Elementary School Art Teacher (K-4)
JOB TITLE: Teacher
REPORTS TO: Principal
LOCATION: New Castle, DE 19720
OVERVIEW: Founded in 2006, Charter School of New Castle is split between two buildings, a K-4 Elementary School with about 500 students and a 5-8 Middle School on Lukens Drive in New Castle with about 300 students. Charter School of New Castle is a family-focused charter school that prides itself on staff collaboration, and community engagement. At Charter School of New Castle, we provide our students with a well-rounded educational experience which is intellectually stimulating and builds a foundation for success.
Position Goal: Charter School of New Castle teachers will play an essential role in the growth and development of each of our students. Our teachers own the responsibility to plan, instruct, assess, lead, mentor, and guide each of our students to academic success overcoming all hurdles and obstacles to ensuring academic success. Charter School of New Castle teachers are responsible for the successful design, development, and implementation of academic lessons, working with other teachers and staff to analyze, assess, and improve the educational experience for our students.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
- Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts with teaching qualification, or equivalent
- Experience :
- 1 year prior experience as an Art Teacher
- Demonstrated excellence in a variety of art techniques.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
The Elementary Art Teacher will be responsible for:
-Planning lessons on art and art history in accordance with students' learning objectives and standards.
-Preparing the classroom by gathering and setting up equipment.
-Developing students' drawing, coloring, and painting techniques.
-Providing instruction on the use of media such as graphite and charcoal pencils, as well as oil, acrylic, and watercolor paint.
-Teaching students about art history.
Charter School of New Castle educators must:
-be driven to improve the minds and lives of students from underserved communities
-be dedicated to doing whatever it takes to help ALL students achieve academic success
-be passionate about academic learning and insistent on academic excellence and rigor at all times
-be self-aware and know how to treat all members of the schools community with respect
-be reflective and accurately able to appraise his or her strengths and weakenesses
-work urgently and be able to juggle multiple tasks and initiatives at once
-be detail-oriented and self-directed with the ability to work independently and with a team
-act entreprenurially as an initiator, problem-solver, and creative thinker
-be effective communicators with all stakeholders both orally and in written form
-be able to juggle multiple tasks and initiatives at once
-be detail-oriented and self-directed and able to work independently on short and long term projects
COMMITMENT AND COMPENSATION:
Length of Work Year: 10 months, select Saturdays, and occasional evening and weekend commitments will also be required; occasional travel throughout the state and region.
Salary and Benefits: Salary range is based on salary scale with qualifications and experience. Performance bonuses based off of exemplary student achievement are available. The state benefit package offers a menu of options including medical, dental, flexible spending, and pension plans.