Job Announcement: Elementary school seeks a mapmaker for geographic literacy program
Schmitz Park Elementary School, located in West Seattle, is seeking a cartographer/GIS specialist to create maps for its Global Passport Program. Global Passport is a geographic literacy program for students in grades K to 5. Each month, students receive a study map with a list of highlighted places; at month’s end, volunteers check students’ newly-acquired knowledge. Historically, we have used materials from Passport Club, a non-profit organization. However, Passport Club’s monthly lists of places literally span the globe, with no coherent organizational themes. This year, we have redesigned the program around regional concepts so that it makes more instructional sense. To suit the new structure, we have been creating our own maps, using a National Geographic tool. The quality of these maps is somewhat low, however. Thus, we are hoping to hire a mapmaker to generate maps for the remainder of the academic year. Compensation would be in the range of $15-$18 per hour.
For details about the Global Passport Program (and to view maps created thus far), go to: http://www.schmitzparkes.seattleschools.org/
Click on the Academics tab along the left-side bar, then select Global Passport Program.
If you are interested in this job, or for further information, please contact:
Nancy Fisher-Allison, Librarian
Schmitz Park Elementary School
5000 SW Spokane Street
Seattle, WA 98116