Founded in 2012, ESLA is an independent, college-preparatory day school serving grades six through twelve. Our core virtues are Generosity, Integrity, Curiosity, and Courage. Over half of our students’ tuition expense is made possible through donor-funded scholarships. This generosity and philosophy allow the school to recruit and enroll the brightest, most dedicated students from all walks of life. Now in our seventh year, we are growing a community that reflects the vibrant diversity of Los Angeles. Our model is founded upon the belief that the best educational tool for any young person is the collaboration and camaraderie of peers from different backgrounds—peers who have stories and perspectives to share, the stuff of life that simply cannot be gleaned from a textbook. For further information about the school, go to www.es-la.com.
We’re looking for …
The Episcopal School of Los Angeles Visual and Performing Arts Department is seeking a teacher with an unshakable commitment to student success; whose classroom is filled with surprise and delight.
The ideal candidate has:
An abiding passion and deep knowledge of working with a diverse student body,
Experience designing innovative curricula in their discipline,
Leveraged technology to enhance student achievements,
Expertise in differentiating instruction for a heterogeneous study body,
Demonstrated success in the classroom with different adolescent needs across grades 6-12.
Teach five sections of Upper School Visual Arts (9-12) which may include Intro to Visual Arts, Drawing, Painting, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography.
Preparation of course materials, working from existing curricular frameworks, texts, and assessments
After-school (3:30 - 5:30 p.m.) tutoring and/or club activity one or two days a week
Advisor to Upper School students
Willingness to participate in at least one additional aspect of the school's extracurricular life for at least one semester (sports, club, performing arts)
Please specify if you have experience and enthusiasm in any of the following areas: Yearbook, Career and Internship Services, Marketing and Graphic Design, Social Media Marketing, Technical Theatre, Athletics: Middle or Upper School Coaching
BA/BS degree in Visual Arts or related discipline.
Candidates will preferably have a CA teaching credential or Master’s degree in secondary education.
A minimum of 3 years of classroom teaching experience in public, charter, and/or independent schools, preferably in an urban context.
The ability to use effective classroom management techniques (including the management of technology in the classroom).
The ability to work collaboratively within the department and division as well as to seek out opportunities to collaborate with other departments.
Link to a video (1-3 mins; minimally edited) or short written piece with answers to the following questions :
Why do you enjoy teaching Upper School students (grades 9-12)?
What are the challenges and rewards of diversity in the classroom?
Write the name of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your email.
This is a full-time, exempt position. Diverse and traditionally underrepresented candidates are encouraged to apply.
The Episcopal School of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.
About Episcopal School of Los Angeles
Serving students in 6-12th grade, The Episcopal School of Los Angeles is a city school founded in the heart of Hollywood. We are looking for bright, hardworking, creative teachers and staff members who are interested in being a part of a pioneering generation of educators. Technology and ethics play a central role in our culture. As an Episcopal School, we are an inclusive community that welcomes people from all backgrounds. Unlike traditional independent schools, 75% of our students receive financial aid. As a result, we offer one of the most diverse communities in the independent school market.