Work for ASA

Want to work with Arizona School for the Arts? Below you will find some of our current open positions.

Administrative Assistant

Start date: July 23, 2019

The Administrative Assistant 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 meet the needs of a fast-paced environment.

The Administrative Assistant reports directly to the Office Administrator.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as a health aide by administering 1st aid/ medications and contacting parents
  • Supports attendance clerk to ensure accurate attendance
  • Implements and communicates dress code and ID policy to all stakeholders
  • Maintains accurate student records
  • Maintains accurate internal calendar which includes performances, extra-curricular activities, and community events
  • Provides standardized testing support to Vice Principal during state testing
  • Plans, manages, and communicates teacher duty schedule
  • Determines need for rainy day/excessive heat day schedule and notifies teachers/students
  • Creates and distributes chaperone list for all school calendared events
  • Posts daily announcements In Synergy
  • Facilitates locker distribution and year-end check out
  • Leads parents/students with in office purchase of Logo Gear
  • 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
  • Have a valid CPR and First Aid certificate

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Characteristics

  • Performs routine-to-moderately complex clerical and/or secretarial 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 email to jbledsoe@goasa.org

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

6th Grade Science Teacher

Start date: July 31, 2019

Summary of position
The 6th grade curriculum is a hands-on, inquiry driven course that integrates Earth, Life, and Physical Sciences as they relate to the central theme of Oceanography. Major topics investigated in the course include: Structure of the Earth, Plate Tectonics, Ocean Floor Features, Science Technology and Ocean Exploration, Water Chemistry and Density, Ocean Currents and Climates, as well as Marine Biology, mostly focused on the adaptation of marine organisms in ocean habitats. Students continue to build their essential scientific method skills by working on the process of science through various collaborative and individual activities, labs, and research projects. The course focuses on lab report writing and scientific reading strategies.

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
  • 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 maline@goasa.org:

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

 

6th Grade Math Teacher

Start Date: July 31, 2019

Position Description:
This faculty member teaches 6th grade math 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 5th grade math teacher.

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
  • 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 maline@goasa.org:

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

8th Grade Science Teacher

Start Date: July 31, 2019

Summary of position
The 8th grade science curriculum is a student-centered, hands-on, inquiry driven course that integrates chemistry, physics, and biology as they relate to the central theme of describing relationships between variables. The primary goal of the course is to train the students in the use of the inquiry process (the scientific method) as a means of accessing the curriculum. The students are then trained to effectively communicate their results through quarterly lab reports. The secondary goal is to help the students understand the connectedness of the topics within the curriculum to see the big picture, not just the individual facts. The third quarter Science presentation project integrates these goals into a process-driven project where the students research, design, perform, analyze, and communicate the results from an investigation about the effect of design changes to a roller coaster on the average speed of a marble traveling through the coaster.

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
  • 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 rubric

Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with experience. Member of ASRS.
Interested candidates should submit the following via e-mail to maline@goasa.org:

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

12th Grade English Teacher

Start Date: July 31, 2019

Position Description:
The 12th grade English curriculum focuses on the meaningful investigation of ideas- both student and author generated.  Through the process of reading advanced texts, writing in various forms, and workshopping the writing of others, students will refine their abilities to communicate effectively to various audiences.  This teacher must provide appropriate structure, scaffolding, and specific, timely feedback to help students develop their writing skills.  The teacher serves as a facilitator during discussions to encourage and elicit meaningful and respectful contributions from students.

The class sizes are approximately 28 students.  Academic teachers have 2.5 hours of daily 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
  • Master’s degree in content area
  • 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 maline@goasa.org:

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

High School Biology Teacher

Start Date: July 31, 2019

Summary of position
This faculty member is responsible for teaching biology to all high school students.  Biology covers four major content areas:  Cellular Biology, Genetics, Ecology, Population Growth, and Evolution. Students will explore important concepts in Biology through a rigorous, lab-intensive curriculum. Class activities will include modeling, collaborative learning, labs and dissections.

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
  • 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 maline@goasa.org:

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

Special Education Teacher

Start Date: July 31, 2019

Summary of position
The Special Education Teacher will be responsible for working with students from a variety of grade levels.  This professional will assist in the educational and social development of students, implement IEPs, and monitor progress. Additionally, this teacher will provide support to students in and out of their general education classrooms as needed.   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 with the Special Education Director and Teacher.

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
  • Certified Special Education Teacher
  • Valid IVP fingerprint clearance card
  • Must enjoy working with High School and Middle School aged children
  • Must have a passion and desire for contributing to a team of educators
  • Familiar with IEP-pro (preferred)

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 maline@goasa.org:

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

Special Education Paraprofessional-Aide

Start Date: July 31, 2019

Summary of position
The Special Education Paraprofessional-Aide is responsible for working with students from 5th -12th grades.  This paraprofessional assists in the educational and social development of students, implements IEPs, and monitors progress. Additionally, the person in this position provides support to students in and out of their general education classrooms as needed.   This paraprofessional works closely with the special education teacher, special education director, and general education teachers.

This position reports directly to the Principal and works closely with the Special Education Teacher.

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 teacher/ general education teachers for the purpose of implementing and documenting student progress (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 duties as assigned

Personal Characteristics:

  • A life-long learner interested in acquiring new skills and knowledge
  • Passionate, persistent and determined
  • Superior planning and differentiation skills
  • Impeccable organization
  • Self-reliant
  • Analytical
  • Punctual and reliable, highly accountable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Passionate about special needs students and about teaching
  • Concerned about holistic development of the individual
  • Flexible, creative, and innovative
  • Experience with current technology (word processing, spreadsheets, email, Google docs, electronic calendars, etc.)
  • Effective classroom management techniques

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Valid AZ fingerprint clearance card
  • Must enjoy working with High School and/or Middle School aged children
  • Must have a passion and desire for contributing to a team of educators
  • Familiar with IEP-pro (preferred)

Salary and benefits: Commensurate with experience. ASA is a member of ASRS.

Interested candidates should submit the following via email to maline@goasa.org, please include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or CV with contact information
  • 3 Letters of Reference

Theatre Teaching Artist (Part-Time)

Start Date: July 31, 2019

Summary of position
This faculty member will teach theatre to middle school and/or high school students enrolled in the program, approximately 20 students per class, with a total of 3 classes, in various content areas. The ASA Theatre Arts program strives for the highest excellence. It is necessary to have an instructor who is excited about collaboration with students and colleagues.

This is a part-time position with primary work responsibilities from August to mid-June with preparation work often done during summer months.

This position also may include the teaching artist to take a leadership role with one of the Theatre department’s production as director, music director, choreographer, or designer based on their expertise. Responsibilities for this will include after school hours, time for auditions, rehearsals and production preparation.

Occasional evening class shows, school or department events and Showcase (end of year performance) will also require after hours’ commitment. The administrative support provided by this position will support both the curriculum and productions of the department.

An ideal candidate would feel comfortable and have the skill set to teach students that have no to limited experience to those who have been articulated through the ASA program.

This Position reports directly to Arts Director

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 ASA standards and department 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 department level teams
  • Uphold the school’s philosophy, mission, vision, and values
  • Perform duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in theatre or theatre education, theatre emphasis/expertise preferred, from an accredited four-year college or university.  MFA preferred.
  • Proven skills as a performer and teacher with an extensive knowledge of all levels of theatre content.
  • Proven experience working with students of varying ages and experience.
  • At least 3-4 years of classroom teaching experience required.
  • At least 5 years of professional theatrical experience
  • Leadership experience in theatrical productions
  • Highly qualified
  • Valid fingerprint card

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Characteristics

  • Effective classroom management skills
  • Utilization of constructivist teaching strategies
  • Experience with authentic assessment and rubrics
  • Experience with current technology
  • A life-long learner interested in acquire new skills and knowledge
  • Passion, persistence and determination
  • 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

Salary and Benefits:  Commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit the following via email to Laura Apperson, ASA Arts Director, Apperson@goasa.org .

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