ELEMENTARY ART TEACHER

VOICE Charter School ( learn more )

Queens, New York ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3140539
  • Application Deadline: June 5, 2021
  • Posted : May 5, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Elementary Art Teacher

Who we are:
VOICE Charter School (www.voicecharterschool.org/) is an elementary and middle school located in Long Island City, Queens that serves students across grades K-8.

Our mission is to create a safe and healthy learning environment that nurtures, motivates and challenges all of our children to achieve the highest level of academic excellence and to develop into mindful, responsible, contributing participants in their education, and communities. Through rigorous academics and daily instruction in music, we cultivate students’ creative and critical thinking abilities.

What you’ll be doing:
?Collaborating with colleagues in developing purposeful and engaging daily and long-term plans that reflect differentiation and accommodations needed for the growth and success of all students.
?Utilizing student IEPs to inform instructional assessments that provide meaningful measurements of students’ growth towards goals
?Keeping families well-informed of student performance and progress through professional communication methods
?Integrating feedback and goal-setting into lesson delivery
?Demonstrating commitment to creating an inclusive environment for all students
?Supporting Classroom Assistants with bussing, arrivals, dismissals, and transitions
?Working with faculty, particularly in K-2 to provide expertise in art education topics that may include but are not limited to sketching techniques to be used across content areas such as writing.
?Developing and coordinating learning opportunities outside of the classroom, including but not limited to the student art installations and field trips to art museums/institutions
?Building a culture of self-expression, and utilize discourse and critique to develop students’ critical thinking about art
?Anticipating and identifying equipment or other material needs, work with support staff to procure items, and may transport materials/supplies to/from classrooms

About you:
?Deep belief in VOICE’s mission, vision, and values
?Open to collaborating with and learning from colleagues who have a variety of backgrounds, experiences, strengths, and talents
?Successfully able to handle multiple projects concurrently in a fast-paced environment, and ability to be self-directed and take initiative
?Attentive to detail
?Have a knowledge and understanding of basic principles of curriculum design, child learning theory and behavioral approaches
?Value and are committed to diversity in the workplace and classroom
?Effective skills in self-management including but not limited to meeting deadlines, effective prioritization of tasks, self-organization, managing up, and efficient time and task management
?Ability to establish communication and build warm individual relationships with students and families, colleagues, and external partners

Qualifications:
?Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required
?New York State teaching certification required. VOICE will also consider (a) strong candidates who are completing or have recently completed a NY State teacher training program and who can show that they will be fully certified by the first day of employment, and (b) strong candidates with teacher training or credentials/licenses from another state who can demonstrably commit to working toward and achieving NY State teaching certification by a reasonable deadline.
?Teaching or student teaching experience in a school required
?Training and/or academic coursework in art history, art technique, and/or art education, and familiarity with state and national standards for arts education required
?Experience with and interest in working with high needs students preferred
?Experience in teaching rigorous arts units to young children; experience engaging students in the creative process, cultivating their artistic talents, and deepening their knowledge and understanding of art, design, and art history preferred
?Experience with and/or interest in designing and coordinating student art installations preferred
?Familiarity with and/or interest in utilizing or collaborating with museums and cultural institutions to engage student learning, including but not limited to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and others preferred
?Familiarity with and/or interest in using a variety of instructional techniques, media and materials, including but not limited to technology preferred
?NY State teaching certification in Visual Arts or exceptional experience in fine arts preferred

What you’ll enjoy:
?A competitive total rewards package that values your experience and credentials, your work-life balance and sustainability to serve VOICE students and families to your best abilities, as well as your learning and development as a person and professional, including:
?Participation in the New York City Teachers Retirement System pension program
?3 or more prep periods per day to ensure you have time to collaborate with your colleagues, develop/adjust your lessons for your students, and other miscellaneous tasks
?Comprehensive benefits package, including participation in a pre-tax commuter benefits program and partial reimbursement for monthly commuting expenses
?Gym reimbursement
?Cultural enrichment reimbursement
?Access to tickets at a free or reduced cost to numerous events throughout New York
?Paid maternity leave, child care leave, and other generous leave policies
?Benefits options include: Choice of four (4) Medical plans, FSA/HSA and Dependent Care FSA accounts, vision insurance as well as fully paid dental, life and disability insurance
?Many opportunities to get to know your VOICE colleagues!

How to Apply: Please submit an electronic application (including a VOICE-specific cover letter and resume) at https://voicecharterschool.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

VOICE Charter School values diversity and inclusion in our community of adults and children.
Essential to the actualization of VOICE’s mission, vision and values is a commitment to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, creativity, innovation, unique capabilities and talents represents a significant part of VOICE’s successes as a school and organization.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In its employment decisions, VOICE does not discriminate on the basis of an applicant or employee’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Art
  • Employer Description

    VOICE Charter School (www.voicecharterschool.org) is an elementary and middle school located in Long Island City, Queens, serving grades K-8. We combine rigorous academics with daily instruction in choral singing, encouraging creative and critical thinking while improving academic performance. We are looking to identify extraordinary educators and administrators committed to urban education and high academic achievement who wish to join a dynamic learning community.

    Our mission is to create a safe and healthy learning environment that will nurture, motivate and challenge all of our children to achieve the highest level of academic excellence and to develop into mindful, responsible, contributing participants in their education, their community and the diverse society in which we live. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    VOICE Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Please submit an electronic application (including a VOICE-specific cover letter and resume) at https://voicecharterschool.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Hiring Manager
    • 36-24 12th Street
    • New York, New York 10036

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