Berkeley Carroll is a Pre-K through grade 12 college preparatory school of 970 students located in the Park Slope section of New York City. Our vibrant intellectual community draws students from all over the city, admission to the school is competitive, and both our parents and students value achievement.
Berkeley Carroll seeks an experienced art teacher to teach grades 1 through 4. A wide-ranging background in a variety of art media (including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and ceramics) and experience in and excitement about teaching them, is essential. A qualified candidate will show strong evidence of exceptional teaching and a keen understanding of the developmental needs of a range of students. Accommodating and inspiring the full spectrum of student curiosity and interest is an important part of the art teacher's skill set, as is a sense of humor and unlimited enthusiasm for teaching kids. Collegiality and an interest in collaborating across disciplines, particularly in the area of STEAM, is a hallmark of our Lower School program.
Bachelor's degree in art or equivalent education. Master’s degree in art education preferable.
At least three years teaching visual arts (painting, collage, construction, drawing, crafts) and sculpture (clay, wire, paper mache, model making, wood-working) with Lower School students.
Facility with both two and three-dimensional art materials.
Ability to work collaboratively and experience in an interdisciplinary approach to education.
Organizing and maintaining the art studio, including children’s portfolios.
Installing, labeling, and updating exhibits of children’s artwork for all classes.
Collaboratively developing and documenting age appropriate lessons, which reflect the school’s commitment to social justice and anti-bias curriculum.
Making supply orders and working within a given budget.
Attending regular divisional, grade level, and team meetings.
Communicating with parents/guardians when needed including, in twice yearly report cards, conferences, and curriculum night.
Berkeley Carroll is committed to an inclusive program and a diverse faculty and student body. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and experience with diversity, equity or inclusion work are especially encouraged to apply.
Candidates should send a cover letter and resume with a list of references to:
Amanda Pike (Lower School Director) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Start date is August 27, 2020. Salary commensurate with experience. Please include the job title in the subject heading of your email.
The Berkeley Carroll School is an independent, nonsectarian, coed pre-kindergarten through 12th Grade day school in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The school is a creative and intellectual community where devoted teachers challenge and engage talented students. Its demanding curriculum and vibrant civic life prepare graduates for success in college and for the greater endeavor—a life of critical, ethical, and global thinking. For more information, visit www.berkeleycarroll.org