Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts

24 Eliot StreetPO Box 300351
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Date Posted:
July 03, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Visual Art/Woodworking Teaching Assistant


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 committed to gaining hands on experience inteaching and engaging diverse populations across race, cultural boundaries and differing abilities. This role will expose assistants tobest practices inclassroom 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 visual arts and/or woodworking settings. Commitment is approximately 15+ hours per week, depending on availability and experience.

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


· Pursuing a career in related field

· Experience with woodworking or visual arts

· Strong time management and organizational skills

· Passion for engaging allstudents 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

How To Apply:
Fill out our online application: https://airtable.com/shrzh4la2m0T3clKl
Apply by:
August 03, 2019
About this Organization:
The Eliot School inspires lifelong learning in craftsmanship and creativity for all. We offer classes and workshops in woodworking, sewing and fiber arts, painting, drawing, photography and other crafts. Our School Partnership Program sends teachers to classrooms throughout the city, in public schools, housing projects and community sites, and we teach both adults and children at our schoolhouse in Jamaica Plain. We serve approximately 2,700 students annually, half in our schoolhouse and half through our partnership program.