Must have 2-3 years prior experience as teaching artist, arts facilitator, educator (teacher) or in comparable youth work.
Minimum Bachelors or Associates Degree in fields of literature, education, arts, Liberal Arts
Must have professional demeanor, clean background check (you will need fingerprinting approval from Department of Education to work in NYC Public Schools
Willing to work in all NYC Public Schools located througoutthe 5 boroughs Community/Civic minded
Able to create, produce, prepare lesson plans/curriculum for several types of poetry, performance, Hip Hop and writing based workshops
Mentor candidates must attend
the Pre-Emptive Education
Training (offered only in the FALL
Sept/FIRST WEEK of October).
Candidates must also attend
one Mentor meeting (OCTOBER)
Candidates must have a resume and a prepared five minute mini lesson for first interview.
If granted a second interview, you will meet with our Word Wide Youth Leadership Board to conduct a five-minute mini lesson.
The UW Mentor roster is increased every year on an as-needed basis, and all mentors who are considered but do not make the final selection are invited to submit again for future school semesters.
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