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Part-Time Art Teacher

Position Type Teacher
Start 08/24/2020
School Name Billings Middle School
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 06/30/2020

Billings Middle School Faculty Position - Part-Time Art

(beginning August 2020)

Billings Middle School, an independent school in the Northgate area of Seattle, is seeking a part time Art Instructor to join our community and teach in an innovative art program while working with a team of teachers.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced, versatile and accomplished middle school teacher who can teach art in a hands-on, minds-on and applied manner, and participate in activities that support our program. Candidates should have solid experience in guiding a diverse group of learners in both appreciation for and success in art.

Base Qualifications

  • BA or equivalent in art or related field
  • Experience teaching art, preferably at the Middle School level.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to differentiate instruction in a classroom with a range of learning skills and styles.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability and desire to collaborate around curriculum and student development.

Additional skills highly valued at the school:

  • Teacher certification
  • Outdoor leadership or other experience in the outdoors
  • Technology literacy & experience integrating technology into teaching
  • Experience working across disciplines.

Desirable Characteristics

  • Impeccable integrity
  • Detail-oriented
  • High energy
  • Flexibility
  • High expectations
  • Generative thinker
  • Presence
  • Sense of humor

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Teach sixth, seventh, and eighth grade art electives.
  • Prepare classes as appropriate and return student feedback promptly.
  • Maintain high standards for student behavior in and out of the classroom.
  • Integrate technology in teaching and assessment.
  • Attend required faculty and committee meetings as well as open houses, curriculum night, all school picnics and other community-wide events.
  • Attend all teacher in-service events.
  • Actively participate in the life of the school
  • Vigorously engage in professional development opportunities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Billings Middle School is a dynamic academic community intentionally designed to stretch, support, and inspire early adolescent learners. At Billings, each student develops a rigor of intellect and creativity, powerful ways to communicate and collaborate, confidence and self-knowing, and an openness to the possibilities of new information and systems of thought.


  • Our students become global citizens inspired to promote a socially just, sustainable world.
  • Our faculty embody a professional model of collegiality & innovation and contribute to the understanding & development of best practices for early adolescent teaching.
  • Our school plays an integral role in the life of our students, faculty, families and community so that our network of lifelong learners may share a common point of origin and a growth mindset that propels and sustains them.

Statement of Non-Discrimination: Billings Middle School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, physical ability, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.

To learn more about Billings Middle School, please visit our web site at www.billingsmiddleschool.org

To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to employment@billingsmiddleschool.org with “Job Application” in the subject line. Interviews scheduled to take place in July 2020, but job will remain open until filled.

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