Job Openings

The Eliot School inspires lifelong learning in craftsmanship and creativity for all. Celebrating skills and imagination, we encourage our students to create using head, hands and heart. We believe everyone deserves access to excellent art education and the opportunity to make things by hand. Some 3,600 students learn from us each year: half in our schoolhouse, and half through our partnerships with Boston’s public schools, libraries, housing developments and community centers. Our Teen Bridge mentors a small group of teens with art instruction, job training, life skills and summer employment.

The Eliot School is an Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse workplace that is welcoming to all.

Current Openings:

 + Teaching Artist: Visual Arts/Woodworking (P/T)

+ Visual Arts/Woodworking Teaching Assistant (P/T)

Adventures in Art Teacher (ages 6-9) (P/T)

Drawing & Painting Teacher (ages 10-14) (P/T)

Kids’ Advanced Woodworking Teacher (ages 10-14) (P/T)

Teen Artist Portfolio Teacher (Ages 13-17) (P/T)

Beginning Crochet Teacher (adults) (P/T)


Teaching Artist: Visual Arts/Woodworking (P/T)

Ongoing
Download a pdf here.

The Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts provides arts programming at Boston Public Schools, community centers and libraries. Our students reflect the demographics of Boston Public Schools: 55.5% economically disadvantaged, 31.2% English Language Learners, 19.5% Students with Disabilities, 85.8% Students of Color

We are looking for committed, professional, and inspiring teaching artists who are passionate about engaging students in creative and stimulating projects.  We are specifically searching for teaching artists who have experience and are comfortable teaching either woodworking or visual arts to K-8 populations. Curriculum should introduce a variety of media, mesh with particular school needs, e.g. literacy and math, and build confidence in the students. Teachers are encouraged to coordinate field trips and artist visits each semester with the support of the Program Coordinator. Commitment is approximately 10-15 hours per week, with the possibility of more hours, if desired.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Teach and engage diverse populations across race, cultural boundaries and different abilities
Collaborate with program and site administrators, faculty and students
Help expose students to a broader social, cultural and historical context through art
Create successful sequential lessons that are developmentally appropriate
Assess participant learning and evaluate overall program effectiveness
Model core values and best practices in classroom management and teaching
Use the arts to foster patience and perseverance and build healthy self-esteem
Share genuine affection for the population that one is teaching
Plan and present art displays to exhibit students’ work in the partner community
Communicate regularly with program administration through e-mail, phone calls or in-person meetings
Participate in professional development workshops provided by the Eliot School

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field
Experience with woodworking or a wide variety of techniques and media in visual arts
Strong time management and organizational skills
Passion for engaging all students in the creative process
2+ years of teaching experience involving the development of year-long curriculum
Flexibility, patience, and self-motivation
Strong communication skills: to talk with teachers, staff, administrators, parents
Ability to travel to various Boston locations

Salary
$25 per hour 

To apply:
Email résumé, cover letter, curriculum sample and references to Verónica Ramírez Martell at [email protected]  We hope for a September start date, but will accept applications on a rolling basis until all positions are filled; spaces occasionally open up during the school year. For job posting purposes, the deadline is listed as July 7th, 2017. Please, no phone calls.



Summer Woodworking Teaching Assistant (P/T)

Ongoing
Download a pdf here.

The Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts provides arts programming at Boston Public Schools, community centers and libraries. Our students reflect the demographics of Boston Public Schools: 55.5% economically disadvantaged, 31.2% English Language Learners, 19.5% Students with Disabilities, 85.8% Students of Color

We are looking for individuals actively pursuing experience and opportunities in the field of manual arts education. Applicants must be interested in gaining hands on experience in teaching and engaging diverse populations across race, cultural boundaries and different abilities.  This role will expose assistants to best practices in classroom management and teaching.  Candidates should also be willing to take on additional tasks supporting the Eliot School outside of the classroom environment.  We are specifically searching for candidates that have experience in woodworking.  Commitment is in the mornings approximately 6 hours per week, with the possibility of continuing in the fall, if interested.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Use the arts to foster patience and perseverance and build healthy self-esteem
Help expose students to a broader social, cultural and historical context through art
Assist with daily classroom logistics, including set up and clean up, as needed
Support lead teacher by anticipating logistical needs and reinforcing classroom expectations and management strategies
Model core values and best practices in behavior and teaching
Share genuine affection for the population that one is teaching
Communicate regularly with program administration through e-mail, phone calls or in-person meetings
Participate in professional development workshops provided by the Eliot School

Qualifications

Pursuing a career in related field
Experience with woodworking
Strong time management and organizational skills
Passion for engaging all students in the creative process
Experience working with children
Flexibility, patience, and self-motivation
Strong communication skills: to talk with teachers, staff, administrators, parents
Ability to travel to various Boston locations

Salary
$18 per hour 

 

To apply:
Email résumé, cover letter and references to Verónica Ramírez Martell at [email protected].  The deadline is June 30, 2017. Please, no phone calls.


Visual Arts/Woodworking Teaching Assistant (P/T)

Ongoing
Download a pdf here.

The Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts provides arts programming at Boston Public Schools, community centers and libraries. Our students reflect the demographics of Boston Public Schools: 55.5% economically disadvantaged, 31.2% English Language Learners, 19.5% Students with Disabilities, 85.8% Students of Color

We are looking for individuals actively pursuing experience and opportunities in the field of manual arts education. Applicants must be interested in gaining hands on experience in teaching and engaging diverse populations across race, cultural boundaries and different abilities.  This role will expose assistants to best practices in classroom management and teaching.  Candidates should also be willing to take on additional tasks supporting the Eliot School outside of the classroom environment.  We are specifically searching for candidates that have experience and are comfortable in woodworking or visual arts settings.  Commitment is approximately 10-15 hours per week, with the possibility of more hours, if desired.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Use the arts to foster patience and perseverance and build healthy self-esteem
Help expose students to a broader social, cultural and historical context through art
Assist with daily classroom logistics, including set up and clean up, as needed
Support lead teacher by anticipating logistical needs and reinforcing classroom expectations and management strategies
Model core values and best practices in behavior and teaching
Share genuine affection for the population that one is teaching
Communicate regularly with program administration through e-mail, phone calls or in-person meetings
Participate in professional development workshops provided by the Eliot School

Qualifications

Pursuing a career in related field
Experience with woodworking or visual arts
Strong time management and organizational skills
Passion for engaging all students in the creative process
Experience working with children
Flexibility, patience, and self-motivation
Strong communication skills: to talk with teachers, staff, administrators, parents
Ability to travel to various Boston locations

Salary
$15 per hour 

To apply:
Email résumé, cover letter and references to Verónica Ramírez Martell at [email protected].  We hope for a September start date, but will accept applications on a rolling basis until all positions are filled; spaces occasionally open up during the school year. For job posting purposes, the deadline is listed as July 7th, 2017. Please, no phone calls.


Adventures in Art Teacher (ages 6-9) (P/T)

Sessions of Adventures in Art run in our schoolhouse every Fall, Winter and Spring. Classes run for ten Saturday sessions from 1–3pm. Students will have taken at least three sessions of woodworking classes, and come to this class to advance to the next level.

 Major Duties and Responsibilities

• Teach and engage diverse populations across race, cultural boundaries and different abilities
Create successful sequential lessons that are developmentally appropriate
Help expose students to a broader social, cultural and historical context through art
Use the arts to foster patience and perseverance and build healthy self-esteem
Model core values and best practices in classroom management and teaching
Use the arts to foster patience and perseverance and build healthy self-esteem
Share genuine affection for the population that one is teaching
• Develop unique curriculum with new lessons each semester
• Arrive to each class in a timely manner
• Return classroom to condition it was found at the end of each class
• Communicate with and respond to Artistic Coordinator, Facilities Coordinator and Registrar in a timely manner

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field
Experience in a wide variety of techniques and media in visual arts
Strong time management and organizational skills
Passion for engaging all students in the creative process
2+ years of teaching experience involving the development of semester-long curriculum
Flexibility, patience, and self-motivation
Strong communication skills: to talk with teachers, staff, administrators, parents
Ability to travel to Jamaica Plain, MA

Salary $25 per hour 

To apply: Email résumé, cover letter, curriculum sample and references to Annie Meyer at [email protected]. Please, no phone calls.

 


Drawing & Painting Teacher (ages 10-14) (P/T)

Sessions of Drawing & Painting run in our schoolhouse every Fall, Winter and Spring. Classes run for ten Saturday sessions from 3:30–5:30pm. Students will have taken at least three sessions of woodworking classes, and come to this class to advance to the next level.

 Major Duties and Responsibilities

• Teach and engage diverse populations across race, cultural boundaries and different abilities
 Create successful sequential lessons that are developmentally appropriate
Help expose students to a broader social, cultural and historical context through art
Use the arts to foster patience and perseverance and build healthy self-esteem
 Model core values  and best practices in classroom management and teaching
 Use the arts to foster patience and perseverance and build healthy self-esteem
 Share genuine affection for the population that one is teaching
• Develop unique curriculum with new lessons each semester
• Arrive to each class in a timely manner
• Return classroom to condition it was found at the end of each class
• Communicate with and respond to Artistic Coordinator, Facilities Coordinator and Registrar in a timely manner

 Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field
 Experience in a wide variety of techniques and media in visual arts
 Strong time management and organizational skills
 Passion for engaging all students in the creative process
 2+ years of teaching experience involving the development of semester-long curriculum
 Flexibility, patience, and self-motivation
 Strong communication skills: to talk with teachers, staff, administrators, parents
 Ability to travel to Jamaica Plain, MA

Salary $25 per hour 

To apply: Email résumé, cover letter, curriculum sample and references to Annie Meyer at [email protected]. Please, no phone calls.

 


 

Kids’ Advanced Woodworking Ages 10-14 Teacher (P/T)

Sessions of Kids’ Advanced Woodworking run in our schoolhouse every Fall, Winter and Spring. Classes run for ten Saturday sessions from 1–3pm. Students will have taken at least three sessions of woodworking classes, and come to this class to advance to the next level.

 Major Duties and Responsibilities

• Teach and engage diverse populations across race, cultural boundaries and different abilities 
 Create successful sequential lessons that are developmentally appropriate 
 Model core values and best practices in classroom management and teaching 
 Use the arts to foster patience and perseverance and build healthy self-esteem 
 Share genuine affection for the population that one is teaching 
• Develop unique curriculum with new lessons each semester
• Arrive to each class in a timely manner
• Return classroom to condition it was found at the end of each class
• Communicate with and respond to Artistic Coordinator, Facilities Coordinator and Registrar in a timely manner

 Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field 
 Advanced woodworking experience
 Strong time management and organizational skills 
 Passion for engaging all students in the creative process 
 2+ years of teaching experience involving the development of semester-long curriculum 
 Flexibility, patience, and self-motivation 
 Strong communication skills: to talk with teachers, staff, administrators, parents
 Ability to travel to Jamaica Plain, MA

Salary $25 per hour 

To apply: Email résumé, cover letter, curriculum sample and references to Annie Meyer at [email protected]. Please, no phone calls.

 

 


 

Teen Artist Portfolio Ages 13-17 Teacher (P/T)

Sessions of Teen Artist Portfolio will run in our new Teen Bridge space on Amory St. every Fall, Winter and Spring. Classes run for ten sessions from 3:30–5:30pm. Work with teens as they prepare a portfolio fit for applying to high school or college.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

• Teach and engage diverse populations across race, cultural boundaries and different abilities 
 Create successful sequential lessons that are developmentally appropriate 
 Model core values and best practices in classroom management and teaching 
 Use the arts to foster patience and perseverance and build healthy self-esteem 
 Share genuine affection for the population that one is teaching 
• Arrive to each class in a timely manner
• Return classroom to condition it was found at the end of each class
• Communicate with and respond to Artistic Coordinator, Facilities Coordinator and Registrar in a timely manner

 Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field 
 Experience with a wide variety of techniques and media in visual arts
 Strong time management and organizational skills 
 Passion for engaging all students in the creative process 
 2+ years of teaching experience involving the development of semester-long curriculum 
 Flexibility, patience, and self-motivation 
 Strong communication skills: to talk with teachers, staff, administrators, parents
 Ability to travel to Jamaica Plain, MA

Salary $25 per hour 

 

 

 

To apply: Email résumé, cover letter, curriculum sample and references to Annie Meyer at [email protected]. Please, no phone calls.


Beginning Crochet Teacher (adults) (P/T)

The Eliot School runs 6 session Monday morning Beginning Crochet classes each fall. Students Learn crochet basics, including pattern reading, foundation chain, single, half double and double crochet, crocheting in the round, seaming, comfort and coordination with hooks. Then, students create a sequence of squares that can be stitched together to form a scarf or blanket. Beginners as well as those seeking a refresher are welcome in this class. We are looking for a committed, professional, and inspiring teaching artist to fill this position.

 Major Duties and Responsibilities

Create successful sequential lessons for 6 classes at 2.5 hours each
 Prepare students to move on to the next level
• Engage students with varied levels of experience
• Communicate clearly and effectively with students
• Arrive to each class in a timely manner
• Return classroom to condition it was found at the end of each class
• Abide by Eliot School core values
• Communicate with and respond to Artistic Coordinator, Facilities Coordinator and Registrar in a timely manner

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field
Experience in a wide variety of fiber techniques including crochet
Strong time management and organizational skills
Passion for engaging all students in the creative process
2+ years of teaching experience
Strong communication skills: to talk with students, staff, administrators
Ability to travel to Jamaica Plain, MA

The Eliot School is an Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse workplace that is welcoming to all.

To apply:
 Email résumé, cover letter and photographs of relevant work to Annie Meyer at [email protected]. Please, no phone calls.