We seek a committed, professional, and inspiring teacher who is passionate about engaging students in creative and stimulating projects. We are specifically searching for an individual who has experience and is comfortable teaching woodworking to middle school students with special emotional, behavioral, and learning needs. Curriculum should introduce a variety of media, mesh with particular school needs – e.g. literacy and math, and build students’ confidence. Teachers are encouraged to coordinate artists’ visits each semester with the support of the Eliot School’s Program Coordinator.
This position will be approximately 25 – 40 hours a week, depending on available programming, starting September 2022 and continuing along with the Boston Public School year through June 2023. Employment may continue through summer ‚in our Summer Program for Children, and into the following school years.
- Plan curriculum that is engaging and fun and guides young people to develop art skills
- Teach and engage diverse populations across race, cultural boundaries, and different abilities
- Collaborate with Eliot School program staff and facilities staff to meet goals
- Help expose students to a broader social, cultural, and historical context through art
- Create successful sequential lessons that are developmentally appropriate
- Assess participant learning and evaluate overall program effectiveness
- Model core values and best practices in classroom management and teaching
- Use the arts to foster patience and perseverance and build healthy self-esteem
- Share genuine affection for the population that one is teaching
- Plan and facilitate games and activities for young people to build community and spend energy
- Communicate regularly with program administration through e‑mail, phone calls or in-person meetings
- Participate in professional development workshops provided by the Eliot School
- Supervise support staff to meet program goals
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES
- 2+ years of art teaching experience in the classroom or alternative involving the development of year-long curriculum
- Experience in a wide variety of visual arts techniques and media and a willingness to learn new techniques.
- Working knowledge of instructional and behavior modification approaches to accommodate student needs
- Excellent classroom management skills
- Strong time management and organizational skills
- Passion for engaging all students in the creative process
- Flexibility, patience and self-motivation
- Strong communication skills
Starting at $25 per hour. Increases with tenure. Health insurance (partial) if schedule averages 20 hours or more per week; employer match for 401k retirement plan; family & medical leave.
Please fill out this survey and follow the code instructions:
Submit resume, cover letter and art samples to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Youth Woodworking Teacher” in the subject line. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.