Assistant Art Teacher
Job Type: Part-Time
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted: January 2022
The Assistant Art Teacher will be responsible for supporting the Lead Art Teacher and Estria Foundation administration during the Mele Murals Intersession Programs to co-create and support lesson plans, activities, and games that develop each studentʻs interest in strengthening a sense of belonging, connecting them to our island through Hawaiian art making practices and modern muralism.
Duties and Responsibilities
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
Support Lead Teacher in all visual art and Hawaiian cultural class curriculum and lesson teachings for the duration of the Intersession Program
Organize and prepare art and class materials with Lead Teacher
Attend all mandatory planning meetings prior to Intersession Program, InPerson (tentative) or virtually online
Access, monitor, and evaluate each student’s performance and growth in knowledge and aesthetic understandings
Communicate with Estria Foundation administration, students, and parents on student progress and any behavior issues as needed
Plan and present art displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit students’ work for the school and the community
Select and requisition art supplies, books, instructional materials, tools, instructional aids, and maintain required inventory records
Organize storage areas and control use of materials, equipment and tools to prevent loss or abuse, and to minimize time required for distribution and collection
Work with Lead Teacher, and Estria Foundation administration to plan engaging lessons and implement lessons for the Intersession program.
Provide individual and small-group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students with varying intellectual and artistic abilities, and to accommodate a variety of instructional activities
Teach knowledge and skills in art, including drawing and painting
Instruct students in proper care and use of art tools and equipment
Be flexible and willing to perform any other duties as may be assigned by Administration
Maintaining a safe working environment, operating and maintaining classroom
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Education or work experience desired in the education field
Two years’ work experience as an Art Teacher or educational experience
Completion of a BFA degree preferred and/or Enrolled in bachelors of Fine Arts or related program
Classroom experience (can include student teaching): 1 year
Ability to maintain organized administrative and programmatic records
Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
Highly organized, detailed oriented and deadline driven
Ability to inspire trust and confidence, exercise patience and motivate students
Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with others
Demonstrate solid professional and personal ethics, respect, honesty, dependability, and integrity
Demonstrate passion for art teaching and learning
Excellent leadership, administrative, and program management skills: including (1) the ability to motivate and inspire staff and students; and (2) make decisions in a timely manner to successfully manage the programʻs resources, priorities, and obligations
Knows the fundamentals of teaching visual arts and different approaches to drawing media techniques
Compassionate and love for teaching and working with children of all ages.
Ability to work independently
Understanding of Hawaiian history, culture, traditions and values
Experience working with SPED students
Experience teaching elementary and secondary students preferred
Experience working with DOE system and standards
At least three (3) years of experience in running educational programs
Ability to lead guided meditation and visualization
A love for public art
Extensive experience using GoogleSuite, iCloud software, and DropBox
The Art Teacher will report directly to Estria Foundation’s Program Director, and is responsible for the programs’ consistent achievement of the Estria Foundations mission and objectives.
Compensation: Competitive wage that is commensurate to experience and skills.
How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and at least 3 references to [email protected] with Subject Title: Asst Art Teacher: Last name, First name.
Please no phone calls.
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