Reports to: Assistant Head of School: Teaching & Learning
Department: Faculty Department
Salary: $55,000–$70,000 DOE + Benefits
BERKELEY HALL SCHOOL MISSION:
Founded in 1911, Berkeley Hall School is a Nursery through 8th grade non-sectarian, independent school in Los Angeles, California. Our mission is to “empower children to fulfill their unlimited, God-given potential as fearless scholars and conscientious citizens.” We utilize a growth-mindset approach to learning, emphasizing character education based on our core values–Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, and Compassion.
This position is responsible for developing an interest in and the ability for creative expression in each student. The art teacher will use skills and techniques of artistic expression consistent with school guidelines; to develop both aesthetic understandings and appreciations as well as to discover and develop talents of students in the field of art.
This position includes but is not limited to the following duties:
Teaches knowledge and skills in art, including drawing, painting, working with three-dimensional materials and art history.
Provides instruction in order for students to develop aesthetic concepts and appreciations and the ability to make qualitative judgments about art.
Demonstrates techniques in activities such as drawing and painting.
Knows and can apply elements of design and modern principles of art.
Knows the fundamentals and different approaches to drawing media techniques.
Provides individual and small-group instruction to adapt the curriculum to accommodate a variety of instructional activities and artistic abilities.
Implements grade-level appropriate curriculum based on state standards.
Instructs students in the proper use, care, and safe handling of tools and equipment
When students are on campus for school days the requirement is that teachers will be physically present on campus to provide in-person supervision and instruction.
Conducts all teaching and learning activities associated with this position in the event of a required shift to remote learning.
Provides for safe storage and proper use of materials, equipment, and tools.
Demonstrates a desire to meaningfully integrate technology into the classroom.
Creates a yearly lesson plan and maintains a plan book on a daily basis.
Establishes effective classroom management and student discipline systems.
Regularly assesses students and maintains assessment documentation.
Integrates and supports outdoor education curriculum.
Plans and implements a middle school elective
Mentors students in ways such as advisor or club leader.
Plans and leads classroom character education activities.
Supervises students during recesses, lunches, and before/after school as assigned by the administration.
Participates in Depth of Study—teacher professional development—groups (and other meetings)
Works collaboratively and productively with the Division Heads, Assistant Head, Head of School, and other teachers and administrators to develop curriculum, instruction and assessment (as well as fostering individual, department, and school goals).
Participates in regular and effective communication with parents as partners in students’ education.
Keeps current with the subject matter.
Analyzes data to inform instruction.
Utilizes components of a workshop classroom, e.g. lesson structure (mini-lesson, mid workshop, share), individual conferences, small group work.
Actively engages SEL professional development and implementation.
Actively participates in school enrollment management initiatives.
Follows guidelines for fulfillment of duties as described in the Employee Handbook.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Terms of Employment:
This is an exempt position. Competitive compensation commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes, but is not limited to, medical, dental, vision, basic life insurance, long-term disability, and a retirement plan (with up to 7% employer match). The regular workday is 7:30 am–4:00 pm. Occasional early morning, evening, and some weekend work is required.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Berkeley Hall School provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. Equal opportunity includes, but is not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, demotion, transfer, leaves of absence, and termination.
Bachelor of Arts/Science degree (required)
One to two years of experience as a lead teacher (preferred)
K–8 Teaching Credential (preferred)
Experience teaching multiple-subjects (preferred)
Ability to provide proof of COVID vaccination (or exemption)
Live Scan and TB clearance
In harmony with the teachings of Christian Science
Fosters a collaborative learning environment for both teachers and students.
Exhibits a growth mindset.
Ability to multitask and meet deadlines.
Takes initiative and is a self-starter.
Thoughtfully and effectively communicates with colleagues, students, parents, and teachers.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships; is a team player and puts relationships first.
Teaches with courage and emotional agility–a high level of emotional intelligence is required.
Moves through uncertainty and adversity with grace and balance.
Ability to give and receive feedback effectively and efficiently.
Commitment to BHS diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives.
Has a working knowledge and proficient use of Microsoft Office, and g suite
Knowledge of MacBooks, iPads and associated applications and technologies
Regularly sits, talks, and listens
Be able to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs.
Regularly uses close and distance vision
Works at desk and computer screen for extended periods of time
Turns, bends, and reaches
Works in traditional, climate-controlled office environment