The Bush School is dedicated to valuing different perspectives and backgrounds, inspiring curiosity, motivating employees to take risks, and encouraging compassion and kindness. Our employees enjoy an environment that inspires creativity and being part of a collaborative community.
Middle School Art Faculty Seattle, WA
Part Time (72%) - 2019-2020 Academic School Year
Salary scale based on experience
This position is eligible for health and retirement benefits (details available during hiring process).
The Bush School is in search of an individual to join our Middle School team to teach Art. We are seeking a candidate who will support the school’s mission of diversity and inclusion and who has a background that displays and proves an understanding of cultural fluency.
The Middle School Art Faculty member will offer students artistic opportunities that inspire, develop and foster students’ creative voice. While other duties may be assigned, a qualified candidate will be able to manage the key responsibilities and tasks listed below:
Fundamental understanding of a sequential art curriculum
Engage students with dynamic, creative and inventive art
Demonstrate an inclusive approach to student creativity that celebrates art
Develop an excitement and appreciation of creativity in the arts, while exploring and utilizing traditional and innovative techniques (e.g. drawing, painting, and sculpture along with technology, mixed media and themes)
Utilize theme-based lessons to assist with guiding art education
Create and sustain classroom culture based on the mission and values of the school
Collaborate and work professionally and constructively with colleagues
Prepare and deliver effective instruction for sixth through eighth grade students
Teach students art in an environment where students are challenged and encouraged to learn and explore creatively
Differentiate instructional resources and methods to meet students’ varying needs
Support students in the development of creativity and innovation, to include honoring all student art and efforts (e.g. displaying the art creatively, providing positive feedback)
Develop a responsive, student-centered classroom community that fosters engagement, inquiry, risk-taking, and confidence
Contribute to a progressive education environment where students are encouraged to learn by doing
Guide student reflection about their art and the process around that, as part of the overall creative process
Attend and contribute constructively to faculty and community meetings
Participate in and assist with organizing the experiential programs that occur weekly during elective periods and one-week in the Spring
Create and sustain effective partnerships with parents/guardians
Collaborate with the school counselor to establish and maintain social emotional learning and wellness for all students
Successful candidates will have:
Experience in teaching – a minimum of 3-5 years is preferred
A bachelor’s degree
Capacity and desire to engage in experiential activities and programs with students
Effective and timely/responsive communication skills (verbally and in writing) with administrators, colleagues, staff and families, which sustain constructive and professional relationships
Skill in the use of technology: including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite
Ability to find joy in promoting a lifelong love of learning and in working with children
Ability to work in a team – grade level, department and division
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants interested in applying for this opportunity should visit our website at www.bush.edu and navigate to the employment section of the website (found under the “About Bush” tab) for additional information/instructions.
If you are interested in working at The Bush School, but this position does not fit your talents, please visit the employment section of our website noted above.
While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
The Bush School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment, recruitment, admission or administration of any of its programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information. In addition, The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment based on the basis of age or marital status.