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Middle School Art Teacher

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St. James School Philadelphia | Philadelphia, PA
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St. James School Philadelphia


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Published 13 days ago

Job Purpose:

To teach students in a classroom setting, to create an environment favorable to learning and personal growth in accordance with each student’s needs and ability. The art teacher is responsible for the human and Christian education of the students entrusted to his/her care through both delivery of the instructional program and modeling of appropriate skills, attitudes and behaviors. It is the teacher who motivates, encourages, and inspires students to excel in all their endeavors and who sets goals and expectations that challenge students to meet and expand their potentials.

Responsibilities:

·        Part time teaching position ( full days Tuesday 7:30am-3pm )

·        Instructing and planning art lessons which are cross-curricular and multi-cultural

·        Implements and nurtures a culture of success for students

  • Plans culturally responsive lessons, incorporating diverse cultural materials and learning styles
  • Motivates students by connecting with them through relationships and connecting curriculum with their lives
  • Communicate and maintain a strong relationship with families
  • Using a trauma-informed approach when teaching and engaging with students
  • Plans and implements a middle school art curriculum incorporating multiple intelligences
  • Maintains art budget 
  • Collaborates with volunteer and church relations manager to acquire art supplies and field trip support from individuals, groups and organizations
  • Teaches students with a holistic approach which specifically addresses the emotional, spiritual and academic needs of each student
  • Responsible for all lesson plans, assignments, rubrics, and other instructional materials and methods of teaching
  • Perform all other duties assigned by the school leadership team in the interest of student learning


Qualifications

  • Two years full-time classroom art teaching experience preferred, preferably in grades 4-8
  • Strong track record of student achievement in the past
  • Ability to create a class environment in which students feel safe, supported and challenged to engage deeply in meaningful work
  • A strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement
  • Sharing the school’s conviction that all students can learn at a high level
  • Highly thoughtful and reflective, committed to always getting smarter with colleagues, reflecting on mistakes, welcoming feedback and making continual adjustments in your practice

Job Purpose:

To teach students in a classroom setting, to create an environment favorable to learning and personal growth in accordance with each student’s needs and ability. The art teacher is responsible for the human and Christian…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

How to Apply

Information about St. James School can be found at www.stjamesphila.org. Resumes and cover letter can be sent to dmcdonough@stjamesphila.org.


St. James School is a faith-based Philadelphia middle school in the Episcopal tradition, committed to educating traditionally under-resourced students in a nurturing environment. The school is a community that provides a challenging academic program and encourages the development of the moral, spiritual, intellectual, physical and creative gifts in its students.

We educate the whole child:

·        Episcopal identity (school worship, community life, religious formation and study & social justice)

·        Small classes (18 students per class)

·        21st century learning and instruction

·        Extended day, week and year

·        6:1 student/teacher ratio

·        High school placement and graduate support program

·        Wide array of enrichment (e.g. sports, academic, music, art, robotics) programs

Information about St. James School can be found at www.stjamesphila.org. Resumes and cover letter can be sent to dmcdonough@stjamesphila.org.


St. James School is a faith-based…

Location

3217 West Clearfield Street, Philadelphia, PA 19132

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