Reports to: Director of Preschool, Director of Lower School
Full-time - 10 month position for the 2019-2020 school year
St. George’s Episcopal School is a preschool to eighth grade independent school serving approximately 380 students and employing approximately 100 faculty and staff. At St. George’s, each child grows academically, creatively, emotionally, and spiritually, while developing a sense of self-worth and moral responsibility. We recognize that no two children are alike; each one possesses a fascinating combination of gifts and challenges. We serve a blend of learning profiles in a family-like atmosphere of care and concern with a highly trained and dedicated faculty. Together, we embody perseverance, integrity, compassion and respect -- values that foster lifelong learning and success.
St. George’s is seeking an experienced Early Childhood Art Teacher to work with students in grades preschool-2nd grade. St. George’s has small class sizes and emphasizes differentiation for our students’ strengths and challenges. We recognize that every child is a unique learner. He/She will report directly to the Directors of Preschool and Lower School, but will also receive feedback and assignments from the Creative Arts Department Chair.
Teach Visual Arts Classes to Preschool-2nd grade Students (open to working with all grades PS-8th)
Develop and maintain a dynamic and functioning Early Childhood Art Studio and maintain inventory of supplies and ordering
Possibility to teach Talented and Gifted (TAG) classes and facilitate enrichment clusters
Occasional commitments outside school hours, such as curating and attending regular art shows and installing some off site art installations
Regularly maintain diverse and high quality art displays around school
Complete progress reports/report cards 3-4 times a year for students
Provide a variety of ongoing assessments
Effectively communicate students’ progress and needs with parents and teaching team
Manage time to meet deadlines and adhere to a daily schedule, and structure classes to maximize opportunities for student learning
Foster student learning by including students in their educational plans
Lead students to use their own critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Guide classroom behavior through respect and a positive approach
Collaborate with other teachers to regularly support students’ educational needs
Consult with outside professionals as needed to support students’ educational progress
Be an active member in the life of the St. George’s community
St. George’s Episcopal School is committed to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local discrimination laws.
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to Hayley Harang, Director of Early Childhood firstname.lastname@example.org
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Art and/or Education
At least two years of experience working with children
Knowledge of Visual Arts curriculums and assessments
Familiar with a variety of art processes and materials including painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking, fiber arts, and mixed media
Proficiency with Google Apps, Microsoft Office, and technology-based educational tools
Ability to work well in a team and collaborate
Outstanding organizational and time management skills
Exceptional oral and written communication skills which prove effective in communicating with parents and establishing a team approach with the child’s family
Excellent knowledge of child development, latest education theories and practices, and current trends in education and professional development
A desire to respond to and initiate the solving of problems through clear and open conversation
Open to feedback and able to take risks
Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to adapt to an evolving program
Highly interested in pursuing professional development opportunities; dedicated to lifelong learning and possessing a growth mindset
About St. George's Episcopal School
St. George's Episcopal School is a private, co-ed, independent school for students from preschool through eighth grade located in New Orleans, La. Established in 1969, St. George's is distinguished by its qualified faculty, low student-to-teacher ratio, and concept of "individualized education," which builds upon the distinct talents and learning styles of each individual student.
We excel in educating children. At St. George's, each child grows academically, creatively, emotionally, and spiritually, while developing a sense of self-worth and moral responsibility. We recognize that no two children are alike; each one possesses a fascinating combination of gifts and challenges. We serve a blend of learning profiles in a family-like atmosphere of care and concern with a highly trained and dedicated faculty. Together, we embody perseverance, integrity, compassion, and respect - values that foster lifelong learning and success.