Elementary Art Teacher & Theater Assistant
Interim Position - Spring 2024
St. Paul Christian Academy in Nashville seeks an innovative and collaborative Art educator to teach students in junior kindergarten through sixth grade.
About St. Paul Christian Academy
At St. Paul, we walk with parents to establish a permanent foundation for our students so that they might flourish by pursuing academic excellence, a passion for Christ, and an ever-deepening understanding of their call to be leaders who uniquely shape the world in which they live. We form this foundation by creating a place filled with childlike wonder where each child is known, loved, nurtured, and challenged to be his or her best, in no small part due to our experienced and exceptional faculty.
St. Paul students and faculty pursue academic excellence in a loving and challenging environment where children learn to work hard while at the same time maintaining the wonder of childhood. We hold high expectations for our students, and our nurturing environment helps them meet those expectations to reach their highest potential. As a result, our children are well prepared for acceptance into the most competitive college-preparatory schools in Nashville.
The Art Teacher at St. Paul will be responsible for finding the creator inside each child. He or she will be charged with helping every child develop his or her ability for creative expression through various mediums, using a wide array of skills and techniques learned over the course of the eight years they spend at St. Paul.
The faculty and staff at St. Paul work diligently to know students and discover their gifts. The school offers a well-rounded curriculum of which Art is a very important part. The Art teacher will be expected to discover the gifts that lie within each child and create a space for them to explore their creative side.
This person will work on a team of co-curricular teachers and will collaborate with grade-level homeroom teachers. Art education needs to be woven into the fabric of the St. Paul program. This person needs to be passionate about student-centered learning and be committed to combining the power of forward-thinking skill development with the purposeful integration of research-based learning.
This Art teacher will teach all 3rd - 6th grade students. Fifth and sixth-grade students will have Art (in elective form) each day. Third and fourth-grade students have Art one time each week.
The Art teacher/Theater Assistant will be expected to:
Collaborate and create with a team of co-curricular and core curriculum professionals to enhance common artistic goals and educational experiences.
Share a room and work in close collaboration with the Lower School Art Teacher (JK-2)
Plan, prepare, and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning
Work with the Arts Department Chair to plan, and execute, the end-of-year Art Showcase. (a school-wide display and celebration of art in our classrooms)
Develop our advanced art students to complete a capstone art project
Introduce Art History at the appropriate elementary level
Introduce Artist studies at the appropriate elementary level
Use a variety of mediums and methods for instruction and projects
Use relevant technology to support and differentiate
Include a variety of teaching methodologies including multiple modalities of instruction.
Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing community norms that support core values and procedures.
Responsibilities inherent in teaching elementary-aged children using a developmentally appropriate curriculum and fostering positive social skills and community core values.
Work with the Grade Level Teams to discuss and plan activities and student progress.
Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
Work under the Theater Director for the spring musical and other dramatic arts programs throughout the year. This position will lead set building and other assignments given by the Theater Director
Knowledge, Skills, and Physical Requirements:
BFA or BA degree required in Art, Art Education, Education, or a similar field required.
Art teaching experience preferred
Independent school teaching experience preferred.
Must be visionary, with the belief that creating Art is integral in the development of a child.
Must be willing to work to develop a more comprehensive elementary Visual Arts curriculum.
Must be able to work with other professionals to align curriculum across divisions.
Send resume, cover letter, and statement of faith to Kim Jones. firstname.lastname@example.org.