Friends School is a Quaker, co-educational, college preparatory school, Pre-K through Grade 12, in Baltimore City. We are guided by the Quaker ideals of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. We strive for our community to reflect the racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and religious diversity of our city.
Friends School faculty teach by example, blending intellectual exploration, enthusiasm, and joy. Every day in their classrooms, they challenge and encourage students to think deeply, to question, and to seek truth, while instilling in each of them a strong sense of social responsibility, a willingness to embrace challenges, and an awareness of their potential as individuals.
Friends School teachers are expected to model and foster the habits of mind we believe are essential to an outstanding education: creativity, curiosity, empathy, reflection, and resilience. We seek faculty members whose teaching styles and experiences demonstrate:
A record of successful collaboration with colleagues
A commitment to lifelong learning, and ongoing professional development
The infusion of technology to enhance student learning
The teaching of research and information literacy skills
The use of a diversity of assessment techniques that provoke students' critical thinking
Teaching and learning experiences that enhance students' communication skills
Experience with and openness to interdisciplinary teaching
A desire to understand diverse attitudes, beliefs, behaviors
Context and Philosophy: Friends School of Baltimore has an opening for a Part-time Art and Integrated Art Teacher. This teacher will instruct Lower School students, particularly students in Pre-Kindergarten – Kindergarten/Pre-first and First Grade, in the established curriculum. They will also serve as the Integrated Art Teacher and will help teachers in our PK-5 Lower School to enhance their teaching in artistic ways. This includes creating scenery for classroom plays, talent shows, and other productions. Of particular interest are candidates who have experience collaborating with colleagues, using technology in their teaching, and who will incorporate multi-sensory teaching techniques and understands the developmental needs of our students. We seek candidates who bring innovation to the classroom, can engage students through varied teaching methodologies, and have regular and effective communication with parents. Candidates may be asked to share materials that demonstrate these qualities during the interview. Candidates should be available to work at varying times Monday – Friday during the hours of 8:30-3:15 p.m. This position is for the 2021-22 school year.
Teach the core subject area(s) in a creative manner that honors the Quaker values and the Teaching and Learning Paradigm of Friends School
Attend All-School Professional Days, PLUSS Days, and team/department meetings
Write lesson plans in their absence
Collaborate with teachers in their team/department, within the division, and cross-divisionally
Ensuring the safety of their students at all times they are in their care
Maintain a visually-attractive teaching space and learning environment for the students, including hanging artwork in the Pre-Primary Multipurpose Room and hallways
Support in the development of students’ social skills
Provide parents and administrators with timely, written and oral reports that explain in detail how a child is progressing in the various areas of their educational experience
To maintain a current understanding of best practices in the subject areas they teach and understand the developmental needs of the age group of students in their care
Bachelor's degree required; experience preferred
Candidates with experience in independent, public, charter, or parochial schools and from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should apply at www.friendsbalt.org. Go to About>Work at Friends>current employment opportunities>and click the tab pertaining to this position, then follow the instructions to apply. A search committee will review candidate information and then will contact those candidates they are interested in about the position.
Friends School of Baltimore actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. To form a community that strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends School of Baltimore is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups who might enrich and diversify the school community are strongly encouraged to apply.