BE A MENTOR

UW Mentors are arts education facilitators who make up a roster of poets, singers, emcees, writers, cinematographers and performers—all who teach dynamic workshops in New York City public schools, and at our partner community organizations. They are passionate, compassionate, and leaders in the community.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must reside in the NYC/Tri-State Area.
  • Must have 2-3 years prior experience as teaching artist, arts facilitator, educator (teacher) or in comparable youth work.
  • Must have professional demeanor and a clean background check (you will need fingerprinting approval from Department of Education to work in NYC Public Schools.)
  • Able to create, produce, prepare lesson plans/curriculum for several types of poetry, performance, Hip Hop and writing based workshops
  • Willing to work in all NYC Public Schools located throughout the 5 boroughs
  • Must be Community/Civic minded

SELECTION PROCESS

ATTEND A CONFERENCE

Mentor candidates must attend
the Pre-Emptive Education
Training (offered only in the FALL
Sept/FIRST WEEK of October).

 

MEET WITH A MENTOR

Candidates must also attend
one Mentor meeting (OCTOBER)

 

IN-PERSON SCREENING

Candidates must have a resume and a prepared five minute mini lesson for first interview.

 

FINAL STEPS

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.

Apply Here

For more information email your resume and letter of
interest to our Program Director, Shanelle Gabriel at
shanelle@urbanwordnyc.org

MEET THE MENTORS