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Thank you for your interest in applying to work at Premier Arts Academy. We are excited to welcome new amazing faculty and staff to our team for 2024-25 School Year! Please see the description and benefits for available positions below and use the form to apply.

CLASSROOM TEACHER POSITION DESCRIPTION

Pay Scale: $41,000-$68,000 + added pay opportunities

Contracted Work Day=7:15am-3:15pm

Paid Time Off= 100 hrs (12.5 days)

Contracted Days: 180 Instructional Days + 2 Professional Days
Kick-Off Year- 10 PD Summer days at $150/day stipend

Professional Development Summer Calendar: August 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16,17, 18

Benefits: Medical, Dental. Vision, 

School Overview & Philosophy: Premier Arts Academy is a highly collaborative, joyful community where every child is known well and appreciated for their unique attributes. Committed to instilling in our students a love for learning and an appreciation for intelligence in its multiple forms, our talented faculty provides an outstanding educational experience that equips students with a strong academic foundation and valuable life skills. We strive to reach goals through student-centered instructional approaches, cooperative, project-based learning activities, and an integration of the arts into the core curriculum. Children at all grade levels are guided to make connections about what they learn to the world around them. Throughout the year, students have the chance to showcase their work and talents in performances and exhibits.

(a) Faculty Position Overview

The Premier Arts Academy teacher serves in a professional capacity as an active member of the school community and as a faculty team member of the school. Working collaboratively within the teaching team, the teacher has the primary responsibility for implementing a curriculum which endorses the school’s educational philosophy. The teacher is responsible for the health and safety of children and preparing and implementing a balanced curriculum which addresses the individual needs of each child enrolled in their classroom or special program.


(b) Classroom Teacher Responsibilities

  • Implement an arts-integrated, project-based curriculum which is developmentally and culturally appropriate.
  • Participate in School sponsored/required professional development.
  • Plan learning objectives and design daily activities to foster children’s physical, cognitive, communication, academic, creative, and social/emotional development that meet all corresponding state standards.
  • Collaborate with other teaching partners, Arts Integration Lead Teacher, Arts Staff and/or visiting artists to develop and document arts-integrated curriculum and instruction, as well as evaluate and assess current curricular models and practices and make student learning visible.
  • Design daily activities based on children’s individual and collective interests, developmental needs and social relationships.
  • Establish and maintain a safe, arts-integrated, and healthy learning environment which fosters constructivist learning.
  • Provide a classroom climate which cultivates self-direction and cooperative learning, promoting self esteem, creativity and a sense of community responsibility.
  • Establish and maintain a portfolio of student work for each student and share information regularly (and as needed) with parents/guardians.
  • Taking attendance every day and submitting it to office by the required time
  • Meets all school deadlines
  • Posting updates, assignments and general news on Edlio page.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with colleagues, families,and students.
  • Provide direction and support to classroom volunteers and teaching assistants.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn and grow professionally and actively participate in the self -assessment process.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL DUTIES
Employees are responsible for attending and participating in certain activities that may be scheduled outside of the defined working hours as follows:
• Back to School Night (one per school year)
• All School Musical (one per year)
• Community Expo Nights (one per quarter)
• Parent Teacher Conferences (1 per semester)
• Recruitment Open House (1 per year)


And the following meetings, for which every effort will be made, given participant schedules, to conduct during the workday:
• Individual Education Plan (IEP) Meetings
• Professional Development Workshops (E-Learning Days and Scheduled Non-student days)
• Committee meetings

 

All other activities outside of working hours are subject to voluntary attendance and participation. Teachers are encouraged to attend Arts Performances and Community Events in which their class participates. All other activities that may fall after the regular work day are subject to voluntary attendance and participation.


Premier Arts Academy requires well-developed teaching skills and therefore requires each of its teachers to participate in professional development: Board approved training events, conferences and seminars, etc. All teachers must attend the following professional development at Premier Arts Academy:

  • During the 2024 summer you will also receive $150/day for 11 days of professional development totaling an additional $1650 stipend. PD dates= July 10, 11, 12, August 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12 (+13th, 14th contract days). 
  • Required E-Learning/PD Dates: Sep 8, Oct. 6, Nov 3, Dec 1, Feb 2, Mar 1, May 3

Please submit the following materials for consideration into one pdf document:

1. Resume
2. One-Page Cover letter indicating your interest in the position
3. Names, addresses, phone numbers, and email address of three professional references
4. Written Personal Statement of no more than one page sharing some added insight into why you would be a strong candidate for this position and why you would be a good match for this school community.

Submit documents by email as ONE PDF document only. When you email your application, please indicate on the subject line, Classroom Teacher Position. All documents should be in ONE PDF document only. 

Job Title: Paraprofessional Instructional Assistant

Job Summary:

As a Paraprofessional Instructional Assistant, you will assist teachers in providing educational support to students. You will work under the supervision of licensed teachers to implement lesson plans and help students with various tasks, such as assignments, tests, and projects. Your primary responsibility is to provide assistance to students with disabilities or other learning challenges, but you may also work with students in general education classrooms.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide instructional support to students, including one-on-one assistance, small group instruction, and classroom assistance as needed.
  • Assist in the preparation of instructional materials and the implementation of lesson plans.
  • Help students with tasks such as homework, classwork, and tests.
  • Monitor student behavior and assist in maintaining a positive learning environment.
  • Assist with student assessments and keep accurate records of student progress.
  • Collaborate with teachers and other instructional staff to develop and implement strategies to meet the individual needs of students.
  • Attend meetings, training sessions, and other professional development opportunities as required.
  • Communicate regularly with parents and guardians regarding student progress and academic needs.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required; some college coursework in education or related field is preferred.
  • Experience working with children or in an educational setting is preferred.
  • Knowledge of instructional methods and strategies is helpful.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, and staff.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals with diverse backgrounds and abilities.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
  • Must be able to sit, stand, walk, and bend for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

Working Conditions:

  • This position may require work in a classroom or other educational setting.
  • May be required to work evenings or weekends on occasion.
  • May be required to work with students with disabilities or other special needs.

Salary and Benefits:

  • The salary for this position varies depending on the location and employer, but the average hourly wage is around $15-$20 per hour.
  • Benefits may include health insurance, retirement plans, paid time off, and professional development opportunities.

 

Job Title: Paraprofessional Instructional Assistant

Job Summary:

As a Paraprofessional Instructional Assistant, you will assist teachers in providing educational support to students. You will work under the supervision of licensed teachers to implement lesson plans and help students with various tasks, such as assignments, tests, and projects. Your primary responsibility is to provide assistance to students with disabilities or other learning challenges, but you may also work with students in general education classrooms.

Duties and Responsibilities:

·      Provide instructional support to students, including one-on-one assistance, small group instruction, and classroom assistance as needed.
·       Assist in the preparation of instructional materials and the implementation of lesson plans.
·       Help students with tasks such as homework, classwork, and tests.
·       Monitor student behavior and assist in maintaining a positive learning environment.
·       Assist with student assessments and keep accurate records of student progress.
·       Collaborate with teachers and other instructional staff to develop and implement strategies to meet the individual needs of students.
·       Attend meetings, training sessions, and other professional development opportunities as required.
·       Communicate regularly with parents and guardians regarding student progress and academic needs.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required; some college coursework in education or related field is preferred.
  • Experience working with children or in an educational setting is preferred.
  • Knowledge of instructional methods and strategies is helpful.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, and staff.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals with diverse backgrounds and abilities.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
  • Must be able to sit, stand, walk, and bend for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

Working Conditions:

  • This position may require work in a classroom or other educational setting.
  • May be required to work evenings or weekends on occasion.
  • May be required to work with students with disabilities or other special needs.

Salary and Benefits:

  • The salary for this position varies depending on the location and employer, but the average hourly wage is around $17-$20 per hour depending on experience.
  • Benefits may include health insurance, retirement plans, paid time off, and professional development opportunities.