Lead Educators - Queens: Dutch Kills/Woodside/Bayside/Steinway and the Bronx: East Bronx/Mott Haven

Anthropology Arts and Splat! Lab is seeking dynamic, engaging, and adventurous Lead Educators to join our team this fall for pop ups and after school programs. The ideal candidate will have multiple day availability and is flexible to teach workshops at different schools.

We are hiring for educators in

Queens: Dutch Kills, Sunnyside, Woodside, Bayside, Steinway, Jamaica Bronx: Mott Haven, East Bronx, HighbridgeOther locations in NYC for pop ups


We run after school residencies as well as school day pop-ups and school day residenciesAfter school residencies run M-F 2:45-5:30 available at different school locationsOption to work Pop Up event dates as they come up during school hours

About Us:

Splat Lab grew out of the world of after school, where we partner with over 30 schools to provide high quality and unique enrichment classes for youth. We have two signature classes: Anthropology Arts and Splat Lab. Our recent growth has taken us to lead school day residencies, virtual classes, and in 2020 we launched the first year of Splat Camp! This year we are partnering with multiple schools and provide 8-10 week after school programs as well as popup workshops.

Anthropology Arts: Our goal is to expose young people to the cultural traditions, voices and histories of people that are often left out of traditional classroom settings and social studies curriculum. Each class is formatted to feature a community circle, project time with open ended materials, collaborative clean-up, and a closing community circle. Fall 2021 we will be running Mummy Madness and Awesome Aztecs.

Splat Lab: Splat Lab exists for the sole purpose of having fun! Each class is formatted to have a Main Splat activity, such as making slime, marshmallow towers or ooze, and Open Splat where students can choose from a few activities such as butcher paper drawing, clay station or tinker time, followed by clean-up.

Position Descriptions:

Lead Educators facilitate our curriculum and modify projects and group management based on the individual needs of each site. Leads must have strong group management and facilitation skills, especially since each assignment will be made up of new students who you are meeting for the first time. We will provide all the materials and logistical support. Leads ensure the workshops are magical, highly professional, and engaging for all students.

We will provide virtual training and shadowing opportunities for educators to learn the teaching method and curriculum. Lead Educators will mentor TAs and give clear directions for their role in each session. Pairs will debrief and communicate frequently about how to make sure workshops are continually high quality, fun, and smooth.

Position Qualifications: We are looking for Lead Educators that can learn any kind of curriculum and make it fun and intellectually satisfying. We need the type of person who kids can’t wait to see, with group management skills to ensure a smooth, fun and exciting class.

For this position, the applicant must be strong at keeping up with emails, curriculum folders, schedules, and communication with your manager that is virtual.1-3 years of working with youth in a leadership role: leading groups in after school, summer camps, museums, or early childhood settings. Babysitting and 1x1 tutoring experience is not applicable for this role.A dynamic, cool, magnetic personality that will engage all students.Strong group management skills with the ability to confidently organize and lead transitions, set up structured projects, and create clear rituals and routines.The ability to direct and collaborate with TAs to keep all students excited and on task.Experience with strength-based, restorative, positive discipline practices.A progressive teaching style

Lead Educator Background and Training

Anthro: Content knowledge or interest in social studies, history, anthropology or art, and the ability to learn curriculum/content that may be new.

Splat Lab: Strong facilitation and classroom management skills, STEM knowledge a plus

Museum educators, teaching artists or educators with a background in Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia etc. are highly encouraged to apply.Experience with under-resourced schools and special needs populations will be an advantage for some placements.


NYC Lead Educators are paid $35 per hour for teaching and $20 per hour for monthly planning, meetings, PD. We provide planning/study time as well as paid set up and clean up time and training. Application Process and Timeline

Candidates will be invited to an engaging group interview where they will demo one of our signature projects. Our group interviews are designed to be a community building experience that gives applicants a mini-training on how our program works.

Job Type
Full Time
70 days ago

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