CAREERS AT ASA

Arizona School for the Arts is actively seeking qualified job applicants, who reflect and support ASA’s mission to inspire creative thinkers and leaders through providing an innovative concentration in college preparation informed by the performing arts.
Come join our dynamic team at a school like no other. ASA is a 5th – 12th grade, non-profit public charter school providing a unique curriculum that interweaves rigorous academics and the performing arts.

ADMINISTRATION

Administrative Coordinator: Attendance, Healthcare & Discipline [PDF]

ASA’s mission is to inspire creative thinkers and leaders through providing an innovative concentration in college preparation informed by the performing arts.

The Administrative Coordinator works closely with the Office Administrator and Principal to facilitate key administrative duties related to attendance, health office, and discipline. This position will maintain excellent attendance records, communicate with parents about student absences, maintain the health office attending to the low level health needs of students, and support with communication and coordination of discipline actions and records. 

This position reports to the Office Administrator and is part of the Front Office Team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Attendance

  • Oversees all aspects of daily attendance ensuring accuracy and communication with families regarding student absences and tardies.    
  • Monitors the attendance line and sends attendance letters as appropriate.
    • Manages attendance records for student entry and exit from campus during school hours (e.g. admission slips, late notices, class release forms, etc.)
    • Maintains a variety of attendance records, schedules, and files, both manual and digital (e.g. contact and telephone logs, students attendance, etc.), for the purpose of documenting activities and/or providing reliable information and researching discrepancies before processing.
    • Generates attendance reports for Administration on a regular basis.
    • Keeps track of patterns and trends in attendance and presents findings to Administration in monthly meetings.
    • Makes calls for students to come to the office and manages their correct attendance.
    • Coordinates attendance meetings between Administration and students and their families.
    • Assists with beginning and end of the year processes related to student files; updating and transferring academic permanent records and transcripts.
    • Assists with annual audit of attendance records.
    • Creates auto-generated emails to ASA parents/guardians about student absences and verifies accuracy.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Office Administrator to support efficient office operations.

Health Care Services

  • Discerns  the degree of illness and medical care for students visiting the health office.
  • Contacts families for serious illness and dispenses approved triage and medication as needed.  

Academic and Discipline 

  • Supports Principal and Dean of Students in documenting and communicating exclusionary discipline in the student information system and to families.
  • Schedules and coordinates Administrative level meetings with students and families related to discipline and/or academic standing.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma.
  • Minimum of 2 years college.
  • 1-2 years of prior related work experience. 
  • Knowledge of office practices and procedures, equipment, computers, telephone etiquette, and letter writing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, G Suite, and SIS.
  • Valid Arizona Department of Public Safety Identity Verified Prints (IVP) card.
  • Valid CPR and First Aid certificate.
  • Valid Seizure Management Certificate.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Characteristics:

  • Outstanding customer service skills and professionalism.
  • Ability to perform routine to moderately complex clerical and/or administrative work to ensure efficient and effective office operations.
  • Strong sense of  confidentiality.
  • Solutions-focused and works well in a team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience and skill in adapting to an environment with frequent interruptions and multiple projects.
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines.

 Salary and Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Full time position with benefits.
  • Member of ASRS.

Interested candidates should submit the following via e-mail to employment@goasa.org:

ASA is an equal opportunity employer. Discrimination against an otherwise qualified individual with a disability or any individual by reason of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, or veteran status is prohibited.  Efforts will be made in recruitment and employment to ensure equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons.

FACULTY

Middle School English and Language Arts Teacher [PDF]

ASA’s mission is to inspire creative thinkers and leaders through providing an innovative concentration in college preparation informed by the performing arts.

This faculty member designs and delivers a curriculum to one specific grade level that develops writing skills including the use of proper grammar and spelling.  Students read a wide selection of literary genres including realistic and historical fiction, persuasive, functional, and expository texts as outlined by the Arizona State and Common Core Standards. This position delivers both Standard College Prep and Honors ELA curriculum for students with advanced skills.  Students in both levels are expected to actively participate in inquiry-based discussions, projects, and activities as well as write across multiple genres.

Class sizes are approximately 28 students. Academic teachers have 2.5 hours of prep time for curriculum planning, meeting, integrating, and assessing. The teacher will be responsible for writing their own curriculum to align with the state standards. They will also be asked to differentiate their curriculum using additional resources as needed to support student growth and achievement. This teacher works closely with the English Department and their grade level team. 

ASA’s academic curriculum is rigorous, relevant and aligned with ASA’s mission and commitment to equity.  Curriculum development and implementation reflects State standards layered with ASA’s innovative college prep focus that fosters intellectual curiosity and emphasizes active engagement, project-based learning, discussion, research, advanced written and oral skills,  inquiry, and collaboration.

ASA is devoted to fostering an inclusive environment where the enjoyment and benefits of a college preparatory and performing arts education are accessible to the entire community, and where all voices are listened to and valued, regardless of race, gender, and sexual orientation. 

This position reports to the Dean of Academics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in content area from an accredited four-year college or university. 
  • Highly qualified. 
  • Valid Arizona Department of Public Safety Identity Verified Prints (IVP) card.
  • Teaching experience or certification preferred but not required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Characteristics:

  • A lifelong 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: 

  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Full time position with benefits.
  • Member of ASRS.

Interested candidates should submit the following via e-mail to employment@goasa.org:

ASA is an equal opportunity employer. Discrimination against an otherwise qualified individual with a disability or any individual by reason of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, or veteran status is prohibited.  Efforts will be made in recruitment and employment to ensure equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons.

7th Grade Science Teacher, 2024-2025 [PDF]

ASA’s mission is to inspire creative thinkers and leaders through providing an innovative concentration in college preparation informed by the performing arts.

This faculty member designs and delivers a hands-on, integrated curriculum to 7th grade students in Physical, Earth and Space, and Life Sciences, focusing on forces and motion, the flow of energy and the cycle of matter through the Earth’s spheres, and the function of animal and plant cells. The course requires students to learn through the lens of the Scientific Method and to continue the development of reasoning skills. 

Class sizes are approximately 28 students. Academic teachers have 2.5 hours of prep time for curriculum planning, meeting, integrating, and assessing. The teacher will be responsible for writing their own curriculum to align with the state standards. They will also be asked to differentiate their curriculum using additional resources as needed to support student growth and achievement. This teacher works closely with the Science department and 7th grade team.

ASA’s academic curriculum is rigorous, relevant and aligned with ASA’s mission and commitment to equity. Curriculum development and implementation reflects State standards layered with ASA’s innovative college prep focus that fosters intellectual curiosity and emphasizes active engagement, project-based learning, discussion, research, advanced written and oral skills, inquiry, and collaboration.

ASA is devoted to fostering an inclusive environment where the enjoyment and benefits of a college preparatory and performing arts education are accessible to the entire community and where all voices are listened to and valued regardless of race, gender, and sexual orientation.

This position reports to the Dean of Academics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Create a respectful, stimulating, purposeful, and student-centered classroom. 
  • Cultivate critical thinking and active participation in the classroom. 
  • Utilize current curriculum and assessments aligned to the Common Core Standards, ASA standards, and ASA’s scope and sequence. 
  • Communicate clear objectives to students. 
  • Communicate progress and 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 content area from an accredited four-year college or university.
  • Highly qualified.
  • Valid Arizona Department of Public Safety Identity Verified Prints (IVP) card. 
  • Teaching experience or certification preferred but not required. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Characteristics: 

  • A lifelong 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 organizational,  oral communication, and written communication 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: 

  • Salary commensurate with experience. 
  • Full time position with benefits. 
  • Member of ASRS. 

Interested candidates should submit the following via e-mail to employment@goasa.org:

ASA is an equal opportunity employer. Discrimination against an otherwise qualified individual with a disability or any individual by reason of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, or veteran status is prohibited. Efforts will be made in recruitment and employment to ensure equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons.

Middle School Social Studies Teacher, 2024-2025 [PDF]

ASA’s mission is to inspire creative thinkers and leaders through providing an innovative concentration in college preparation informed by the performing arts.

This faculty member designs and delivers curriculum to one grade level, helping  students to build a historical consciousness and explore how our past influences our present and future.   Students develop key research, writing and discussion  skills and apply them through Socratic discussions, project-based learning, and investigative techniques.  Each grade will focus on a specific historical time period, regions, and theme, allowing for connections between historic events and themes related to the human condition. 

Class sizes are approximately 28 students. Academic teachers have 2.5 hours of prep time for curriculum planning, meeting, integrating, and assessing. The teacher will be responsible for refining curriculum, aligning  with the state standards, and reviewing new materials to keep the curriculum fresh and relevant. They will also be asked to differentiate their curriculum using additional resources as needed to support student growth and achievement. This teacher works closely with the Social Studies Department and their grade level team. 

ASA’s academic curriculum is rigorous, relevant and aligned with ASA’s mission and commitment to equity.  Curriculum development and implementation reflects State standards layered with ASA’s innovative college prep focus that fosters intellectual curiosity and emphasizes active engagement, project-based learning, discussion, research, advanced written and oral skills,  inquiry, and collaboration.

ASA is devoted to fostering an inclusive environment where the enjoyment and benefits of a college preparatory and performing arts education are accessible to the entire community, and where all voices are listened to and valued, regardless of race, gender, and sexual orientation. 

This position reports to the Dean of Academics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in content area from an accredited four-year college or university. 
  • Highly qualified. 
  • Valid Arizona Department of Public Safety Identity Verified Prints (IVP) card.
  • Teaching experience or certification preferred but not required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Characteristics

  • A lifelong 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: 

  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Full time position with benefits.
  • Member of ASRS.

Interested candidates should submit the following via e-mail to employment@goasa.org:

ASA is an equal opportunity employer. Discrimination against an otherwise qualified individual with a disability or any individual by reason of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, or veteran status is prohibited.  Efforts will be made in recruitment and employment to ensure equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons.

College Readiness & Life Skills Seminar II Teacher, 2024-2025 [PDF]

ASA’s mission is to inspire creative thinkers and leaders through providing an innovative concentration in college preparation informed by the performing arts.

This faculty member designs and delivers curriculum to 8th grade students, building on knowledge gained in prior Life Skills courses and equipping them for a high school level of expectations and college preparation. The course focuses on the application of good study and work skills, time management with long-term assignments, team building, leadership college and career exploration, and continuing to apply a plan for reaching goals and achieving excellence. One of the foundational structures in Life Skills is cooperative learning. Students work in teams to continue applying how to work with others collaboratively utilizing the unique strengths of one’s team members. This faculty member is a part of our Life Skills Department as well as the 8th grade team.

Class sizes are approximately 28 students. Academic teachers have 2.5 hours of prep time for curriculum planning, meeting, integrating, and assessing. The teacher will be responsible for writing their own curriculum to align with the state standards. They will also be asked to differentiate their curriculum using additional resources as needed to support student growth and achievement. This teacher works closely with the English Department and the 8th grade team.  

ASA’s academic curriculum is rigorous, relevant and aligned with ASA’s mission and commitment to equity.  Curriculum development and implementation reflects State standards layered with ASA’s innovative college prep focus that fosters intellectual curiosity and emphasizes active engagement, project-based learning, discussion, research, advanced written and oral skills,  inquiry, and collaboration.

ASA is devoted to fostering an inclusive environment where the enjoyment and benefits of a college preparatory and performing arts education are accessible to the entire community, and where all voices are listened to and valued, regardless of race, gender, and sexual orientation.

This position reports to the Dean of Academics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create a respectful, stimulating, purposeful, and student-centered classroom. 
  • Cultivate critical thinking and active participation in the classroom. 
  • Utilize current curriculum and assessments aligned to the Common Core Standards, ASA standards, and ASA’s scope and sequence. 
  • Communicate clear objectives to students. 
  • Communicate progress and 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 content area from an accredited four-year college or university. 
  • Highly qualified. 
  • Valid Arizona Department of Public Safety Identity Verified Prints (IVP) card.
  • Teaching experience or certification preferred but not required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Characteristics

  • A lifelong 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 organizational,  oral communication, and written communication 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: 

  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Full time position with benefits.
  • Member of ASRS.

Interested candidates should submit the following via e-mail to employment@goasa.org:

ASA is an equal opportunity employer. Discrimination against an otherwise qualified individual with a disability or any individual by reason of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, or veteran status is prohibited.  Efforts will be made in recruitment and employment to ensure equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons.

5th-12th Grade ESS Teacher, 2024-2025 [PDF]

ASA’s mission is to inspire creative thinkers and leaders through providing an innovative concentration in college preparation informed by the performing arts.

As a member of ASA’s Exceptional Student Services (ESS) Department, this special education teacher serves as the case manager for students in multiple grade levels; ASA serves students in 5th-12th grades. The ESS teachers collaborate with the grade level teaching teams and families to meet needs and support students’ growth. As a case manager, this teacher ensures appropriate and effective services and supports are in place for each student on their caseload. This teacher assists in the educational and social development of students, writes and implements IEPs, and monitors progress. This position collaborates with the educators in the special education department as well as classroom teachers. 

ASA’s academic curriculum is rigorous, relevant and aligned with ASA’s mission and commitment to equity.  Curriculum development and implementation reflects State standards layered with ASA’s innovative college prep focus that fosters intellectual curiosity and emphasizes active engagement, project-based learning, discussion, research, advanced written and oral skills,  inquiry, and collaboration.

ASA is devoted to fostering an inclusive environment where the enjoyment and benefits of a college preparatory and performing arts education are accessible to the entire community, and where all voices are listened to and valued, regardless of race, gender, and sexual orientation.

This position reports directly to the ESS Director and works closely with the other members of the ESS department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create a respectful, stimulating, purposeful, and student-centered learning environment. 
  • Collaborate with general education teachers to accommodate and modify activities and assessments in order to meet individual learning needs of students.
  • Prepare teaching materials as directed by the ESS Director for the purpose of implementing and documenting student progress in IEP Progress Reports. 
  • Implement, monitor, evaluate, and revise IEPs including: present levels of performance, goals, accommodations, modifications, and transition plans.
  • Maintain effective communication with students, parents, and faculty.
  • Uphold the school’s philosophy, mission, vision, and values. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Master’s in Special Education preferred 
  • Certified Special Education Teacher 
  • Valid Arizona Department of Public Safety Identity Verified Prints (IVP) card
  • Familiarity with e-IEP Pro preferred

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Characteristics

  • A lifelong learner interested in acquiring new skills and knowledge. 
  • Passionate about working with middle school and high school students and teaching. 
  • Collaborative and strengths focused team player.
  • Concerned about holistic development of the individual. 
  • Flexible, creative, and has the capacity to innovate.
  • Excellent organizational,  oral communication, and written communication skills.
  • Experience with, or a commitment to, specifically-designed instruction and ensuring access to the general education curriculum for students who receive special education services.

Salary and Benefits: 

  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Full time position with benefits.
  • Member of ASRS.

Interested candidates should submit the following via e-mail to employment@goasa.org:

ASA is an equal opportunity employer. Discrimination against an otherwise qualified individual with a disability or any individual by reason of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, or veteran status is prohibited.  Efforts will be made in recruitment and employment to ensure equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons.

5th-12th Grade ESS Paraprofessional, 2024-2025 [PDF]

ASA’s mission is to inspire creative thinkers and leaders through providing an innovative concentration in college preparation informed by the performing arts.

The Exceptional Student Services (ESS) Paraprofessional is responsible for working with students in 5th-12th grades. This paraprofessional aids the educational, behavioral, and social development of students through the implementation of IEPs, and helping to monitor progress by providing support to students, in and out of their general education classrooms, as needed. This paraprofessional works closely with the ESS Teacher, the ESS Director, and general education teachers, contributing to students’ overall emotional and academic wellbeing.

This position reports directly to the ESS Director and works closely with the ESS Teachers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with teachers to create a respectful, stimulating, purposeful, and student-centered learning environment.
  • As directed by the ESS Teacher, prepare and assist with the implementation of learning materials and document student progress providing input as requested, including present levels of performance.  
  • Engage with students to enhance and encourage learning, utilizing various techniques to be successful managing individual student needs and goals.
  • Maintain effective communication with students, faculty, and administration.
  • Monitor student and learning environment to minimize distractions and disruptions.
  • Ensure classroom safety guidelines. 
  • Uphold the school’s philosophy, mission, vision, and values.  
  • Perform duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Valid IVP fingerprint clearance card
  • Experience as a paraprofessional or similar role 
  • Previous work experience with high school and/or middle school aged children preferred 
  • Behavior management skills preferred

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Characteristics

  • A life-long learner interested in acquiring new skills and knowledge 
  • Passionate about working with middle school and high school students and teaching 
  • Collaborative and strengths-focused team player 
  • Superior organizational, planning, differentiation, and analytical skills
  • Effective classroom management techniques
  • Patient with strong interpersonal skills
  • Punctual and reliable, highly accountable 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Concerned about holistic development of the individual 
  • Experience with current technology including: MS Office, Google Workspace, and Canvas (preferred); familiarity with IEP Pro (preferred)

Salary and Benefits: 

  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Full time position with benefits.
  • Member of ASRS.

Interested candidates should submit the following via e-mail to employment@goasa.org:

ASA is an equal opportunity employer. Discrimination against an otherwise qualified individual with a disability or any individual by reason of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, or veteran status is prohibited.  Efforts will be made in recruitment and employment to ensure equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons.

5th-12th Grade Piano Teacher, 2024-2025

ASA’s mission is to inspire creative thinkers and leaders through providing an innovative concentration in college preparation informed by the performing arts.

As a member of ASA’s Piano Department, this faculty member will teach class piano to middle school and high school students. This position will  teach 2 middle school classes and 2 high school classes. This instructor designs, plans, and implements a challenging and relevant curriculum that focuses on the specific pedagogy needed for success in playing at this level. The curriculum takes a progressive approach to the keyboard, requiring the teacher to be  proficient in traditional piano technique. The teacher must be experienced in providing feedback  to help students develop their creative and performance skills.  

Class sizes are limited to 14 students with middle school and high school students  separated  based on ability level. Arts teachers have 2.5 hours of prep time for curriculum planning,  meeting, integrating, and assessing. ASA will provide the curriculum and the department will  collaborate when planning for additional enhancement or with new content.  curriculum to align with the national and state performing arts standards and social-emotional learning (SEL) competencies. They will also be asked to differentiate their curriculum using additional resources as needed to support student growth and achievement. This teacher works closely with  the area Department. 

ASA is devoted to fostering an inclusive environment where the enjoyment and benefits of a college preparatory and performing arts education are accessible to the entire community, and where all voices are listened to and valued, regardless of race, gender, and sexual orientation.

This position reports to the Dean of Arts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create a respectful, stimulating, purposeful, and student-centered classroom.
  • Cultivate critical thinking and active participation in the classroom.
  • Utilize current curriculum and assessments aligned to the National and State Arts  Standards, ASA standards, SEL Competencies, and ASA’s scope and sequence. 
  • Communicate clear objectives to students. 
  • Communicate progress and achievement to students and parents.
  • Work cooperatively with colleagues in a team setting for curriculum design, assessment, and implementation.
  • Collaborate and participate with the Piano Department faculty in team meetings, developing the department newsletter, establishing department culture and norms, problem solving, and coordinating the department recitals.
  • Collaborate and participate with the entire arts faculty in the school’s annual end-of-year Showcase production.
  • Uphold the school’s philosophy, mission, vision, and values
  • Perform Duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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 piano repertoire.
  • Proven experience working with student musicians of varying ages and experience; 3-4 years of classroom teaching experience preferred.
  • Valid Arizona Department of Public Safety Identity Verified Prints (IVP) card.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Characteristics:

  • A lifelong 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 organizational,  oral communication, and written communication skills.
  • Experience with: 
    • Effective classroom management skills.
    • Utilization of constructivist teaching strategies
    • Authentic assessment and rubrics
    • Google Workplace and Notation Software preferred

Salary and Benefits: 

  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Full time position with benefits.
  • Member of ASRS.

Interested candidates should submit the following via e-mail to employment@goasa.org:

ASA is an equal opportunity employer. Discrimination against an otherwise qualified individual with a disability or any individual by reason of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, or veteran status is prohibited.  Efforts will be made in recruitment and employment to ensure equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons.

5th-12th Grade PT Strings Teacher, 2024-2025 [PDF]

ASA’s mission is to inspire creative thinkers and leaders through providing an innovative concentration in college preparation informed by the performing arts.

This faculty member is the low string (viola, cello, and bass) instructor for students enrolled in the String Department program, grades 5-12 averaging 8-12 students per class, with a total of 3 periods per day. This faculty member would teach one beginning viola class, and four intermediate-advanced low strings (viola,cello, and bass) classes. The string program focuses extensively on the specific pedagogy needed for success in orchestral and small chamber ensemble performance. This teacher must be experienced in providing feedback to help students develop their performance skills. The curriculum includes learning the skills of position work, fingering, intonation, bowing, articulation, and practice/performance techniques. 

Students are divided into levels all based upon playing ability. The instructor meets with 3 levels of middle school and the top 2 high school levels 5 days a week on a rotational basis. Students alternate between instrument sectional classes and orchestra rehearsals. Time is built in the schedule for collaboration with the other high school string faculty to work on orchestral and chamber music. 

This instructor will have prep time built into the schedule for curriculum planning, concert/event planning, meetings, integrating, and assessing. The teacher will be responsible for collaborating with the string department on  curriculum to align with the national and state performing arts standards and social emotional learning (SEL) competencies. They will also be asked to differentiate their curriculum using additional resources as needed to support student growth and achievement. This teacher works closely with the String Department (Orchestra Director and Violin Technique Instructor). Assessments include periodic practice checks, comprehensive playing exams, group and individual creative projects, and public performance.

This is a part-time, salaried position that follows the faculty school calendar. Classes are held on the ASA Campus in the afternoon. The instructor will also be required to attend new teacher training and in-service, attend weekly department meetings, and participate in evening department performance events.

This Position reports to the Dean of Arts

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in 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

  • Effective classroom management skills
  • Ability to play/perform at least one string instrument and demonstrate technique at all levels
  • 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.
  • Passionate about students, content area, and teaching.
  • 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. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and organizational skills. 
  • Experience with or a commitment to learn:  
    • Low Strings (Viola, Cello, Bass)
    • Chamber Music Coaching
    • Inquiry-based discussion
    • Project-based learning
    • Authentic assessment and rubrics
    • National Art Standards
    • Social Emotional Learning Competencies 

Salary and Benefits: 

  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Full time position with benefits.
  • Member of ASRS.

Interested candidates should submit the following via e-mail to employment@goasa.org:

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

ASA is an equal opportunity employer. Discrimination against an otherwise qualified individual with a disability or any individual by reason of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, or veteran status is prohibited.  Efforts will be made in recruitment and employment to ensure equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons.

Substitute Teacher

ASA’s mission is to inspire creative thinkers and leaders through providing an innovative concentration in college preparation informed by the performing arts.

Interested in subbing for ASA? Your time is now! Substitute teachers are an essential part of the continued growth, learning and development of our children.

Arizona School for the Arts is seeking to create a substitute teacher pool for our community for all classes. Substitutes at ASA provide supervision of the classroom while students complete work assigned by the teacher of record. Substitutes need to enjoy students, be comfortable with getting coverage details the same morning/afternoon, and able to facilitate both small group and individual work.

To be a substitute at ASA, you need to do/ have the following:

  • Complete an ASA Application (download and complete the fillable PDF and ensure your first and last name is included in the filename once you’ve completed and saved the PDF)
  • Possess a valid IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card. Visit the listing register and the Arizona DPS website for more details
  • Submit a copy of your teaching certificate – if you have one/not required College degree preferred

Interested candidates should submit the following via e-mail to employment@goasa.org