The Junior Scholars Program is a college-preparatory program that invites 125 youth, ages 11 to 18, to explore American and global history through the lens of the Schomburg’s vast collections, annual exhibitions, and educational resources. Founded in 2002, the flagship program builds students’ core literacy, research, and critical-thinking skills; cultivates Scholars’ lifelong commitment to historical literacy and civic engagement; fosters positive cultural identity development through the arts and media studies; and prepares students for academic success in college as well as intellectual and entrepreneurial careers. Junior Scholars attend college-style lectures and presentations, engage in dialogue with adult scholars and professionals, participate in guided peer group discussions aka “teen talks”, generate individual research projects and portfolios, and create collaborative media arts projects that grow from their intensive study. The program runs for ten months on Saturdays, from October through May, and culminates with an annual Youth Summit presentation to the public.
The Staff Instructor(s) report to the Program Coordinator and will be responsible for leading a cohort of Junior Scholars (maximum of 25 students) through the daily activities of the program as in the weekly syllabus.
Duties will include: