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

Executive Director [PDF]

Arizona School for the Arts is beginning a search for an Executive Director to take office July 1, 2025. Following a long term and very successful Head of School who was one of the founding faculty members, ASA seeks experienced and successful administrator-candidates from the charter and independent school worlds, arts schools and conservatories and experienced executives in the non-profit world.  A full position description and prospectus is available. We welcome inquiries to be sent to Dr. John Watson, ASA’s search consultant, listed below.

Contact Information 
Dr. John Watson, Partner

Educational Directions

john.watson@edudx.com

MISSION: Arizona School for the Arts inspires creative thinkers and leaders through providing an innovative concentration in college preparation informed by the performing arts.

Dean of Arts, 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 Dean of Arts is a Vice Principal level position that assists the Principal in providing vision, innovation, and direction to the ASA Performing Arts Program. This position is dedicated to equitable access for students to experience ASA’s innovative college preparatory curriculum immersed in the performing arts, and models ASA mission and values. The Dean of Arts leads the development of an innovative comprehensive arts program, evaluates arts faculty, and oversees student artistic classroom engagement and success. The Dean of Arts works closely with the Executive Director to maintain and develop arts partnerships within the local and national community rooted in a dynamic and evolving performing arts landscape.  They work closely with the Principal to set and meet goals for the betterment of the school. In the absence of the Principal, this administrator may be required to assume the duties and responsibilities of the Principal.

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 Principal and serves on the Senior Leadership Team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Leadership 

  • Leads and supports the Arts Department Chairs and recruits, hires, trains, evaluates, and retains high quality arts faculty.
  • Acts as budget manager for all programs and activities related to the arts program and ensures Arts Department Chairs manage their department budgets.
  • Communicates effectively with students, teachers, families, and community partners.
  • In conjunction with the Dean of Academics, Dean of Students, and the Principal, promotes a cooperative spirit and shared decision making among and between teacher leaders, and parents to enhance the educational and social climate of the school.
  • With oversight from the Principal, collaborates with the Dean of Students and the Dean of Academics to create and implement multi-year/multi-level faculty professional development programs that are aligned with ASA’s mission, school policies, and instructional practices in order to support and guide teachers.
  • With oversight from the Principal and in collaboration with the Dean of Academics and Dean of Students, leads student orientations and peer mentoring programs to improve student connectedness and success.
  • Collaborates with the Dean of Academics in assigning the faculty duty schedule.

Performing Arts Curriculum and Instruction

  • Oversees, monitors and evaluates arts curriculum and instructional programs to continuously improve arts department goals, scope and sequence, referencing national models in higher education, and the school mission and vision.
  • Coordinates the school performance schedule and venue relations.
  • Ensures that all instructional staff have access to appropriate curricula and instructional materials.  
  • Provides training, support, and systems of accountability for arts faculty in curriculum and instruction aligned with ASA’s pedagogy.
  • Employs a supervision model that focuses on professional development, self-reflection, improvement and goal setting, and ensures that all teachers are evaluated and rated under the Educator Effectiveness Framework as adopted by the Board of Directors and required by the State.
  • Guides performing arts faculty in developing curricula that integrate historical, global, and cultural connections that are relevant to inclusive modern practices.
  • Coordinates with the Exceptional Student Services department to ensure concerted delivery of services.

School Climate

  • Collaborates with the Dean of Students on programs and activities that promote student success and well-being.
  • Develops student relationships essential to the integrity of the learning environment.
  • Trains arts faculty and provides support, oversight, and accountability for effective classroom management, grade level team student interventions, student consequences, and parent contact.
  • Meets with teachers and parents regarding arts performance as needed.
  • Coordinates all non-curricular arts programs, activities, recognitions, and awards.
  • In coordination with the Development Team, leads a team of faculty and students to devise and produce Showcase, the school’s end-of-year student performance and a major fundraising event.

Additional Duties 

  • Establishes and maintains long-term relationships with local and national arts communities in collaboration with the Executive Director.
  • Provides standardized testing support to the Dean of Academics as needed and at the request of the Principal.
  • Ensures appropriate student placement in arts classes and works with the Office Administrator in developing the master schedule and SIS implementation.
  • Provides reports to the Board of Directors as requested by the Executive Director.
  • Supervises students before and after school, during lunch, and at school events as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Arts Performance or Education, or related field.
  • Experience working or leading in an artistic or arts-infused setting.
  • Two (2) years of proven and successful school leadership.
  • Four (4) years of proven and successful classroom teaching experience.
  • Valid Arizona Department of Public Safety Identity Verified Prints (IVP) card.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Characteristics:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proven educational leadership in a similar environment.
  • Experience as a performing artist.
  • Leadership experience in curriculum development, program evaluation, staff development, school improvement, and staff supervision and evaluation.
  • Strategic thinking and effective problem-solving skills.
  • Strong work ethic and personal integrity.
  • Reflective learner who consistently assesses their own work with an analytical eye in order to continuously improve.

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.

Middle School Math 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 specific grade level building on the core math skills acquired in the lower grades and based on Arizona State Standards, including math fundamentals, Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1.  This position requires a faculty member that can deliver two levels of instruction, Standard College Prep and Advanced Math, serving those students possessing accelerated math skills. 

Class sizes are approximately 28 students. Academic teachers have 2.5 hours of prep time for curriculum planning, meeting, integrating, and assessing. ASA uses the “Into Math” curriculum by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Algebra 1 students use the Larson Algebra 1 Common Core Edition. This teacher works closely with the Math 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 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.

High School Math 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 in up to three (3) specific math courses including AP Pre-calculus and Algebra II. High School students are enrolled in a four-year sequence of math courses that prepares them for college. Some classes require a faculty member that can facilitate Honors and AP levels of instruction.

Class sizes are approximately 28 students. Academic teachers have 2.5 hours of prep time for curriculum planning, meeting, integrating, and assessing. ASA uses a variety of textbooks, found on our website, for each course. This faculty member 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 Math 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 skills 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 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 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 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 curriculum to one specific grade level in the areas of Physical, Earth and Space, and Life Sciences. The students participate in a sequential hands-on, integrated science curriculum that focuses on the development of scientific reasoning skills and experimental design based on the Arizona State Standards and in preparation for high school science.

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 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 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.

9th Grade Biology 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 9th grade students in Biology, covering four major content areas: Cellular Biology, Genetics, Ecology, and Evolution. The course requires students to explore important concepts in Biology through a rigorous, lab-intensive curriculum and class activities including modeling, collaborative learning, labs, and dissections.. 

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 9th 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.

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