PK-2 Performing Arts: Creative Movement Teacher

Echo Horizon School

Culver City, CA

The Performing Arts Teacher PK-2nd is responsible for grade appropriate
curriculum planning and instruction in performing arts and creative movement. Arts teachers
will plan curriculum together. Within the classroom, they will establish inclusive communities
and tend to the social and emotional needs of students while maintaining a high level of
engagement and learning.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Responsibilities

 Plan and implement a culturally responsive, child centered performing arts and creative
movement curriculum that engages diverse learners, promotes social and emotional
learning, as well as intellectual and physical development
 Use best pedagogical practices and principles of effective instruction consistently
 Create a safe, engaging, and inclusive classroom environment where all children are
heard, supported, valued, and respected for their unique identity.
 Prepare students to perform in the annual Winter Program and Arts Fest
 Maintain records on each child’s progress and provide parents with oral and written
reports of child’s accomplishments.
 Work collaboratively with specialty teachers, arts teachers, classroom co-teachers and
DHH co-teachers.
 Develop effective techniques of mainstreaming deaf and hard of hearing children into the
arts classroom.
 Attend all assigned faculty/staff meetings, in-services, team and committee meetings.
 Follow school policies and procedures as described in the faculty handbook.
 Assist with lunch and recess duties.
 Cooperate with and support special school-wide events and special activities of Echo
Horizon School Parent Association.
*Other duties as assigned by Chair of Arts and ALAS Programs

PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EDUCATION:

 Bachelors degree
 Knowledge of National Core Arts Standards, Principles of Effective Instruction, and
Responsive Classroom
 Prior experience working with young children
 Exceptional cultural competency skills in order to create a diversity responsive learning
environment and to work effectively with a range of students from diverse backgrounds
 Ability to work and communicate effectively in a collaborative team environment
 Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
 Ability to support the behavioral and developmental needs of children
 A positive outlook, strong listening skills, a growth mindset, and an enthusiasm for
working with young people and their families.
 Curiosity and a love of learning and children
 A willingness and enthusiasm to participate and be visible in the Echo Horizon School
community
 Strong written and verbal communication skills
 Proficiency with Mac computers, standard office computer programs and internet use

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

 Standing and sitting for extended periods of time
 Ability to squat, bend and reach safely
 Lifting up to 30 pounds
 Ability to work outdoors with no temperature control
 Correctable vision and hearing.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and the employee may also be asked
to perform other reasonably related job duties as assigned by their immediate supervisor
and other school administration as required. All employees may be required to perform
duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed. Echo Horizon
School reserves the right to revise or change duties as the need arises. This job description
does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Cathleen Wolff: cwolff@echohorizon.org

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