Careers at Big Thought: Summer

Current Summer Job Openings

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Site Guide – Part-Time, Seasonal
Provide a safe, caring and enriching environment for groups of children participating in an in-school or after-school program. Assist with supervision and engagement of students in youth development and activities.

Site Coordinator – Part-Time, Seasonal
Directly provide a safe, caring and enriching environment for groups of children participating in an in-school or after-school program. Assist with supervision and engagement of students in youth development and activities. Coordinate program services through instructors, center coaches, and partner providers.

Life Skills Coach – Contractor
Teach character development in all aspects of Big Thought’s youth development-focused programs, including but not limited to DISD schools, professional development workshops (including summer and custom sessions), and other special events.

Instructor – Contractor
Teach in all aspects of Big Thought programs, including but not limited to Dallas ISD schools, professional development workshops (including summer and custom sessions), and other special events.

Instructional Partner – Contractor
Serve as surrogate for program staff responsible for quality, specifically related to Six Dimensions of Quality, Social Emotional Learning and project- based learning. Observe instructors actively teaching, report back in a timely fashion, and recommend interventions as needed. Provide coaching as necessary.

Dallas City of Learning Manager – Part-Time, Temporary
Represent and support the ongoing work of Dallas City of Learning (DCOL) while working with a team to continue to build citywide partnerships and support the students and service leaders in Dallas County.

Dallas City of Learning Crew – Part Time, Temporary
Represent and support the ongoing work of Dallas City of Learning (DCOL) while working with a team to continue to build citywide partnerships and support the students and service leaders in Dallas County.

Creative Solutions Manager – Full Time, Temporary
Responsible for providing logistical and administrative leadership to the Creative Solutions summer program at SMU. Works with Creative Solutions team to provide a safe, caring and enriching environment for youth participating in the program. Assists with supervision and engagement of students in youth development and arts activities. Coordinates program services with teaching artists, SMU facilities staff, CitySquare, the Dallas County Juvenile Department, and other partners. Works with program leadership to develop individual program plans for all youth in the program.

Creative Solutions Visual Arts Instructor – Contractor
Teach in Big Thought Creative Solutions programs, including but not limited to Dallas County Juvenile Department residential facilities and Creative Solutions Summer Intensive at SMU, professional development workshops (including summer and custom sessions), and other special events.

Youth Development Project Coordinator – Full Time, Temporary
Responsible for providing logistical and administrative support to youth development programs. Assists with supervision and engagement of students in youth development and arts activities. Coordinates program services with teaching artists, facilities staff, the Dallas County Juvenile Department, and other partners. Manages student enrollment database and youth files.

Stephanie DrenkaCareers at Big Thought: Summer