Part-Time Art Teacher (Grades K-9)

New Haven, CT

Part-Time Art Teacher (Grades K-9) 

Starting School Year 2024-2025

A part-time position for a nurturing, adaptable person who understands the developmental and cognitive needs of children and who can teach collaboratively in a creative, cooperative environment.

The successful candidate will have experience teaching a wide range of abilities and extending the curriculum to meet the needs of all students. In addition, he or she will have a commitment to our school’s mission and an interest in being involved in our community through participation in school-wide committees and activities.

We are deeply committed to diversity and an inclusive curriculum and community. We actively encourage applications from candidates with broad and diverse backgrounds and from individuals of all races, nationalities, and beliefs. We seek candidates who have a clear interest in being part of a community that challenges prejudice and is committed to diversity and inclusion.

Essential duties and requirements:

  • Plan and present lessons for at least two grade levels
  • Prepare and administer regular and varied assessments of student learning
  • Complete trimester reports of student learning

Professional Skills and Personal Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in art education or art or a closely related field; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum 3-5 years head teaching experience preferred
  • Experience teaching art, preferably fine art to elementary and middle school-aged children
  • Proficient at designing and using assessments to guide instruction
  • Develop and teach fine art lessons based in art history
  • An understanding of child development and acquisition of motor skills and cognitive growth
  • A creative and well-organized approach to presenting activities
  • Flexibility and willingness to adjust plans to motivate the individual child 
  • A commitment to professional growth and innovative thinking
  • A clear interest in being part of a community that seeks to challenge prejudice and is committed to diversity and inclusion
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Enthusiasm and a sense of humor, along with a flexible and collaborative approach

Individuals interested in being considered for this position should submit the following:

  • Current resume
  • Cover letter
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • List of three references
  • Portfolio of relevant work

Thank you for your interest in The Foote School!