Lower and Middle School Woodshop Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

Moses Brown School, Providence, RI

Moses Brown is a 236-year old co-educational independent day school enrolling 750 students nursery through twelfth grade. A Friends school, MB exists to inspire children to reach their full intellectual and spiritual potential. We engage students in a rich academic curriculum, a broad offering of arts and athletics, and a daily life rooted in the Quaker values of community, equality, and service. We affirm the Quaker belief that there is an inner light in each person that is worthy of dignity and respect. We consider simplicity, integrity, group wisdom, and respect for differences to be paramount in helping students of all faiths and backgrounds discover their identity and mission in the world. In its hiring practices, Moses Brown does not discriminate, and seeks to maximize the diversity of the school in terms of class, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, abilities/disabilities, and language.

We are seeking a full-time woodshop teacher to join our robust and integrated visual arts program. The teaching responsibilities include a K-4 woodshop curriculum as well as a middle school woodshop school woodshop/making program. The successful candidate will have experience teaching both elementary and middle-school aged children. They will be able to support students where they are and differentiate between a wide range of proficiencies. This position is responsible for the safety procedures, supply, maintenance, and management of the woodshop. In addition to the traditional woodshop, this teacher will also have access to a fully equipped maker lab. The position includes regular attention to visual art displays around the school. In addition to the core teaching responsibilities, Moses Brown teachers are expected to serve on committees, attend school meetings, and have yearly co-curricular responsibilities.

A desire to work in a team-based collaborative environment is essential. This position offers an opportunity to collaborate with lower and middle school students, faculty, and parents. The candidate will create curricular units to instill a love for creativity, exploration, and excitement for the arts.

Commitment to Co-Teaching and Collaboration

  • Demonstrates cultural competency skills by embracing the vitality of a diverse community and fostering an environment of respect and inclusion, while actively working to build an equitable school community grounded in our Quaker values
  • Fosters a culture of learning that supports regular, meaningful growth opportunities for both students and teachers

Collegiality and Professionalism

  • Engages families as partners in a student’s success while recognizing and respecting differences in family backgrounds, structures, and cultures
  • Engages meaningfully in school professional growth opportunities and enhances professional growth by giving and seeking assistance from other team members
  • Uses a variety of tools to make instructional decisions, monitor student learning, provide feedback to students, and facilitate students’ self-monitoring of learning
  • Creates a classroom in which students are engaged, pedagogy is student-centered, and time is intentionally organized to maximize the learning of each child, with an emphasis on project-based learning.
  • Implements a student-centered social-emotional curriculum, such as Responsive Classroom

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited institution. Elementary or middle school teaching experience is preferred, although not a requirement for application. A Master’s degree or a teaching credential is desirable.

The position is effective August 2022. Compensation is competitive, and the school offers excellent benefits. Moses Brown is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to promote diversity through its hiring. Please submit a resume, cover letter that serves as a statement of interest, and the names and contact information for 3 references to jobs@mosesbrown.org. It is very important that you indicate “Woodshop” in the subject line of the email. Once our search committee has read and discussed applications, we will be in touch with select candidates to arrange interviews.

Moses Brown School

Providence, RI
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender