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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.

JOB DETAILS

Director of Youth Engagement (full-time) Download PDF

The Director of Youth Engagement reports to the organization’s Associate Director. They direct all youth programs including partnerships, schoolhouse classes, Teen Bridge, Art Teachers Alliance, and Artist in Residence programs. They supervise the Manager of Youth Engagement, Professional Development Manager, Youth Programs Coordinator and Artist in Residence Coordinator. They also supervise faculty, aides, volunteers and other personnel working in our youth programs. The job involves close communication and synergy with a Core Leadership team including Executive Director, Associate Director, and Director of Adult Engagement. They also work collaboratively with, and at times supervise staff and consultants in development, marketing and other areas related to youth programming.

Overall, they are responsible for ensuring youth programs’ consistency with the Eliot School’s mission, values, and strategic plans.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide leadership training, coaching and support to youth programs team as they plan and implement programming.

The Eliot School was in the midst of period of growth when the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to decrease programming significantly. As we rebuild in our new reality, we continue to make significant but necessary changes. This position will provide support to both new and continuing youth programs staff to ensure they are able to learn and thrive while they put our mission into practice. They will work collaboratively and independently to conduct short-term and long-term programmatic planning.

  • Oversee and collaborate with the youth programs team to plan and administer high quality youth programs.

Pre-pandemic, Eliot School’s youth programs engaged over 3,000 young people throughout Boston and in our Jamaica Plain schoolhouse. Implementing programming at this scale required a collaborative team approach to both day-to-day operations and to hiring and supervising our teaching corps. As we build back better, this position will carefully establish and nurture new and on-going strategic partnerships with mission and value aligned organizations and people.

  • Support and maintain high quality youth programs teaching at the Eliot School and support high quality arts teaching staff across the region.

Eliot School plays a significant role in professional development efforts in arts education in our region. This position provides guidance, support, training, and evaluation to all Eliot School youth-serving staff, teaching artists, and teaching assistants. through our Art Teachers Alliance (ATA). to ensure high quality arts instruction within the Eliot School youth programs. They also work with organizational partners to implement Supporting the Processing of Experiences in the Arts During Crisis (SPEAC) and other initiatives to support high quality arts instruction in Boston and the broader region.

  • Work in collaboration with other staff to ensure the financial sustainability of Eliot School’s youth programs.

We recognize that the financial sustainability of our programs is essential as we work to have long-term, broad impact in arts and craft education. This position will work with the organization’s Directors and youth programs team to determine annual budgets for programs. Youth programs budgets are balanced through a mix of contract income, grants, tuition, and individual donations. This position works directly with school’s Directors, grant writers, and development and communication staff to set realistic budgets and meet revenue goals.

  • Collaboratively navigate racial equity transformation, building programs guided by demonstrated commitment to racial equity.

The Eliot School seeks to contribute to a more just and equal world. As we design our programs and spaces to pursue equity, we are currently asking of ourselves: How do all parts of our school enact our mission to inspire lifelong learning in craft and creativity for all? Racial Equity is explicitly called out as one of the pillars of our strategic plan. This position works with organizational leadership to develop and implement long-term vision and present-day program implementation based on a commitment to racial equity.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS 

We hope for a combination of the following. Candidates need not fulfill every item, but we will weigh all these factors in our hiring decision.

EXPERIENCE

  • Exemplary track record with at least 2 years’ experience managing nonprofit youth arts and/or community engagement, or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience as an inclusive leader who has managed high performing, diverse teams, including remote employees.
  • Demonstrated ability building thoughtful relationships with communities as a basis for engagement.
  • 3-5 years of arts education experiences working with K-12 students in public or non-profit settings.
  • Demonstrated experience navigating racial equity transformation in organizations or community efforts. Experience building programs guided by commitment to racial equity.
  • Experience supporting organizations’ financial sustainability by meeting goals for earned and contributed revenue related to programs and engagement.

ATTRIBUTES

  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Flexibility and experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment while exercising effective judgment in challenging situations and remaining calm under pressure.
  • Demonstrated emotional intelligence, humility, cultural competence, feedback skills, and the ability to sustain trusted relationships with a wide array of people.
  • The highest ethical standards and discretion.
  • Strong commitment to the Eliot School’s mission of lifelong learning in craft and creativity for all.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Excellent skills in project management.

Accurate, detail-oriented, able to meet deadlines.

Excellent verbal and written communication.

Comfortable with technology, able to adapt to new software and systems.

Enthusiasm, collegiality, creative approaches to problem solving are welcome.

Bilingual fluency a plus: Spanish, Mandarin, Kreyòl, etc.

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, $58–68,000 full-time. Health insurance (partial); employer match for 401k retirement plan; family & medical leave. This full-time position offers the option to construct a flexible schedule and hybrid in-person/WFH. It requires some evening and weekend hours depending on programs.

To Apply:

Please fill out this survey and follow the code instructions: CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY

Send resume, cover letter and three professional references to Alison Croney Moses, Associate Director: with “Director of Youth Engagement application” in the subject line.

We hope for a September start date, but will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. For job posting purposes, the deadline is listed as July 20, 2022. Please no phone calls.

High School Woodshop Career Pathway Teacher (part-time) Download PDF

We seek a committed, professional, and inspiring teacher who is passionate about teaching woodworking skills to young people as a foundation for career pathways. We are specifically searching for an individual who has experience with woodworking and experience working with high school students and interested in working with us to build a career pathway program. This person must have creative ways to engage youth who learn in alternative ways and may be disengaged with academic learning. Bilingual candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

This position will be approximately 20-25 hours a week, starting September 2022.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and implement curriculum that teaches of woodworking skills and techniques in classrooms and wood shop.
  • With support from Associate Director, develop multiple year program plan for career pathway in craft and carpentry.
  • Develop partnerships with schools, businesses, and necessary stakeholders to achieve program goals.
  • Teach and engage diverse populations across race, cultural boundaries, and different abilities.
  • Collaborate with program and site administrators, faculty, and students.
  • Assess participant learning and evaluate overall program effectiveness, using Eliot School materials.
  • Model core values and best practices in classroom management and teaching.
  • Share genuine respect and support for all students to succeed.
  • 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 

  • A minimum of a high school diploma or the equivalent
  • Minimum of three years recent full-time employment in carpentry, wood shop instruction, or related field
  • Associate degree or Bachelor degree may substitute for one or two years of employment
  • Vocational Technical Teacher License or waiver eligible.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Passion for engaging all students in the creative process.
  • 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: CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY

Submit resume, cover letter and art samples to [email protected] with “High School Woodshop Career Pathway Lead Teacher” in the subject line. Applications accepted until June 10, 2023

Afterschool Arts Teacher (part-time) Download PDF

We are looking for an energetic, professional, and inspiring afterschool teacher to work with us to launch our afterschool program that will take place at our schoolhouse in Jamaica Plain.  We are specifically searching for an individual who has experience and is comfortable teaching visual arts to elementary students with a variety of strengths and needs. This person should have experience developing curriculum variety of media (for example: woodworking, sewing, drawing and painting) and a willingness to learn new mediums they are not experienced with. This position will begin in mid-August 2022 and will be approximately 25 hours a week, depending on available programming.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan curriculum that is engaging and fun and guides young people to develop art skills
  • Teach and engage diverse populations across race, cultural boundaries, and different abilities
  • Collaborate with Eliot School program staff and facilities staff to meet goals
  • 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 facilitate games and activities for young people to build community and spend energy
  • Communicate regularly with program administration through e-mail, phone calls or in-person meetings
  • Participate in professional development workshops provided by the Eliot School
  • Supervise support staff to meet program goals

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES

  • 2+ years of art teaching experience in the classroom or alternative involving the development of year-long curriculum
  • Experience in a wide variety of visual arts techniques and media and a willingness to learn new techniques.
  • 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
  • Flexibility, patience and self-motivation
  • Strong communication skills

STARTING COMPENSATION

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: CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY

Submit resume, cover letter and art samples to [email protected] with “After School Teacher Application” in the subject line. Applications accepted until July 20, 2023

Youth Woodworking Teacher (part-time) Download PDF

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 2022 and continuing along with the Boston Public School year through June 2023. Employment may continue through summer ,in our Summer Program for Children, and into the following school years.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan curriculum that is engaging and fun and guides young people to develop art skills
  • Teach and engage diverse populations across race, cultural boundaries, and different abilities
  • Collaborate with Eliot School program staff and facilities staff to meet goals
  • 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 facilitate games and activities for young people to build community and spend energy
  • Communicate regularly with program administration through e-mail, phone calls or in-person meetings
  • Participate in professional development workshops provided by the Eliot School
  • Supervise support staff to meet program goals

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES

  • 2+ years of art teaching experience in the classroom or alternative involving the development of year-long curriculum
  • Experience in a wide variety of visual arts techniques and media and a willingness to learn new techniques.
  • 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
  • Flexibility, patience and self-motivation
  • Strong communication skills

STARTING COMPENSATION

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: CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY

Submit resume, cover letter and art samples to [email protected] with “Youth Woodworking Teacher” in the subject line. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Youth Programs Creative Arts Lead Teacher (part-time) Download PDF

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

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: CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY

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

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

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

Salary & Benefits

Starting at $15 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: CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY

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