Work for ASA

Want to work with Arizona School for the Arts? Below you will find some of our current open positions.

Employee Experience Support Manager

Summary of position
This position is a new management level position that will be a valued member of the Senior Leadership Team and focused on the Employee Experience and Culture at ASA.  The EESM will be responsible for improving the work environment by building systems and supports that will result in retaining the high-quality faculty, teaching artists and staff that makes ASA an exceptional place for learning and growing.  This is a dedicated manager responsible for formalizing a consistently exceptional employee experience for our people that is rooted in our organizational core values of collaboration, innovation, integrity, accountability, and respectful and trusting relationships with team members at all levels.

This Position reports directly to the Head of School/CEO

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and implement HR strategies and manage general HR operations, issues and conflict resolution.
  • Work closely with the Head of School/CEO to architect the school’s compensation and benefits offerings.
  • Lead recruiting efforts and build strategy for attracting, building, and retaining top-tier talent.
  • Facilitate training programs, oversee on-boarding, off-boarding, compliance related issues, and any necessary people-related initiatives.
  • Measure employee and team culture through surveys, interviews and informal conversations and develop strategies for implementing training or systems changes to improve the employee experience.
  • Manage the process for identifying, scheduling and retaining substitute teachers when needed.
  • Work closely with the Principal and Operations Director to develop and conduct training programs for both mandatory requirements and employee development.
  • Manage and maintain employee time-off requests and records.
  • Maintain employee files including mandated record keeping for compliance.
  • Process accurate and timely annual reporting when necessary, including salary and wage histories for budgeting and forecasting.
  • Work closely with Finance Department to support payroll processing and compliance reporting, including upgrading and expanding systems as necessary.
  • Coordinate preparation of employment agreements annually.
  • Oversee annual open enrollment for employee benefits.
  • Research and prepare responses to employee questions.
  • Act as a trusted adviser to employees.
  • Assist Finance Department with duties as needed during annual audit and budgeting process.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree and 3-5 years HR management experience
  • Values aligned with school culture
  • Ability to build trusted relationships with faculty and staff and become partner to other senior level leaders.
  • Experience building teams and fostering collaborative and team-driven culture.
  • Knowledge of employment law, benefits, and compensation
  • School experience preferred
  • Strong PC skills including proficiency in Excel
  • Experience working with HRIS system and employee portal.
  • Working knowledge of ADP payroll system preferred
  • Strong work ethic and team player
  • High degree of professionalism
  • Ability to deal sensitively with confidential material
  • Strong interpersonal (verbal and written) communication skills
  • Ability to communicate with various levels of management
  • Decision-making, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills
  • High Emotional Intelligence

Benefits

  • ASA offers group health, dental and vision insurance.
  • Short term disability insurance is provided by the employer
  • ASA participates in the Arizona State Retirement System.

Applications due by:  April 1, 2019

Interested candidates should submit the following via email to lfregulia@goasa.org.

  • Cover letter, Resume, three letters of reference, and the ASA Application for Employment found on our website.

6th Grade Science Teacher

Start date: July 31, 2019

Summary of position
The 6th grade curriculum is a hands-on, inquiry driven course that integrates Earth, Life, and Physical Sciences as they relate to the central theme of Oceanography. Major topics investigated in the course include: Structure of the Earth, Plate Tectonics, Ocean Floor Features, Science Technology and Ocean Exploration, Water Chemistry and Density, Ocean Currents and Climates, as well as Marine Biology, mostly focused on the adaptation of marine organisms in ocean habitats. Students continue to build their essential scientific method skills by working on the process of science through various collaborative and individual activities, labs, and research projects. The course focuses on lab report writing and scientific reading strategies.

The class sizes are approximately 28 students.  Academic teachers have 2.5 hours of prep time for curriculum planning, meeting, integrating, and assessing.  ASA does not use textbooks; therefore, this content teacher must be well versed in using primary and secondary resources appropriate for this grade level.

This position reports directly to the School Principal.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create a respectful, stimulating, purposeful, and student-centered classroom.
  • Cultivate critical thinking and active participation in the classroom.
  • Develop curriculum and assessments aligned to the Common Core Standards, ASA standards, and ASA’s scope and sequence.
  • Communicate clear objectives to students for all learning.
  • Communicate progress/achievement to students and parents.
  • Work cooperatively with colleagues in a team setting for curriculum design, assessment, and implementation.
  • Participate actively in grade level and department teams.
  • Uphold the school’s philosophy, mission, vision, and values.
  • Perform duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in his/ her content area from an accredited four-year college or university
  • Highly qualified
  • Valid IVP fingerprint card
  • Teaching experience or certification preferred but not required

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Characteristics

  • A life-long learner interested in acquiring new skills and knowledge
  • Passionate about students, content area, and teaching
  • Concerned about holistic development of the individual
  • Flexible, creative, and has the capacity to innovate
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and organizational skills
  • Experience with or a commitment to learn:
    • Socratic methodology
    • Inquiry-based discussion
    • Constructivist teaching strategies
    • Project-based learning
    • Authentic assessment and rubrics

Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with experience. Member of ASRS.
Interested candidates should submit the following via e-mail to maline@goasa.org:

  • Cover letter, Resume, three letters of reference, and the ASA Application for Employment found on the website.

 

7th Grade Social Studies Teacher

Start date: July 31, 2019

Summary of position
The course content focuses on western civilization from the 17th century to present with special emphasis on global conflicts in the 20th century. Engaging instructional techniques (including constructivism, engagement with varied primary and secondary sources, Socratic Seminars, etc.) should ensure that student remain consistently engaged and challenged. The culminating project is an in-depth research paper that examines an issue in world history from the 20th to 21st centuries.  The project concludes with a formal presentation of their paper with the addition of a literary comparison between their topic and elements of comic books.

The class sizes are approximately 28 students.  Academic teachers have 2.5 hours of prep time for curriculum planning, meeting, integrating, and assessing.  ASA does not use textbooks; therefore, this content teacher must be well versed in using primary and secondary resources appropriate for this grade level.

This position reports directly to the School Principal.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create a respectful, stimulating, purposeful, and student-centered classroom.
  • Cultivate critical thinking and active participation in the classroom.
  • Develop curriculum and assessments aligned to the Common Core Standards, ASA standards, and ASA’s scope and sequence.
  • Communicate clear objectives to students for all learning.
  • Communicate progress/achievement to students and parents.
  • Work cooperatively with colleagues in a team setting for curriculum design, assessment, and implementation.
  • Participate actively in grade level and department teams.
  • Uphold the school’s philosophy, mission, vision, and values.
  • Perform duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in his/ her content area from an accredited four-year college or university
  • Highly qualified
  • Valid IVP fingerprint card
  • Teaching experience or certification preferred but not required

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Characteristics

  • A life-long learner interested in acquiring new skills and knowledge
  • Passionate about students, content area, and teaching
  • Concerned about holistic development of the individual
  • Flexible, creative, and has the capacity to innovate
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and organizational skills
  • Experience with or a commitment to learn:
    • Socratic methodology
    • Inquiry-based discussion
    • Constructivist teaching strategies
    • Project-based learning
    • Authentic assessment and rubrics

Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with experience. Member of ASRS.
Interested candidates should submit the following via e-mail to maline@goasa.org:

  • Cover letter, Resume, three letters of reference, and the ASA Application for Employment found on the website.

8th Grade Science Teacher

Start Date: July 31, 2019

Summary of position
The 8th grade science curriculum is a student-centered, hands-on, inquiry driven course that integrates chemistry, physics, and biology as they relate to the central theme of describing relationships between variables. The primary goal of the course is to train the students in the use of the inquiry process (the scientific method) as a means of accessing the curriculum. The students are then trained to effectively communicate their results through quarterly lab reports. The secondary goal is to help the students understand the connectedness of the topics within the curriculum to see the big picture, not just the individual facts. The third quarter Science presentation project integrates these goals into a process-driven project where the students research, design, perform, analyze, and communicate the results from an investigation about the effect of design changes to a roller coaster on the average speed of a marble traveling through the coaster.

The class sizes are approximately 28 students.  Academic teachers have 2.5 hours of prep time for curriculum planning, meeting, integrating, and assessing.  ASA does not use textbooks; therefore, this content teacher must be well versed in using primary and secondary resources appropriate for this grade level.

This position reports directly to the School Principal.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create a respectful, stimulating, purposeful, and student-centered classroom.
  • Cultivate critical thinking and active participation in the classroom.
  • Develop curriculum and assessments aligned to the Common Core Standards, ASA standards, and ASA’s scope and sequence.
  • Communicate clear objectives to students for all learning.
  • Communicate progress/achievement to students and parents.
  • Work cooperatively with colleagues in a team setting for curriculum design, assessment, and implementation.
  • Participate actively in grade level and department teams.
  • Uphold the school’s philosophy, mission, vision, and values.
  • Perform duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in his/ her content area from an accredited four-year college or university
  • Highly qualified
  • Valid IVP fingerprint card
  • Teaching experience or certification preferred but not required

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Characteristics

  • A life-long learner interested in acquiring new skills and knowledge
  • Passionate about students, content area, and teaching
  • Concerned about holistic development of the individual
  • Flexible, creative, and has the capacity to innovate
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and organizational skills
  • Experience with or a commitment to learn:
    • Socratic methodology
    • Inquiry-based discussion
    • Constructivist teaching strategies
    • Project-based learning
    • Authentic assessment and rubric

Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with experience. Member of ASRS.
Interested candidates should submit the following via e-mail to maline@goasa.org:

  • Cover letter, Resume, three letters of reference, and the ASA Application for Employment found on the website.

Band Director Teaching Artist (Part-Time)

Start date: August 1, 2019

Summary of position
This faculty member will conduct all students enrolled in the program with 4 classes, grades 7- 12 (approximately 20-50 students per class). The band program focuses extensively on musicianship, large ensemble playing, section leading, and teamwork. This teacher must be experienced in providing feedback to help students develop their performance skills.

ASA is dedicated to providing learning and performance opportunities for students to performance through a series of graded classes. The ASA band program strives for the highest musical excellence. The curriculum includes learning the skills of rehearsal etiquette, intonation, articulation, practice techniques, and leadership development. Our core values instill respect of self and others and the proper role of sharing musical talents in a cooperative setting.

Students are divided into four levels all based upon playing ability. Each student rotates between technique class and band class. The instructor will see each band every other day based on the rotation.

This is a part-time, salaried position with primary work responsibilities from August to mid-June with preparation work often done during summer months. There are opportunities available to ASA teachers to teach additional classes like jazz band, music history, or music theory. Classes are held on the ASA Campus. The instructor will also be required to attend a weekly department.

An ideal candidate would feel comfortable and have the skill set to teach students that have no to limited experience to those who have been articulated through the ASA program. All classes offer studies in proper technique, music reading skills, and work within an ensemble.

This Position reports directly to Arts Director

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Cultivate critical thinking and active participation in the classroom.
  • Develop curriculum and assessments aligned to the ASA standards and department scope and sequence.
  • Communicate clear objectives to students for all learning.
  • Communicate progress/achievement to students and parents.
  • Work cooperatively with colleagues in a team setting for curriculum design, assessment, and implementation.
  • Participate actively in department level teams.
  • Uphold the school’s philosophy, mission, vision, and values.
  • Perform duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in music performance or music education, band emphasis/expertise preferred, from an accredited four-year college or university. Masters of Music preferred.
  • Proven musicianship and pedagogical skills as a performer, conductor, and teacher with an extensive knowledge of all levels of repertoire.
  • Proven experience working with student musicians of varying ages and experience.
  • 3-4 years of classroom teaching experience required.
  • Highly qualified
  • Valid fingerprint card Required Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Characteristics
  • Effective classroom management skills
  • Ability to sing, play or demonstrate
  • Utilization of constructivist teaching strategies
  • Experience with authentic assessment and rubrics
  • Experience with current technology
  • A life-long learner interested in acquiring new skills and knowledge
  • Passion, persistence, and determination
  • Impeccable organization
  • Punctual and reliable, highly accountable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Passionate about content area and about teaching
  • Concerned about holistic development of the individual
  • Flexible, creative, and has the capacity to innovate

Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should submit the following via email to Laura Apperson, ASA Arts Director, Apperson@goasa.org.

  • Cover letter, Resume, three letters of reference, and the ASA Application for Employment found on our website.

Theatre Teaching Artist (Full-Time)

Start Date: July 31, 2019

Summary of position
This faculty member will teach theatre to middle school and high school students enrolled in the program, approximately 20 students per class, with a total of 4 classes, in various content areas. The position includes department administrative functions as one of three full-time Theatre team members. The ASA Theatre Arts program strives for the highest excellence in Theatre training, and seeks instructors who excel in collaboration with both colleagues and students.

This is a full-time position with primary work responsibilities from August to mid June with preparation work often done during summer months.

This position also may include the teaching artist to take a leadership role with one of the Theatre department’s production as director, music director, choreographer, or designer based on their expertise. Responsibilities for this will include after school hours time for auditions, rehearsals and production preparation.

Occasional evening class shows, school or department events and Showcase (end of year performance) will also require after hours’ commitment. The administrative support provided by this position will support both the curriculum and productions of the department.

An ideal candidate would feel comfortable and have the skill set to teach students that have no to limited experience to those who have been articulated through the ASA program.

This Position reports directly to Arts Director

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create a respectful, stimulating, purposeful, and student-centered classroom.
  • Cultivate critical thinking and active participation in the classroom.
  • Develop curriculum and assessments aligned to the ASA standards and department scope and sequence.
  • Document all curriculum and classroom materials
  • Communicate clear objectives to students for all learning
  • Communicate progress/achievement to students and parents.
  • Work cooperatively with colleagues in a team setting for curriculum design, assessment, and implementation
  • Participate actively in department level teams
  • Uphold the school’s philosophy, mission, vision, and values
  • Perform duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in theatre or theatre education, theatre emphasis/expertise preferred, from an accredited four-year college or university. MFA preferred.
  • Proven skills as a performer and teacher with an extensive knowledge of all levels of theatre content.
  • Proven experience working with students of varying ages and experience.
  • At least 3-4 years of classroom teaching experience required.
  • At least 5 years of professional theatrical experience
  • At least 3 years of administrative experience
  • Leadership experience in theatrical productions
  • Highly qualified
  • Valid fingerprint card

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Characteristics

  • Effective classroom management skills
  • Utilization of constructivist teaching strategies
  • Experience with authentic assessment and rubrics
  • Experience with current technology
  • A life-long learner interested in acquire new skills and knowledge
  • Passion, persistence and determination
  • Impeccable organization
  • Punctual and reliable, highly accountable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Passionate about content area and about teaching
  • Concerned about holistic development of the individual
  • Flexible, creative, and has the capacity to innovate

Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should submit the following via email to Laura Apperson, ASA Arts Director, Apperson@goasa.org.

  • Cover letter, Resume, three letters of reference, and the ASA Application for Employment found on our website.

 

High School Piano Teaching Artist (Part-Time)

Start date: July 31, 2019

Summary of Position
This faculty member will teach piano to high school students enrolled in the program, approximately 14 students per class, with a total of 3 classes, one content area. Students learn in a lab setting using Yamaha digital pianos equipped with headphones and microphones. Classes have multiple levels of experience. The curriculum emphasizes strong fundamental skills in theory, technique, and piano literature.  The instructor collaborates with another high school piano teaching artist to provide a comprehensive curriculum that prepares students for public school performances.

This Position reports directly to Arts Director

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create a respectful, stimulating, purposeful, and student-centered classroom.
  • Cultivate critical thinking and active participation in the classroom.
  • Develop curriculum and assessments with co-teaching partner that aligned to the ASA standards and department scope and sequence.
  • Communicate clear objectives to students for all learning
  • Communicate progress/achievement to students and parents.
  • Participate actively in department level teams
  • Uphold the school’s philosophy, mission, vision, and values
  • Perform duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in music or music education, piano emphasis/expertise preferred, from an accredited four-year college or university. Masters of Music preferred.
  • Proven musicianship and pedagogical skills as a performer and teacher with an extensive knowledge of all levels of piano repertoire.
  • Proven experience working with student musicians of varying ages and experience. 3-4 years of classroom teaching experience required.
  • Piano lab experience preferred
  • Highly qualified
  • Valid fingerprint card

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Characteristics

  • Effective classroom management skills
  • Ability to play and demonstrate
  • Utilization of constructivist teaching strategies
  • Experience with authentic assessment and rubrics
  • Experience with current technology
  • A life-long learner interested in acquire new skills and knowledge
  • Passion, persistence and determination
  • Impeccable organization
  • Punctual and reliable, highly accountable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Passionate about content area and about teaching
  • Concerned about holistic development of the individual
  • Flexible, creative, and has the capacity to innovate

Salary and Benefits:  Commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should submit the following via email to Laura Apperson, ASA Arts Director, Apperson@goasa.org .

  • Cover letter, Resume, three letters of reference, and the ASA Application for Employment found on our website.