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.

For model inquiries, please contact our In-House Program Director, Claudia Fiks at [email protected].

Current Openings within our School & Community Partnership Program

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.

 


Assistant Coordinator (Full-time)

 

We are looking for an individual actively pursuing experience in the field of arts education and administration. Applicants must be committed to gaining hands on experience in teaching and engaging diverse populations across race, cultural boundaries, and differing abilities. The Assistant Coordinator will provide administrative support to Eliot School’s outreach programs while also supporting and modeling best practices in classroom management and teaching by assisting daytime art classes and leading afterschool art classes. This full-time position will be split between tasks in the office (three days a week) and assisting visual arts or woodworking teachers in public schools or afterschool sites in Boston (two days a week). This position will start in August 2018.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support coordinator in administrative tasks
    • Ensure program data is organized and updated on a timely basis
    • Track invoices and payments
    • Assist in recruitment of teachers and aides
    • Administer logistical support for after-school programming
  • Act as liaison with partners, teachers, and aides
    • Schedule substitute teachers and aides, stepping in to substitute when needed.
    • Keep track of teachers’ and aides’ work history and performance
    • Facilitate purchase, distribution, and storage of materials and supplies
  • Assist visual arts or woodworking classes
    • 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
    • Support lead teacher by 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
  • Participate in Eliot School events, including attending monthly staff meetings
  • Communicate regularly with program administration, teachers, and partners through e-mail, phone calls, or in-person meetings
  • Attend professional development workshops provided by the Eliot School

Qualifications

  • Pursuing a career in art education and/or administration
  • Experience with woodworking or visual arts
  • Excellent 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 engage with teachers, staff, administrators, and the community
  • Ability to travel to various Boston locations

 

Salary

$30,000-$37,000

 

To Apply

 

E-mail résumé, cover letter, and references to Verónica Ramírez Martell at [email protected].

 


Elementary and Middle School Woodworking Teacher (Part-time)

 

 

We are looking for a committed, professional, and inspiring teacher who is passionate about engaging students in creative and stimulating projects. We are specifically searching for an individual who has experience and is comfortable teaching woodworking to elementary and middle school students. Curriculum should introduce a variety of tools, 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. This position will be 20-30 hours a week, depending on available programming, starting in September 2018 and continuing along with the Boston Public School year. 

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 in woodworking
  • Excellent classroom management skills
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Passion for engaging all students in the creative process
  • 2+ years of classroom 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 locations throughout Boston

 

Salary

Commensurate with experience. 

 

To Apply

 

E-mail résumé, cover letter, curriculum sample and references to Verónica Ramírez Martell at [email protected].

 


Middle School Visual Arts Teacher (Full-time)

 

We are looking for a committed, professional, and inspiring art teacher who is passionate about engaging students in creative and stimulating projects. We are specifically searching for an individual who has experience and is comfortable teaching visual arts to 6th-10th grades. 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. This position involves daytime teaching as well as afterschool classes and starts in September 2018 and continues along with the Boston Public School year.

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 a wide variety of techniques and media in visual arts
  • Excellent classroom management skills.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Passion for engaging all students in the creative process
  • 2+ years of classroom teaching experience involving the development of year-long curriculum
  • Experience working with special needs students preferred
  • Flexibility, patience, and self-motivation
  • Strong communication skills: to talk with teachers, staff, administrators, parents
  • Ability to travel to various sites in Boston

 

About the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts

The Eliot School inspires lifelong learning in craftsmanship and creativity for all. We offer classes for all ages at our schoolhouse in woodworking and furniture, fashion and fiber arts, book arts and mixed media, drawing, photography and other crafts. We also send instructors out to teach visual arts, woodworking and tinkering to children and teens at 20-30 locations throughout Boston, including schools, libraries, community centers and public housing sites. We teach 1,600 students in our schoolhouse each year, plus 2,000 children through our School Partnership Program. Find more information at http://www.eliotschool.org

Salary

Commensurate with experience.

 

To Apply

 

E-mail résumé, cover letter, curriculum sample and references to Verónica Ramírez Martell at [email protected].

 


 

Summer Woodworking Teaching Assistant

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. Commitment is in the morning, approximately 6 hours per week, with the possibility of continuing work 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 a 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

    E-mail résumé, cover letter and references to Verónica Ramírez Martell at [email protected].