Part time Art Teacher position is open for the 2020-2021 school year.
Most Holy Trinity School (MHT) is looking for a dedicated educator to help lead the continued re-creation of our school in the role of Art Instructor.
At MHT, we lead with love, which means that community is at the heart of what we do. We are also part of the Ignatian Elementary Schools Network, which means we are committed to :
Serving the poor, praying the Examen and developing Ignatian Spirituality, continuing the Jesuit tradition of becoming intellectually competent, and developing & sustaining inclusive communities, all within the challenges of the modern world.
Since the founding of the school in 1965, Most Holy Trinity School has faithfully served Eastside San José by providing a loving, Catholic education grounded in the Ignatian tradition.
We are part of Most Holy Trinity Parish on Cunningham Avenue and primarily serve East San José students. We seek to achieve educational equity through commitment to inclusive, innovative teaching and learning.
Most Holy Trinity School, a diverse Catholic Community, provides students with an excellent education and a joyful prayer life.
We empower students to become lifelong learners who strive to reach their full potential as responsible citizens.
Vision for Students
MHT School students are future ready (high school, college, and career), are proficient in 21st Century skills (critical thinking, media literacy, communication, etc.
and possess a growth mindset. They are honest, responsible, empathetic, and compassionate.
Vision for Teachers
MHT teachers will consistently work as a team to model and help all students reach the characteristics of the school’s Vision Statements : honest, responsible, empathetic, and compassionate. This includes :
Personally modeling and simultaneously empowering students to live out our Ignatian values of faith, service, academic excellence, and commitment to social justice.
Instilling in students the growth mindset of the harder you work, the more your intelligence grows.
Promoting and assessing student ownership of learning by developing students’ self-discipline, study skills, persistence, and delayed gratification.
Fostering a classroom culture of honesty, responsibility, empathy, and compassion.
Developing meaningful opportunities in class for student leadership and growth of self confidence.
Incorporating authentic literacy daily by structuring high quality opportunities for students to build reading and writing skills.
Creating opportunities for students to utilize complex reasoning strategies and problem-solving skills.
Consistently joyous and positive, adapting to the student and institutional needs with openness.
Modeling and teaching healthy lifestyles.
Teaching key content knowledge for given subjects.
Specific Job Responsibilities
As an instructor, you will be responsible for the planning, implementation, and assessment of a diverse class of students ranging from Transitional Kindergarten age through 8th grade.
You will be teaching art while working closely with homeroom teachers so that art projects can be cross-curricular with all subjects.
The art instructor will have access to a new Makerspace for group projects and design challenges in collaboration with the classroom teachers.
Instructional Practice & Student Development
Design curriculum and create lessons to actively engage learners from preschool through 8th grade, inspiring students to realize their creative potential at all levels.
Provide lesson plans to accommodate various learning styles of different grade levels.
Foster a positive and safe classroom environment while promoting excellent student / teacher and peer interaction.
Collaborate with colleagues to create cross-curricular lessons.
Promote peer interaction through group projects, peer evaluations and gallery viewings of student work.
Assess and evaluate student work to determine progress while providing opportunities for students’ improvement.
Manage inventory of school art supplies purchasing, prepping and organizing material throughout the year.
Coordinate monthly displays within the school, in local coffee shops and other school partners (i.e. Empire Seven Studios).
Organize annual school-wide Art Show.
Manage the school’s Art room and support teachers with STEAM design challenges.
Leadership and Collaboration
All teachers are expected to participate in the following :
Understand and appreciate the developmental and educational benefits of the school’s relationship with the Parish, the Jesuit Pastor, and the Jesuit Associate Pastors.
Provide feedback and support to student engagement and support committees and counseling team to identify and support students who are struggling behaviorally or emotionally.
Participate in PLC meetings to coordinate curriculum and pedagogy for particular development levels and better understand student needs.
Communicate regularly with parents / families to share academic progress and develop a supportive home-school relationship.
Teaching experience, preference with low-income student population
Bachelor’s degree, preference to a relevant Master’s degree, Teaching Credential, and / or professional experience
A valid CA teaching credential is required; however, if a candidate does not presently have a valid CA teaching credential they will be required to obtain one within a time period prescribed by the Diocese of San Jose
Send resumé, cover letter, and a list of 3 references to douglas.hosking dsj.org ASAP.