Temporary Upper School Art Teacher
Shore Country Day School, Beverly, MA
POSITION OPENING: Temporary Upper School Art Teacher
SHORE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Beverly, MA)
Start & End Dates: February 21, 2024 – June 14, 2024
Status: Full-time, Exempt, On-campus
Reports to: Head of Upper School
Using PDF format, please send a resumé and a cover letter describing how you meet the below criteria to
The Upper School (Grades 6-8) Art Teacher supports the fundamental educational mission of the school by stewarding the academic and socioemotional growth of a diverse group of students.
In living out our Equity and Inclusion Commitment, we encourage candidates of all backgrounds, abilities, and lived experiences to apply, including candidates of color, candidates who are members of the LGBTQ+ community, neurodivergent candidates, multilingual candidates, and other candidates from historically underrepresented communities.
- Apply culturally responsive pedagogy techniques to create a strong sense of safety, belonging, and learning engagement for every student.
- Plan, organize, implement, and supervise a developmentally appropriate Upper School Arts program.
- Teach 2D and 3D art skills with an emphasis on the process of artmaking.
- Display artwork regularly on campus and in the Spring Art Show.
- Provide appropriate differentiation to support individual learners in the classroom.
- Develop positive relationships with children and their families through both verbal and written means.
- Collaborate with colleagues to learn, implement, and innovate the Shore curriculum.
- Assess the development and needs of individual children on a regular basis and communicate progress to caregivers and the Head of Upper School.
- Maintain necessary records and documentation about student behavior and progress.
- Engage in professional responsibilities that include collaborating effectively with colleagues, participating in pertinent employee meetings, performing necessary duties, and keeping abreast of current research and practices in reading, child development, and equity and inclusion.
Skills and Competencies:
- Strong proficiency with culturally responsive pedagogy.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
- Strong organizational skills and innovative thinking.
- Knowledge of current curricular and instructional practices.
- Ability to use technology in support of teaching.
- Ability to effectively listen, respond, and present information to students, families, and colleagues.
Shore Country Day School (Boston Metropolitan area) is a Pre-K – Grade 9 independent day school serving students of all social identities. Our commitment to anti-racist and culturally responsive teaching, staff, and administrative practices are the privilege and responsibility of every member of the Shore Community. All employees are supported through mentoring, significant professional development opportunities, and a culture of intentionality for individual belonging and innovation.
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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
Shore Country Day School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.