FLSA Classification: Exempt Reports to: Director of Lower School Position Purpose: Teach art to 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students
The Brandeis School of San Francisco school inspires students to lead lives full of learning and purpose. We provide a challenging academic environment and a welcoming, inclusive community, each deeply enriched by Jewish thought, values, and traditions. We are seeking a long-term maternity substitute art teacher to teach art classes for 1st through 3rd grades. The position starts in mid-October and will go through the end of the school year in mid-June.
The right candidate will have classroom experience, be able to create and deliver innovative art lessons, and will have the interpersonal skills necessary to work in an enjoyable, supportive, collaborative, and team-based faculty environment. The right candidate will exhibit a "roll- up the sleeves and get it done" attitude and work ethic. An overview of the 1st through 3rd grade curriculum will be provided, as well as a scheme of past projects; however, the right candidate must be able to lesson plan and is encouraged to create new projects as needed.
The art program at The Brandeis School of San Francisco encourages students to think and see "like an artist." Process, experimentation, material exploration, problem solving, and reflection are emphasized and taught as tools to develop an artistic sensibility. We maintain a lively and dynamic art studio in which students are encouraged to take ownership of their work and develop their own artistic voice. Artists with their own strong studio practice are encouraged to apply, as recognizing and fostering the artistic process in our students is an essential part of this position. For more information about The Brandeis School of San Francisco, please visit https://www.sfbrandeis.org.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Planning and teaching a challenging course of study of visual art in a developmentally-appropriate manner, with an emphasis on process and developing visual thinking skills.
Teaching historical and contemporary art and artists as an integrated part of the curriculum.
Maintaining a lively and engaging creative studio environment.
Providing support for various school programs and create exciting displays of student work.
Collaborating with other teachers, educators, and specialist teachers to develop curriculum, plan trips and special projects, and problem solve where necessary.
Working and communicating effectively with parents in formal and informal conferences and written reports.
Supporting and following the school's policies and procedures.
Being a positive and contributing member of the professional community.
B.A degree (art specific preferred).
Current art practice and engagement with art community.
Experience with a wide range of media.
Minimum of 1 year of successful elementary school teaching experience as a lead teacher.
Ability to work collaboratively with diverse members of the school community.
Regularly sit, talk, run, move equipment, hear, and visually interact with students.
Be able to occasionally lift up to 25 lbs.
Regularly use close and distance vision.
Work at a desk and computer screen.
Turn, bend, reach, and occasionally use a ladder.
Work in a climate controlled office environment and outside in a typical Western (foggy) San Francisco climate.
Instructions for Applying Qualified candidates are encouraged to a send resume and cover letter, including details of your experience, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Citizenship, residency, or work VISA in United States required.
The Brandeis School of San Francisco at a Glance
The Brandeis School of San Francisco, an independent Jewish day school in San Francisco, seeks an outstanding Associate Teacher for high achieving students. Our school program is designed to provide a supportive, creative and stimulating environment where students strive for social and emotional well-being and academic excellence. This position i...s for the 2015-2016 school year beginning mid-August 2015.
The Brandeis School of San Francisco located in San Francisco serving nearly 400 students in grades K-8. We offer an engaging, integrated and rigorous curriculum that includes a strong foundation in core academic disciplines: English, with an emphasis on writing, reading and public speaking, mathematics, science, social studies, Hebrew, and Judaic studies
In addition, art, athletics, drama, music, technology, service learning, and outdoor education are important components to enhance the development of our students’ hearts, minds and souls. Strengthening social and emotional skills are an important part of our program as well and are critical in our positive school culture.
The Brandeis School of San Francisco has an overall student-teacher ratio of 9:1; our low student to teacher ratio enables each child to reach his or her full potential. Our instructional philosophy reflects standards developed by the State of California, national teachers’ organizations and our own faculty. The Brandeis School of San Francisco’s faculty follow the best practices set by experience, a collaborative approach and the most recent findings of educational research.
The Brandeis School of San Francisco values the full development of each child within an atmosphere of intellectual inquiry, creative expression and social and emotional support. We strive to create an ethical school community of children and adults with active involvement in making our world a better place for all. See us on the web at www.sfbrandeis.org.