Academy for Integrated Arts
The Academy for Integrated Arts (AFIA) is an innovative, arts integrated school. Our school community is reflective, dedicated and caring. The unique vision of AFIA embraces arts instruction integrated into the core curriculum as a meaningful part of what students do every day. Additionally, instruction is from a strong constructivist viewpoint and is delivered with developmentally appropriate practices. We are growing school, thus we must hire new teachers each year. AFIA is a fantastic community in which to work with an emphasis on teacher leadership. AFIA is a true learning community, as everyone in the building, from students to staff engage in reflective, meaningful learning on a daily basis. To learn more go to www.afiakc.org.
We are seeking applicants for enrichment teachers during the 2020 – 2021 school year. We are open to hiring part-time or full-time enrichment teachers. Certification areas can include theater arts, computer science, health, music, physical education or art. As an arts integrated school, we also welcome individuals who are teaching artists in areas such as dance. This position could be part-time or full-time.
The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Plan and deliver differentiated instruction based on certification/expertise area in whole classroom settings, as well as in small groups, based on continual student assessment and specific students’ needs
- Collaborate with the AFIA teachers and staff as well as community partners to integrate arts across the curriculum
- Participate in continual, intensive job-embedded professional development
- Collaborate in the professional learning environment of the school, with students, families and the community
- Engage in powerful, productive partnerships with families and students to ensure that instruction meets the needs of all students
Enrichment teachers of AFIA will:
- Demonstrate a commitment to teaching students who are traditionally underserved
- Value the power of school in changing and improving children’s lives by constructing student-focused responses
- Have a strong understanding of and ability to implement constructivism
- Value the presence and the voice of students’ families as partners in the school
- Be able to work collaboratively with others in a team environment
- Be a reflective practitioner with a strong personal commitment to ongoing learning and growth
- Be willing to grow in his/her ability to implement the arts throughout the curriculum
- excellent communications, oral and written skills
- knowledgeable regarding certification/expertise area
- comfortable working around children, professional staff and teachers
- able to collaborate with the other enrichment teachers at the school
- has current Missouri certification or is eligible for MO certification (music, art or other related area)
Start Date: August, 2020
Application Deadline: The position will remain open until filled.
To Apply: Submit resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter and 3 references. Please share if you are interested in part-time or full-time positions.
In the cover letter, please be sure to speak to the following:
How do your experiences prepare you for working at AFIA?
What interests you about working in a student-centered, inquiry-based, constructivist environment?
Describe any experiences you have in implementing project work and/or arts integrated curriculum.
Provide an example that demonstrates your commitment to continuous learning.
How do you work to build relationships with families and the community? Feel free to share a specific experience to illustrate your ideas.
Questions about the position can be directed to the Executive Director, Tricia DeGraff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compensation: Commensurate with experience