Elementary School Art Teacher (2018-2019)


Job Type

Full Time

Published:

04/02/2018

Address

1991 2nd Avenue
New York
New York
10029
United States

Description


DREAM Charter School is a part of DREAM (formerly known as Harlem RBI). DREAM serves over 1,700 East Harlem and South Bronx youth by providing free, high-quality summer and after-school programs to youth ages 5-22 years in an intensive multi-year commitment that connects youth and families to age-appropriate programs and passionate professional staff over time. DREAM was recently recognized as one of the Best 50 Non-Profits to Work For in the country by The Nonprofit Times.


Roles and Responsibilities:


Teaching and Planning

-       Create and implement a year-long plan and individual unit plans for art instruction;

-       Coordinate cultural events including field trips to enhance classroom instruction;

-       Facilitate the ordering of all art supplies;

-       Create assessments that will successfully measure artistic progress;

-       Align content with classroom curriculum

-       Expose scholars to multiple art mediums

-       Serve as content-matter expert for school in given subject;

-       Assume responsibility for artistic participation and effort within classroom;

-       Abide by school-wide protocols for documenting all syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, rubrics, etc.;

-       Revise curriculum and teaching methods based on measurable data.

Management Responsibilities

-       Set and maintain high expectations for 100% of the scholars, 100% of the time (including tracking, vertical hand-raising, and sitting up at all times);

-       Work with Social Work team to create individual behavior plans for select students;

-       Abide by school-wide practices for behavior management and individual behavior plans;

-       Take ownership over the classroom management with the mentality of “How can I improve my implementation of our systems, while always assuming the best in my scholars?”

School Culture Responsibilities

-       Incorporate art within the school and community through murals, artistic displays in the classrooms, etc.

-       Flexible mindset and generative thinker

-       Create systems for students for exceptional effort and growth, both academically and behaviorally;

-       Regularly communicate scholars’ progress towards goals with families;

-       Attend and be an active participant in all professional development (school-wide or team-based) opportunities

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Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree required;

    Master’s degree or higher preferred;

    Appropriate New York State certification in subject area preferred;

    At least three years of Art teaching experience strongly preferred;

    A desire to make a difference in the lives of our students, families and community;

    A commitment to working with diverse populations of families and students, including those at risk of educational failure;

    Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.


Compensation:

DREAM salary is highly competitive with the New York City Department of Education and other charter schools, and is based on experience and qualifications. All DREAM teachers receive a comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance, a 403(b) retirement account, life insurance and access to social services through our Employee Assistance Program.











Join our DREAM Team:

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@dreamschoolnyc.orgPlease put “Art Teacher” in the subject line and please let us know how you heard of this opportunity. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.



Our Promise to DREAM Students

·      High expectations for all students

  • Individualized attention - two teachers in every classroom
  • 12-month school year, including six-week summer program (all teachers have a standard summer break)
  • Extended school day
  • Focus on physical education, nutrition and health
  • Arts, music and dance for all students


Our Promise to DREAM Teachers

·      High-quality professional development and support

o  Individualized coaching, weekly trainings and regular feedback

o  Weekly grade team meetings to analyze data, plan instruction, and share best practices

·      Collaborative environment with caring, dedicated and driven colleagues

o  Co-teaching in every classroom

o  Colleagues who are continuously working together to improve their practice

o  Supportive, accessible leadership team

·      Data driven organization

o  Systems, practices and beliefs that drive student achievement


For more information, visit DREAM Charter School on the web at http://www.dreamschoolnyc.org.



Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply


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