Friends seeksan PS - G8 Art Teacher who possesses a deep understanding of child development and progressive pedagogy, appreciation for the importance of practicing mindfulness and actively teaching social & emotional skills, and a commitment to diversity social justice & service learning and a demonstration of cultural competency. The successful candidate is devoted to the School’s mission and program and possesses passion and imagination they will bring to our school community.
The Art Teacher reports to the Preschool/Elementary/Middle School Division Heads and is a member of the Preschool/Elementary/Middle School teams. The Art Teacher is charged with creation and implementation of arts curriculum, assessment of and reporting on student progress, communicating student progress and partnering with families. The Art Teacher should have knowledge of inquiry-based and project-based learning.
Summary: The Elementary Art Teacher at Friends School is responsible for working with the teachers and students in K through eighth grade. She/He/They are responsible for the artistic development of the children, developing curriculum, and teaching classes. In addition, She/He/They care for and maintain art materials, spaces. The Art Teacher is expected to attend staff meetings, staff retreats, parent meetings as needed, school celebrations, and to participate fully in the life of the school.
Responsibilities, including but not limited to:
Maintain congruence between the school’s mission and all activities.
Promote and advance the cognitive, emotional, social and physical well-being of all students.
Stay current with research related to child development, mindfulness-based Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), innovation, and progressive pedagogy.
Develop, implement and document art curricula that puts the above research into practice and challenges each student to realize their full potential.
Support student learning through community connections, including but not limited to: inviting speakers to visit or planning and attending day or overnight trips.
Support in educating parents about the Friends School values and art program through all correspondence and parent educational events.
Maintain the classroom, common spaces and outdoor environment and materials attractively and in support of learning.
Purchasing art equipment for the program, maintaining the art materials and managing the art budget. ?
Preserve and participate in school traditions and rituals.
Cover classes or responsibilities during absences of other teachers as appropriate.
Participate in regular meetings to address routine matters and stimulate an exchange of educational and philosophically aligned ideas.
Participate in the school’s hiring processes as appropriate/necessary.
Assist in evening and weekend events as appropriate/necessary.
Set classroom and personal yearly goals with the appropriate Division Head(s) and seek out and participate in staff development opportunities.
Comply with the Guiding Principles for Teacher Evaluation.
Other duties as assigned
Salary range is $30,000-$65,000 and pay is commensurate with experience, degree, and position. Friends School offers a competitive compensation package including medical, dental, life insurance benefits, 403b plan and generous paid leave.
How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the position you’re applying for in the subject line.
Additional Salary Information: commensurate with experience, degree, and position. Friends School offers a competitive compensation package including medical, dental, life insurance benefits, 403b plan and generous paid leave.
About Friends School Boulder
Friends School is a private, independent Preschool-8th grade school located in Boulder, Colorado. We've been educating Boulder's students since 1987.
Friends School values all learners. We are a creative, challenging, safe environment where every student is seen, known, and loved. Small class sizes allow us to know each student fully for who they are, meet them where they are as learners, and help them to know themselves and set their own path.
Friends students are academically challenged and prepared to enter the world as thoughtful, kind, genuine, self-advocating, confident, and empathetic citizens. A strong balance of rich academic and social emotional curriculum with an emphasis on character development allows our graduates to successfully transition into any high school environment. Our students not only learn the importance of a social emotional education, they actually LIVE it.
A Friends School education promises essential foundations for a life of success. Our vision is as clear today as it was 30 years ago: challenging minds, nurturing spirits, honoring individuality.