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The Eliot School staff and board have made explicit commitments to three strategic imperatives: racial equity, artistic excellence, and financial sustainability. All positions support these aims.

More than half of our students are young people of color in Boston’s public schools and community centers. Our staff and board that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. We are actively taking a thought-leadership role to interrogate racial inequity driven by foundational, structural, and historical issues in the fields of craft and art education. As part of this, we co-lead the national Racial Equity in Craft Peer Learning Group. We believe that imagination and art-making can support questioning, engagement, and recognition of one’s power to shape one’s world. As we rebuild from the pandemic, we remain committed to our mission – the mandate to serve all.

Program Support Associate  f/t

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Youth Woodworking Teacher  p/t

Download PDF: YOUTH WOODWORKING TEACHER JOB

Youth Programs Creative Arts Lead Teacher  p/t

Teaching Assistant for Creative Arts  p/t


JOB DETAILS

Program Support Associate (full-time)

We seek a highly organized, public-facing individual who will support classes, students, and teachers at the Eliot School consistent with our mission, vision, and values. The Program Support Associate greets visitors to the Eliot Schoolhouse and answers general inquiries. They act as the school’s initial point-of contact, and serve as main liaison with on-site students and teachers. They maintain class/workshop and event registrations; provide documentation and support to teachers; help keep office, classrooms, and storage areas functional and tidy; and assist with classroom and event set-up. They provide other general administrative support as needed. The Program Support Associate reports to the Director of Adult Programs & Engagement. The Associate supervises part-time assistants and occasional volunteers as needed. This is a full-time job at 40 hours/week, with a schedule to be negotiated. Occasional weekend/evening hours are required.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

Maintain a cordial, welcoming face to all as the public’s entrée to the Eliot School.

Act as the School’s main liaison with students (current and prospective).

  • Process course registrations in-person, online, and by-phone. Courses may take place onsite, online, or off-site.
  • Manage payments/refunds, discounts/credits, scholarships, and gift certificates.
  • Manage course reminders, wait lists, class rosters, class evaluations.
  • Communicate with students/instructors regarding schedule changes (absences/tardiness, weather closures, room changes, etc.).
  • Participate in selected school events (JP Open Studios, fundraising events, salons, etc.) to represent and promote the school to prospective students and the general public.
  • In collaboration with the Facilities team, ensure classrooms and storage areas are left tidy and ready for next use.
  • Receive/process feedback from students and general public; relay feedback to appropriate team-members.

Act as liaison with teachers:

  • Ensure necessary course supplies are stocked and spaces are appropriately equipped for scheduled classes.
  • Assist teachers and staff in keeping classrooms and storage areas functional, well organized, and accessible. Communicate any concerns with Facilities team and collaborate to resolve them.

Keep office running smoothly:

  • Keep systems accurate, up to date, and accessible, including database, paper records and classroom calendars.
  • Keep office functional, well organized, and well-stocked.
  • Act as liaison with tech support to keep office systems and hardware in good repair.
  • Manage internal staff calendars, including staff meetings and special events.

General:

  • Communicate with students and teachers about safety policies, storage, space use, and other issues.
  • Ensure website course listings accurately reflect registrations and schedule changes.
  • Communicate with Director of Adult Programs & Engagement regarding student/instructor, classroom, health & safety, and other relevant concerns.
  • Participate in staff meetings, school-wide events, and occasional other meetings and events.
  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date database of classes/students/instructors/contacts.
  • Serve as a positive ambassador for the Eliot School, and uphold the organization’s mission, vision, values, and strategic direction.

Desired Qualifications & Skills

  • Strong written/verbal communication skills and enthusiasm for communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both in a team and independently.
  • Computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook), data-entry, and web-based communication/data-management.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and accurate.
  • Adaptable and skilled at managing multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ethical and committed to discretion with privileged information.
  • Able to meet deadlines and manage time effectively. Prompt and reliable.
  • Demonstrated emotional intelligence, cultural competence, feedback skills, and the ability to sustain trusted relationships with a wide array of people.
  • Strong commitment to the Eliot School’s mission of lifelong learning in craft and creativity for all.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish, or other (Kreyol, Mandarin, Portuguese, etc.) preferred.

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

Salary & Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience, $39-42,000 full-time. Health insurance, employer-match for 401k retirement plan; family & medical leave. Schedule to be negotiated: This full-time position may require some evening and weekend hours.

To Apply:

Please fill out this brief survey and follow the code instructions:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FGLBKWP

Send resume, cover letter and three professional references (with the 4 digit code from the survey) to Dara Cheek, Director of Adult Engagement & Programs: with “Program Support application” in the subject line.

Deadline: January 3, 2022. We hope for a February start date but will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please no phone calls.

 

Youth Woodworking Teacher (part-time)

We seek 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 middle school students with special emotional, behavioral, and learning needs. Curriculum should introduce a variety of media, mesh with particular school needs–e.g. literacy and math, and build students’ confidence. Teachers are encouraged to coordinate artists’ visits each semester with the support of the Eliot School’s Program Coordinator.

This position will be approximately 25-40 hours a week, depending on available programming, starting September 2021 and continuing along with the Boston Public School year through June 2022. Employment may continue through summer ,in our Summer Program for Children, and into the following school years.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teach and engage diverse populations across race, cultural boundaries, and different abilities.
  • Collaborate with program and site administrators, faculty, and students.
  • 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, using Eliot School materials.
  • Model core values and best practices in classroom management and teaching.
  • Use the arts to foster students’ patience and perseverance and build healthy self-esteem.
  • Share genuine respect and support for all students to succeed.
  • Plan and present art displays to exhibit students’ work in the partner/school community.
  • Communicate regularly with program administration through e-mail, phone calls, and/or in person.
  • Participate in professional development provided by the Eliot School.
  • Serve as a positive ambassador for the Eliot School and uphold the organization’s mission, vision, values, and strategic direction.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in a wide variety of woodworking techniques and some experience with visual arts experiences.
  • Working knowledge of instructional and behavior modification approaches to accommodate student needs.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Passion for engaging all students in the creative process.
  • Some experience with 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.
  • Bilingual fluency a plus: Spanish, Kreyol, Mandarin, etc.

SALARY & BENEFITS

Starting at $25 per hour. Increases with tenure. Health insurance (partial) if schedule averages 20 hours or more per week; employer match for 401k retirement plan; family & medical leave.

TO APPLY:

Please fill out this survey and follow the code instructions:

     https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2278MPX

Submit resume, cover letter and art samples to . Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Youth Programs Creative Arts Lead Teacher (part-time)

The Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts provides arts programming at Boston Public Schools, community centers and libraries and at our schoolhouse in Jamaica Plain. Our students reflect the demographics of Boston Public Schools: 85.1% Students of Color, 32.4% English Language Learners, 73.2% economically disadvantaged, and 21.3% Students with Disabilities.

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 visual arts and woodworking to elementary and middle school students with a variety of strengths and needs. Curriculum should introduce a variety of media, mesh with school needs —e.g. literacy and math— and build confidence in the students. Teachers are encouraged to coordinate artist visits each semester with the support of Youth Programs staff. This position will be approximately 5-20 hours a week, depending on available programming.

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 or equivalent experience
  • Experience in a wide variety of visual arts techniques and media/woodworking
  • Working knowledge of instructional and behavior modification approaches to accommodate student needs
  • 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
  • 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

Starting Compensation

$25 per hour and paid for prep time and set up and clean up time.

To Apply

Submit resume, cover letter and art samples to . Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Youth Programs Teaching Assistant for Creative Arts (part-time)

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: 85.1% Students of Color, 32.4% English Language Learners, 73.2% economically disadvantaged, and 21.3% Students with Disabilities.

We are looking for individuals actively pursuing experience and opportunities in the field of manual arts education. Applicants must be committed to gaining hands on experience in teaching and engaging diverse populations across race, cultural boundaries and differing 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 visual arts and/or woodworking settings.  Commitment is approximately 3-15 hours per week, depending on availability and experience.

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 one or more creative arts such as woodworking, fiber arts, comics, visual arts, etc.
  • 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
  • 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

Starting Compensation

$15 per hour

To Apply

Submit resume, cover letter and art samples to . Accepting applications