Friends Community School (FCS) is a progressive co-ed Quaker K-8 day school serving a diverse student body from the greater Washington, D.C. area. FCS offers a challenging curriculum imbued with strong values of equality, integrity, community, environmental stewardship, simplicity, and peaceful conflict resolution, rooted in our Quaker heritage. Faculty and staff are highly engaged and enjoy flexibility, autonomy, and creativity. FCS’s LEED-certified building is situated on 17 acres surrounded by Greenbelt National Park, nine minutes from the University of Maryland, College Park, and thirty minutes from Washington, D.C.
FCS seeks a Lower School (K-4) Art Teacher and Assistant Teacher for a maternity leave. The leave will begin in mid-February to mid-May. We seek an art educator who has experience teaching art projects and skills using a variety of mediums to students between the ages of 5-10. The ideal candidate is organized, engaging, and displays respect and understanding of child development.
Teaching remote art lessons to students in grades K-4
Serving as an assistant teacher to a Lower School homeroom
Supervising Lower School lunch period
Posting weekly instructional videos for students in grades K-4 as necessary
Supervising Lower School classes as needed
Communicating regularly with students’ parents as necessary
Collaborating with other co-curricular teachers and homeroom teachers for lesson and curriculum planning
Assessing students work regularly
Qualifications and experience:
Bachelor’s degree in visual arts
Previous experience teaching art to elementary and middle school students
Exceptional written and oral communication skills
Experience working with technology such as Google Meet
Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Angela G. Garcia, Head of School, at email@example.com.
FCS is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive educational community and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, gender identity, color, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.
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