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Title of Position: Arts Team Leader

Reports to: Arts Program Manager

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Non-Exempt; Part-time

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Summary: The Arts Team Leader is responsible for leading a class of 10 - 20 Kindergarten through 6th grade students during before and after school expanded learning time. This position integrates arts modalities into science, sports, crafts, and other applicable expertise in a safe and supportive environment. This position supports the mission, vision, and philosophy of the school district and NorCal School of the Arts.

Compensation Range: $18.00 - $20 per hour

Required Qualifications:

  • Completion of 48 units in a degree related to education, child development, theatre arts, arts education or Paraeducator certificate;
  • Verification of a negative Tuberculosis test;
  • CA Department of Justice criminal background check clearance;
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background check clearance;
  • Passion for working with youth.

Desirable Skills & Qualifications:

  • Ability to contribute to a harmonious team environment;
  • Ability to model an environment of safety, respect, and learning;
  • Capacity to follow protocols, processes and lesson plans;
  • Create and manage a caring, supportive, purposeful, and stimulating environment;
  • Ability to work on a school site, and adhere to policies and protocols;
  • Multilingual English preferred;
  • Cultural competency to understand individuals and communities from diverse backgrounds;
  • Emerging conflict resolution strategies that support healthy social development in children;
  • Model professional behaviors and ethical standards while working with staff and students;
  • Emerging written and verbal communication;
  • Maintain reliable, consistent attendance and punctuality;

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate
    • Safe, respectful, inclusive, and fun atmosphere;
    • Facility cleanliness and maintenance;
    • Safety training, drills;
    • The social, emotional and instructional tone and style of the school day.
  • Programmatic
    • Follow the identified safe, supportive and respectful learning environment;
    • Follow health and safety protocols;
    • Follow procedures for preparation, setting up, and snack/meal distribution;
    • Take accurate attendance within 10 minutes of program start and report absences to the Arts Program Manager;
    • Follow identified transitional processes that support safety, efficiency, and comfort;
    • Provide active and engaged supervision to students;
    • Follow youth development principles;
    • Deliver inspiring and well thought out academic and enrichment activities;
    • Contribute to weekly lesson plans aligned with themes and goals;
    • Facilitate active and engaged learning and skill development lesson plans that support arts integration, STEM, reading fluency, physical activity, healthy choices and behaviors, and sports learning;
    • Implement curriculum with fidelity;
    • Follow established proactive behavior management intervention processes;
    • Support student social and emotional development;
    • Travel with students on field trips and special events.
  • Communicate
    • Build rapport with classroom teachers through positive and professional relationships; is there something in the program and asst program managers job title to cultivate the relationship between the classroom teacher and team leaders?
    • Proactively communicate with the Arts Program Manager about behavior, academics, schedule, activities, damage, and special projects;
  • Training and Staff Development
    • Participate in staff development meetings;
    • Participate in assigned training and development;
    • Identify personal training needs;


  • Physical
    • Continual speaking, walking and standing for long periods of time;
    • Frequent sitting, reaching, bending, grasping, kneeling, squatting;
    • Ability to lift, carry and exert up to 25 pounds of force;
    • Capacity to speak clearly with authority;
    • Capacity to work in a noisy environment;
    • Work outdoors exposed to inclement weather;
    • Exposure to biohazardous waste.
  • Emotional
    • Respond to unpredictable student behaviors;
    • Effectively facilitate stressful situations;
    • Calmly respond to emergency situations;
    • Social responsibility for Mandated Reporting.
  • Culture
    • Focus on creating positive learning environments;
    • Meet the needs of a diverse student population.

Other Functions:

  • Perform other duties as assigned;
  • Implement artistic programming while providing design input and collaboration

NorCal School of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment based on qualifications, merit, and business needs without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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