Elementary Visual Arts Teacher
BB&N is seeking a full-time Visual Arts
teacher for Grades 1-6.
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, and performing
scheduled campus duties. The Visual Arts teacher is also responsible for
planning and leading/co-leading Affinity Lunch.
additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, 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.
addition, the Visual Arts teacher is expected to be committed to the following
· 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 student’s 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
The ideal candidate should have a minimum of
three years teaching experience at the 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, woodworking, and know how to use the machinery
that accompanies creating with wood and clay. 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
· Knowledge and commitment around diversity, equity, and
inclusion practices and the impact it has on the classroom climate and
· 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
· Curriculum design experience
· Ability to receive feedback
High standards of
How To Apply:
Please visit the employment opportunities page at https://www.bbns.org/ or click https://www.bbns.org/about/employment-opportunities
to complete your online
application. Please upload your Cover Letter, Resume, Personal Statement and/or
Teaching Philosophy and Reference List as a single combined Word Document
where it says ATTACH A RESUME (last section of the application). Documents
submitted in PDF format are not accepted.
April 30, 2019
Based on Experience
About this Organization:
BB&N, a coeducational day school in Cambridge, MA, was established in 1974 by the merger of two independent schools, the Buckingham School and the Browne & Nichols School, founded respectively in 1889 and 1883. Located on three separate campuses, we work as one School in pursuit of excellence. We celebrate the diversity of our community, which enriches our daily experience. At BB&N we foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a deep concern and respect for others.