Specialist, Visual Arts

Success Academy Charter Schools
New York, NY, US

Job Details

Thanks for your interest in Success Academy! Running the largest, fastest-growing, and highest-performing network of public charter schools in New York City takes a village - families, children, teachers, staff and faculty, advocates and supporters alike. We would love to welcome you to our community! We work tirelessly every day to ensure each child in NYC has access to a fun, rigorous, whole-child education regardless of zip code or economic status. When you join SA, you play a part in giving every student who walks through the doors of one of our 49 schools in NYC a fair shot at reaching his or her potential.

Job Description

Reporting to the Visual Arts Program Manager , the Visual Arts Specialist, will be a results-driven educator looking to use their rigorous academic knowledge and strong project management skills to design, write, and revise new and existing courses aligned to our pedagogical values and Visual Arts program vision.

Key responsibilities include:
  • To plan and write a rigorous and relevant Visual Arts curriculum as part of a multi-year arts program centered on a rich, inquiry-based pedagogy
  • To create all necessary lesson materials, lesson plans, and curricula for units of the course that are aligned to both the internal vision for Visual Arts at Success Academy and the academic state of the field
  • Partner with the Visual Arts Program Manager and with school-based leaders on Scholar Talent teacher performance management
  • In partnership with the manager, lead content and pedagogy specific teacher training sessions
  • In partnership with the Scholar Talent Leads, observe lessons and analyze student work and data to ensure content is implemented across our network of schools with a high level of fidelity; these observations and critical study of scholar work will be used to develop the practice of our Visual Arts teachers
  • Support key cross-content Scholar Talent initiatives and program needs including partnering with Operations on event and club planning and logistics
A successful applicant will have the following skills, characteristics, and values:
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience teaching Visual Arts
  • Extremely strong writing skills
  • Exceptional work ethic and ability to work flexibly and collaboratively
  • Talent in logistics and project management
Compensation Range
Annual Salary: $65,000.00 - $75,000.00
Exact compensation may vary based on skills and experience.

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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We actively seek applications from people of all backgrounds to strengthen our community and the perspectives needed to flourish in a multicultural world. Success Academy offers a full benefits program and opportunities for professional growth. Learn more about our philosophy, benefits, and team at https://jobs.successacademies.org/working-here/ .

Success Academy Charter Schools does not offer employment-based immigration sponsorship.


Success Academy is hiring for this year and next year with ongoing hiring dates. Launch your career – and life after graduation! At SA, you’ll receive training from the moment you start, quickly grow your skills and build a strong professional foundation. You’ll work with a team of smart, committed colleagues and be supported at every step. Gain valuable and transferable job skills while building a network of lifelong friends and contacts. Seeking candidates from all majors. A degree in Education is not required. Apply today!

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