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:

Woodworking Teaching Assistant (P/T)

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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. Weekly commitment depends on sites available, usually around 5-10 hours.

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


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

$15 per hour 

To apply:
Email résumé, cover letter and references to Verónica Ramírez Martell at [email protected].  We accept applications on a rolling basis, dependent on the sites we have available. Please, no phone calls.