(Grades 1-8; 5 Days / Week; Position begins August 31, 2017)
The Bank Street School for Children is seeking a passionate, knowledgeable, and team-oriented woodworking teacher, who is an advocate for the role of the arts, in particular how woodworking and three-dimensional work foster the healthy development of children of all ages and learning styles. An interest in professional growth is expected.
FUNCTIONS: • Teaching woodworking classes (Grades 1-7), set design (8th Grade), and leading students in the creation of the set for the school musical (8th Grade) • Implementing an established curriculum and at times developing curriculum with close consideration of children's developmental capacities in woodworking, their skills, and needs. A commitment to child-centered education, diversity, and social justice should be reflected in the curriculum developed • Collaborating with art and classroom teachers • Writing narrative reports on each student’s progress 1-2 times / year RESPONSIBILITIES: • Organizing and Maintaining the Shop room, including children’s sculptures • Installing, labeling, and updating exhibits of children’s artwork for all classes in various spaces • Documenting woodworking lessons and sculptures • Making supply orders and working within a given budget • Participating in the yearly search for a two-week resident artist • Participate in the exhibit committee for the College • Regular division, department, supervisor, and subject area leader meetings
Please submit 5-6 examples of your work with children.
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bachelor's degree in art or equivalent education (a combination of sculpture experience and knowledge of child development and curriculum) 2. Master's degree preferable 3. Five years teaching woodworking and sculpture 4. Ability to work collaboratively and an interest in an interdisciplinary approach to education
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 encourages to apply.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
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.