Curriculum Specialist

Dramatic Results

Signal Hill, CA

This is a salaried position with full benefits. Range $50-55k D.O.E


Application deadline: July 15, 2018


Dramatic Results (DR), an award-winning educational arts non-profit, is looking for an education
specialist, comfortable imparting their own art form in class, developing curriculum across
numerous art forms, as well as managing/training a team of Teaching Artists. DR is a 25-year old
agency that builds collaborative learning environments by integrating hands-on, artistic
experiences with STEM and ELA. The agency’s focus is on under-served and at-risk youth,
particularly in Title 1 schools throughout Los Angeles County.


Our ideal candidate would be: proactive, diplomatic, open-minded, team and process-oriented.
DR needs someone who believes in the power of art as a transformative tool and can act as an
effective supervisor to design, build, deliver, and modify equitable curriculum/programs.


Qualifications:


 5+ years’ experience with K-12 public education; managerial background preferred
 Advanced college degree preferred
 Fluent in Spanish, additional languages preferred
 Artist, with a background in theater and performance preferred
 Related experience working with K-12 students and diverse populations
 Capable of writing lesson plans that align with state and national educational standards
 Experience with program evaluation and the Design Thinking Process
 Superior writing and editing skills
 Advanced communication and interpersonal skills
 Lifelong learner—constantly seeking to improve their craft and professional expertise
 Highly creative with the ability to think outside of the box
 Experience presenting at conferences preferred


Responsibilities:


Curriculum/Program Development


 Oversee development/alignment of lesson plans with content standards, agenda maintenance,
curriculum overview, and in-office program documentation
 Help create, pilot, plan, and expand new in-class and extended day programs; making sure
curriculum content aligns to content standards and individual classroom needs
 Develop and teach STEAM, Social Emotional Learning (SEL), and Math in a Basket (MIAB)
programs, as needed
 Co-Lead the annual Summer STEAM Institute
 Work with Teaching Artists to craft program details, descriptions, arc, and overview
 Meet with classroom teachers, administration, and other stakeholders to identify needs and
objectives of DR programs
 Build buy-in with classroom teachers regarding lesson plans and agendas

 Assist with material needs and visuals for DR marketing/communications
 Update evaluators regarding all curriculum changes and lesson feedback
 Supervise digital resources for program implementation/dissemination/teacher training
 Plan, create, and implement professional development for teachers
 Assist in materials preparation for workshops, conferences, and DR programs
 Support in ideation, scheduling, mapping, and developing program models to meet the
objective of specific federal grants; provide written content for grants as needed
 Research!


Management


 Recruit, hire, and supervise Teaching Artists (TA)
 Ensure TA expectations and processes are met; manage for positive outcomes
 Develop, implement and improve TA reporting systems
 Assist with program evaluation processes
 Meet and cultivate positive relationships with community partners to support
programs
 Attend and present at board meetings as needed
 Participate in webinars related to the scope of work i.e. Arts Integration Conference
 Work with volunteers as needed


Day in the Life:


You start your Wednesday in Walnut at 8:15 AM, overseeing three STEAM classes for 2 nd grade.
After warming-up, you will work with the students on their pollination plays, connecting
performances to the science lesson their teacher covered last week. You head back to Long
Beach, and after grabbing a quick lunch/answering emails from that morning, you co-teach an
hour-long SEL lesson with 20, 4 th and 5 th graders. You’ve been working with the new Teaching
Artist on classroom management and growth mindset, so you hope to see some of the strategies
you’ve suggested implemented today. There are a few tearful breakdowns during the class, but
the session concludes with hugs and affirmation. After this, you head back to the office for DR’s
weekly staff meeting, during which you debrief the team on the programs you attended. You
meet with DR’s Program Coordinator afterwards to discuss a series of Saturday workshops the
agency has just received funds for. Based on her feedback you start to create a curriculum plan
for the 10-week program with a series of community partners—tomorrow you’ll reach out to
local organizations to gain buy-in and finalize schedules. You conclude your day knowing that in
just 8 hours you’ve impacted nearly 100 students across LA County!

To Apply:


Please send your résumé, two work references, and cover letter to Ryan Nuckolls at
admin@dramaticresults.org.


Dramatic Results is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of
sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic, background, disability, or any other characteristic protected
by law.

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