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Bellingham Memorial School
Bellingham Public Schools
Bellingham, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3310524 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: July 1, 2020 Starting Date: August 27, 2020

Job Description

DATE:July 1, 2020
TO:All Personnel
FROM:Mr. Peter D. Marano, Superintendent of Schools
SUBJ:Vacancy Announcement

Position School Number of Openings
Visual Art TeacherMemorial School 1
(Grade 4/5)

Function: To provide learning activities appropriate to the age of the students in order to develop an interest in and ability for creative expression. To develop an understanding and appreciation of art in each student.

1.Plan and prepare a program of study to meet the needs and interests of the students
2.Establish and communicate clear learning objectives
3.Develop age-appropriate instructional strategies to achieve the art curriculum goals
4.Demonstrate and assist students to use different techniques and media to develop art works aligned to their artistic abilities
5.Provide instruction that encourages students to understand and appreciate art
6.Encourage students to express their own personalities and thoughts through the creative process
7.Assess and evaluate student’s performance on a regular basis
8.Prepare progress reports
9.Provide feedback to relevant stakeholders about each student’s progress
10.Set and maintain acceptable standards of classroom behavior to establish an orderly learning environment
11.Show students how to properly use and care for materials, tools and equipment
12.Plan and present art displays
13.Be a positive member of the school community
14.Assumes other general related responsibilities as may be assigned by the School Principal
15.Adheres to the adopted policies of the Bellingham School Committee.

1. Licensed in Visual Art (Pre-K - 8, Required) (All Levels, Preferred) by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
2. Master's Degree preferred, from an accredited college or university, in Art or related Art field;
4. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, to students and adults;
5. Commitment to remain current in content knowledge and teaching strategies;
6. Expertise and knowledge of effective practices within the discipline including differentiation of instruction
7. Experience developing or willingness to develop new curriculum as part of a team within the discipline
8. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and in conformity with state certification

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Bellingham Memorial School!

Welcome Our Mission Through the teamwork of students, staff, parents and the community, Bellingham Memorial School will ensure a safe, supportive, and positive learning environment from which students will emerge as successful learners and respectful and responsible members of our diverse society. Our Vision Bellingham Memorial School seeks to establish itself as an exemplary middle school by developing programs that are developmentally responsive to the needs of our students. By instituting strong academic teams and a positive learning environment, students will be provided the framework to develop as life-long learners. The highest expectations for academic success, technological expertise, social and moral responsibilities and the maintenance of health, wellness and personal safety will be demanded of all students. Parents, staff and the community will work together to promote these ideals and to insure that each student has the opportunity to reach his fullest potential as a responsible member of our diverse society.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Bellingham Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: 1. Applicants should apply, via SchoolSpring, attention Mr. Marano, Superintendent of Schools. 2. Applicants must be willing to sign a Criminal Offender Record Information release upon application, and have no recorded serious violations that would prevent hiring for this position. Your appointment is pending suitable fingerprint results in accordance with Fingerprinting Requirements for Public School Employees: Implementation of MGL Chapter 77 of the Acts of 2013. 3. This position is open until filled. Internal applicants must submit notice of intent to apply prior to 3:00 pm on Friday, July 10, 2020. 4. Following initial screening, those candidates selected for personal interviews will be notified. Peter D. Marano Superintendent of Schools EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES No person shall be excluded from or discriminated against in admission to and/or employment in the public schools of Bellingham, for admittance to State and Federally funded grant programs, or in obtaining the advantages, privileges, and course of study presented in these schools, on account of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, disability, religion, sexual orientation or homelessness. This non-discrimination applies to all persons, whether or not the individual is a member of a conventionally defined “minority group". Questions or concerns regarding compliance under Title IX and/or Section 504, please contact Rachel Lawrence, District Coordinator Title IX/Section 504, Bellingham Public School District, 4 Mechanic Street, Bellingham, MA 02019, 508-883-1706.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Lisa Surrette, Secretary
    60 Blackstone Street
    Bellingham, Massachusetts 02019
    Phone: 508-883-2330
    Fax: 508-883-2037