Open Positions With The Estria Foundation

Youth Development • Arts Education • Cultural Preservation • Community Building

Positions

For open job positions, check this page or email [email protected] with subject title: Job Positions, Your Last Name, Your First Name throughout the calendar year.

Applications accepted via email only. Please no phone calls.

Position: Lead Art Teacher

Job Type:  Seasonal Part-Time
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted: April 2022

The Estria Foundation follows CDC and Department of Education safety requirements for COVID 19.

The Estria Foundation seeks a Lead Art Teacher for our nonprofit based in Oahu, Hawaii, to work with our Mele Murals Intersession Program Director to teach for the upcoming Summer Art and Culture Programs.

The Estria Foundation (TEF) is a nonprofit arts organization that creates U.S. and international public art that inspires local communities to affect social change and environmental impact. We are seeking an Art Teacher who will be based in Honolulu, Hawai`i. If you have a passion for art and have the ability to inspire students and thrive in a creative and collaborative environment we invite you to apply.

Mission – 
The Estria Foundation creates art in public spaces locally and globally with artists, youth, educators, and activists in order to raise awareness and inspire action in the movement to resolve human and environmental issues.

Mele Murals Program
 – Local artists, youth and other members of communities across the Hawaiian Islands will create a series of large-scale outdoor murals inspired by Hawaiian lyrics (mele), depicting stories of Hawaiian heritage and culture. Mele Murals advances the ideals and spirit of the Hawaiian culture. Our goal is to utilize the popularity of street art to create a movement of young artists who will become trusted cultural leaders.

Mele Murals Intersession Programs – Our intersession educational program will be offered during the intersession breaks of Spring Break, Summer Break, and Fall Break.  Students will be taught meditation, oli (songs and Hawaiian chants), cultural practices, drawing and painting, all with a focus on project-based, culture-based mural making.

The Lead Art Teacher will be responsible for supporting the Estria Foundation Administration in developing each student’s interest in and their ability for creative expression in visual terms, using skills and techniques of artistic expression consistent with school guidelines; to develop aesthetic understandings and appreciations; to discover and develop talents of students in the field of art.  The Art Teacher will also be responsible for supporting the Estria Foundation administration to create and support lesson plans, activities, and games that develop each studentʻs interest in strengthening a sense of belonging, connecting them to our island through Hawaiian art making practices and modern muralism.

Duties and Responsibilities

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Organize and prepare all visual art and Hawaiian cultural class curriculum and lesson teachings for the duration of the Intersession Program
  • Organize and prepare art and class materials
  • Attend all mandatory planning meetings prior to Intersession Program, InPerson (tentative) or virtually
  • Access, monitor, and evaluate each student’s performance and growth in knowledge and aesthetic understandings
  • Communicate with Estria Foundation administration, students, and parents on student progress and any behavior issues as needed
  • Plan and present art displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit students’ work for the school and the community
  • Select and requisition art supplies, books, instructional materials, tools, instructional aids, and maintain required inventory records
  • Organize storage areas and control use of materials, equipment and tools to prevent loss or abuse, and to minimize time required for distribution and collection
  • Work with the Estria Foundation administration to plan engaging lessons and implement lessons for the Intersession program.
  • Provide individual and small-group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students with varying intellectual and artistic abilities, and to accommodate a variety of instructional activities
  • Teach knowledge and skills in art, including drawing, painting, lettering, and art history
  • Instruct students in proper care and use of tools and equipment
  • Be flexible and willing to Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Administration.
  • Maintaining a safe working environment, operating and maintaining class room
  • Demonstrate techniques in activities such as drawing and painting

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Education
  • Two years’ work experience as an Art Teacher or educational experience.
  • Completion of a BFA degree preferred and/or Enrolled in bachelors of Fine Arts or related program
  • Classroom experience (can include student teaching): 1 year
  • Ability to maintain organized administrative and programmatic records
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Highly organized, detailed oriented and deadline driven
  • Ability to inspire trust and confidence, exercise patience and motivate students
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with others
  • Demonstrate solid professional and personal ethics, respect, honesty, dependability and integrity.
  • Demonstrate passion for art teaching and learning
  • Excellent leadership, administrative, and program management skills: including (1) the ability to motivate and inspire staff and students; and (2) make executive decisions in a timely manner to successfully manage the programs’ resources, priorities and obligations
  • Knows and can apply elements of design and modern principles of art
  • Knows the fundamentals and different approaches to drawing media technique
  • Understand a variety of “masters” techniques Art program skills, techniques and concepts.
  • Understand the versatility of acrylic paints: dry brushing, staining, layering, underpainting, monoprinting
  • Compassionate and love for teaching and working with children of all ages.
  • Team Player
  • Ability to work independently

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working with SPED students
  • Experience teaching elementary and secondary students preferred
  • Experience working with DOE system and standards
  • At least three (3) years of experience in running educational programs
  • Ability to lead guided meditation and visualization
  • A love for public art
  • Extensive experience using GoogleSuite, iCloud software, and Drop Box)
  • Understanding of Hawaiian history, culture, traditions and values

The Art Teacher will report directly to TEF’s Program Director, and is responsible for the programs’ consistent achievement of the Estria Foundations mission and objectives.

Compensation: Competitive wage that is commensurate to experience and skills.

How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and at least 3 references to [email protected] with Subject Title: Art Teacher: Last name, First name.

Please no phone calls.

 

Position: Assistant Art Teacher

Job Type:  Seasonal Part-Time
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted: April 2022

The Estria Foundation (TEF) is a nonprofit arts organization that creates U.S. and international public art that inspires local communities to affect social change and environmental impact. We are seeking an Art Teacher who will be based in Honolulu, Hawai`i. If you have a passion for art and have the ability to inspire students and thrive in a creative and collaborative environment we invite you to apply.

Mission – The Estria Foundation creates art in public spaces locally and globally with artists, youth, educators, and activists in order to raise awareness and inspire action in the movement to resolve human and environmental issues.

Mele Murals Program – Local artists, youth and other members of communities across the Hawaiian Islands will create a series of large-scale outdoor murals inspired by Hawaiian lyrics (mele), depicting stories of Hawaiian heritage and culture. Mele Murals advances the ideals and spirit of the Hawaiian culture. Our goal is to utilize the popularity of street art to create a movement of young artists who will become trusted cultural leaders.

Mele Murals Intersession Programs – Our intersession educational program will be offered during the intersession breaks of Spring Break, Summer Break, and Fall Break.  Students will be taught meditation, oli (songs and Hawaiian chants), cultural practices, drawing and painting, all with a focus on project-based, culture-based mural making.

The Assistant Art Teacher will be responsible for supporting the Lead Teacher and Estria Foundation administration to co-create and support lesson plans, activities, and games that develop each studentʻs interest in strengthening a sense of belonging, connecting them to our island through Hawaiian art making practices and modern muralism.

Duties and Responsibilities

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Support Lead Art Teacher in all visual art and Hawaiian cultural class curriculum and lesson teachings for the duration of the Intersession Program
  • Organize and prepare art and class materials with Lead Teacher
  • Attend all mandatory planning meetings prior to Intersession Program, InPerson (tentative) or virtually
  • Access, monitor, and evaluate each student’s performance and growth in knowledge and aesthetic understandings
  • Communicate with Estria Foundation administration, students, and parents on student progress and any behavior issues as needed
  • Plan and present art displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit students’ work for the school and the community
  • Select and requisition art supplies, books, instructional materials, tools, instructional aids, and maintain required inventory records
  • Organize storage areas and control use of materials, equipment and tools to prevent loss or abuse, and to minimize time required for distribution and collection
  • Work with Lead Teacher, and Estria Foundation administration to plan engaging lessons and implement lessons for the Intersession program
  • Provide individual and small-group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students with varying intellectual and artistic abilities, and to accommodate a variety of instructional activities
  • Teach knowledge and skills in art, including drawing, painting, lettering, and art history
  • Instruct students in proper care and use of tools and equipment
  • Be flexible and willing to Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Administration.
  • Maintaining a safe working environment, operating and maintaining class room

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Education or work experience desired in the education field.
  • Arts education work experience
  • Completion of a BFA degree preferred and/or Enrolled in bachelors of Fine Arts or related program experience.
  • Classroom experience (can include student teaching): 1 year
  • Ability to maintain organized administrative and programmatic records
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Highly organized, detailed oriented and deadline driven
  • Ability to inspire trust and confidence, exercise patience and motivate students
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with others
  • Demonstrate solid professional and personal ethics, respect, honesty, dependability and integrity
  • Demonstrate passion for art teaching and learning
  • Excellent leadership, administrative, and program management skills: including (1) the ability to motivate and inspire staff and students; and (2) make decisions in a timely manner to successfully manage the programs’ resources, priorities and obligations
  • Knows the fundamentals of teaching visual arts and different approaches to drawing media techniques
  • Compassionate and love for teaching and working with children of all ages
  • Team Player
  • Ability to work independently

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working with SPED students
  • Experience teaching elementary and secondary students preferred
  • Experience working with DOE system and standards
  • At least three (3) years of experience in running educational programs
  • Ability to lead guided meditation and visualization
  • A love for public art
  • Extensive experience using GoogleSuite, iCloud software, and Drop Box)
  • Understanding of Hawaiian history, culture, traditions and values

 

The Art Teacher will report directly to TEF’s Program Director, and is responsible for the programs’ consistent achievement of the Estria Foundations mission and objectives.

Compensation: Competitive wage that is commensurate to experience and skills.

How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and at least 3 references to [email protected] with Subject Title: Art Teacher: Last name, First name.

Please no phone calls.

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