Classroom Teacher - Foundation Academy Charter School
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Art
Job Title: Art Teacher (K-5 or 6-8)
Job Location: 363 West State Street Trenton NJ 08618
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Jun 30, 2024**
Certificate: Art K-12
District: Foundation Academy Charter School
Trenton, NJ 08618
Telephone: 609-920-9200
Job Description:
Foundation Academies Promise: To Equip all scholars to Excel in learning and Empower them to Lead purpose-filled lives.
Purpose: Foundation Academies exist to address inequity facing the communities that we are honored to serve. Art teachers play a crucial role in nurturing creativity, self-expression, and cultural awareness among scholars.
What is in it for you: In addition to joining us in the social justice fight you will be competitively salaried and much more, see here!
Responsible: (Tasks you are responsible for. Tasks are subject to change) 
  • Maintaining and Organizing Materials and Equipment
    • Manage art supplies and equipment, ensuring that students have access to the necessary materials.
  • Art knowledge, technique, and practice
  • Participation in School and Org-wide family events
  • Provides individual and group instruction designed to meet individual needs and engage scholars.
Accountable: (What you are accountable for. What you are accountable for does not change, You are the decider on these things)
  • Classroom Culture:
    • Maintain a positive and inclusive classroom environment that fosters creativity and collaboration
  • Art Exhibitions and Events:
    • Organize and showcase students' artwork in at least 2 exhibitions or events to celebrate their achievements.
    • Ensure participation in art-related competitions and contests.
  • Instructional Model:
    • Create a structured and progressive learning experience for scholars of different ages and skill levels.
    • Develop and deliver standard-aligned lessons that encourage creativity and self-expression in scholars' artwork.
    • Evaluate scholars' artwork and provide constructive feedback to help them improve their skills.
Consulted: (What you are consulted for. You should be deeply knowledgeable about the following. As a result, you will be leveraged when overlapping decisions are made due to your expertise and brilliant perspective
  • Inclusive and Representative Curriculum and Resources
  • Professional Development
    • Stay updated on the latest trends in art education and teaching strategies by attending workshops, conferences, and art-related events.
  • Intervention & Referral Services and/ or Special Services
Informed: (Ensure you are abreast of the influence of these systems on what you are accountable for)
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Local and State Art Programs and Events
Foundation Academies offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience in a similar position with yearly increases. The annual salary range for this position is $60,500 - $90,000.
  • 2+ years working in an urban or low-income setting preferred 
  • Must have a track record of measurable success and achievement.
  • You are committed to living out our mission.
  • Welcomes the challenge to grow, learn, and improve in a collaborative environment.
  • Committed to our mission of preparing all scholars for college and embodying our core values.
  • Committed to serving our scholar population in an anti-discriminatory learning environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
  • NJ certification in Teacher of Art
  • OR You have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 (if graduated after Sept 2015) or 2.75 (before Sept 2015) for NJ certification requirements

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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