Part-Time Educator – Workmen’s Circle Westchester Learning Community
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The Workmen’s Circle’s Learning Communities engage families and children in active, intergenerational learning and celebration. Our joyful holidays, children’s classes, and social action programs are rooted in our Jewish heritage, our rich culture, and our progressive values.
The Workmen’s Circle is a prides itself on being a place of Yiddishkeit –Jewish ethics and values in action. Our relationships with children and families lead to deeper Jewish identity and a passion for transformational social justice activism. These values have long been the hallmarks of our existing Signature Learning Communities (Boston, Long Island, and Manhattan). They are at the heart of our effort to build on our traditions by creating innovative new Learning Communities. Our newest Learning Community is starting in Westchester and we need excellent teachers to lead the way.
Our educators teach and learn alongside their students, helping them to explore, celebrate, and challenge their evolving Jewish identities. We are seeking creative, knowledgeable, and experienced teachers who are excited to teach in a cultural Jewish setting in an innovative Learning Community. Our curricular foci include Jewish culture, holidays, history, literature and language, and progressive Jewish social values and activism. Applicants should have experience working with children in the 6 to 12-years-old age range in a Jewish setting and have knowledge of Jewish holidays, values, and culture. A commitment to social justice activism is important. Musical ability (vocal and/or instrumental) and knowledge of Yiddish are a plus, but not essential.
In collaboration with the Director of Education, the teachers will plan for and implement lessons for key subject areas, beginning with a newly established holiday curriculum that spans Jewish and secular holidays (e.g., Martin Luther King, Jr. Day or Earth Day) throughout the school year. The schedule includes two classes per month (2 hours each) plus a holiday celebration (e.g., two Hanukkah classes about followed by a Hanukkah celebration). Sometimes the schedule will be one class and the second class IS the holiday celebration. The teacher will also help to plan and implement the year-long social justice theme and activities with the guidance of the Director of Education.
Salary Range: Salary is competitive based on experience.
Preferred Experience: 3 or more years in a Jewish complementary school setting or equivalent teaching experience in other settings with a strong Jewish educational and cultural background
Preferred Degree: Bachelor’s
How to ApplyPlease e-mail a cover letter and resume to Kate O Brien, Director of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org Indicate “Westchester Educator position in the subject line of the e-mail. If you have specific questions, please email Kate O. Brien No calls, please.
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