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Good Shepherd Services Activity Instructor (Theater): Truman in Bronx, New York

Good Shepherd Services is a leading multi-service agency with more than 85 programs that serve over 30,000 youth and families each year – and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success. At Good Shepherd we respect the dignity and worth of every person and reject intolerance, inequity and injustice in whatever form it may take. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crain’s New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference!

The Activity Instructor plans and implements a variety of theater based activities with the goal of enriching the experience of summer for our program participants.

Title: Activity Instructor ( Theater ), Truman

Reports to: Program Director at Truman

Location: Truman HS, Bronx, NY

Hours: Up to 12 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt; School Year


  • Create and facilitate theater groups for participants.

  • Develop theater curriculum for program participants that promotes creativity, self-esteem, cultural awareness, and pride.

  • Assist in development and implementation of culminating events or projects.

  • Responsible for the setup, operation and cleanup of activities and the organization, inventory and storing of relevant supplies and equipment.

  • Articulate expectations to group leaders and program aides on what aspect of the class work needs to be strengthened and practiced in preparation for the next class.

  • Participate in staff trainings, meetings and development activities as specified

  • Attend all staff meetings and staff development training sessions, as specified.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED required, some college in a related field preferred.

  • Experience in developing group lesson plans and leading group activities preferred.

  • Must be able to engage young people and set structure and limits in a group setting.

  • Demonstrated written, verbal, organizational, and prioritization skills.

  • Capability to transition easily between working independently with a high degree of self- initiative and working a part of a team.

  • Proven participant sensibility and ability to communicate with staff on all levels.

  • Prior experience in an after-school setting preferred.

  • Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective.

Good Shepherd Services is an equal opportunity employer that is proudly committed to becoming an anti-racist and multicultural organization that stands up for justice and equity. We welcome prospective employees from diverse backgrounds, for administrative support and direct service and leadership roles, who will join us on that journey, uphold our values and approach, and believe in our mission. Additionally, we aim to have a racially representative leadership and workforce that is reflective of the communities we work in partnership with.

Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of our activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and termination of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

ID: 2022-5532

Street: 750 Baychester ave

Base Salary: USD $19.00/Hr.

Max Salary: USD $25.00/Hr.