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Pop Culture Classroom: Classroom Outreach Instructors

Title: Classroom Outreach Instructor

Reports to: Director of Education, Education Program Manager

Summary: Responsible for the planning and execution of educational programming in Pop Culture Classroom’s on-site classroom as well as at schools, libraries, and community centers throughout the Denver Metro Area.

Compensation and benefits: $30 per hour plus travel

Hourly Expectation: 10 hour minimum per semester, average 10 hours per month based on availability and season.

Description: Pop Culture Classroom (PCC) is a Denver-based education nonprofit that offers pop culture based educational programs in schools, youth centers, libraries, nonprofits, and detention centers across Colorado. Our signature event every year is Denver Pop Culture Con (DPCC), which educates the general public through forms of pop culture and brings together diverse people and interests of our community regardless of age, race, gender or background.

We are currently developing a team of qualified art, literacy, and digital media instructors to continue building on our mission of igniting a love of learning, increasing literacy, celebrating diversity and building community through the tools of pop culture and the power of self-expression. Our ideal candidate is someone with a background in pop culture (comics, gaming, art, design, digital media, etc.) and/or education, who is excited to join a vibrant and diverse educational community, work with diverse and underserved populations, and build one-of-a-kind learning experiences for learners of all ages.

Applications Due: April 31, 2020

Start Date: May 2020

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works with Director of Education and Education Program Manager to successfully administer and execute outreach and on-site workshops
  • Collaborate with fellow instructors and PCC staff to develop lesson plans, coordinate supplies, and set clear goals for students
  • Communicate with site coordinators and PCC staff to coordinate workshops and address needs/concerns as they arise
  • Manage the classroom to create a positive, energetic, and safe learning environment
  • Learn and instruct PCC’s comic book-creation curriculum, Storytelling Through Comics
  • Learn and instruct PCC’s tabletop game design curriculum, Game On!
  • Keep and submit hourly log for payment and transportation
  • Arrive early, well-prepared, and familiar with the day’s lesson
  • Hold students accountable to high behavioral and academic expectations in order to yield a quality outcome
  • Be willing to receive and implement feedback on lesson plans and instruction practices
  • Be flexible for all classroom environments and age levels (8-years old through adult) as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Attend periodic staff meetings and professional development opportunities

Required Qualifications:

  • Skills and/or professional experience related to any of the following: artistic expression, digital programming, 3D modeling, audio/video creation, podcasting, animation, illustration, game design, creative writing, costume design, graphic design
  • Ability to model and teach technical skills in your field of expertise
  • Ability to creatively solve problems on the spot
  • Compassionate and clear communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, detail oriented
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and lecture and workshop teaching skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, reliability, stability, and responsibility
  • Ability to travel to and from workshops as needed
  • Comfortable carrying materials (up to 30 pounds) to and from workshops
  • Valid drivers license and reliable transportation
  • Flexibility in work hours

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • Experience teaching in a classroom setting (K-12 preferred)
  • Understanding of and experience with PCC/DPCC
  • Experience with contemporary pop culture and its influences/history
  • Colorado teaching license and/or other certifications
  • Experience with utilization of pop culture as an educational tool
  • Any applicant who advances through the interview process must pass a background check.

Pop Culture Classroom is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the belief that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity.
Not benefits eligible.

Please email resume and cover letter to education@popcultureclassroom.org. No phone calls, please.

Executive Director

About Pop Culture Classroom

Pop Culture Classroom (PCC) is a Colorado-based nonprofit where we develop tools for children to increase their literary skills using age appropriate comic books and graphic novels, and encourage critical-thinking through costume design, game development, and other related pop culture media.

We achieve these goals through our programs that include the development of curriculum and teaching guides for classroom use, workshops, and events like Denver Pop Culture Con, our family-friendly pop culture fan extravaganza, featuring the best in pop culture entertainment and showcases our mission. All proceeds from this event benefits PCC’s educational endeavors.

Job Overview

The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for overall management of staff and day-to-day operations through the supervision and evaluation of the Program Directors, Marketing Manager, and Office Manager. Alongside the Board, their committees, and staff, this position will work to establish the strategic direction of the organization and to develop effective policies and programs to support PCC’s mission and vision.

The ED will be responsible for administering standards and procedures related to human resources, metrics, budget and physical facilities, and has overall responsibility for staff management and development.

Qualifications

The Executive Director is a collaborative leader who understands and empowers action of the organization’s mission and vision while leveraging the skills of staff, contractors, and volunteers appropriately.

They recognize that the organization is in a period of its life cycle where practices that involve long-term thinking and planning are needed, as well as ways to diversify income. Therefore, it is essential that this person is comfortable working at both the strategic and tactical levels and has a strong ability to connect people and projects together to achieve goals.

Attributes and Interpersonal Skills

Desired Leadership Style: Logical, Supportive, Inspirational

Qualities that are critical to success in this role:

  • The ability to network and build meaningful relationships/partnerships
  • Possess strong values, integrity, and passion for the organization’s mission
  • Adept at leading and managing teams
  • Communicates with trust and confidence
  • Provides energetic and positive leadership of staff and volunteers
  • Values inclusiveness and collaboration
  • Encourages openness and involvement

Required Skills

  • 3+ years’ experience in management or leadership of an organization.
  • Familiarity with nonprofit operations and regulations including staff management and retention
  • Ability to maintain financial stability of the organization and ensure proper accounting practices, including an annual budget and monthly financial information
  • Experience with OKRs and KPIs.
  • Have a solid foundation in understanding existing barriers to access for historically marginalized communities
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to assess needs, and multi-task
  • Ability to recognize change and manage a growing organization
  • Excellent and effective written and verbal communication skills including strong public speaking capabilities
  • Experience working collaboratively with a Board and other volunteers.
  • Experience with non-profit organizations either as staff or Board member

Preferred experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree desirable; graduate work a plus.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Salary – from $70,000/yr, commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • Position is located at the PCC office in Denver, Colorado
  • Some evening and weekend work will be necessary during events
  • PCC provides fully paid employee health insurance as well as a 3% matching retirement plan contribution

Contact

Send resume and cover letter to jobs@popcultureclassroom.org

  • Posting will remain open until filled
  • No phone calls please