Art Teacher, K-5

  • Amber Charter School
  • 3120 Corlear Avenue, The Bronx, NY, USA
  • Sep 08, 2020
Full time Education

Job Description

Start Date: 9/2/2019

Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred in related educational field.

Certification and License:  New York State Teacher Certification

Experience:  2-5 years of teaching experience preferred

Position Overview: The Amber Charter School Teacher understands and promotes the school’s mission, vision, objectives, and policies both within and outside the immediate school community. The Art Teacher is responsible for providing a classroom/instructional program that supports the individual needs of all children in accordance with the school’s mission and values established by the school. Students should be exposed to the masters of art, art history and be able to evaluate pieces using the elements of art. The art teacher is responsible for seeing all students from kindergarten through 5th grade and therefore should have working knowledge of the different stages of childhood development.

The art program at Amber is one of its greatest assets. We are seeking an individual with passion, drive and commitment to keeping art alive in our school.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities & duties (including, but not limited to) 

Instructional Planning

  • Assume personal responsibility for the academic progress of all students
  • Implement a coherent, research-based curriculum in consultation with Administration
  • Teach students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) in an inclusion setting and implement IEPs as necessary
  • Document all syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, rubrics and other instructional materials and methods
  • Use consistent school-wide practices and a variety of individualized methods to engage students in the classroom

Instructional Delivery

  • Use solid formative assessment practices to plan and shift instruction
  • Use consistent school-wide practices and a variety of individualized methods to engage students in the classroom
  • Implement various methods to promote a student-led and student-centered classroom

Student Assessment

  • Measure student achievement and progress towards learning objectives using the school’s formative and summative assessment tools
  • Evaluate academic achievement through detailed data analysis of student performance on a wide variety of metrics
  • Provide ongoing and timely feedback to students on their progress towards meeting expectations and achieving goals
  • Use student data to reflect on effectiveness of lessons and student achievement progress in order to improve instruction and personal practice

Learning Environment

  • Create, and manage a responsive learning environment that enables students to feel safe, to be creative, and to develop to their full potential
  • Establish, model, practice and reinforce age-appropriate rules and discipline using school approved procedures; create and consistently use individual behavioral management plans as needed
  • Promote a positive, family-like environment in your classroom

Student Support & School Culture

  • Communicate effectively and maintain strong relationships with students, families, colleagues and administrators
  • Work closely with all members of school community, model citizenship, collaboration and support of one another
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Administration


  • We offer a very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

Reports to Principal and Assistant Principal