 8:30 am–1:30 pm). Additional hours for orientation and post program debriefing. Compensation paid through a contractual agreement based on $17/hour. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until May 15th, 2021. Send a cover letter and resume with 3 references to artinthegardenpgh@gmail.com (subject: “Art in the Garden Teacher 3-5”).

OMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. OMA celebrates and supports a community of individuals with varied experiences and expression, including socioeconomic status, race, national origin, religious background, sexual orientation, gender identity, and ability. More info: www.omaartinthegarden.org and www.omapittsburgh.org