Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio makerspace team is looking for flexible and versatile Pre-Service Teachers (PST) to support the delivery of the 2023 Summer Design Lab program, an innovative arts-integrated day camp for 3rd-5th grade students, offered in partnership with the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts.
Depending on performance and if desired, this part-time seasonal opportunity could be extended into the 2023-2024 academic year (approximately 40 hours/semester).
Design Lab is part of the 2021-2026 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) Ecosystem Expansion Demonstration Project (SEED Project), funded by the U.S. Dept of Education’s Assistance for Arts Education (AAE) grant and administered by Dramatic Results, a non-profit educational arts agency. The goal of the SEED Project is to develop communities’ capacity to create and sustain high-quality, engaging, and equitable STEAM programs for underrepresented students in an effort to build arts-integrated educational pathways to a more diverse creative workforce, with project sites located in California, Maryland and Wisconsin.
Design Lab’s mission is to empower young innovators to think differently about themselves and their world.
2023 Summer Design Lab has 4 camps weeks, however individual PSTs do not have to be available for all of them to be considered. PSTs will be hired on an ongoing basis. Dates are:
● June 19-23
● July 10-14
● July 24-28
● August 21-25
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
● Think critically about diversity, equity, access and inclusion (DEAI) and its impact on delivering culturally relevant programming
● Work collaboratively with co-teachers, workshop presenters, and independently to deliver high-quality programming; with a special emphasis on social emotional learning practices
● Nurture professional and positive relationships with colleagues and partners
● Facilitate established SEED/Design Lab curriculum as needed
● Be on-time and ready with materials and agenda prior to program start
● Demonstrate mindfulness when working with students and educators
● Be accountable for paperwork, scheduling, and meeting deadlines
● Be ready to pivot in cases of emergency in alignment with library procedures
Day in the Life: Join your team at the Idea Studio to welcome students for the day! It’s Wednesday, so after you’ve checked in with students and reviewed the cooperation agreement students will be working with artists on an activity that focuses on expanding creative confidence. You ask open-ended questions that encourage this week’s group to make connections to Monday’s art lesson. Your professional development focus is on utilizing strategies from the leadership team that promote arts integration. You’ve got some follow-up questions for the Curriculum Specialist that you’ll make sure to bring up at the end of the day debrief, but for now you smile, knowing you positively impacted students in need.
This LTE/Seasonal position is dependent on grant funding. Continuation of work beyond August is not guaranteed.
Position will report to Program Manager/Liaison but will work close with Curriculum and Instruction Specialist as well.
Hourly pay: $22/hr
Schedule: Variable; up to 40 hrs/wk during program delivery and training. Some flexibility available if arranged at time of hire.
Send resume and brief cover letter to: Jackie Braatz – email@example.com.