We’re seeking part-time educators!

Posted on: August 31, 2015 Posted by: Ilene Comments: 0

We’re seeking part-time educators!

Are you an educator passionate about fostering more understanding and appreciation among different faiths? Poetry Pals, a Chicago-area interfaith kids program, is looking for part-time educators (whom we call “poet-educators”) to start working with us in early October. Please email info@poetrypals.org with your resume by September 18th.

Our Poet-Educators work directly with 3rd-6th graders, schools and congregations as teachers and creativity facilitators during our in-school programs.

Seeking candidates with the following:

-Strong teaching and language skills–some experience teaching poetry or spoken word is ideal.
-An ability to manage and facilitate groups of students of different ages.
-A passion for bridge-building among and curiosity about different religions and cultures.
-A creative talent to share/teach. 
-Flexible schedule with Tuesday and Wednesday morning availability throughout the school year.
-Diversity is important to us, and we are looking for experienced educators from various religions, particularly those familiar with Islam and from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds.

We’re looking for people to become committed members of our team. Currently we expect 10-20 engagements throughout the fall and spring, with other work projects possible. Our typical morning program pays $150 for lead Poet-Educators.

Poetry Pals is a Chicago-area non-profit creativity program that brings together young people (8-12 years old) from diverse faith communities. Our programs—including our groundbreaking signature tri-faith program connecting Muslim, Jewish and Catholic schools—have already given more than 2000 elementary school children and their families the opportunity to share their culture and express themselves through poetry, dialogue, rhythm and song.  Our mission is to use creative expression to celebrate universal values and promote understanding, cooperation and peace in a multi-faith society.