Middle School Humanities Teacher

New York City Charter School of the Arts
Manhattan, NY
$65K - $90K/year
6th - 8th

School Overview:

NYC Charter School of the Arts (CSA) is an arts-integrated charter school located in the financial district of Manhattan. Currently in its 6th year of operation, CSA seeks to inspire a diverse community of young people to engage with the arts as a pathway to rich and rigorous academic scholarship and a creative, purposeful life. We accomplish this as a school community through three domains of growth for students: Create, Learn & Thrive.

Job Summary

You will be in charge of teaching four classes, based on the Wit & Wisdom curriculum. Working in coordination with the Department Head and other Humanities teachers you will develop the pacing calendar and differentiation deemed necessary for your students.

As an arts-integrated school, artistic practice, content and appreciation is embedded in academic curriculum, and staff are expected to work towards integration of artistic practice and assessments in everyday classroom lessons. In addition to your academic responsibilities, you will work closely with the socio-emotional learning team to implement an “advisory” curriculum to a small group of students daily.

CSA believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization. We are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

CSA offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package.

Summary of Job Responsibilities

Manage Student Learning

  • Design and implement formative assessments that measure progress towards academic standards;
  • Monitor student progress toward individual and collective learning goals;
  • Analyze formative, summative, and interim assessment data to adjust lessons, inform small group instruction, and refer students for intervention or special learning services;
  • Provide written and in-person data on student performance as requested by the Special Education Team;
  • Assist students in creation and updating of exemplary work in Digital Portfolios.

Develop engaging, inclusive curriculum plans

  • Building on the scope and sequence of Wit & Wisdom, create a calendar and lesson plans with appropriate differentiation and scaffolding for all students;
  • Ensure learning objectives and instructional pacing align to NYS Standards for the grade level;
  • Integrate visual and performing arts into lessons and units of study;
  • Participate in collaborative curriculum development to integrate the arts and interdisciplinary learning across grade levels. Collaborate with colleagues to infuse artistic practice and the creative process into the planning and executing of each lesson

Strengthen instruction

  • Meet regularly with your Instructional Leader to improve pedagogical practice;
  • Furnish unit and lesson plans for your classes on time to your Instructional leader;
  • Participate in weekly professional learning sessions.

Guide student behavior and classroom community

  • Coplan, manage, and maintain a positive culture and climate, leveraging relationships to promote positive academic experiences and mindful, effective communication;
  • Create a safe environment for social/emotional learning;
  • With support from Thrive team, deliver a socioemotional curriculum to a group of ‘advisees’ daily;
  • Document interventions, infractions and any parental communication in appropriate system

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s degree preferred)
  • 2-3 years classroom teaching experience; Middle School preferred
  • Strong pedagogical and content knowledge in Literacy, Writing, History
  • Background experience in implementation of NYS Next Generation Standards
  • Desire to grow as a professional educator
  • Exceptional ability to participate in community learning
  • Commitment to the values and mission of NYC Charter School of the Arts