Job Openings

The Eliot School inspires lifelong learning in craftsmanship and creativity for all. Celebrating skills and imagination, we encourage our students to create using head, hands and heart. We believe everyone deserves access to excellent art education and the opportunity to make things by hand. Some 3,600 students learn from us each year: half in our schoolhouse, and half through our partnerships with Boston’s public schools, libraries, housing developments and community centers. Our Teen Bridge mentors a small group of teens with art instruction, job training, life skills and summer employment.

The Eliot School is an Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse workplace that is welcoming to all.

Current Openings:

+ Registrar: Bilingual (30 hrs/wk)

+ Teaching Artist: Visual Arts/Woodworking (P/T)

Summer Woodworking Teaching Assistant (P/T)

+ Visual Arts/Woodworking Teaching Assistant (P/T)

Adventures in Art Teacher (ages 6-9) (P/T)

Drawing & Painting Teacher (ages 10-14) (P/T)

Kids’ Advanced Woodworking Teacher (ages 10-14) (P/T)

Teen Artist Portfolio Teacher (Ages 13-17) (P/T)

Beginning Crochet Teacher (adults) (P/T)


REGISTRAR

Download a pdf here.

The Registrar acts as the school’s main liaison with students and faculty for In-House classes; s/he also keeps classrooms well stocked and organized, and maintains office supplies, machines and systems. The Registrar reports to the school’s Director. S/he supervises a part-time Assistant Registrar as well as occasional volunteers and paid assistants as needed. This is a part-time job at 30 hours/week, with a schedule to be negotiated (currently Mon–Thurs 11:30am6pm, Fri 11am3pm).

Responsibilities:

Maintain a cordial, welcoming face to all as the public’s entrée to the Eliot School, while ensuring consistency with the organization’s mission, strategy, values, commitments and goals.

With regard to classes held at the Eliot School and offered to the public:

Act as the school’s main liaison with students (current and prospective).


     - Process all registrations including private lessons. Process refunds and receipts as needed. Keep track of payments, discounts, scholarships. Maintain waiting lists. Sell and manage gift certificates.
- Keep systems accurate, up to date and accessible, including database, paper records, Google calendar, website course listings.
- Protect all credit card numbers and other secure data.
- Answer queries about classes.
- Inform students of schedule changes (teacher absences, snow days, etc.).
- Participate in selected school events (Open Studios, fundraising events, etc.) to represent and promote the school to prospective students and the general public.
- Communicate with students about rules and needs regarding storage, space use and other issues.
- Handle complaints and praise from students and general public; communicate with Director and program staff where improvements can be made.

Act as liaison with teachers.
- Provide class rosters to teachers.
- Obtain supply lists from faculty and make them accessible to students on line and by other means.
- Make sure teachers have keys and emergency contact information.
- Organize substitute teachers when needed. When subs are not possible, handle refunds, make-up dates and other solutions.

Maintain database and other systems with accuracy, timeliness and efficiency.
- Keep database, website, Google Calendar and any other systems accurate and in sync. Keep information up to date when classes are added, filled, canceled or altered. Make sure website reflects when classes are open, canceled, closed or full.
- Stay informed on correct use of all database functions.
- Work with faculty, assistants and staff to keep classrooms and storage areas tidy, well organized, accessible and well stocked, with tools in working order. Communicate with faculty about issues of tidiness, safety, storage, etc. as needed. Communicate with Facilities Coordinator when repairs are needed.
– Participate with other staff in transition to new website and registration technology.

Keep office running smoothly.
- Keep office supplies in stock.
- Act as liaison with tech support to keep all office systems and machines in good repair, including database, Internet, email, phones, copiers, etc.
- Schedule regular staff meetings.
- Coordinate staff to post work schedules, vacations and absences.
– Take initiative to suggest and implement improvements to systems and procedures.

Skills:
- Good people skills.
- Ability to work both in a team and independently.
- Comfort with software including Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro, others as needed. You will use Google Calendar, Dropbox, a CMS for our website, a registration database, and other systems.
- Accurate and detail-oriented.
- Reliable.
- Fluent Spanish.

The Eliot School is an Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse workplace that is welcoming to all.

To apply:

Please send resume, cover letter and 3 references (no phone calls, please) to Abigail Norman: anorman@eliotschool.org

Deadline: Rolling, starting July 4, 2017.


Teaching Artist: Visual Arts/Woodworking (P/T)

Ongoing
Download a pdf here.

The Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts provides arts programming at Boston Public Schools, community centers and libraries. Our students reflect the demographics of Boston Public Schools: 55.5% economically disadvantaged, 31.2% English Language Learners, 19.5% Students with Disabilities, 85.8% Students of Color

We are looking for committed, professional, and inspiring teaching artists who are passionate about engaging students in creative and stimulating projects.  We are specifically searching for teaching artists who have experience and are comfortable teaching either woodworking or visual arts to K-8 populations. Curriculum should introduce a variety of media, mesh with particular school needs, e.g. literacy and math, and build confidence in the students. Teachers are encouraged to coordinate field trips and artist visits each semester with the support of the Program Coordinator. Commitment is approximately 10-15 hours per week, with the possibility of more hours, if desired.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Teach and engage diverse populations across race, cultural boundaries and different abilities
Collaborate with program and site administrators, faculty and students
Help expose students to a broader social, cultural and historical context through art
Create successful sequential lessons that are developmentally appropriate
Assess participant learning and evaluate overall program effectiveness
Model core values and best practices in classroom management and teaching
Use the arts to foster patience and perseverance and build healthy self-esteem
Share genuine affection for the population that one is teaching
Plan and present art displays to exhibit students’ work in the partner community
Communicate regularly with program administration through e-mail, phone calls or in-person meetings
Participate in professional development workshops provided by the Eliot School

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field
Experience with woodworking or a wide variety of techniques and media in visual arts
Strong time management and organizational skills
Passion for engaging all students in the creative process
2+ years of teaching experience involving the development of year-long curriculum
Flexibility, patience, and self-motivation
Strong communication skills: to talk with teachers, staff, administrators, parents
Ability to travel to various Boston locations

Salary
$25 per hour 

To apply:
Email résumé, cover letter, curriculum sample and references to Verónica Ramírez Martell at vramirezmartell@eliotschool.org.  We hope for a September start date, but will accept applications on a rolling basis until all positions are filled; spaces occasionally open up during the school year. For job posting purposes, the deadline is listed as July 7th, 2017. Please, no phone calls.



Summer Woodworking Teaching Assistant (P/T)

Ongoing
Download a pdf here.

The Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts provides arts programming at Boston Public Schools, community centers and libraries. Our students reflect the demographics of Boston Public Schools: 55.5% economically disadvantaged, 31.2% English Language Learners, 19.5% Students with Disabilities, 85.8% Students of Color

We are looking for individuals actively pursuing experience and opportunities in the field of manual arts education. Applicants must be interested in gaining hands on experience in teaching and engaging diverse populations across race, cultural boundaries and different abilities.  This role will expose assistants to best practices in classroom management and teaching.  Candidates should also be willing to take on additional tasks supporting the Eliot School outside of the classroom environment.  We are specifically searching for candidates that have experience in woodworking.  Commitment is in the mornings approximately 6 hours per week, with the possibility of continuing in the fall, if interested.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Use the arts to foster patience and perseverance and build healthy self-esteem
Help expose students to a broader social, cultural and historical context through art
Assist with daily classroom logistics, including set up and clean up, as needed
Support lead teacher by anticipating logistical needs and reinforcing classroom expectations and management strategies
Model core values and best practices in behavior and teaching
Share genuine affection for the population that one is teaching
Communicate regularly with program administration through e-mail, phone calls or in-person meetings
Participate in professional development workshops provided by the Eliot School

Qualifications

Pursuing a career in related field
Experience with woodworking
Strong time management and organizational skills
Passion for engaging all students in the creative process
Experience working with children
Flexibility, patience, and self-motivation
Strong communication skills: to talk with teachers, staff, administrators, parents
Ability to travel to various Boston locations

Salary
$18 per hour 

 

To apply:
Email résumé, cover letter and references to Verónica Ramírez Martell at vramirezmartell@eliotschool.org.  The deadline is June 30, 2017. Please, no phone calls.


Visual Arts/Woodworking Teaching Assistant (P/T)

Ongoing
Download a pdf here.

The Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts provides arts programming at Boston Public Schools, community centers and libraries. Our students reflect the demographics of Boston Public Schools: 55.5% economically disadvantaged, 31.2% English Language Learners, 19.5% Students with Disabilities, 85.8% Students of Color

We are looking for individuals actively pursuing experience and opportunities in the field of manual arts education. Applicants must be interested in gaining hands on experience in teaching and engaging diverse populations across race, cultural boundaries and different abilities.  This role will expose assistants to best practices in classroom management and teaching.  Candidates should also be willing to take on additional tasks supporting the Eliot School outside of the classroom environment.  We are specifically searching for candidates that have experience and are comfortable in woodworking or visual arts settings.  Commitment is approximately 10-15 hours per week, with the possibility of more hours, if desired.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Use the arts to foster patience and perseverance and build healthy self-esteem
Help expose students to a broader social, cultural and historical context through art
Assist with daily classroom logistics, including set up and clean up, as needed
Support lead teacher by anticipating logistical needs and reinforcing classroom expectations and management strategies
Model core values and best practices in behavior and teaching
Share genuine affection for the population that one is teaching
Communicate regularly with program administration through e-mail, phone calls or in-person meetings
Participate in professional development workshops provided by the Eliot School

Qualifications

Pursuing a career in related field
Experience with woodworking or visual arts
Strong time management and organizational skills
Passion for engaging all students in the creative process
Experience working with children
Flexibility, patience, and self-motivation
Strong communication skills: to talk with teachers, staff, administrators, parents
Ability to travel to various Boston locations

Salary
$15 per hour 

To apply:
Email résumé, cover letter and references to Verónica Ramírez Martell at vramirezmartell@eliotschool.org.  We hope for a September start date, but will accept applications on a rolling basis until all positions are filled; spaces occasionally open up during the school year. For job posting purposes, the deadline is listed as July 7th, 2017. Please, no phone calls.


Adventures in Art Teacher (ages 6-9) (P/T)

Sessions of Adventures in Art run in our schoolhouse every Fall, Winter and Spring. Classes run for ten Saturday sessions from 1–3pm. Students will have taken at least three sessions of woodworking classes, and come to this class to advance to the next level.

 Major Duties and Responsibilities

• Teach and engage diverse populations across race, cultural boundaries and different abilities
Create successful sequential lessons that are developmentally appropriate
Help expose students to a broader social, cultural and historical context through art
Use the arts to foster patience and perseverance and build healthy self-esteem
Model core values and best practices in classroom management and teaching
Use the arts to foster patience and perseverance and build healthy self-esteem
Share genuine affection for the population that one is teaching
• Develop unique curriculum with new lessons each semester
• Arrive to each class in a timely manner
• Return classroom to condition it was found at the end of each class
• Communicate with and respond to Artistic Coordinator, Facilities Coordinator and Registrar in a timely manner

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field
Experience in a wide variety of techniques and media in visual arts
Strong time management and organizational skills
Passion for engaging all students in the creative process
2+ years of teaching experience involving the development of semester-long curriculum
Flexibility, patience, and self-motivation
Strong communication skills: to talk with teachers, staff, administrators, parents
Ability to travel to Jamaica Plain, MA

Salary $25 per hour 

To apply: Email résumé, cover letter, curriculum sample and references to Annie Meyer at ameyer@eliotschool.org. Please, no phone calls.

 


Drawing & Painting Teacher (ages 10-14) (P/T)

Sessions of Drawing & Painting run in our schoolhouse every Fall, Winter and Spring. Classes run for ten Saturday sessions from 3:30–5:30pm. Students will have taken at least three sessions of woodworking classes, and come to this class to advance to the next level.

 Major Duties and Responsibilities

• Teach and engage diverse populations across race, cultural boundaries and different abilities
 Create successful sequential lessons that are developmentally appropriate
Help expose students to a broader social, cultural and historical context through art
Use the arts to foster patience and perseverance and build healthy self-esteem
 Model core values  and best practices in classroom management and teaching
 Use the arts to foster patience and perseverance and build healthy self-esteem
 Share genuine affection for the population that one is teaching
• Develop unique curriculum with new lessons each semester
• Arrive to each class in a timely manner
• Return classroom to condition it was found at the end of each class
• Communicate with and respond to Artistic Coordinator, Facilities Coordinator and Registrar in a timely manner

 Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field
 Experience in a wide variety of techniques and media in visual arts
 Strong time management and organizational skills
 Passion for engaging all students in the creative process
 2+ years of teaching experience involving the development of semester-long curriculum
 Flexibility, patience, and self-motivation
 Strong communication skills: to talk with teachers, staff, administrators, parents
 Ability to travel to Jamaica Plain, MA

Salary $25 per hour 

To apply: Email résumé, cover letter, curriculum sample and references to Annie Meyer at ameyer@eliotschool.org. Please, no phone calls.

 


 

Kids’ Advanced Woodworking Ages 10-14 Teacher (P/T)

Sessions of Kids’ Advanced Woodworking run in our schoolhouse every Fall, Winter and Spring. Classes run for ten Saturday sessions from 1–3pm. Students will have taken at least three sessions of woodworking classes, and come to this class to advance to the next level.

 Major Duties and Responsibilities

• Teach and engage diverse populations across race, cultural boundaries and different abilities 
 Create successful sequential lessons that are developmentally appropriate 
 Model core values and best practices in classroom management and teaching 
 Use the arts to foster patience and perseverance and build healthy self-esteem 
 Share genuine affection for the population that one is teaching 
• Develop unique curriculum with new lessons each semester
• Arrive to each class in a timely manner
• Return classroom to condition it was found at the end of each class
• Communicate with and respond to Artistic Coordinator, Facilities Coordinator and Registrar in a timely manner

 Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field 
 Advanced woodworking experience
 Strong time management and organizational skills 
 Passion for engaging all students in the creative process 
 2+ years of teaching experience involving the development of semester-long curriculum 
 Flexibility, patience, and self-motivation 
 Strong communication skills: to talk with teachers, staff, administrators, parents
 Ability to travel to Jamaica Plain, MA

Salary $25 per hour 

To apply: Email résumé, cover letter, curriculum sample and references to Annie Meyer at ameyer@eliotschool.org. Please, no phone calls.

 


Teen Artist Portfolio Ages 13-17 Teacher (P/T)

Sessions of Teen Artist Portfolio will run in our new Teen Bridge space on Amory St. every Fall, Winter and Spring. Classes run for ten sessions from 3:30–5:30pm. Work with teens as they prepare a portfolio fit for applying to high school or college.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

• Teach and engage diverse populations across race, cultural boundaries and different abilities 
 Create successful sequential lessons that are developmentally appropriate 
 Model core values and best practices in classroom management and teaching 
 Use the arts to foster patience and perseverance and build healthy self-esteem 
 Share genuine affection for the population that one is teaching 
• Arrive to each class in a timely manner
• Return classroom to condition it was found at the end of each class
• Communicate with and respond to Artistic Coordinator, Facilities Coordinator and Registrar in a timely manner

 Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field 
 Experience with a wide variety of techniques and media in visual arts
 Strong time management and organizational skills 
 Passion for engaging all students in the creative process 
 2+ years of teaching experience involving the development of semester-long curriculum 
 Flexibility, patience, and self-motivation 
 Strong communication skills: to talk with teachers, staff, administrators, parents
 Ability to travel to Jamaica Plain, MA

Salary $25 per hour 

 

To apply: Email résumé, cover letter, curriculum sample and references to Annie Meyer at ameyer@eliotschool.org. Please, no phone calls.


Beginning Crochet Teacher (adults) (P/T)

The Eliot School runs 6 session Monday morning Beginning Crochet classes each fall. Students Learn crochet basics, including pattern reading, foundation chain, single, half double and double crochet, crocheting in the round, seaming, comfort and coordination with hooks. Then, students create a sequence of squares that can be stitched together to form a scarf or blanket. Beginners as well as those seeking a refresher are welcome in this class. We are looking for a committed, professional, and inspiring teaching artist to fill this position.

 Major Duties and Responsibilities

Create successful sequential lessons for 6 classes at 2.5 hours each
 Prepare students to move on to the next level
• Engage students with varied levels of experience
• Communicate clearly and effectively with students
• Arrive to each class in a timely manner
• Return classroom to condition it was found at the end of each class
• Abide by Eliot School core values
• Communicate with and respond to Artistic Coordinator, Facilities Coordinator and Registrar in a timely manner

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field
Experience in a wide variety of fiber techniques including crochet
Strong time management and organizational skills
Passion for engaging all students in the creative process
2+ years of teaching experience
Strong communication skills: to talk with students, staff, administrators
Ability to travel to Jamaica Plain, MA

The Eliot School is an Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse workplace that is welcoming to all.

To apply:
 Email résumé, cover letter and photographs of relevant work to Annie Meyer at ameyer@eliotschool.org. Please, no phone calls.