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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3877812
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : May 9, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

General Description:   Somerville Public Schools is seeking a high school art educator to teach high school arts with a strong background in Ceramic Arts as well as other 2D and 3D courses.




Responsibilities include

  • Create and deliver unit/lesson plans that aligns with the Somerville Public Schools Visual Arts Program and MA DESE Visual Arts Frameworks
  • Visual arts instruction for all learners of various skill levels
  • Ability to acquire and facilitate classroom management systems – Aspen, Insights, Google classroom for assignments
  • Communications skills: Proficient in writing and editing to meet the needs of the students and with colleagues
  • Classroom Management: the ability to work in a fast-pace environment with creative solutions
  • Accurate and timely reporting of student grades and performance



  • Must have a visual arts degree in art education or with a visual arts degree
  • Required skillset for position:
    • strong background in Ceramic Arts; must have knowledge in low to high-fire clay with its related firing processes; knowledge in maintaining a ceramics studio with clay and glaze management as well as operating a pugmill. 
    • Other media expertise: Adobe CS(Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, etc.)
    • Other 2D-3D skills in drawing, painting, sculpture
  • Must be student-centered and work well in teams with students and colleagues
  • Must have experience in delivering instruction to groups of students in-person; virtual instruction is a plus
  • Working knowledge of MLE practices
  • Demonstrated collaborative teaching or exhibition practices for student work or with group of artists



Reports to:  


  • Interim K12 Supervisor of Art and High School Principal for Somerville Public Schools


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Art
  • Employer Description

    Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools.

    Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University. Learn more about us...

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    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Central HR
    • 8 Bonair St.
    • Somerville, Massachusetts 02145

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