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Manhattan Country School

Art Teacher

Job Details

Hiring Organization Manhattan Country School
Post Name Art Teacher
Qualification Master of Arts in Teaching
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary USD 55226 To USD 89117 Per  Year
Location  New York City, New York, United States 10004

Job Description

Manhattan Country School is a Pre-K-8th school in NYC that is recognized for its strong academic program, racial and economic diversity, social justice activism, and emphasis on environmental education that features a working farm in the Catskills. Committed to principles of equity and multiculturalism, Manhattan Country School is unique among NYC independent schools. Manhattan Country School’s educational philosophy is grounded in committed teachers skilled in progressive pedagogy and practice. They have a strong knowledge of child development within a diverse community and promote children’s sense of wonder and desire to learn about one another and the world around them.

Our art program promotes children’s innate curiosity for learning through exploration and imagination. The program aims to develop an appreciation of art and provide opportunities for children’s creative expression. MCS is seeking a collaborative and skilled art teacher who is an advocate for the role of the arts in fostering the development of children’s sense of joy in expressing themselves.


  • Teach 4-5s (Pre-K) through 8th grade art, Monday through Friday
  • Develop and implement an art curriculum that reflects child-centered education, diversity, and social justice
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers using an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning
  • Organize and maintain the art studio and children’s artwork
  • Ensure the art program is visible within the school and in our digital materials
  • Communicate with families when needed, including Curriculum Night
  • Write narrative reports about children and conduct family-teacher conferences
  • Attend regular staff and art department meetings
  • Maintain classroom inventory within a given budget
  • Fulfill school-wide weekly duties as indicated by the supervisor, such as covering lunch, snack, arrival or dismissal
  • Bachelor in Fine Arts
  • Art teaching experience with elementary-age children
  • Pedagogy and teaching experience that reflect an emphasis on differentiated instruction of an inquiry-based, experiential approach to learning
  • Facility with both two- and three-dimensional art materials
  • Knowledge of child development and curriculum in the visual arts
  • Interest in professional growth
  • Self-motivated, innovative, and supportive of the School’s philosophy
  • Flexible, creative, and has a sense of humor


  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • At least three years of teaching visual arts
  • Commitment to progressive teaching in a diverse community Salary range: $55,226-$89,117

About Manhattan Country School

Reflecting the vision of the civil rights movement, Manhattan Country School teaches students in a community with no racial majority and broad economic diversity. Our goals for students are academic excellence, intellectual freedom, social awareness, self-confidence, and first-hand knowledge of the natural world. MCS is unique among NYC independent schools in having a 180-acre working farm integral to the curriculum and a sliding scale for tuition.

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