Friends Select School is seeking a creative and innovative teacher to implement our STEAM program in grades 5-12.
The ideal candidate should have experience working with middle and upper school students on coding, building, and art-making, and have the vision to maintain and further develop our STEAM program and oversee the STEAM lab room. In addition to teaching computer science, engineering, and other elective courses of interest, the successful candidate will advise various clubs and partner with our middle school and upper school teachers to help implement design thinking and project-based learning into their classes when needed. Overall, we are looking for a teacher with strong interpersonal skills who can bring projects and new initiatives to fruition and who can inspire our young students in STEAM
With our school’s STEAM program spanning from PreK through 12, we also value a candidate willing to work closely and collaboratively with our Lower School STEAM Librarian.
The ideal candidate will have most of the following:
Master's degree preferred and/or three+ years experience teaching in schools.
Familiarity with Quaker education and independent schools.
A strongly collaborative mindset and approach.
A commitment to making STEAM accessible and equitable for female students and students of color
Knowledge and experience using art-based and open-ended perspectives in
Strong problem-solving skills.
Knowledge and/or experience of maker spaces and design thinking.
A passion for computer science and knowledge of programming languages.
Experience (and love for) working with students on coding, building, robotics, and art-making.
Solid understanding of math and computational thinking.
An ability to articulate the importance of STEAM in the 21st century.
Applicants should apply online via the School's iSolved portal by submitting a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Desiree Harmon, Director of the Middle School. References will not be contacted unless the candidate is a finalist for the position. Materials accepted until March 25, 2021, unless the search is closed before then.
Friends Select School is a 590-student, co-educational, pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, college preparatory, independent school located in center city Philadelphia. As a Quaker school committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, FSS actively seeks and warmly welcomes applicants from diverse and underrepresented populations. Friends Select School provides programs and services and equal opportunity in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, financial aid programs, employment and the selection of its governing board without regard to gender, race, color, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, handicap status, or any status recognized by federal, state and local civil rights and non-discrimination laws.