Work for ASA

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

7th Grade Social Studies Teacher

Start date:  2/15/19
We are searching for a candidate to serve as the instructor for the rest of this school year. The right candidate would also be considered as the full-time teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.  

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.

Start date: July 31, 2019

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.

 

Start date: July 31, 2019

The 7th grade curriculum utilizes novels, plays, and short stories to study and analyze the concept of coming-of-age. Through extensive reading, discussion, and critical thinking students will gain an understanding of this universal concept. Based on the reading and discussions completed in this course, students will develop writing skills that present critical analysis of literature and interpretive understanding of that literature. The teacher of this course must be able to provide professional guidance and timely feedback to students in order to enhance their comprehension and promote a high level of writing.

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.

High School Chemistry Teacher

This faculty member is responsible for teaching chemistry to primarily 10th grade science. The chemistry curriculum in aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, including units focused on periodic trends, intermolecular attractions, the outcomes, rates, and energy changes associated with chemical changes, as well as nuclear chemistry.  Students build their understanding through hands on activities, demonstrations, experiments, as well as cooperative work.

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.

Start date: July 31, 2019

This faculty member will teach piano to middle school students enrolled in the program, approximately 14 students per class, with a total of 8 classes, two content areas. 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 middle 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.  Member of ASRS.

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.