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K-5 Art Teacher (Long-term Substitute)

Redwood Day School is an East Bay leader in developmentally grounded education that prepares students for high school, for college, and for life. Established in 1963, RDS is an independent, diverse K-8 school that combines challenging academics, small classes, differentiated instruction, and a keen awareness of children's social and emotional development — allowing students to discover and build on their strengths as individual learners. Our learning community is closely connected to our Oakland neighbors through an ethos of service, diversity, and sustainability. Our students develop into self-aware and confident young people who advocate for themselves and others, throughout school and beyond.
Job Description:
Visual art classes in the lower school emphasize exploration and expression of one's creativity through a variety of media. Lessons build upon each other as students become more confident in their skills and willing to take greater risks as they approach more complex projects each year. Middle school students explore various techniques and design principles used in the creative process in Art Studio. Across all grade levels, interdisciplinary projects are created with many other classes to complement subjects taught in core curriculum. We seek to inspire young artists.  Technically, we are looking for someone with experience in drawing, painting, sculpture, and ceramics.  Above all, this person must love young people.
This is a full-time position, 8 AM – 4:00 PM Monday-Friday
·      12 classes per week, varying in length from 40 minutes in Kindergarten to 100 minutes in 5th grade.
·      K-5th grade classes take place in the lower school art room.
·      Additional assigned school-related duties include recess supervision, meetings, progress reports, and special events.
·      Maximum class size is 22 students.
This is a four week long-term substitute position, with the possibility of extending for the 2013-2014 academic year. The position is scheduled to begin the week of September 9th.
Essential Requirements:
Classroom Art teaching experience
Desired Qualifications and Traits:
Bachelors degree (preferably in Art) and Teaching Credential
This position is a part time position. Compensation is determined on a salary scale for teachers and is commensurate with education and experience.
Candidates should send a letter of intent, resume and employment application by September 5th, 2013 to:
Non-discrimination Policy:
Redwood Day School is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, gender, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity and expression, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, or any other unlawful consideration.

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