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Job ID: 2839570

Application Deadline: Posted until Filled

Posted : August 18, 2017

Starting Date: August 28, 2017



Position Title: Part-Time Media Arts/Humanities Teacher, EDCO Youth Alternative High School Program



EDCO Youth Alternative (EYA) is a voluntary program, serving students who have fallen off-track in traditional settings. The work of re-engaging them in school and the classroom is equally challenging and rewarding. At EYA, relationship building is paramount, both with youth and among colleagues. Staff voices are heard, and input is both valued and necessary for the types of collaboration that sustain our work. We build community here, which forms the foundation for continuous improvement and for reaching our goals.

The high school Humanities and Media Arts teacher will provide three periods of classroom instruction, aligned to the Common Core. EYA is seeking an educator with a flexible schedule to be a part of our committed team, to serve as our part-time Media Arts teacher, to design and teach a project-based course that examines trends in media and current events and teach the use of digital tools for messaging and graphic art. EYA has access to the full Adobe Creative Software Suite as a teaching tool for the course. Please read below for a detailed description of the job's responsibilities and requirements, along with instructions on how to apply.

The Humanities and Media Arts teacher position is an academic year position with fixed school vacations and a salary of $30.75/hour. Hires will also be expected to attend staff orientation in August prior to the school year and participate in staff meetings and trainings on Wednesdays throughout the year.


Work Schedule: Teaching a course three days a week and participating in staff meetings/trainings. Course would meet Tuesday and Thursday, 12:50-2:00pm and Wednesdays 12:00-12:30pm, followed by staff time on Wednesdays from 12:30-3:00pm, Classes held on school days during the academic year, September to June with August Orientation



• To design and teach a project-based Media Arts/Humanities course aligned to standards of the Common Core

• To assist students, on an individual basis, with academic assignments or with problems that might interfere with their academic success.

• To work collaboratively with students to address challenges, including participation in staff-student mediations to resolve problems.

• To develop curricula to meet the needs of the students based on the Common Core standards

• To evaluate student progress through regular grading of student work, development and administration of formative assessments and

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to compile report card grades and individual student progress reports as required and within established timelines

• To participate in and contribute toward development of individual student and program-wide systems of data management to assess and track student progress

• To develop well-structured unit plans and daily lesson plans based on engaging, hands-on projects.

• Establish and maintain a safe classroom environment which is supportive and conducive to student learning

• To report student concerns or problems to appropriate members of that staff and to work with the students and staff to resolve the concerns or problems.

• Participate in Team meetings with program director, counseling staff and local education agency personnel to report on student progress and help plan for student

• To assist in the enforcement of all program rules and expectations for student performance.

• To assist in general program operation, i.e. welcoming visitors; consulting with parents, public school personnel, community agency personnel, etc.; administering standardized tests; participating in school-wide special events and activities; assisting with facility maintenance; making telephone calls; etc.

• To participate in staff administrative meetings, staff training sessions, teachers’ meetings, curriculum meetings and supervision meetings and occasional parent meetings that may occur after school hours.

• To perform other duties as assigned.


Position Type: Part-time


Positions Available: 1


Salary: $ 30.75 to $ 30.75 Per Hour


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EDCO Collaborative is committed TO maintaining a WORK AND learning environment free FROM discrimination ON the basis OF race, color, religion, NATIONAL origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil UNION status, ancestry, place OF birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information OR disability, AS defined AND required BY state AND federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination AND harassment OR who participate IN an equal opportunity investigation.






• Bachelor’s Degree and deep knowledge of history, current events, and media.

• Experience working with Adobe Creative software (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Lightroom etc.) and teaching media arts to youth.

• Dedication to working with at-risk students; openness, patience, and fairness in interactions with youth and peers.

• Massachusetts’ teaching licensure

• Experience working with students who have not been successful in a traditional setting

• Ability to reflect on one’s own practice and see challenges as opportunities for learning and improvement.

• Strengths in capturing attention of students and the ability to manage a classroom.

• Knowledge of and experience with differentiated learning strategies.

• Excellent interpersonal skills necessary for working effectively with students, teachers, school counselors, and parents. • SEI endorsement from MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education or readiness to pursue

• Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills.

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• Commitment to being an active participant of a collaborative team working on behalf of students.

• Experience in working in a challenging, dynamic environment.

• A strong work ethic, flexibility, and ability to learn new skills.

• A sense of humor



• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk for considerable periods of time. The employee is also required to sit at a computer screen and read it and printed matter with or without visual aids; talk, hear and understand speech, and be understood, at normal levels in person and on the telephone. Ability to be trained in crisis intervention and physical restraints. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The educator will work in Boston’s Kenmore Square. Our parent organization headquarters are located in Bedford, MA and educators may be called upon to travel to other EDCO school program locations to collaborate with fellow educators.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Work days falling within academic calendar. Pre-service orientation in August preceding school year.



Performance will be evaluated annually in accordance with MA DESE regulations that govern the evaluation of public school educators.



The EDCO Collaborative is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or physical disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. At least 2 year s of relevant experience preferred


Bachelor degree preferred


Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required



Ajay Trivedi , Program Director

650 Beacon Street

Boston, Massachusetts 02215

Phone: 617-262-9562


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Part-Time Media Arts Teacher, High School job in Boston, Massachusetts



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