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Employment

Teachers at Advent are collaborative members of a learning community, who are expected to participate actively in professional development and the documentation of student learning.

The Advent School follows a co-teaching model in every classroom, pre-Kindergarten (ECC) through Sixth Grade. Specialists teach art, library, music, physical education, science, Spanish, and yoga. The Advent School’s administrative team includes the office of Advancement, Department of Learning Services, Head of School’s office, and the Business office.

For teaching candidates it is preferred that they have a master’s degree and a minimum of two to three years experience in a school with a comparable program, but a bachelor’s degree is sufficient for application. We expect teachers to be competent at curriculum design and current in the teaching of literacy and mathematics.

Current Openings

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ART TEACHER

The Advent School seeks an experienced and collaborative art teacher for a part-time position. The ideal candidate will bring intelligence, creativity, and knowledge of the teaching of art to the school community.

Art teachers at Advent teach in both the art studio and within an integrated arts framework, in which they collaborate with classroom teachers and other specialists. Advent takes pride in its thematic curriculum, an integrated course of study based on the School’s mission of social justice and environmental sustainability. Art teachers design their curricula, interweaving the creative art process with grade level themes and contemporary world issues.

Qualifications:

  • B.A. in Art Education, or similar, required
  • 2+ years of independent/public school teaching or related experience.
  • An advanced degree is preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will have previous experience collaborating and creating an art curriculum that supports a thematic curriculum in the grade level classroom.

Our new teacher should be:

  • A lifelong learner
  • An advocate for anti-bias teaching, both for children and adults
  • An enthusiastic, caring practitioner who believes that their students can change the world
  • A strong writer, comfortable communicating with families and colleagues

Application Notes:

Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to careers@adventschool.org. In your cover letter, please include your connection to the mission of The Advent School.

Contact:

Gretchen Vice, Dean of Faculty
careers@adventschool.org

DESIGN AND ENGINEERING SUMMER PROGRAM TEACHERS

The Advent School is seeking makers/collaborators/builders/artisans for our Engineering and Design Summer Program. We are looking for candidates with experience in open-ended learning environments and the challenges they present. What matters is a focus on the kids.

Apply

This is an independent contractor position, and the pay range is $20 to $25 per hour. Apply to join our team by emailing Evan Roman, Director of Enrichment, with your resume, a cover letter, and samples (photos are fine) of some cool projects you’ve worked on.

Roles We are Filling

Group Activity Leaders: A background working with youth and/or experience in STEAM or early childhood development. We prefer teachers with experience in a classroom setting. We are seeking collaborators familiar with basic circuitry, sewing, or computer design programming. Adults who are excited about taking electronics apart and understanding how they work. Artists, metal workers, fashion designers, and more!

Requirements

  • Ability to plan and co-teach STEAM-based curriculum
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Incredibly flexible. Every plan is a starting place and subject to change.
  • Experience working with kids ages four to twelve – please specify your preferred age range.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with or a desire to teach in a setting that honors the free will and independence of children
  • Additional experience with project-based curriculum design, fine arts, applied arts or any other personal passions welcomed
  • Candidates with a Bachelor’s or Masters degrees are strongly preferred

Work Hours and Dates

We are looking for collaborators from June 17 – June 28 and July 22 – August 2

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. We stay until 5:15 p.m. on the last day of the session.

There is a mandatory paid training/curriculum development day on Sunday, May 19.

PRIVATE VOICE INSTRUCTOR (2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR)

Come work at a progressive elementary school in the heart of Boston as a Private Voice Instructor to teach individual students (4 to 12-year-olds) on a regularly-scheduled basis, beginning in early September 2019 until mid-June 2020.

The School offers lessons as part of the after-school program. The Enrichment department recruits students and scheduled by us in half-hour increments; all you would need to do is teach! The after-school program runs Monday-Thursday from 3:15 pm to 5:45 pm and Friday from 12:30 pm to 5:45 pm. The ideal Private Voice Instructor would be available to teach at Advent two days per week.

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with children in preschool/elementary school
  • Strong teaching skills
  • Applicant must commit to the entire 2019-2020 school year.

If you would like to teach voice and let someone else handle finding your students, this is an excellent fit for you! This is a part-time, contract job and the salary is $30 to $35 an hour.

Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to Evan Roman, Director of Enrichment, at eroman@adventschool.org

PRIVATE AND GROUP VIOLIN INSTRUCTOR (2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR)

Come work at a progressive elementary school in the heart of Boston as a Private and Group Violin Instructor to teach students (4 to 12-year-olds) on a regularly-scheduled basis, beginning in early September 2019 until mid-June 2020.

The School offers lessons as part of the after-school program. The Enrichment department recruits students, and we schedule them in half-hour increments; all you would need to do is teach! The after-school program runs Monday-Thursday from 3:15 pm to 5:45 pm and Friday from 12:30 pm to 5:45 pm. The Violin Instructor would be available to teach at Advent 2-3 days per week.

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with children in pre-school/elementary school
  • Strong Violin teaching skills
  • Applicant must commit to the entire 2019-2020 school year

If you would like to teach voice and let someone else handle finding your students, this is an excellent fit for you! This is a part-time, contract job and the salary is $30 to $35 an hour.

Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to Evan Roman, Director of Enrichment, at eroman@adventschool.org

PRIVATE AND GROUP FRENCH OR MANDARIN INSTRUCTOR (2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR)

Come work at a progressive elementary school in the heart of Boston as a Private Mandarin or French Instructor to teach individual students (4 to 12-year-olds) on a regularly-scheduled basis, beginning in early September 2019 until mid-June 2020.

The School offers lessons as part of the after-school program. The Enrichment department recruits students and scheduled by us in half-hour increments; all you would need to do is teach! The after-school program runs Monday-Thursday from 3:15 pm to 5:45 pm and Friday from 12:30 pm to 5:45 pm. The ideal Private Mandarin or French Instructor would be available to teach at Advent three days per week.

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with children in pre-school/elementary school
  • Strong Mandarin or French teaching skills
  • Applicant must commit to the entire 2019-2020 school year

If you would like to teach Mandarin or French and let someone else handle finding your students, this is an excellent fit for you!

Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to Evan Roman, Director of Enrichment, at eroman@adventschool.org

PART-TIME AFTER-SCHOOL POSITIONS

The Advent School seeks makers, artists, chefs, dancers, scientists, and athletes to teach in our After-School Program for the 2019-20 school year. We are currently looking for staff interested in teaching classes to children in pre-Kindergarten through Second Grade. This is an independent contractor position and the pay range is $15 to $20 per hour.

Candidates must commit to a schedule of Monday-Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to  5:15 p.m. from September 2019 through mid June 2020. Some staff members may be considered for the Friday session from 12:15 to 5:15 p.m.

The School is specifically seeking candidates who are skilled and passionate about teaching:

  • Athletics: circus arts, dance, yoga, sports
  • Arts: Beading, cooking, painting, sewing
  • STEM: Hands-on science, gardening, robotics, coding, stop motion animation, videography
  • Creative problem solving, chess, strategy games
  • Bring us your ideas!

Qualifications:

  • Education and experience in the given subject area
  • Willingness to undergo a background check and fingerprinting
  • At least one year of experience working with elementary-aged children
  • The ideal candidate will be able to commit their time and skills for the entire school year, and have strong group management and relationship-building skills. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree are strongly preferred.

Contact:

Evan Roman, Director of Enrichment
eroman@adventschool.org

Application Notes:

Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to eroman@adventschool.org. In your cover letter, please include your expertise and availability.

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

The Advent School accepts resumes for substitute teachers on an ongoing basis.

Substitutes at Advent may teach alongside another teacher in the homeroom or fill in for a specialist. They are expected to provide instruction and implementation of lesson plans, manage the classroom, and ensure student learning.

Experience teaching or working with elementary age students is preferred, and candidates should demonstrate a history of flexibility, punctuality, and responsibility.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to Gretchen Vice, Dean of Faculty, at careers@adventschool.org.