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Middle School (grades 5 - 7) Art Teacher

Middle School (grades 5 - 7) Art Teacher
Cultivating Creativity & Intellectual Curiosity

Berkwood Hedge School is seeking experienced Art Teacher. We are a small, progressive, K-7 school, growing to a K-8 the following school year. This part time position begins in early August 2022. This position can potentially be full time with the addition of other roles and responsibilities.

Berkwood Hedge School pedagogy is based on the understanding that children construct their knowledge of the world through hands-on, integrated, and active child-centered learning experiences, their environment needs to be positive and joyful, and; play and creativity are essential to healthy development. The strength of our school is our community. Our small class sizes allow for each individual to be valued and significant. We cultivate our children’s creative participation in their own learning. Our teachers support this development across the cognitive, physical, social, and moral domains, and collaborate to make our entire school strong.

Create a joyful and multicultural Art program.
Teach various media including drawing, painting, use of water soluble graphite pencils, printmaking and ceramics.
Teach projects including self-portraits, pottery, and photography
Teach about various artists and their techniques in anticipation of a project where each student will do an art project in the style of a chosen artist.
Organize an end of year art show showcasing the work done over the past year.

The successful candidate will:
Plan and implement all aspects of an age appropriate art curriculum
Collaborate effectively with colleagues in all aspects of student learning and school culture
Maintain active and open communication with parents/guardians of the children and with all members of the Berkwood Hedge School community
Be creative, innovative, agile, and flexible
Have a sense of humor and a growth mindset

Bachelor's Degree
Three years classroom teaching experience
Deep understanding and appreciation for progressive education
Strong communication skills (speaking, writing) with both children and adults

Experience planning and implementing a middle school Art Program
Ability to utilize sound and developmentally appropriate educational practices to enhance teaching and learning
Ability to articulate the Art program
Capacity to focus on the whole child, intentionally developing each individual academically, physically, emotionally, and socially
Ability to exercise daily flexibility, prioritizing and problem solving while maintaining a poised professional demeanor
Willingness to seek opportunities that grow students’ cultural and artistic competency

Love of children and understanding of child development
Collaborative, creative, and curious nature
Maturity, professionalism, and good judgment
Interested in learning new skills and engaged in continuous improvement of practice
Excellent organizational and time management skills

Maintain and support a climate of mutual respect which encourages students to take healthy risks: asking questions, sharing opinions, and making mistakes necessary to learn.
Accurately assess each student's progress

At Berkwood Hedge School a teacher's engagement includes various activities in addition to teaching and classroom duties, such as giving extra help to students who need it, communicating feedback directly to the Head of School, encouragement of the efforts of colleagues, concern for the appearance of the classroom and of the grounds, promptness in meeting all School obligations and flexibility and cooperation in supporting our school’s advancement. Attendance at School events and activities, such as plays, concerts, festivals, and fairs, staff meetings, and open houses is required.

We look for candidates who thrive on ownership, service, creativity and collaboration. For more information about Berkwood Hedge School, please visit us at http://www.berkwood.org . Salary and benefits are competitive. We will accept applications until the position is filled. Interviews will begin immediately. This job starts early-August 2022.

Submit to [email protected]:
- A cover letter
- A resume
- Five pieces of art created by your students, with a brief description of the project and the age of the person who created it.

Berkwood Hedge School provides a hands-on developmental curriculum that promotes deep and intuitive learning. Students achieve academic excellence by becoming critical thinkers and creative problem solvers. Our teachers meet the needs of every child, inspiring a joy of learning, academic success, intellectual excitement, emotional well-being, and creativity. Students leave Berkwood Hedge School prepared for success in middle school and beyond. Our small cooperative community of students, families, and educators shares a commitment to preserving the environment and promoting social justice within both the school culture and the larger community. We are committed to strengthening diversity of all types, including cultural, ethnic, racial, learning style, economic, gender, and family structure.

Berkwood Hedge School actively seeks to build a diverse student, staff and parent community. We are an avid equal opportunity employer and seek applicants who reflect the rich diversity of the Bay Area. We do not discriminate on the basis of basis of age, ancestry, citizenship, ethnicity, family-care status, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
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