Visual Arts Teacher

Location
New York, NY, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 27, 2019
Ref
4273267002
Harlem Link believes that the arts are essential for a child to have a well-rounded education and life experience. We are actively seeking a Pre-K-5 visual or performing arts teacher to join our team. We seek an educator who can make an area of the arts alive and accessible for early child, lower and upper elementary children, an artist who is confident and proficient in his/her practice who can also build a strong classroom community around core values and strong routines and systems. If you are interested in working in our dynamic school environment and have the desire to bring the arts to Harlem Link please apply at www.harlemlink.org today!
Position Summary
The Arts Teacher is the sole faculty position dedicated to supporting Harlem Link's Arts program. The Arts Teacher teaches up to 30 classes a week, grades Pre-K - 5.  At Harlem Link, teachers are responsible for providing a rigorous instructional program to scholars in the service of closing the achievement gap and creating a safe, structured learning community to foster citizenship skills and higher order thinking. Teachers at Harlem Link are outcome-oriented, hardworking and receptive to feedback, putting in the time necessary to ensure scholars meet the school's high expectation for learning.
Responsibilities
Curriculum and Instruction
  • Plan units of study and lessons in the Arts
  • Provide an inviting, exciting, and innovative learning environment
  • Use materials effectively and focus lesson on objective
  • Plan assessments that match student goals and objectives and appropriate learning standards and analyze results to inform instruction
  • Keep students on task and give appropriate feedback about performance
  • Secure additional arts resources for the school through DonorsChoose, Materials for the Arts and other sources.
Classroom Management
  • Use classroom and behavioral management strategies that are structured, consistent, respectful and responsive to student needs
  • Ensure a safe physical and emotional environment for students through positive framing, kind communication with students and adults, predictability and consistent routines
  • Take responsibility for order and productivity by refusing to tolerate classroom disruptions, working with teachers to implement individual behavior plans when needed
Collaboration
  • Work with teachers to address the individual needs of students
  • Collaborate with classroom co-teachers with curriculum planning, instruction, and assessment, including supporting and enhancing performance assessments of Social Studies units
  • Meet regularly with classroom co-teachers to evaluate students' progress
  • Participate in professional learning sessions, co-planning, child-study teams, grade teams, and committee meetings
Qualifications
  • Ideal candidates have:
    • three or more years' teaching experience in Pre-K to 5 classrooms in New York City
    • clear evidence on cover letter and/or resume of student achievement in the context of an orderly, positive and inclusive classroom community.
  • Successful candidates are:
    • highly-skilled classroom managers and self-motivated learners
    • creative thinkers who take a solutions oriented approach to classroom and school challenges and
    • hard-working professionals dedicated to doing whatever it takes to close the achievement gap.
  • All candidates must have:
    • a bachelor's degree (or higher) in arts education and
    • appropriate New
    • York State teaching certification (or reciprocal certification from another state).
Timeframe and Compensation
  • This is a full-time position, with the following schedule:
    • Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 8:15 am - 3:30 pm
    • Tuesday & Thursday, 8:15 am - 5:00 pm (extended for professional learning and meetings)
  • The position will begin immediately.
  • Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits are provided in accordance with school policy.
Harlem Link is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values racial, ethnic, religious, and economic diversity to enhance our impact and reflect the community we serve.
Join Team Link! To apply, submit resume and cover letter online at www.harlemlink.org . Candidates who closely fit the qualifications will be contacted for an interview.

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