Who we are?
Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive PreK-12 independent school that has been serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs since 1878. ECFS offers a rich curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A co-ed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students on two campuses - one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx and the other in Manhattan. Fieldston Lower, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, has approximately 270 students Pre-K through 5th Grade and 65 faculty members.
What is essential about working at our school?
The Ethical Culture Fieldston School has a long history of equity and inclusion deeply rooted in our mission and the educational philosophy of our founder, Felix Adler. We embrace diversity of ancestry, family, identity, culture, and beliefs and seek a student body and faculty that reflect the pluralism and socio-economic diversity of metropolitan New York. We affirm both our differences and commonalities, and strive to balance individuality and community. In keeping with our progressive tradition, we are dedicated to increasing our students’ cultural literacy to help them understand multiple perspectives, and see the world beyond the self.
We expect members of our community to engage in open dialogue about living and learning in a diverse environment inside and outside the classroom. We see this work, with its creative tensions, as a catalyst for individual and collective growth. On a daily basis, we are committed to making this vision of a democratic, pluralistic, and progressive school a reality.
Ethical Culture is looking for an experienced teacher with a wide variety of skills in the arts to teach in our program that supports the social studies curriculum in grades one through five. The ideal candidate will be a practicing artist or craftsperson and have experience teaching art and hands-on, process-based craft techniques using a variety of media. In addition, they should have experience working collaboratively with classroom teachers and specialist teachers. We are looking for a creative person who connects easily with students and colleagues and who is interested in supporting the current program while also bringing in new ideas to our integrated curriculum.
Working collaboratively with the other Social Studies Workshop teachers, arts teachers, math and science specialists, as well as classroom teachers, to learn the current curriculum and help design new curriculum.
This is a part time position.
- Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s degree in Arts Education preferred
- Experience teaching hands on arts and crafts projects to elementary age students
- Familiar with and willing to explore student-centered, communicative pedagogical approaches
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Maintaining a safe and orderly workshop environment
- Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) work
- Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues
To apply, please visit school website www.ecfs.org
Please upload a letter of interest, a resume, and email and phone contact information for three references to our portal. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
ECFS is an equal opportunity employer. Our goal is to be a diverse community of professionals that broadly reflects the people of the metropolitan New York City area, our students, and families. We aim to align our hiring process with our mission and institutional goals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion or religious practices, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, age, ability status, military status, unemployment status or any other category protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. ECFS takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance all qualified candidates.