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Seeking Fun, Warm-Hearted Tagalog Instructor for East Bay Summer Camp: Male Teachers Encouraged to Apply!

Do you have experience teaching Tagalog? Do you love working with elementary-middle school youth? Does your teaching style incorporate project and inquiry-based learning? Are you committed to nurturing young Pilipino and Pilipino-American kids as change-makers of the future? If yes, then this job is for you!

About Sama Sama
Sama Sama Summer Camp is a day camp for kids 5-12 years old in Oakland and Berkeley. Summer 2016 will be our third year in operation, serving 20-22 kids and their families. The camp is designed to provide children a fun, engaging and critical way of exploring the intersections of culture, arts and ecology. The curriculum for summer 2016 will focus on “Fire & Resistance”, exploring our stories and methods of resistance here and in the Philippines. There will be a strong focus on martial arts, dance, cooking, weaving, and oral histories with activities to create an immersive language experience for Pilipino language learners. Camp will be held from June 27- July 22.

The Position
This position is part of a core team of educators and cooperative parents that lead the programming and curriculum development of Sama Sama.
The position will responsible for designing and delivering fun, interactive and exciting Tagalog lessons that are fully integrated with the rest of the curriculum in collaboration with the entire curriculum team.
This position will be responsible for developing curriculum specifically for our middle school youth and will assist in designing long range plans for continued youth development programming for Sama Sama.

The position begins immediately with monthly camp planning and curriculum development meetings. On-site preparation takes place the week before camp begins. Instruction begins June 27 and runs through July 22 with weekly team check-ins. Instructors are expected to attend a post-camp evaluation meeting the beginning of August.

This position is perfect for the teacher who is passionate about education and social justice, loves Tagalog, thrives in alternative educational environments and wants to play an active role in creating a meaningful learning space for our young people.

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching Tagalog.
  • Experience working with elementary school-aged and middle school-aged children.
  • Experience with curriculum development and lesson planning, preferably for Pilipino and Pilipino-American children.
  • Experience in supporting healthy social emotional development of children 5-12 years old.
  • Experience and/or working knowledge of migration, social & environmental justice issues, education, arts, organizing.
  • Use of project and inquiry-based learning.
  • Experience working in a cooperative or desire to work in a cooperative structure.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Patricia Ong, or Lisa Juachon.

This is a full-time, temporary, summer gig with opportunities to grow! Compensation commensurate with experience. LGBTQ encouraged to apply!!