Middle School Art Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

Friends Academy, Dartmouth, MA

Friends Academy is a small, progressive EC-8 school of 240 students on the south coast of Massachusetts. We are known for having a strong sense of community that balances academics, arts, social and emotional learning, athletics, and outdoor activities. 

We are looking for an art teacher for the 2024-25 academic school year to join our Middle School team. This role will include teaching sections of art to 5th through 8th grade, advising a group of students, assisting in the drama program, and working with students to make the yearbook.

The arts are very important at Friends Academy, students have several periods of art/music in their schedules. Our specialists are usually practicing artists outside of school who enjoy sharing their craft with students. Art teachers expose students to different types of media, from ceramics to painting to fashion. Some units are connected to curricula in other disciplines such as social studies or science. Teachers have great autonomy in shaping the curriculum.

The ideal candidate would: 

  • Love Middle School students and learning
  • Serve as a role model for students and demonstrate a commitment to our school’s mission
  • Design, implement, and creatively deliver curriculum
  • Promote responsible citizenship and respect for diversity and differences
  • Have a positive outlook on the world and opportunities for young people 
  • Desire to contribute to something larger than oneself and have a deep-seated belief in the power of teamwork 
  • Differentiate curriculum for different types of learners
  • Be dedicated to social-emotional learning and positive discipline practices 
  • Collaborate with grade teams and departments to create an integrated academic program for our students
  • Help prepare for and facilitate Student-Led Conferences 
  • Be involved in extracurriculars as well as Outside the Classroom trips and overnights 


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field as well as teaching experience 
  • A passion for middle school, a sense of humor, and positivity and warmth 
  • Dedication to teaching and learning in a vigorous, progressive school community with commitment to equity and inclusion. 

We would love to hear from you! To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Tim Cleary, Head of Middle School, at tcleary@friendsacademy1810.org

Friends Academy

Dartmouth, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
All Gender