Lower School Art Teacher

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Redwood Day School

Redwood Day is a vibrant K-8 school with over 400 students and 80+ faculty and staff all learning together on our four-acre campus in the heart of Oakland. Everything we do is designed to keep every child engaged and growing. Academically, that means a world-class curriculum, the best teachers, and a focus on the individual student. Socially and emotionally, we teach students to work through challenges, respect each other’s differences, and honor their diverse community. We find great strength in multiple perspectives and embrace every opportunity to weave diversity in thought and action into our social, emotional, and academic lives.

Job Description and Desired Qualifications:

The Lower School Art Teacher will design and execute a robust visual arts curriculum for K-5 students, that is innovative, creative, and encourages the artistic side of students. The ideal candidate will have experience in a variety of artistic media, styles, and approaches including: two-dimensional fundamentals utilizing drawing and painting skills, three-dimensional mixed media concepts and design, ceramics and an ability to operate a kiln. This teacher will have a strong commitment to teaching art history/appreciation from a diverse and inclusive perspective, meeting the learning needs of each student, and a teaching style that supports differentiation of instruction, a collaborative spirit, and an interest in community building. This individual should have a strong art teaching background, demonstrate cultural competence, and have an appreciation for the Lower School mindset and experience. Additional responsibilities include producing the annual Lower School Art Show, active involvement in school activities, including experiential education trips, collaborative teacher meetings, participating in equity and inclusion groups with students and adults, and supervisory duties.

This is a full-time position starting in August 2021, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays)

 Essential Requirements:

∙    Bachelors of Arts in Visual Arts (or comparable degree)

∙    Classroom teaching experience, especially at the K-5 grade level

∙    Candidate must have a natural rapport with children and good classroom 

management skills.

∙    Perform all other assigned school-related duties (e.g. recess supervision, meetings, 


Desired Qualifications and Traits:

∙    Teaching credential or Masters Degree (preferred)

∙    Personal experience as a working artist


Redwood Day offers highly competitive compensation and benefits.

Limitations and Disclaimer:

The above job responsibilities are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; they are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with federal, state and local Laws. Employment at Redwood Day is “at-will”. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Offers are contingent on passing a background check and TB assessment.


Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Redwood Day Application Form and submit it electronically before March 1, 2021 to LSart2021@rdschool.org, Attn: Johanna Aeschliman, Lower  School Director. No phone calls, please.

Non-Discrimination Policy:

Redwood Day is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race (including traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion (including religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, and physical or mental disability, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful. In addition, Redwood Day does not permit discrimination based on dressing consistently with one’s gender identity or gender expression, or preferred gender, name or pronoun usage.

Authorized Employment Status:

As required by federal law, all offers of employment are contingent on verification of an applicant or employee’s authorization for lawful employment in the United States at the start of their employment. Please note, the School does not sponsor applicants for employment-related visas.

To apply for this job email your details to LSart2021@rdschool.org