The Shefa School is a Jewish community day school in Manhattan serving students in grades 1-8 who benefit from a specialized educational environment in order to develop their strengths while addressing their learning challenges. We specifically serve students with language-based learning disabilities who have not yet reached their potential levels of success in traditional classroom settings. Shefa is a pluralistic community school, serving families across the range of Jewish involvement and observance. At Shefa, we believe that differences are a source of strength and that we are all enriched by the diversity of perspectives.
About the Position
The Shefa School is seeking a full-time Art Teacher for September 2023 to teach in the Lower and Middle Schools.
The Art Teacher will collaborate with the Art Team in teaching and preparing for art classes to students in both the lower and middle school. The art teacher will teach sections of art classes, mentor and support the art assistant teacher, as well as organize, set up, and clean art materials. They also support the school at large in the display of student work, collaboration with classroom teachers to integrate art into other subject areas, such as Judaic Studies and Social Studies, as well as perform a support role during lunch, recess and arrival/dismissal.
The ideal candidate will have experience working with children in an art setting. Experience working with students with language-based learning disabilities is a plus. We seek teachers who thrive in highly collaborative environments, who are reflective and committed to growth, who have strong communication skills, and who demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We believe in investing in our employees’ development and aim to provide a supportive work environment characterized by thoughtful and generous feedback and opportunities for growth and advancement. The Shefa School is committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion and ensuring a warm, welcoming, and nurturing environment for all. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We especially encourage candidates from historically underrepresented communities to apply.
The Shefa School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.