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K-6 Visual Arts Teacher

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

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This position reports to the Dean of Faculty and is a full-time position. As the Visual Arts teacher, you will work closely with the Dean of Faculty and your colleagues to implement a differentiated approach to instruction that encourages student voice and creativity and acknowledges the need for lesson design with a variety of modalities of instruction and assessment. Salary is based on years of relevant experience.

Minimum Requirements

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in the visual arts or a related field (ceramicist preferred)
  • At least five years experience teaching elementary school visual arts
  • Proven excellence in building highly successful DEIJB learning spaces
  • Designs equity-framed instruction with differentiated student assessment and learning
  • Effectively designs and applies innovative K-6 visual arts curriculum
  • Proven excellence in designing socio-emotional learning for early elementary, elementary and upper elementary children
  • Successfully applies growth-mindedness, honesty, high standards and empathy to one’s own professional growth

Duties include

  • Being ready on campus to assist students by 7:45 a.m. each morning
  • Leading instruction for a minimum of 20 hours each week
  • Building out weekly visual arts newsletters for families
  • Developing and curating the K-6 visual arts program with an expectation of an accelerated track
  • Attending all assigned faculty and committee meetings
  • Regularly participating in a growth-minded approach to professional development
  • Supporting the school’s strategic initiatives related to admission (class visits, notes to families, open houses, fairs, etc.) and advancement of mission (collaborating with the Communications Office with all class communications)
  • Designing differentiated learning experiences for all students on a daily basis
  • Designing comprehensive individual and group projects with in-depth and rubric-based feedback to students and families.
  • Attending weekly lesson planning meetings with grade-level instructors
  • Supporting pick-up, drop-off, lunch and recess coverage as assigned
  • Writing comprehensive narratives for each child twice a year
  • Meeting with families to assess student success and challenges
  • Regularly updating the grade level’s curriculum maps with other grade level instructors
  • Attending community events: chapel, open houses, and evening/afternoon student program events


The salary range is $51,000 to $91,000. There is also a substantial signing bonus.


About St. James’ Episcopal School

Founded in 1968, St. James’ Episcopal School inspires in our students a lifelong love of learning, joy in service and deep compassion and empathy for our complicated but beautiful world. We believe that true excellence only come through joyous, rigorous and student centered instruction. We see God’s spirit and joy in every person and service to community, particularly the unhoused and the hungry.

Spanning from preschool through grade 6, our graduates matriculate at the strongest middle schools in Los Angeles and throughout the United States. Our faculty and staff, referred to as “staffulty” enjoy robust benefits including tuition remission (90% discounted tuition), graduate school support, pension and healthcare. An Episcopal School, St. James’ celebrates all faith traditions and does not discriminate based on religion or creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, race or ethnicity.

To apply for this job email your details to cangulo@sjsla.org

K-6 Visual Arts Teacher
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