Judaic Atelierista (Art Teacher) for the 2020-2021 School Year

May 10, 2020


We want all applicants to be aware that even though we are dealing with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we are still recruiting for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. Interviews for qualified applicants will be conducted by phone and video conferencing.

We are looking for a Judaic Atelierista (Art Teacher) for the 2020-2021 School Year. The studio teacher brings a unique artistic expertise to our learning community by expanding and deepening the ideas of young children through the use of intelligent materials.

Serve as studio teacher for entire ECC (~30 classes, ages 2’s-Kindergarten).
Develop an emergent art curriculum based on children’s ideas in combination with Jewish holidays and traditions.
Consult regularly with teachers to support art with emergent curriculum in the classrooms.
Facilitate and sustain a system to introduce and explore intelligent materials to early childhood children.
Develop, organize, and maintain a Materials Library for children and teachers.
Develop meaningful experiences through materials and art with multiple languages drawing connections between children’s theories and Jewish holidays and traditions.
Plan, organize, and conduct teacher training workshops.
Set up the school’s Studio with intelligent materials and close consideration of aesthetics and potential for materials.
Planning and organizing the mini-studios in the classrooms and the aesthetic layout of the materials.
Make the children’s work visible to all members of the learning community.
Forecasting and overseeing studio budget with the overall supplies budget.
Develop systems and procedures for maintaining children’s progress portfolios.

Master’s Degree in Arts, Education, Arts Psychology or equivalent.
Past experience with Reggio Emilia Approach/developing emergent curriculum.
Deep understanding and knowledge of Jewish holidays, customs, and traditions.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and are committed to an inclusive faculty, therefore candidates from diverse backgrounds who want to make a real impact on the future of education are encouraged to apply.

Established in 1946, Magen David Yeshivah is a private co-ed Jewish day school that has since produced countless successful industry professionals, lawyers, physicians, rabbis, and teachers, as well as prominent leaders at the helm of numerous organizations.
Learn more and watch a video about working at Magen David Yeshivah: https://vimeo.com/magendavidyeshivah

For more information, contact: hrresumes@mdyschool.org