Middle School Visual Arts Teacher - Success Academy Charter Schools (New York, NY)
Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2012 10:31 PM
Join our movementSuccess Academy Charter Schools is a fast growing not-for-profit Charter Management Organization (CMO) that operates 14 public charter elementary and middle schools throughout New York City (with 6 additional school openings planned for August 2013). Over the next decade, our network will grow to 40 schools that provide a phenomenal K-8 public education to NYC school children. Our dual mission is to: Offer children in New York City an exceptional public education that prepares them to succeed in college and life. Forever alter the educational prospects for all public school children by creating a ""tipping point"" - moving a nation where educational failure is the norm to a nation that expects high-quality public school options for all children. We are seeking a Middle School Visual Arts Teacher who is both creative and extremely knowledgeable, while taking a ""Beyond Z"" approach to delivering rigorous, engaging, and high quality art instruction. Responsibilities: Our Middle School Visual Arts Teacher will Be a part of a highly motivated team committed to education reform, parent choice, and the building of exemplary schools.Serve as an integral piece of the founding middle school staff and collaborate with Art Teachers across the network to build and continuously improve upon a superb art and design program.Implement a dynamic and rigorous approach to art and design education.Promote scholars' self-expression and exploration while deepening their knowledge and understanding of art, design, and art history.Successfully use a backwards design model in creating curriculum with clear objectives and goals directly related to end of year benchmarks.Utilize discourse and critique to press scholars critical thinking about art and their practice.Receive and implement ongoing feedback and support from an outstanding leadership team and faculty.Teach in classrooms filled with resources, materials, and technology.Join a ground-breaking faculty who collaborate regularly with a team and leader. Qualifications: Our ideal Middle School Visual Arts Teacher will have at least two years of full-time classroom teaching experience in a middle school, high school, or collegiate setting. Qualified candidates will also have prior experience in establishing creative environments whereby art is explored, discovered, and observed both in and out of the classroom. A Masters Degree, teaching certification in the content area, and experience working with Gifted and Talented programs is preferred (Bachelor's Degree is required). Demonstrated competencies in the following areas are a must: Curriculum Design. Experience in designing and implementing curriculum using backwards design approach. Media and Materials. Possesses broad range of knowledge of and design in a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, collage, design, and construction.Art History. Regularly incorporates art history in ways that are engaging and meaningful to students and objectives.Assessment. Regularly utilizes in class assessments to shape lessons and drive instruction.Accountability and Data Driven. Proven record of achievement as evidenced by student learning, work, and data.Stamina. Ability to handle the intensity required to work in a high-performing charter school.Management. Ability to manage the behavior of 25+ scholars in your studio. Self-Reflection. Ability to accept and implement feedback received for real-time improvement. In addition, the following characteristics are required to be successful on this team: Dedication to Mission. A genuine interest in finding ways to improve public education and support our schools.Deadline and Detail Driven. Thinks critically about the details of a task at hand. Meeting project timelines set by leadership in an effort to improve one's practice.Flexibility. Ability to adjust expected tasks and schedule to the updated priorities.Collaboration. Working with teammates and responsive to feedback.Beyond Z Attitude. Willingness to go above and beyond the requirements of the job to be innovative and support the organization.To applyPlease upload a cover letter and resume outlining your skills and experience. Your cover letter should explain why you would be an excellent Middle School Visual Arts Teacher at Success Academy. Further along in the interview process, you will be required to submit four photographs, including three of student work and one of a student display, as well as your professional portfolio. Resumes without cover letters will not be reviewed.Success Academy Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Success Academy offers a full benefits program and opportunities for professional growth.Company Description:Success Academy Charter SchoolsDo you believe that every child can achieve success? Develop a lifelong love of learning? And fulfill his or her potential in college and beyond? This is our belief, and the foundation of our approach to education.To achieve our vision takes a bigger way of thinking. It takes proven methods of teaching that stress joyful rigor, and the flexibility to approach learning in brand-new ways. It takes educators, administrators, and parents who embrace a no-fail attitude for themselves as well as students. It takes a structure that allows scholars to flourish and staff members to see the gratifying results of their extraordinary dedication.With 14 schools serving grades K-8, and six more opening in 2013-2014, we are looking for talented individuals to join us in our mission to change education – for good. If you are ready to experience the personal and professional challenge of a lifetime, we invite you to explore opportunities in teaching, leadership, and operations at SuccessCareers.org.
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