Assistant Art Teacher

the estria foundation Honolulu, Hawaii
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December 1, 2022
the estria foundation
Honolulu, Hawaii

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 Qualifications

  • 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.

  • Team Player

  • Ability to work independently

Desired Qualifications

  • 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.

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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