PER SESSION VACANCY CIRCULAR (VC) NOTICE # 1424: Paraprofessionals (for individual assigned students in Summer Arts Institute for High School and Middle School students) - OASP/SAI

  • Posted Date: Nov 19, 2018 Deadline: May 31, 2019

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Paraprofessional for individual assigned students in Summer Arts Institute for High School and Middle School students (0-2 positions based on student needs)


Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School, Queens.  Planning sessions will take place at 333 Seventh Avenue, Manhattan.


New York City Department of Education paraprofessional, presently working at Middle School or High School level preferred.                                                                                                                                 


  • Satisfactory rating
  • Satisfactory record of attendance and punctuality
  • Demonstrated ability to work with NYCDOE faculty and staff, teaching artists, students and parents
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of middle and high school-level arts (dance, moving image, music, theater, and/or visual arts)

Note: Applicants for per session employment who are not employed in the Department of Education’s regular school program or adult education program shall be considered for selection only if no qualified day school employee or adult education employee is available.


  • Support assigned student in a four week summer arts program for high school and/or middle school students in art, instrumental music (band), vocal music, film, orchestra (strings), theater (drama) or dance.Must attend planning meetings February through June and adjudicate at student auditions in March and/or April.
  • Participate in collaborative planning sessions; provide ongoing feedback to support program development in support of individual student’s IEP needs
  • Support instruction, studio activities, field trips, and evening performances/exhibitions in support of individual student’s IEP needs
  • Work one-on-one with students as needed or required in support of individual student’s IEP needs
  • Build relationships with families in support of individual student’s IEP needs
  • Communicate with program director/site supervisors regarding site and student concerns
  • Assist teacher in instructional needs
  • Enthusiasm for program goals and working with families
  • Lead efficient, effective and engaging weekly rehearsals of the All-City High School Music Program ensembles
  • Exercise sound professional judgment at all times and maintain a positive, respectful, proactive stance while remaining in accordance with all NYCDOE Chancellor’s regulations
  • Ensure safety protocols are followed and building secured at the end of each activity


Commencing March 2019 through August 2019

March -June: Up to 30 hours for three planning meetings, two-day student auditions, Institute set-up on site in June, and Institute wrap-up in August.

July –August: 8:15 AM – 3:15 PM, Monday through Friday, up to 30 sessions, including rehearsals and public performances. 

(Up to 250 hours per position)

Note: As program is subject to funding, all dates, times, and hours to be confirmed


Per Session rates as per the UFT Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Contingent Upon Funding Availability. (UFT or relevant Union/Organization).


Submit letter of application, resume, copy of NYC Department of Education license and OP-175 form (available in schools and on DHR Website), by close of business May 31, 2019 and send to:

New York City Department of Education
Office of Arts and Special Projects
4360 Broadway, Fourth Floor
New York, NY  10033

Attention: Summer Arts Institute/Paraprofessional


If you have any questions about this activity, please e-mail:    

Signature for Peter Ianniello

NOTE: Service exceeding the number of hours specified in Chancellor’s Regulation C-175 governing per session activities requires prior approval.  The appropriate Per Session Supervisor must make the request via the Per Session Service System and receive approval before the person can begin working in the activity. Failure to obtain a valid waiver may result in the withholding of payment for hours worked beyond the maximum.


It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation.  For more information, please refer to the DOE Non-Discrimination Policy.

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