Conservatory Lab Charter School--Hancock ( learn more )

Conservatory Lab Charter School

Dorchester, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3050285
  • Application Deadline: March 30, 2019
  • Posted : February 4, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Conservatory Lab Charter School
Art Teacher Position

Conservatory Lab Charter School empowers a diverse range of children as scholars, artists, and leaders through a unique and rigorous academic and music education. We enrich the larger community through performance, service, and collaboration. As a laboratory school, we develop and disseminate innovative educational approaches that will positively impact children in other schools and programs.

Conservatory Lab Charter School seeks teachers who are passionate about Expeditionary Learning, teaching and learning, and music integration with the El Sistema staff. We seek innovative, collaborative, and community-oriented educators who desire to build a unique culture and improve practice through reflection, professional development, and coaching. Conservatory teachers work in teams to ensure that the school’s academic standards are rigorous, clear, measurable, and aligned with Common Core. The art teacher will work with the middle school team to build a supportive learning environment, encouraging shared responsibility and leadership for the school and community. The school provides weekly opportunities for professional development and team collaboration. In addition, all humanities teachers will work in close partnership with the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Humanities.

In addition, teachers facilitate CREW, a small group of students paired with a staff member, to focus on social emotional development, goal setting, reflection, and exploring students’ interests while building strong relationships.

The ideal candidate welcomes the opportunity to open his/her classroom to colleagues, mentor developing teachers and one of our year long teacher residents. The humanities master teacher will become a champion of the Core Principles of Expeditionary Learning. The elementary master teacher will serve on the Instructional Leadership Team to partner with teachers and administration to improve student learning. As part of the team, the humanities master teacher will use a critical lens to review alignment of curriculum, analyze student data and identify key areas for professional development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Designing and implementing engaging, standards-aligned visual arts classes
Creating a classroom with a strong culture of achievement that promotes student engagement and investment
Collaborate with academic and arts staff to create interdisciplinary units/projects
Open classroom to colleagues to share best practice and observe teaching and learning
Develop and teach curriculum that is aligned with the academic standards of the school, Expeditionary Learning principles, and the State of Massachusetts, as well as Expeditionary Learning practices;
Nurture, maintain, and communicate high expectations for all students;
Incorporate direct instruction, small group work, projects, and cooperative learning to engage all students;
Work in collaboration with support staff to problem solve and identify innovative, practical, and effective differentiation strategies to meet student learning needs
Collaborate with support staff to develop instructional techniques and create classroom environments that align with the School’s curriculum;
Identify student needs and partner with support staff in assessing and supporting students’ health, social, and academic improvements;
Maintain regular communication with parents/caregivers about student progress
Collaborate with other personnel at the school;
Articulate school culture, vision, and mission to students and parents;
Share responsibility for celebrating grade level and school-wide activities;
Build a safe and supportive classroom culture, by supporting social-emotional learning time or “crew” to support community building and social emotional learning;
Serve on school-wide teams and committees as needed;
Reflect on practice, using feedback from coach and instructional team to refine practice and improve student learning;
Participate in regular sessions to look at student work (LASW), analyze data, and plan collaboratively; and
Other duties as assigned


Bachelor’s Degree
2 years teaching experience
Strong oral and written communication skills

2-3 years of experience working with urban youth
Experience working with students with special needs

Salary commensurate with experience.
Please apply by:
Sending a cover letter and resume to
Include subject line: ART
  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Art
  • Job Requirements

    • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Human Resources
    • 2120 Dorchester Ave
    • Dorchester, Massachusetts 02124
    • Phone: 617-254-8904
    • Fax: 617-254-8909
    • Email: click here

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