The Buckley School, an all boys Kindergarten - Grade 9 school, located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, is seeking a Middle and Upper School literacy and media specialist. This position is responsible for supervising the operation of the Middle and Upper School (grades 4-9) Library as well as working in collaboration with Middle and Upper School teachers on research and literacy-based projects with students. This position will include academic technology, digital citizenship, and literacy instruction.
Develop, plan and teach information literacy, academic technology, and digital citizenship curricula for Class IV-Class IX
Design and lead research and media literacy projects in collaboration with classroom teachers.
Design, create, and maintain a relevant, engaging collection of print and digital resources to support students’ reading, learning, creating, and storytelling.
Create engaging programs such as author and subject-area expert visits, digital storytelling workshops, and research seminars.
Work with the Director of Educational Technology to ensure computers and other devices in the library are maintained and used effectively.
Maintain the library space in a way that is welcoming and a positive reflection of the school.
Media Specialist teaching endorsement or a Masters of Library (and Information) Science with specialization in School Libraries preferred
Knowledge of and experience with coding and other academic technology tools and resources preferred
A vision for creating and integrating information literacy and technology across subject-area curricula
Teaching experience, particularly of this age group, preferred
To apply please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put "Literacy and Digital Media Specialist" in the subject line. No calls please.