THE CIRCLE SCHOOL IS HIRING THE FOLLOWING PART-TIME STAFF: 

ART TEACHER

AFTER SCHOOL TEACHERS

SUBSTITUTES

Submit letter of interest and resume by email only to teach@thecircleschool.org. PLEASE, NO CALLS.  

 

Requirements for all positions

  • Responsible for the safety and well being of all of the children in the school 

  • Establish and nurture a personal and individualized relationship with each child 

  • Energetic, inspirational, and committed educator

  • Must be a self-starter, resourceful and promote the mission of The Circle School

  • Must be able to design and implement lesson plans / activities appropriate for age and in line with our educational family tree

  • Assume responsibility for managing children’s behavior by effectively modeling appropriate behavior, appropriately preparing all aspects of the classroom environment, and assisting the children to work through the school’s process of peaceful conflict resolution 

  • Maintain a safe, warm and nurturing classroom environment 

  • Ability to work in a cooperative school environment with significant parental involvement; non-graded school with no standardized testing

  • Experience working with children in a group setting

The Circle School is a private, non-profit, family cooperative preschool and elementary school.  We provide small classes, individual attention, and a program that emphasizes the arts, music, and knowledge of world cultures.  We are located at 217 Pershing Ave., San Antonio, Texas (south of Hildebrand between Broadway & N. New Braunfels, near the Witte Museum).

Families, staff, and job seekers have the right not to be discriminated against by The Circle School for reasons of age, creed, ethnic or national origin, gender, disability, political or social affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certification and training (e.g. college degree)

  • Excellent communication skills -- including oral storytelling

  • Experience in alternative education

 

Offer

  • Hour wage $13

  • Hours vary based on availability and need

  • Small community school!

  • Curriculum available

 

Please read below for descriptions specific to individual positions.

ART TEACHER

Terms Of Employment 

Part-time, Hours TBD, hourly wage. No benefits. 

Primary Purpose

To provide students with developmentally appropriate high quality engaging art learning activities.  Introduce the children to a variety of different artists, art mediums, styles, and methods - while teaching the importance of taking care of materials. Teach art appreciation at an appropriate level. Teach art history at an appropriate level, using Core Knowledge Books (available at school) to help relate to classroom. 

Minimum Qualifications
  • Demonstrated competency in art mediums, methods, and a variety of artists - well known and local.

  • Experience teaching art to diverse age groups ranging from Pre-K 3 - 8th grade.

  • Candidate must have satisfactory outcome of fingerprinting background check. Non-refundable fee (approximately $50.00) paid by the employee

  • Ability to work in a Cooperative school environment with significant parental involvement

Preferred Qualifications
  • Certification and training (e.g. college degree)

Major Responsibilities And Duties
  • Create age appropriate lesson plans, working with the teachers to coordinate plans to tie into Morning Story/Story Cycle.  Lesson plans to include: an introduction to various artists, mediums, method, art appreciation.

  • Art classes are 30-45 minutes session per class

  • Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly to students, parents and staff.

  • Responsible for determining supplies needed, assist with purchasing, and track supply need and use.

  • May coordinate with art nonprofits for a variety of teaching supplements as well.

  • Participate in staff development activities that improve job-related skills & professional growth.

  • Compile, maintain and file all reports, records and other required documents.

  • Attend and participate in faculty meetings once a month.

  • Attendance and punctuality at work are essential functions of the job.

  • Non-graded school; no standardized testing. 

  • Participate actively in documentation of art work and accomplishments including online journals, photographs, student portfolios. 

 

We are also considering applications for Music, Gardening, and Physical Education/Yoga positions.