Mounds Park Academy seeks a dynamic Lower School Visual Arts teacher who is creative, enthusiastic, and passionate about working with young children. An art education background is essential. The ideal candidate should be able to exhibit a wide range of teaching skills within the depth and breadth of a visual art curriculum, have the ability to create and use diverse lesson plans that convey solid content, and have strong classroom management skills while also creating a joyful learning environment. The candidate must be able to demonstrate a keen ability to work as a team member in an outstanding K-12 Visual Arts Department, and be committed to the longtime MPA philosophy of whole child education. This position offers benefits and a competitive salary.
Teaching Grades K-4 art classes.
Hosting the Lower School Art Show
Minimum Bachelor’s degree in art education
2 years’ experience in visual arts education and instruction
Ability to engage, challenge, and inspire students
Excellent communication skills
Strong collaboration skills
Commitment to MPA’s mission and philosophy of whole child education
MN Teaching License in K-12 Visual Arts
Experience working in independent schools
About Mounds Park Academy
Mounds Park Academy is a PreK-12 private school in Saint Paul that serves nearly 500 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. For 34 years, Mounds Park Academy has engaged students in a rigorous college preparatory experience that is demanding, but not draining, and goes far beyond memorization. Students are challenged to apply their understanding to stir the human spirit, stand for justice, and shake the world. This is what we call rigor with purpose and it grounds our students in the radical idea that their identity in the world is not measured by a test score, but rather by the depth and decency of their impact on the world.