Employment Type: Part Time (20 hrs/wk), Salaried, Benefits Eligible
Months Worked Per School Year: 10
Expected Work Days/Hours: Standard school day is from 8am-4pm. The exact schedule for this role will be coordinated with supervisor, includes weekends and some summer work
Paideia is a pre-K-12 college preparatory school of over 1,000 students in the Emory University area of Atlanta. Paideia was started in 1971 by a small group of parents who wanted a school that educated children with respect for their individuality. The school was founded on the idea that children have different interests and learning styles, and that they progress at different rates.
The high school program provides personal attention and faculty support for students as they develop greater independence over these four years. The academic year is divided into two semesters (Long Terms I and II) of approximately 15 weeks each and two short terms (A and B), each four weeks long. During the long terms, students attend six classes on a modified block schedule that cover the five traditional disciplines with one elective. The short terms are designed to allow intensive study in a particular area of the curriculum.
Duties and Responsibilities:
It is a part- time position, with an added allowance for after-school hours for advisor/student workdays.
It is a one-hour HS class that meets every day during the Long Term 1 and Long Term 2. In January short term, there is a 2 hour class. Work with the editors and photographers continues in May either after school or during lunch. Throughout the school year, students participate in the club that meets during and after school and on yearbook workdays that can be scheduled on weekends if necessary. Work continues into the first week of June when photos from graduation and spring events are submitted.
Our yearbook encompasses the whole school (Half Day to High School) and is approximately 372 pages. The yearbook includes student and professional photography on school traditions and events, senior dedication pages, and student and class photographs. It includes working and coordinating with our professional school photographer at school events such as graduation, the Bash (the school dance), student pictures and student sports at all levels of the school.
This position will be the liaison between the publisher and the school working with the publisher rep in scheduling, training, and submitting sections for proofing and publishing. Once the yearbook is complete, this position is in charge of working with administrators at each level to distribute the book. This person would also be responsible for coordinating with the professional school photographer for individual student photos. This role also includes working and coordinating with the school photographers for major school events.
This position is approximately 5 hours per week in class with students and an additional 15 -18 hours which may include after school hours and/or weekend work days. Timing requirements of this position can fluctuate depending on the time of year, which can include weekends and summer work as needed. The average weekly work hours for this position are at least 20 hrs/wk.
BA required. Art degree or some familiarity with design is recommended. Strong, art-based design and creativity has been the hallmark of the yearbook. Basic photography skills and some familiarity with photo editing are preferred. Must be comfortable with and willing to learn and utilize new editing and other softwares as needed. Experience working with high school aged students, school administrators and parents is a must. Strong organizational and communication skills with an understanding of project management is a central part of the position.
The yearbook staff works with Herff Jones and any training required with the yearbook editing system will be provided.
Work is expected to be done indoors and outdoors
Occasional after school, weekend and summer work
Office and occasional outdoor setting for photography
Low physical effort as most of the work is done at a desk setting
Sitting 50% work is done at desk, computer
Walking 50% work is done around Paideia's campus
Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references via our online application.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. A benefits package is offered for benefits-eligible positions. The Paideia School is an equal opportunity employer.
For more information about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, our focus on both social and emotional learning with rigorous academic offerings and opportunities for extra curricular learning, please visit our website at www.paideiaschool.org
Paideia is a K-12 college preparatory school of 999 students in the Emory University area of Atlanta; the elementary school enrolls 333 students. The elementary program includes twelve full-day, self-contained classrooms grades K-6. There are two teachers in each class of twenty-six to twenty-eight children. Teachers work together as lead teacher and assistant or as two co-lead teachers. Other than classes with specialists including art, music, physical education, and library, children remain with their own teachers throughout the day.
We believe the constellation of relative strengths and weaknesses among any group of students can differ widely; teachers decide when and how to offer extra help, when and where to augment a task to provide extra challenge, and when and why to take a step back to allow a child to process information. Social development is an integral part of a child’s maturation. Teachers help children learn how to work together cooperatively and effectively.