Work at Corlears

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Studio Art Teacher

Corlears School, a small New York City independent school located in the lively Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, is seeking a full-time Studio Art Teacher. The Studio Teacher is an integral part of the Corlears educational program, with a highly integrated curriculum that often connects to the work students are doing in social studies, science and other areas. The Studio Teacher works with all students at Corlears (grades N-5), introducing a wide array of materials through a general studio approach, including ceramics and other sculptural materials, as well as painting, drawing and printmaking materials. The Studio teacher also visits younger age students in their classrooms to facilitate both studio based lessons as well as choice times that engage in classroom materials.

The successful Studio Teacher candidate at Corlears will:

  • Value the school's mission to support students who are economically, racially and ethnically diverse, as well as those coming from diverse family structures

  • Have a thorough grounding in progressive / constructivist practices and principles

  • Have a passion for the importance of art education for young learners, and understanding of the developmental stages of children’s art and creative problem solving.

  • Have the desire to collaborate with colleagues to develop and evolve the integrated curriculum

  • Have strong written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Be committed to ongoing professional growth


  • 3-5 years of art teaching classroom experience, with young children

  • Responsive Classroom training / exposure

  • Excellent classroom management skills

  • Skilled in adapting instruction for multiple cultural and learning perspectives

  • M.ED, MA or MS in art education

  • Ability and desire to work with children ages 2 through 10

  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus, but not required

The Corlears Community:

Corlears is a warm and nurturing community dedicated to the educational excellence of young children through the elementary grades. Corlears is committed to creating an environment and shaping a curriculum that embraces differences. Our small and dynamic community makes working at Corlears both exciting and an opportunity for growth. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Please email resume and cover letter to:

Amy-Marie Rivera, Assistant Head of School and Director of Teaching and Learning

Please include the job title in the subject line.