Established in 1920, Bentley School is a K-12 co-educational, independent day school located on two campuses in Oakland and Lafayette. Bentley is an inclusive community that shares a vision of transformative learning and respect for the individual. Bentley seeks an art teacher at the Hiller campus in Oakland.
Responsibilities for this position will include, but are not limited to:
Teaching art to students in kindergarten, first, and second grade
Teaching Middle School electives
Creating a positive learning environment where students thrive
Planning, implementing, and assessing grade-level curriculum based on the principles and elements of art
Managing art supplies, preparing and implementing materials and techniques in a broad range of fine arts projects
Researching and planning field trips, visiting artists and special all-grade and/or all-school projects
Collaborating regularly with the grade-level teachers and other specialists
Participating in all aspects of Bentley’s character education curriculum
Designing innovative curricula in which both academic and social-emotional growth are considered
Attending regular Lower School faculty and grade-level meetings, as well as art department meetings weekly
Communicating effectively with parents through class webpages, and comment writing
Regularly displaying student artwork throughout campus, online on your MyBentley art webpages, and at the annual art exhibit in May. Attend and host activities at the Art Show/Grandparents Day Saturday event.
Teaching credential or Master’s degree in Fine Art or Art Education and a minimum of three years of teaching experience
Ability and willingness to work with students in large and small group settings using multiple teaching methods to reach a broad range of students
Experience with Responsive Classroom preferred
Desire to continually examine one’s practice with the goal to improve student learning
Commitment to issues of diversity, leadership, inclusion, and equity. Candidates who reflect the broad range of diversity of the Bay Area are encouraged to apply
Excellent interpersonal, writing, and communication skills
Experience in innovative course design, planning, implementation, and assessment
Bentley School is an equal opportunity employer and seeks rich diversity among faculty and administration. The School offers competitive compensation and benefits.
How to Apply
Please send a letter of interest, CV/resume, and a statement of teaching philosophy that addresses both your approach to working with students and how you approach your classroom practice. A list with the names and contact information of three (3) references should also be included. Materials may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include Lower School Art Teacher in the subject line. No phone calls please.