The catalyst for launching Academy of Media Arts began with the new media arts nonprofit organization, Choice Group Inc, (CGI). Mr. Hammond’s vision for providing career pathway for inner city and foster youth began as a result of Mr. Hammond surviving as a 9 year old caregiver while his mother battled with the illness of drug addiction. Having a career pathway through music and technology saved Mr. Hammond life. Mr. Hammond founded a new media arts program Choice Group Inc which has scaled into Academy of Media Arts.
For the past twelve years, Choice Group Inc (CGI) has trained scholars for jobs and innovative skills for the future of work. Choice Group Career to Pathway Programs/ New Media Arts Program offers 3D Game Design and Music Production Programs within the Baldwin Village community. The Career to Pathway/New Media Arts Programs serves as a pipeline for inner city and foster youth into the tech and creative industries.
As a result of the success of Dana's team with Choice Group Inc (CGI), he is launching Academy of Media Arts in efforts to scale his focus on New Media Arts.
Mission: AMA is committed to creating an environment that merges science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) into a cultivating bridge for new media arts and related areas of career development opportunities within the digital age.
Academy of Media Arts core values are based in C.H.O.I.C.E, which is the acronym for Creativity, Honesty, Opportunity, Integrity, Collaboration, and Enthusiasm.
Creativity: AMA defines creativity by its ability to peak a scholars’ curiosity. AMA believes that anything innovative begins with creativity.
Honesty: AMA defines honesty through being authentic to oneself. AMA believes there is a purpose behind each person having a unique fingerprint.
Opportunity: AMA defines opportunity as the ability to create your own.
Integrity: AMA defines integrity through its “We over I” philosophy.
Collaboration: A collaborative mindset is the ability to adapt to unfamiliar environments without ego so that curiosity and openness will rise in the course of dealing with uncomfortable circumstances.
Enthusiasm: AMA defines enthusiasm by a scholar’s ability to view the process of becoming an innovative thinker as exciting
Academy of Media Arts is driven by one overarching goal for all scholars and that is to prepare scholars for the future of work. How do you predict what that future will be? AMA believes that we prepare scholars for the future of work by creating an environment of innovative thinkers, who will be able to tackle the careers that are yet unknown.
The special education teacher builds trust and connection with all stakeholders around supporting students with specific learning needs. The special education teacher blends promising practices for supporting all learning in an interdisciplinary structure of a Project- Based Learning and Blended Learning Approach. The special education teacher inspires scholars to use academic language as a way to express their inherent creativity and understanding of the subject matter. The teacher candidate will be confident in modeling and reinforcing the fundamentals of writing, reading comprehension, diction and word application within all courses. AMA is committed to creating an environment that supports high quality instruction for all learners and the special education teacher plays a critical role in supporting the work for meeting that commitment. The Special Education Teacher will plan and provide for appropriate learning experiences for students with disabilities. The Special Education Teacher will also be responsible for maintaining data and documentation related to special education services provided at Academy of Media Arts. The ideal candidate will embody the following leadership characteristics:
Core Knowledge: Strong teaching pedagogy and content knowledge around effective teaching strategies and professional development implementation. The capacity to plan and deliver highly effective and efficient instruction to meet the needs of all scholars.
Core Skills: Alignment with AMA’s teaching pedagogy. AMA’s academic model is based on Project Based Learning (PBL), Culturally Responsive Teaching, Blended Learning, and Career Technical Education.
Core Mindset: Servant leadership with the ability to motivate AMA’s scholars to possess the commitment, grit, accountability, and creativity to succeed with AMA’s instructional model.
The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to perform the job.
Highly competitive salary and benefits package, salary is based on education and experience
An offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of a background check. AMA is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of AMA to afford equal employment and advancement opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, or any other classification that is protected under applicable local, state, or federal law.