Art Teacher (5-8 Grade)

Posted on: August 19, 2019

ReGeneration Schools is a nonprofit school management organization that’s dedicated to revitalizing failing schools through a college prep and character mission. We manage three elementary Chicago International Charter Schools (CICS) on the south-side of Chicago, IL: CICS Avalon, CICS Basil, and CICS Washington Park. ReGeneration currently serves over 1,600 low-income students, with over 93% of our students identifying as African-American. We are dedicated to closing the achievement gap because we believe the only way for our society to build a better democracy is by rebuilding America’s failing schools.

We are seeking experienced full-time Art Teacher to join our CICS Washington Park middle school campus. This individuals must have a proven track record of providing excellent learning experiences that utilize instructional strategies that deepens students’ understanding and appreciation for the arts. This individuals will also collaborate with classroom teachers to integrate learning across curriculums.

+Believes low-income students can become college and career ready.
+High expectations on personal and team performance.
+Flexible to changing priorities and conditions.
+Demonstrate initiative and creativity.
+Organized and ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
+Communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.
+Demonstrate mastery of physical education and behavioral interventions.
+1-5 years of teaching experience in an urban setting.
+Valid Illinois State Certification Professional Educator License (PEL) required.
+Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution required.

+Provide instruction by which students develop aesthetic concepts/appreciations and the ability to make qualitative judgments about the arts.
+Collaborate with teachers and other specialists in developing student programs that promote commonalities, distinctions, and connections in and among the fine arts.
+Implement instructional plans and organize class time to provide a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and working time.
+Coordinate performances/displays and student assemblies throughout the school year.
+Adhere to and support all school policies to enforce school core values, high expectations, and strict code of conduct.
+Model and encourage appropriate student behavior (i.e. grit, self-control, social intelligence, optimism and curiosity).
+Work with school team to constantly evaluate and improve mastery of instructional, culture building, and leadership skills.
+Maintain a classroom that demonstrates discipline, order and rigor.
+Reflect critically on teaching practice and implement improvement strategies as needed.
+Participate in mandatory summer orientation (3 weeks) and training.
+Other duties as assigned


+Competitive salary and benefits (based on education and experience).

*ReGeneration Schools is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability.