The Learning Project Elementary School, Boston, MA
Accredited by AISNE
The Learning Project Elementary School is located in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood and is an independent, co-ed day school for grades K-6. We have high expectations for conduct, character, and academic performance, and maintain a strong commitment to enrolling a diverse group of students and families in our tight-knit community.
We are seeking an Art Teacher who is interested in implementing a culturally responsive art program for all elementary levels, K-6. The Art Teacher plans and teaches lessons based around art history, art techniques, art analysis, and creative expression. Lessons vary across grade levels using a variety of media including drawing, painting, sculpting, printmaking, photography, and more. The school has its own kiln, and the creation of a variety of 3-dimensional art is included in the curriculum across grade levels.
The Art Teacher is responsible for setting a classroom tone of purposeful work balanced with joyful creativity, of mutual respect, care, and inclusivity. The Art Teacher communicates regularly with parents through the formal structure of reports and through the use of email, phone calls and personal conversations as needed. A rotating display of student work throughout the school is also the responsibility of the Art Teacher.
Added responsibilities including supporting one grade level each day for approximately 60 minutes as their ‘Academic Support Teacher,’ working one-on-one or in small groups in math, reading or writing. Additionally, the Art Teacher will supervise a few lunch or recess times. The Art Teacher also helps to staff our After School program until 5:30pm twice per week, by supervising children on the playground, playing games with children, supervising homework completion, and more.
Experience with elementary age children is a must, along with outstanding oral communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, well-honed classroom management techniques, a command of the value-added use of classroom technology and a commitment to the values and principles of this school, as described in our Mission Statement. A master’s degree in Art Education or a related field is preferred.
We celebrate and cherish the diversity of our community; approximately half of our students identify as people of color; we embrace neurodiversity; and are happy to have families join us from a variety of Boston neighborhoods, and cities further afield. While all candidates are encouraged to apply, we are actively seeking candidates from diverse backgrounds as part of our effort to ensure that our teaching staff and our hiring process reflects our mission, which is rooted in diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. All applicants should connect to, and be willing to carry forward, these principles in their instructional and relational work.
You may read more about our school here: http://www.learningproject.org/
Position Start Date – August 2021
If interested, please submit the following to Claire Toker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Application Cover Letter
3. Your resume
The Learning Project is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion creed, national or ethnic origin. More to the point, The Learning Project prizes and celebrates its diversity.