The Philadelphia School (TPS) is seeking a Part-Time Art Teacher (24 hours per week) for the 2019-2020 academic year. We are a PreK - 8 progressive/independent school located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with an enrollment of 475 students. Since our founding in 1972, The Philadelphia School has grown in size, complexity, and diversity. This growth has been rooted firmly in the progressive values with which our founders began: immersive learning, responsive pedagogy, and meaningful engagement with the world.
The Part-Time Art Teacher will be responsible for developing in each student an interest in and the ability for creative expression in visual terms, using skills and techniques of artistic expression consistent with school guidelines; to develop aesthetic understandings and appreciations; to discover and develop talents of students in the field of art.
Design and implement curriculum
Build respectful and and supportive relationships with students
Deliver progressive and thoughtful coursework
Develop strong home-school partnerships with parents and communicate with families clearly, frequently, and with cultural sensitivity.
Participate in school wide initiatives
Provide individual and small-group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students and school theme with varying intellectual and artistic abilities, and to accommodate a variety of instructional activities
Engage in ongoing professional development and growth through in-service education activities provided by the school and/or in self-selected professional growth activities
Orientation to progressive philosophy and teaching methods
A bachelor’s or master’s degree in art education preferred.
3 - 5 years art teaching experience. Preferably in an independent school or another preschool - 8th grade educational setting.
Passion for instilling in children a lifelong love of learning
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Familiarity with ceramics preferred
Must be able to offer developmentally appropriate learning opportunities.
Experience in teaching an integrated, theme-centered curriculum a strong plus
Experience working on a team and collaboratively planning curriculum.
24 hours per week (flexible schedule except for Wednesday afternoons; to attend weekly faculty meetings)
Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, resume and and statement of educational philosophy to email@example.com. Candidates from diverse backgrounds and/or who have experience in cultural competency work are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Philadelphia School welcomes and celebrates diversity in our student body and in our faculty, and is committed to providing an education for all of our children that instills in them a respect, understanding and appreciation for the many races, cultures, religions, family structures, and ethnicities, that make up our complex and diverse world.