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Job Openings for Full-Time Positions 

The Paideia Institute is seeking a Program Manager to work in its New York office. Responsibilities will be mainly administrative, including management of the Institute’s correspondence, program applications and assisting on development and outreach. The Program Manager might be required to travel to Italy and/or Greece during the summer to assist with program administration. To apply, please submit a cover letter (including contact information for 2 references) and resume to info@paideia-institute.org with the subject line “Program Manager Application.” Application deadline November 25th for immediate start in mid December. 

The Paideia Institute is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without unlawful regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Managing Paideia’s general communications via email, phone, and physical mail. This includes responding to general queries and forwarding correspondence to relevant colleagues. 
  2. Regularly updating Paideia’s website. 
  3. Organizing curriculum planning, advertising, application, admission, enrollment, and payment processes for Paideia courses abroad. 
  4. Managing enrollment, payment, and scheduling of Telepaideia, Paideia’s online courses. 
  5. Overseeing the planning, logistics, and execution of US-based programs such as the Living Latin in NYC conference, itinera, and other events.  
  6. Assisting with special projects as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited university, preferably in the humanities.

Professional Skill and Proficiencies: 

  • Experience with the Google Suite. 
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple workflows at once, meeting all deadlines for different projects in a fast-paced office environment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including ability to interface with program participants and their families, and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and volunteers. 
  • Experience with CRM Systems, website management, and Adobe Creative Cloud is preferred. 
  • Experience with any of the following languages is preferred: Latin, ancient Greek, Italian, modern Greek, French.
  • Comfort sitting in front of a computer for extended periods of time.

Job Openings in Summer Programs

The Paideia Institute is seeking Instructors, Logistical Directors, and Teaching Fellows for its Living Latin and Living Greek summer programs, at both the high school and adult level. To apply, please submit a CV, contact information for two references, and a cover letter to info@paideia-institute.org with the subject line [Program] [Position] Application. Applications are due by November 29th.

The Paideia Institute is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without unlawful regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Living Latin in Rome

Program Description: Living Latin in Rome is a two-week intensive Latin program for adults.  During the program, participants read texts by a specific Latin author and discuss them in Latin and English. Most of the course takes place in Rome, but the program takes one overnight trip to another location in Italy that is relevant to the readings, author, or theme. Two sessions of Living Latin in Rome are scheduled for 2020.  The first, focusing on Catullus, will run from June 28th to July 11th. The second, focusing on Ovid, will run from July 12th to July 25th. 

Positions Available

Instructor

Position Description: Instructors lead students in classroom readings and discussion. Class groups consist of 5-7 students, and each group meets for two sixty-minute sessions daily. Instructors may also be asked to lead site visits in Rome and during the weekend excursion, give lectures in English or Latin, and participate in program-wide discussions. In the months leading up to the program, all teachers are required to participate in curriculum planning meetings. The compensation for this position is $1000 / week. Staff in all programs receive transportation to and from the program and housing for the duration of the program.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a strong background in Latin and have experience teaching Latin language and literature to adults and speaking Latin at an advanced level. This position requires standing and walking in the heat for long periods of time and long bus rides. 

 

Living Greek in Greece

Program Description: Living Greek in Greece is a two-week intensive ancient Greek program for adults. During the program, participants read texts by a specific Greek author around a set theme and discuss them in Greek and English. Most of the course takes place in the seaside village of Selianitika, but the program takes one overnight trip to another location in Greece that is relevant to the text, author, or theme.  Living Greek in Greece will run from August 1st to August 16th, 2020.

Positions Available

Instructor

Position Description: Instructors lead students in classroom readings and discussion of the text. Class groups consist of 5-7 students, and each group meets for two sixty-minute sessions daily. Instructors may also be asked to lead site visits on the weekend excursion, give lectures in English or Greek, and participate in program-wide discussions. In the months leading up to the program, all teachers participate in curriculum planning meetings.  The compensation for this position is $1000 / week. Staff in this program receive transportation to and from the program and housing for the duration of the program.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a strong background in ancient Greek and have experience teaching ancient Greek language and literature to adults and speaking Greek at an advanced level. This position requires standing and walking in the heat for long periods of time and long bus rides. 

 

Living Latin in Rome (High School) 

Program Description: Living Latin in Rome High School is a two-and-a-half week intensive Latin program for high school students. The curriculum includes classroom sessions as well as daily site visits in and around the city of Rome. The program features a mix of spoken Latin and traditional grammar translation pedagogy, and is open to students with at least one year of high-school Latin.  Living Latin in Rome High School will run from June 28th to July 14th, 2020.

Positions Available

Instructor

Position Description: The instructor will lead students in classroom readings and activities and on site visits.  Instructors also participate in some student life management. In the months leading up to the program, all program staff participate in curriculum planning meetings. The compensation for this position is $1000 / week. Staff in this program receive transportation to and from the program and housing for the duration of the program. High school program staff also receive meals. 

Qualifications: Applicants must have strong Latin and have experience teaching it to high school students via the active method.  Experience teaching Roman history and culture, archaeology, and the topography of the city of Rome is also required. Applications should have experience leading students abroad and be familiar with best practices for in loco parentis care of minors. Knowledge of Italian is appreciated, but not required. This position requires standing and walking in the heat for long periods of time and long bus rides. 

Logistical Director

Position Description: The Logistical Director supports instructors to ensure that the curriculum is properly executed and lives on site during the program to supervise student life. The compensation for this position is $1000 / week. Staff in this program receive transportation to and from the program and housing for the duration of the program. High school program staff also receive meals. 

Qualifications: Applicants should be familiar with Rome and fluent in Italian.  They should have extensive experience working with high school students and managing student life and discipline. Experience working in the student travel industry, as well as strong project management and interpersonal skills are also important. This position requires standing and walking in the heat for long periods of time and long bus rides. 

Teaching Fellow

Position Description: Teaching Fellows assist instructors in the classroom and on site, and participate in and support student life and logistics in the program. The compensation for this position is $500 / week. Staff in this program receive transportation to and from the program and housing for the duration of the program. High school program staff also receive meals. 

Qualifications: The Teaching Fellow position is designed for recent college graduates who aspire to a teaching career.  Applicants should have a strong background in Latin, and be able to demonstrate experience teaching or tutoring. Experience in Rome or Italy is appreciated, but nor required. This position requires standing and walking in the heat for long periods of time and long bus rides. 

 

Living Greek in Greece (High School)

Program Description: Living Greek in Greece High School is a two-and-a-half week intensive Ancient Greek program for high school students. The curriculum includes classroom sessions as well as site visits to the most important ancient Greek archaeological sites. The program features a mix of spoken ancient Greek and traditional grammar translation pedagogy, and welcomes beginning students as well as those who already know some Greek.  Living Greek in Greece High School will run from July 15th to July 29th, 2020.

Positions Available

Instructor

Position Description: The instructor will lead students in classroom readings and activities and on site visits.  Instructors also participate in some student life management. In the months leading up to the program, all program staff participate in curriculum planning meetings. The compensation for this position is $1000 / week. Staff in this program receive transportation to and from the program and housing for the duration of the program. High school program staff also receive meals. 

Qualifications: Applicants must have strong ancient Greek and have experience teaching it to high school students via the active method.  Experience teaching ancient and modern Greek history and culture, archaeology, and topography is also required. Applications should have experience leading students abroad and be familiar with best practices for in loco parentis care of minors. The program requires standing and walking for long periods of time in the heat and long bus rides. Knowledge of Modern Greek is appreciated, but not required. This position requires standing and walking in the heat for long periods of time and long bus rides. 

Logistical Director

Position Description: The Logistical Director supports instructors to ensure that the curriculum is properly executed and lives on site during the program to supervise student life. The compensation for this position is $1000 / week. Staff in this program receive transportation to and from the program and housing for the duration of the program. High school program staff also receive meals. 

Qualifications: Applicants should be familiar with Greece and fluent in Modern Greek.  They should have extensive experience working with high school students and managing student life and discipline. Experience working in the student travel industry, as well as strong project management and interpersonal skills are also important. This position requires standing and walking in the heat for long periods of time and long bus rides.  

Teaching Fellow

Position Description: Teaching Fellows assist instructors in the classroom and on site, and participate in and support student life in the program. The compensation for this position is $500 / week. Staff in this program receive transportation to and from the program and housing for the duration of the program. High school program staff also receive meals. 

Qualifications: The Teaching Fellow position is designed for recent college graduates who aspire to a career teaching Greek.  Applicants should have a strong background in ancient Greek, and be able to demonstrate experience teaching or tutoring. Experience in Greece and knowledge of Modern Greek is appreciated, but not required. This position requires standing and walking in the heat for long periods of time and long bus rides.