LEAD TEACHER: NATUREAN OPPORTUNITY FOR CONTEMPORARY NATURE EDUCATORSPOSITION SUMMARY:Nature teachers will be responsible for the creation, implementation, and assessment of a 7 -weekcourse at Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts. The course will be taught on Usdan’s campus inWheatley Heights, Long Island, NY. Positions are available for a Lead Teacher in Nature and a LeadTeacher to teach both a sustainable design course and our early childhood nature program.TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS:Teachers will be passionate educators with a focus growing and learning. They will seek rigorousexploration of ideas, have a willingness to try new things, and be open to and interested in feedback.They will work enthusiastically with children, with an understanding of their needs bothindividually and in the modern world. Usdan teachers will be flexible both in and out of theclassroom and interested in collaboration with Usdan’s faculty within and across disciplines. Theywill be authentic, reliable, respectful, thoughtful, and organized.ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:? Work with the Nature team, Director of Education and/or with the Administrative staff to setgoals for the class and plan the student experience.? Submit course plans and supply orders prior to the start of camp.? Prepare and organize the setup of the studio.? Teach four hours per day and prepare for each class.? Supervise students at daily assemblies and in passing periods.? Attend department and staff meetings and trainings as required.? Have student safety as a top priority at all times.? Create a joyful, fun and engaging atmosphere in the studio.? Use inquiry, exploration and experimentation as primary teaching tools.? Differentiate instruction to be both challenging and developmentally appropriate for eachstudent’s age and ability, which varies within and across classes.? Teach skills that are both technical and cognitive. Encourage students to explore ideas andtheir art form and to actively reflect on the process.? Have a curriculum that is rooted in diversity by incorporating and encouraging multipleperspectives from historic and dance content.? Create an environment where teachers are learners, there is respect and trust among allparticipants, and a belief in student capacities.? Model the behaviors of artists, how they think, work, and live.QUALIFICATIONS:? Bachelor’s degree in science, education or the arts, or equivalent knowledge, skills, andabilities.? A minimum of one year of teaching experience, preferably with students of varying ages andabilities.? Must be certified in Child Abuse and Neglect/Maltreatment Identification (can be obtainedonline at no cost).2018 SUMMER SEASON DATES, TIMES AND LOCATION:? Orientation Days, June 2018, TBD? Monday – Friday, June 25 – August 10, 9:15 AM – 3:15 PM (Usdan is closed on July 4).SALARY AND BENEFITS:? Salary commensurate with experience; 7 weeks $6000–$7000.? We encourage our faculty and staff to utilize Usdan for their own artistic purposes.Proposals for personal pre–season studio use are welcome. Please note this is forpersonal use only, not public performances.? Discounts for children of faculty.? Free parking on campus and NYC faculty can be reimbursed for half of the cost of theLIRR or tolls up to $350.? Activities:? Daily faculty swim.? Lead or attend workshops with other faculty and staff such as yoga, archery,gardening, theater, dance, music and art.TO APPLY:? Please apply through our online application: https://www.usdan.org/employment? PDF files are preferred attachments. No phone calls please.? Cover letter communicating interest in Usdan and teaching philosophy.? Resume with three references.ORGANIZATION:Usdan is the nation’s preeminent not–for–profit day camp for the arts. Profiled in The New YorkTimes and in Time Magazine, Usdan has been declared a “Best Of” camp by TimeOutNY/Kids, and byNY Metro Parents. Diverse and playfully rigorous from the start, for nearly fifty years we havebrought world–class teachers and visiting artists – actors, directors, playwrights, painters,sculptors, musicians, composers, dancers, poets and novelists – to teach and collaborate with Usdancampers ages 4 to 18. On 140 acres of natural beauty, students find the literal and metaphoric spaceto push their existing talents and delve into new ones. With nearly 70 classes and 1,500 studentseach summer, every camper from beginning to advanced is guided on a path of individual creativegrowth by a team of artists and talented arts educators.USDAN SUMMER CAMP FOR THE ARTS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERAND WELCOMES APPLICATIONS FROM ALL.