Elementary Integrated Visual Arts Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA

Date Posted: January 2022

Start Date: Fall 2022

Reporting to: Lower School Director

Job Summary

BB&N is seeking a full-time Elementary Integrated Visual Arts Teacher. The BB&N Lower School consists of Beginners through Grade 6.

The visual arts program aims to offer children opportunities for self-expression, creativity, innovative thinking, and the development of confidence and pleasure in the creative process. Central to the curriculum are the beliefs that students will develop visual arts literacy in a variety of media as well as have experiences with authentic connections across disciplines with the inclusion of STEM.

The Visual Arts teacher is responsible for teaching Visual Arts classes, creating and maintaining a positive classroom climate, involvement in curriculum development, evaluating each student’s performance and growth in knowledge and aesthetic understandings, planning and presenting art displays designed to exhibit students’ work for the school community, working closely with other teachers in developing interdisciplinary learning experiences, preparing progress reports and conference with families throughout the year. Additional responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, leading/co-leading affinity groups, attendance at weekly faculty meetings, ordering of materials, tools, instructional aids, budget management, admissions work, Back to School Night presentation, and any other duties that may be assigned by Administration.

In addition, the Visual Arts teacher is expected to be committed to the following practices:

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and the impact it has on the curriculum and the community
  • Social-emotional learning
  • Using the visual arts to expand on the thoughts and ideas of the students
  • Collaboration between adults in our community that evolves and advances practice
  • Documentation and assessment of learning in ways that make the learning visible
  • Understanding of Inquiry based-interdisciplinary research projects and the development of authentic and meaningful experiences that results in exemplary work (a students best work) and lifelong learning
  • Organization and use of materials within different disciplines in skilled and inventive ways to deepen learning
  • Installation of organized and aesthetically pleasing learning environments
Requirements

The ideal candidate should have a minimum of three years teaching experience at the early childhood or elementary level, an understanding of cognitive and social development for children at this age. The ideal candidate must also have knowledge and skills in 2D and 3D art, including but not limited to: drawing, painting, ceramics, and woodworking. In addition, candidates should be well-versed in interdisciplinary curriculum, project work, and anti-bias curriculum. A master’s degree within the field of education is preferred.

In addition, the candidate should demonstrate:

  • Joy working with elementary aged students, and an understanding of child-development for this age group
  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
  • Knowledge and commitment around diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and the impact it has on the classroom climate and curriculum
  • A desire to continue seeking professional development
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues inside and outside of the curriculum
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and families
  • Curriculum design experience
  • Ability to receive feedback

To Apply

Please upload your Cover Letter, Resume, Teaching Philosophy and Reference List. Please include your connection to BB&N’s mission and values in your cover letter.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity; we encourage candidates of color and all diverse candidates to apply.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols Schools takes the health and safety of its community members very seriously. Because we serve students, many of whom are not eligible for vaccination due to their age, we require all employees to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus with the Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine before commencing employment. Documentation showing vaccination status will be required as part of the application process.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

Cambridge, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Day
All Gender