Immediate Middle School Teaching Position

Job Type

Full Time




145-00 Springfield Blvd.
2nd. Floor
Springfield Gardens
United States



Subject to sufficient budget, positions in the school may include, but not be limited to, the following licenses:


-Spanish/ Foreign Language

***Long term substitutes will be considered***

CollaborativeArtsMiddle School (CAMS) cultivates scholars, life-long artists, and community activists in an environment that respects the specific developmental needs of the middle school learner. For CAMS, the arts encourage, inspire, and support academic inquiry, while service learning allows students to apply their scholastic and artistic talents to community needs. We focus on high expectations and high levels of support. Obsessed with success is our credo. Our school prepares our students to take enrichment courses to prepare them for high school. Using standards-based, data-driven, results oriented, individualized instruction and remediation, we are a school for all learners.

School staff is encouraged to attend summer retreat and participate in after school programs (Compensation according to the UFT contract and advance notice will be provided. Staff participation in this activity is voluntary, but strongly encouraged, as it is very important to the development of the school)


New York City certification in the appropriate content area, with satisfactory ratings


Roles in small schools are varied and complex. Serious consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate through their resume and cover letter experience and/or willingness to become involved in these essential aspects:

  • Demonstrate commitment to working in a new start-up organization with a focus on arts and community service.
  • Demonstrate excellent classroom management skills
  • Collaborative planning and working on teaching teams with an emphasis on course design using backwards planning models developed by Wiggins & Mc Tighe.
  • Differentiating instruction for all students, including special education and English Language Learners
  • Participate in a 3-day summer professional development and planning session and one day new teacher orientation. Advance notice of the dates will be supplied, and those who attend will be compensated according to the terms of the UFT contract. Teacher participation in the activities is voluntary, but strongly encouraged, as the activities are very important for the development of the school.
  • Scholarship in the content area, with an emphasis on workshop model, balanced literacy, co-operative learning, problem-solving strategies and hands-on lesson design.
  • Participate in after school/Saturday tutoring programs. Sufficient advance notice and compensation will be provided. Teacher participation in the activities is voluntary, but strongly encouraged, as the activities are very important for the development of the school.
  • Ability to incorporate reading and writing strategies in daily routines and classroom instruction
  • Serve as a faculty advisor to a small “advisory group”. This includes consistent parental contact with the parents/guardians of advisory students as well as implementing school’s advisory curriculum.
  • Demonstrated success in monitoring and analyzing data to drive instruction and increase student achievement.


The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Excellent classroom management and communication skills
  • Proficient writing, communication and presentation skills as evidenced by a demo lesson and a writing sample
  • Ability to incorporate hands-on and co-operative learning activities, develop and use project based learning units, utilizing planning backwards model
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate technology in instruction (SmartBoard required)
  • Ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with colleagues, parents, students, and others.
  • Ability to work within a non-traditional school schedule and organization structure that meets the needs of English Language learners and students requiring special education services
  • Current multi-faceted knowledge in the content area and best practices.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher required) and in Web applications (Internet Explorer, Safari, Web Outlook (DOE Email), google suite, grading/record-keeping programs) preferred
  • Satisfactory interview, references and evidence of previous satisfactory performance (in addition to an interview, teacher candidates may participate in a lesson development situation.

In addition to interview, teacher candidates must present a teaching portfolio, which may include: a resume, evidence of philosophy of education, evidence of curriculum planning such as course outline and lesson plans, and teaching artifacts. Teaching artifacts may include student work, presentations, and curriculum development examples. Applicants must provide three references and if possible a written observation from supervisor or principal.


As per Collective Bargaining Agreement

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to