PER SESSION VACANCY CIRCULAR (VC) NOTICE # 168: Teacher (Contributor/Facilitator, SWD Compendium) - OASP

  • Posted Date: May 20, 2019 Deadline: Dec 31, 2019

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Current and Retired Teachers: Edit materials, develop content, and facilitate professional development(s) for arts teachers in educating students with disabilities in the inclusive arts classroom. Content will be developed from the Arts & Students with Disabilities Resource Compendium. (Approximately 15 positions total)


Meeting Sessions: Various sites throughout Manhattan including, 333 7th Ave, and 4360 Broadway.

Workshop Locations: Throughout New York City, to be determined.


New York City Department of Education licensed teacher of dance, music, theater, visual arts and/or special education. Teacher must have experience teaching arts content.


  • Licensed by NYC Department of Education in special education, dance, music, theater and/or visual art. Dual certification in an arts discipline and special education preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years satisfactory teaching experience with the NYCDOE.
  • Experience educating students with disabilities in the arts classroom.
  • Experience with the development and writing of curriculum and educational materials in the arts.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts: PreK-12 and New York State Standards for the Arts.
  • Familiarity with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).
  • Experience with incorporating accommodations and modifications into daily lesson plans.


  • Knowledge/familiarity of resources from the Students with Disabilities Resource Compendium.
  • Work with the project manager and a diverse group of educators to organize, plan, develop content and/or facilitate up to 4 (full day) professional developments. Professional developments will educate arts teachers on how to better support students with disabilities in the inclusive arts classroom.
  • Maintain regular professional communication via email, phone, and in-person with working groups and project manager.
  • Be able to deliver clear concise content to teachers regarding best practices.
  • Engage professionally with educators, stakeholders, and cultural organizations.
  • Ability to independently prioritize tasks, organize materials, and meet deadlines.
  • Utilize technology such as, Google Docs, E-mail, Microsoft Word, and Excel to track materials and data.


August 2019- June 2020; hours to be determined based on following criteria: 4 (full day) workshops, content planning meetings, debrief sessions (up to 50 hours per position).


Per Session rates as per the UFT Collective Bargaining Agreement. Contingent Upon Funding Availability.


Send application: OP 175, copy of resume and cover letter by December 31, 2019 to: Office of Arts and Special Projects, Attention: Alexa Fairchild, Manager of Arts for Diverse Learners, 4360 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10033.


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An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D

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