Work for ASA

Arizona School for the Arts is actively seeking job applicants for the 2022-23 School Year.

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.

Science 5th Grade [PDF]

This faculty member teaches 5th grade students to participate in a hands-on, integrated science curriculum that focuses on the development of experimental design and engineering practices. The students will apply these skills in their investigation of Life, Earth, and Physical Science. Students study traits of scientists, matter and its interactions, forces, motion and energy, animal adaptations, the solar system, and space exploration.

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. 

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.
  • 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/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 the 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 learning:  
  • 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 employment@goasa.org

Life Skills 7th Grade [PDF]

This faculty member teaches life skills to one grade level of middle school students.  The course focuses on organization, healthy habits, technology in an educational setting, social emotional learning, financial literacy, and citizenship. Throughout the year, students explore these topics through independent research, group work, and discussion. This faculty member is a part of our Life Skills Department as well as the specific grade level team. 

This position shares classroom space with their grade-level colleagues.   

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.
  • 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/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 employment@goasa.org

Math 8th Grade [PDF]

This faculty member teaches 8th grade math and Algebra to middle school students in a blended learning environment.  Blended learning is a program that combines face-to-face learning with technology-based, digital instruction. Learning takes place using a combination of online work, classroom work, and teacher instruction. Students will have increased control over the learning pace and activities to master the grade appropriate curriculum and beyond.  This teacher works closely with the other middle school math teachers.

The class sizes are approximately 28 students. Academic teachers have 2.5 hours of prep time for curriculum planning, meeting, integrating, and assessing.  ASA uses  “Into Math” curriculum by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  The teacher will differentiate using additional resources as needed to support student growth and achievement.

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.
  • 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/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 the 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 learning:  
    • 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 employment@goasa.org

Social Studies 8th Grade [PDF]

This faculty member works with 8th Grade students in a cross-cultural exploration of themes of social injustice, human rights, and social movements. Students will incorporate prior foundational knowledge of government and revolution in order to analyze the motivations and reactions to social injustice across countries, cultures, and eras. Themes and topics may include Persecution and Civil Rights, Contemporary Issues, World War II and the Holocaust, Genocide, Japanese Internment Camps, and Propaganda.

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 Social Studies Department. 

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.
  • 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/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

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 the 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 learning:  
    • 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 employment@goasa.org

High School Math Teacher [PDF]

This faculty member will be qualified to teach high school math courses such as Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus. The specific teaching assignments are assigned based on student enrollment in the high school courses. Individual course descriptions are located on the school website. This teacher must be willing and able to use data to inform instruction and provide differentiation.  This position works closely with the other middle school math teachers.

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
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to present to diverse audiences, specifically racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities.
  • 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 employment@goasa.org

Special Education Teacher [PDF]

As a member of ASA’s ESS (Exceptional Student Services) Department, this special education teacher serves as the case manager for students in multiple grade levels.  ASA serves students in 5th-12th grades; the special education 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 person will collaborate with the educators in the special education department as well as classroom teachers. 

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

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Create a respectful, stimulating, purposeful, and student-centered classroom
  • Accommodate and modify activities and assessments in collaboration with the general education teacher to meet individual student needs
  • Prepare teaching materials as directed by special education department chair for the purpose of implementing and documenting student progress (IEP Progress Reports)
  • Collaborate with general education teachers to meet individual learning needs of students
  • 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 IVP fingerprint clearance card
  • Familiar with IEP-pro (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 
  • 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 specifically designed instruction and ensuring access to the general education curriculum for student who receive special education services 

Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with experience. Member of ASRS.

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

School Counselor/ School Social Worker [PDF]

Arizona School for the Arts seeks to hire a School Counselor or School Social Worker to create and oversee systems of support to promote student success by teaching adaptive strategies that help students adjust academically, socially, and emotionally as they navigate the school environment. The School Counselor/ Social Worker meets with students in 1:1, small group, and class settings to address social and emotional issues that impact student learning. The School Counselor/ Social Worker collaborates with teachers and administrators to provide training to faculty and staff based on data from student interventions and evaluation of programming.  

This person works closely with the middle school life skills department and team leaders.  

This position reports directly to the Principal. 

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Development & Management
    • Uses data to assess school needs related to behavioral and emotional support 
    • Collaborates with school administration on the development and management of the school student services program 
    • Analyzes current systems of support and develops sustainable systems to serve the student population
  • Preventive and Responsive Services
    • Coordinates schoolwide training on topics that impact students and the school community
    • Implements developmentally appropriate and prevention-oriented group activities to meet student needs and school goals.
    • Assesses student needs and makes referrals to appropriate school resources and community agencies
    • Intervenes during crisis situations and participates on school crisis team
    • This employee will attend required program training and conduct required program activities, including implementation of social emotional learning strategies,  Additionally, this position will implement School Social Worker or School Counselor responsibilities as recommended by the School Social Workers Association of America or the American School Counselor Association. 
    • School Social Worker Role: https://www.sswaa.org/school-social-work
    • School Counselor Role: https://www.schoolcounselor.org/About-School-Counseling/School-Counselor-Roles-Ratios
  • System Support
    • Guides, coordinates, and supports school staff in implementing school-wide programs 
    • Provides training on topics related to data about student behavioral and emotional needs
    • Serves as liaison between social service agencies (i.e DCS, Valle Del Sol, Doorways, Teen Lifeline, etc) 
    • Serves school needs during strategic times by providing support for testing, scheduling, and supervision as needed 
  • Accountability
    • Prepares and submits a variety of requested reports and data at local and state level to ensure fulfillment of established program requirements using all available data, including academic grades, discipline referrals, and attendance data to identify student needs and deliver services
    • Interprets student data for the purpose of developing and implementing supportive plans for individual students
    • Maintains confidentiality while keeping accurate and complete records
    • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) or Master’s Degree with a major in counseling and guidance
  • Valid Arizona School Counselor Certification or Arizona School Social Worker Certification 
  • Three years of teaching experience preferred or experience with students aged 10-18 years
  • IVP Arizona fingerprint clearance card 
  • High emotional intelligence
  • Basic knowledge of Google Suite and Microsoft Office
  • Experience working with multicultural and low socio-economic individuals 

Required knowledge, skills, and personal characteristics:

  • A mission-driven individual with a strong belief in ASA’s vision, mission, and purpose
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen and respond to concerns from a variety of stakeholder perspectives
  • Ability to work well independently and within a multidisciplinary team environment, manage multiple projects and priorities, and work cooperatively to meet internal and external requests
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to present to diverse audiences, specifically racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities
  • Demonstrate attention to detail and the ability to maintain confidentiality

Salary and benefits: Commensurate with experience. Member of ASRS.

This position is funded by and serves the requirements of the SSP-ESSER Program at the school for which it is awarded. The Board of Directors approved a pay range and anticipated salary for this position for the 2022-2023 school year of $50-65K depending on experience.

 Interested candidates should submit the following via email to the Principal at employment@goasa.org

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • 3 letters of reference
  • Completed ASA Application for employment found at https://goasa.org/work-for-asa/
  • Valid School Counselor or School Social Worker Certification
  • Copy of IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card

Front Office / Administrative Assistant [PDF]

The Front Desk Administrative Assistant position provides support to the school operations team by working closely with the front office staff in areas of student health, internal communication, student records, and external messaging.  This full-time position serves as an integral member of the office support staff.  This person must demonstrate the ability to prioritize tasks and adapt to the meet the needs of a fast-paced environment.  

This position reports directly to the Office Administrator.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Maintains accurate internal and external calendars which includes performances, extra-curricular activities, and community events
    • Responsible for communication to parents using School Messenger email system
    • Responsible for front desk:
      • Phones
      • Greeting the parents/students/community members
      • Determining the urgency of phone/in person assistance
      • Monitoring the main gate and allowing entry onto campus
      • Student check in/out
    • Provides standardized testing support to Vice Principal during state testing
    • Posts daily announcements in Synergy/Canvas
    • Comfortable using Synergy (SIS) 
      • Pulling reports
      • Demographic information
    • Supports registrar with annual student enrollment
    • Supports health aide by administering 1st aid/ medications and contacting parents
    • Supports attendance clerk to ensure accurate attendance
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Office Administrator to support efficient office operations

Minimum Qualifications

    • High School diploma
    • Minimum of 2 years college
      • 1-2 years of prior related work experience 
      • Knowledge of:
        • Office practices, procedures, equipment, computers, telephone etiquette, and letter writing
      • Proficient in computer skills (word, excel, Microsoft Office, & SIS)
      • Have a valid IVP Fingerprint clearance card
      • Bilingual – Spanish (preferred, but not required)

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Characteristics

      • Performs routine-to-moderately complex clerical work to ensure the efficient and effective office operations
      • Maintains confidentiality
      • Focuses on solutions and works well in team environment
      • Possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills
      • Demonstrates ability to remain professional in an environment with frequent interruptions
      • Exhibits strong and ability to handle multiple projects to meet deadlines 

Salary and Benefits:  Commensurate with experience. Member of ASRS

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

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

High School Low Strings Faculty (Part-Time) [PDF]

The ASA High School string program is a collaborative teaching position with a team of four faculty working with four orchestras. There are 3 technique teachers that work with their respective instruments and 1 orchestra director. Each faculty member teaches their courses as assigned, but they collaborate extensively on all performing events, department retreats, and overall curricular continuity. 

The High School Low Strings faculty teaches 4 high school technique classes of different levels ranging from beginners to advanced high school cello and double bass students. These classes rotate through the week so the faculty member will see 2 of the 4 levels each day over 2 periods. When students are not in low strings technique class, they will be in full orchestra rehearsals led by the orchestra director. The string program focuses extensively on the specific pedagogy needed for success in playing. This teacher must be experienced in providing feedback to help students develop their performance skills. The curriculum includes learning the skills of posture, instrument set up, left hand technique, intonation, bowing, articulation, music theory, small and large ensemble, and practice techniques. Students are divided into levels all based upon playing ability. 

This is a part-time, salaried position that follows the faculty school calendar (August 1- June 5). Classes are held on the ASA Campus in the afternoon between 12:30-3:30. 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. 

The String Department at ASA is devoted to fostering an inclusive environment where the enjoyment and benefits of the string art form 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 Arts Director 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Develop curriculum and assessments aligned to the ASA standards and department scope and sequence 
  • Work cooperatively with colleagues in a team setting for curriculum design, assessment, and implementation 
  • Communicate progress/achievement to students and parents 
  • Collaborate and participate with the string department faculty in team meetings, developing the department newsletter, establishing department culture and norms, problem solving, and coordinating the 2 Department Series High School Concerts and 1 Signature Series Concerts (Masterworks) 
  • Collaborate and participate with the full arts faculty in the school’s annual Showcase ● Create a respectful, stimulating, purposeful, and student-centered classroom 
  • Cultivate critical thinking and active participation in the classroom 
  • Uphold the school’s philosophy, mission, vision, and values 
  • Perform duties as assigned 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Characteristics 

  • Effective classroom management skills 

High School Low Strings Faculty (Part-Time) 

  • Ability to sing and demonstrate 
  • Utilization of constructivist teaching strategies 
  • Experience with authentic assessment and rubrics 
  • Experience with Google Workplace and Notation Software preferred 
  • A life-long learner interested in acquiring new skills and knowledge 
  • Passion, persistence, and determination 
  • Punctual and reliable, highly accountable, and organized 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Passionate about content area about teaching 
  • Concerned about holistic development of the individual 
  • Flexible, creative, and the capacity to innovate 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in music or music education, cello and/or bass 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 low string technique 
  • Proven experience working with student musicians of varying ages and experience (3-4 years of classroom teaching experience preferred) 
  • Valid fingerprint clearance card upon start of position 

Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with experience 

Interested candidates should submit the following via email to Monica Sauer Anthony, ASA Arts Director, anthony@goasa.org 

Substitute Teacher

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