Are you interested in facilitating a curriculum for children that teaches the skills of Social Emotional Learning through Art? If you are 21+ years old with a passion for working with children and have 5-7 hours a week to dedicate to our program which involves being trained, facilitating a weekly session to 10 students along with another co-facilitator then this opportunity is for YOU!
Virtual Facilitators receive a thoughtfully crafted session every week. We capture data, closely monitor our impact and do whatever it takes to make a difference in the areas of social awareness, self-management, self-awareness, relationship management and responsible decision making of each child.
The pandemic and the resulting lockdown, the constant media focus on the number of fatalities in the country and the world as well as the stress of ensuring safety, health and wellbeing of self and family and the additional baggage to the economic ramifications resulting from the lockdown has left us mentally and emotionally drained out. It has universally affected people irrespective of their backgrounds and age. Children and adults have been confined to indoor spaces without having an outlet or channel to express their feelings and emotions.
The COVID-19 enforced realities have imposed a new dilemma. These realities have made us acknowledge the fact that learning for children would need to include outcomes that can help them become more aware, manage their emotions better, become more resilient and adaptive as well as develop a stronger sense of empathy.
We have introduced Virtual Classes to implement a Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and Art integrated to address these needs.
Be an integral part of the Saturday Art Class program by taking responsibility for developing social emotional learning in children through delivering an art-based curriculum.
Through the Saturday Art Class programme, Coaches will :
The Saturday Art Class Coach programme is a part time teaching programme.
Each Coach will be responsible for one classroom for the entire academic year (July 2020 - April 2021).
This entails the Coach’s presence :
Consistent interaction of students with their coach helps build trust and a lasting relationship. This stable foundation enables coaches to create a strong impact in the children’s lives.
The coach’s role involves delivering the Saturday Art Class curriculum with the help of mentors and parent leaders from the community. To ensure that this is done smoothly, every coach will attend weekend training sessions with the SArC team twice a month.
All coaches will also be involved in the Saturday Art Class exhibition that takes place in April, at the end of every academic year. This would be a culmination to the end of year community project that the Coach delivers along with the classroom and the community.
The coach will also take charge of the operational requirements for each session(coordinating with the SArC team to ensure that the materials and other resources are available in time) and will be the contact person for the school authorities and for the mentors and parent leaders attached to his/her classroom.Apply
Saturday Art Class gives this opportunity to individuals coming from all areas of life, with a strong desire to create an impact in children's lives, provided:
Get involved in the Saturday Art Class classroom and help impact children’s lives by assisting our Saturday Art Class Coaches and Parent Leaders & be an integral part of the Saturday Art Class program by taking responsibility for developing social emotional learning in children through delivering an art-based curriculum.
Through the Saturday Art Class Mentor programme :
We have found that week on week interaction of students with mentors enables them to form connections and lasting relationships, which makes it easier for mentors to pass on valuable skills and render impact.
Hence, we require a semester’s worth of (5 months) commitment from each mentor, where the mentor has to be present in the classroom for two hours every Saturday during the Saturday Art Class lecture.
All mentors (irrespective of the semester) are also a part of the Saturday Art Class exhibition that takes place in April, at the end of every academic year.
Each classroom of 50 students is assigned 3 mentors. Each mentor’s role involves aiding the coach or teacher in delivering the planned session and interacting with students through the course of it.
Every mentor will go through an orientation at the beginning of the semester.Apply Now
Saturday Art Class is looking for individuals who are passionate about creating an impact and addressing the education inequity and inequality in India. Our mentors come from different educational and professional backgrounds, but have an interest in art and are committed to creating a change.
All applicants must meet the following criteria :