Children's Programs - School for Children Start Date: Aug 31, 2020 Salary: Commensurate with experience Position Vacancy - Visual Art Teacher, Grade 1 - 6 (Grades 1 st grade - 6th grade; 5 Days / Week; One year position/ begins August 31, 2020)
The Bank Street School for Children is seeking a passionate, knowledgeable, and team-oriented visual art / integrated arts teacher, who is knowledgeable of the integration of art and social studies as well as an advocate for how the visual arts foster the healthy development of children of all ages and learning styles. An interest in professional growth is expected.
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bachelor's degree in art or equivalent education. Master’s degree in art education preferable. 2. Facility with both two and three-dimensional art materials. Experience with and interdisciplinary work a must. 3. Knowledge of child development and curriculum in the visual arts. 3. At least three years teaching visual arts (painting, mural making, collage, construction, drawing, crafts) and sculpture (clay, wire, paper mache, model making, dioramas, wood-working). 4. Ability to work collaboratively and an interest and experience in an interdisciplinary approach to education.
FUNCTIONS: Teaching integrated art classes (2nd grade-6th grade) using a defined curriculum. Collaboratively developing and implementing curriculum reflecting child development, child-centered education, diversity, and social justice. Collaborating with art department while assisting and teaching woodshop. Collaborating with classroom teachers (2nd grade-6th grade) around arts integration. Writing narrative reports. RESPONSIBILITIES: Organizing and maintaining the art studio, including children’s portfolios. Installing, labeling, and updating exhibits of children’s artwork for all classes. Documenting lessons. Making supply orders and working within a given budget. Regular school division, art department, supervisor, and subject area leader meetings. Communicating with parents when needed including curriculum night.
If possible, please Submit two or three examples of your interdisciplinary work with children. Bank Street College of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law in its employment policies and other college administered programs. In addition, Bank Street College of Education will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
Bank Street has been recognized as a leader in education, and strives to have its faculty and student body reflect the diversity of the society in which they exist. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
About Bank Street School for Children
Bank Street School for Children is a coeducational, independent progressive school on the Upper West Side of Manhattan serving students from Nursery through Grade 8. It is a working model of Bank Street College's approach to teaching and learning.