St. Matthew’s Parish School is seeking a full-time Art teacher. Applicant must be capable of and willing to teach students from grades K through 8, a strong understanding of child development, enjoy working with young adolescents, and display a passion for their subject. The ideal candidate will have experience with creating an art studio-based, hands-on curriculum for students as well showcase his or her own work and allow students to do the same. The Art program is an integral part of the academic day and one that should foster creativity and support development of a wide variety of skills and techniques. Candidates should enjoy collaborating with colleagues and engaging in the entire school experience. The selected candidate will coordinate the Art curriculum with the other teachers and lead the school-wide Art program. Additionally, the art teacher may be involved with extracurricular or interdisciplinary programs.
The school prides itself on its collegial and professional working atmosphere, engaged and respectful learners, and a beautiful campus setting in Pacific Palisades. Class sizes range from 14-20 students. A well-appointed art studio and three creator spaces are available to students, creating a wonderful environment for learning.
St. Matthew's Parish School is a coeducational day school for 350 students in the Preschool through the Eighth Grade and the educational member of the Episcopal Parish of St. Matthew. The campus includes 28 classrooms, a 10,000 volume library, a swimming pool, several state of the art science laboratories and computer facilities, a gymnasium and performing arts center, a large library and student center, spacious playgrounds and playing fields.
Compensation and benefits are competitive. The School offers a retirement plan, hospitalization, major medical, life, dental and disability insurance.
St. Matthew's is an equal opportunity employer.
Primary Function and Duties:
Grades K-8 Art Instruction:
Prepare, instruct and facilitate students in both grade-level art classes as well as Upper School electives.
Teach basic skills and techniques in a variety of media, and encourage students to take the techniques further.
Develop weekly/monthly/yearly lesson plans and curriculum to focus on skill development and creative expression.
Collaborate regularly with colleagues in music and performing arts.
Coordinate content with homeroom teachers.
Write student progress reports.
Assist in supervising students throughout the school day, both inside and outside the classroom, as directed by the administration.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
B.A. or B.S. in fields related to education
Experience working with students in grades K – 8 (lesson planning and teaching)
Skills and Qualifications Profile:
Create an atmosphere of support and safety.
Work effectively with children and adults.
Maintain accurate observations of students.
Confer with students, parents, principals and school counselor to resolve student issues.
Communicate with parents in a way to create partnership and trust.
Uphold and enforce school rules, administrative regulations and board policies.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and Benefits Competitive