Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


Somerville Community Schools
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3482222 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: March 30, 2021 Starting Date: July 1, 2021

Job Description

Summer Program Specialist Position:
Dance, Music, Theater and Visual Arts Specialist (Hollywood)

Job Goal: The Somerville Community Schools Program provides After School and Out of School Time Care in the Somerville Public Schools. We operate After School programs from dismissal until end of program including early release days; full day programs during school vacation weeks and during summer. It is our mission to provide high quality, affordable, Out of School Time Care to Somerville children in grades Pre-K through 8.

The following outline is not all-inclusive but is meant to give a general sense of the position during the summer.

•Lead small and large group activities in a specialized area (Program Specials include: STEM, ELA, Cultures, Environmental Science, The Arts, PE)
•Implement Community Schools Behavior Management Policy
•Maintain classroom environment including set up and maintenance of supplies
•Follow program procedures to safeguard the health and safety of the children
•Ability to cooperatively team teach
•Build positive relationship with families
•Other duties as assigned

•Research, plan and implement activity based curriculum to promote social, emotional, physical and cognitive development in accordance with Somerville Public School curriculum and summer program themes
•Purchase materials and supplies in accordance with the Community Schools procedures
•Submit weekly themed units 2 weeks in advance to Administration

•Oversee all aspects of field trips including students and staff supervision as well as admissions and bus transportation
•Program check-in and dismissal as well as supervision of campers and staff during post program activities
•Facilitate participation of Lead and Assistant Teachers to during lessons
•Communicate regularly with Administration
•Attend mandatory summer program orientation in late June, weekly lunch time Wednesday meetings and trainings

•Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Guidance, Human Services, Nursing, Psychology, Physical Education, Recreation, Child Psychology, the Arts, Social Work, Sociology, or Child Care; and have 1 year of experience working with school-age children.
•Experience planning and implementing activity-based curriculum in the subject area to be taught
•Ability to set clear limits and supervise groups of school age children
•Administrative and organizational skills
•Good interpersonal skills and communication skills to collaborate with CS staff and Administration
•Ability to supervise and support assisting staff
•Sensitivity to and/or experience in working with children and adults from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.

Terms of Employment:
Monday – Friday Schedule, 8:00am-4:00pm with 8 days of daily check out support until 4:45pm
Start Date: July 6, 2021
End Date: August 13, 2021

All Staff: There is a mandatory Orientation Day in June, date is TBD
and a mandatory Professional Development Day in June, date is TBD

Disclosure: All positions listed are subject to funding availability and student enrollment; courses may be cancelled due to lack of enrollment.

Position Reports to: Summer Adventure Camp Program Director

•Applications are only accepted online through School Spring.
•Resumes that are emailed or mailed will not be considered.
•Should you have any questions or need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources,

Position Type: Summer
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Somerville Community Schools!

Community Schools is a department of the Somerville Public Schools dedicated to providing high quality learning and enrichment activities for elementary grade students after-school and during school vacations.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Somerville Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Adriana Guereque-Khan
    167 Holland Street
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02144
    Phone: 617-625-6600