Middle School Art Teacher

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Full Time



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3245 Sheffield Avenue
Redwood Day School
United States


Middle School Art Teacher

Redwood Day

3245 Sheffield Avenue

Oakland, CA 94602


Redwood Day is a vibrant K-8 school with over 385 students and 80+ faculty and staff all learning together on our four-acre campus in the heart of Oakland. Everything we do is designed to keep every child engaged and growing. Academically, that means a world-class curriculum, the best teachers, and a focus on the individual student. Socially and emotionally, we teach students to work through challenges, respect each other’s differences, and honor their diverse community. We find great strength in multiple perspectives and embrace every opportunity to weave diversity in thought and action into our social, emotional, and academic lives.

Job Description and Desired Qualifications

The Middle School Art Teacher will design and execute a robust visual arts curriculum for our 6-8 students, that is innovative, creative, and encourages the artistic side of each of our students. The ideal candidate will have experience in a variety of artistic media, styles, and approaches, including two-dimensional fundamentals utilizing drawing and painting skills, and three-dimensional mixed media concepts and design. This teacher will have a strong commitment to meeting the learning needs of each student, a teaching style that supports differentiation of instruction, a collaborative spirit, and an interest in building a community. This individual should have a strong art teaching background, experience with multicultural education, and an appreciation for the middle school mindset and experience. Additional responsibilities include active involvement in student advisory, student activities, collaborative teacher meetings, supervisory duties and outdoor education trips.

This is a full-time position, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays)

Perform all other assigned school-related duties (e.g. recess supervision, meetings, etc.)

Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelors of Arts in Visual Arts (or Comparable Degree)
  • Classroom teaching experience, especially at the middle school level
  • Candidate must have a natural rapport with children and good classroom management skills.

Desired Qualifications and Traits:

  • Teaching credential or Masters Degree (MM) (preferred)
  • Personal experience as a working artist


Redwood Day offers highly competitive compensation and benefits.

Limitations and Disclaimer:

The above job responsibilities are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with federal and state laws. Employment at Redwood Day is “at-will”. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Offers are contingent on passing a background check and TB assessment.



Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Redwood Day Application Form and submit it electronically by May 18 to msart2018@rdschool.org, Attn: Jim Rendle, Middle School Director, and Cheryl Ting, Assistant Head of School

Non-discrimination Policy:

Redwood Day is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, religion color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), marital status, domestic partner status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful consideration by federal, state or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. In addition, Redwood Day does not permit discrimination based on dressing consistently with one’s gender identity or gender expression, or preferred gender, name or pronoun usage.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply