Employment at Da Vinci Academy

Open positions will be posted on this page with specific contact information and application instructions.  Open instructional positions will also be listed on the Illinois Education Job Bank. No phone inquiries please.

 

We are currently seeking applicants for two open positions:

Pre-Kindergarten (age 3 & 4) Teacher - 2014-2015 School Year

Music (PK-5) & Performing Arts (5-8) teacher - 2014-2015 school year
 


Music (PK-5) & Performing Arts (5-8) teacher - 2014-2015 school year
 

Da Vinci Academy is a PK-8 school for gifted and academically talented students.  We are seeking an enthusiastic and talented individual who will teach Music (PK-8) & Performing Arts (grades 5-8).  The ideal candidate will create a welcoming, enriched, and authentic learning environment using a variety of instructional methods to convey a dynamic music and performing arts curriculum.  Knowledge of gifted children is essential.

 

Required Qualifications:

B.S. or higher degree with Elementary K-8 in Music/Performing Arts concentration

Ability to…

- create/implement a developmentally appropriate, differentiated music and performing arts curriculum for the varying needs of students in grades PK-8

- instruct in areas of music composition, theory, performance, and promote an overall appreciation for music

- utilize/play the piano to support the goals of the music curriculum

- develop and convey a performing arts curriculum that includes drama, speech, and debate

- plan/facilitate activities to meet the students' physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs

- instruct students individually and in groups, adapting teaching methods to meet students' varying needs and interests

- employ a variety of instructional techniques, strategies, and media consistent with student abilities

- assess student progress in relation to individual expectations and provide meaningful feedback to students, parents, and administration

- embrace new ways of extending learning and creative abilities of students

- create authentic curricula

- work collaboratively with colleagues and administration

- Excellent communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues

- Excellent organizational skills

- Excellent relationship building skills

- Strong desire and commitment to improve professionally

 

Strongly Desired Qualifications:

- A minimum of four years teaching experience with gifted and academically talented students

- Relevant professional experience in teaching music and performing arts

 

To Apply:

Interested candidates for the Music & Performing Arts teaching position are required to email the following items to Mr. Scott Etters (Head of School) at setters@dvacademy.org :

1) Letter of interest

2) Current Resume

3) 1-2 page essay describing your teaching philosophy

4) Desired Salary Range

 

Pre-Kindergarten (age 3 & 4) Teacher - 2014-2015 School Year
 

Da Vinci Academy is a PK-8 school for gifted and academically talented students.  We are seeking an enthusiastic and talented individual who will teach our youngest learners (PK 3-4 year olds).  The ideal candidate will create a welcoming, enriched, and authentic learning environemnt using a variety of instructional methods.  Knowledge of gifted childern is essential.

Required Qualifications:

B.S. or higher degree with Elementary K-6

Ability to...

- create/implement a developmentally appropriate, differentiated curriculum for PK students

- plan/facilitate activities to meet the students' physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs

- instruct students individually and in groups, adapting teaching methods to meet students' varying needs and interests

- employ a variety of instructional techniques, strategies, and media consistent with student abilities

- assess student progress and provide meaningful feedback to studens, parents, and administration

- embrace new ways of extending learning and creative abilities of students

- work collaboratively with colleagues and administration

- screen incoming Pre-K and Kindergarten students

 

Excellent communication, organizational, and relationship-building skills

Strong desire and commitment to improve professionally

 

Strongly Desired Qualfications:

- minimum of four years teaching experience with gifted and academically talented students

- relevant professional experience

 

To apply:

Interested candidates are required to email the following items to Scott Etters (Head of School) at setters@dvacademy.org:

1) Letter of Interest

2) Resume

3) 1-2 page Philosophy of Education Document

4) Desired Salary

 

 

Substitute Teachers needed

Substitute Teachers are needed for the 2013-14 school year. Only applicants with a degree in education and experience working with children are considered. Interested candidates must submit their resume via email to Ms. Alison Bruns as a Word document or .pdf attachment. Qualified candidates will be contacted by Ms. Bruns and invited to interview. 

Da Vinci Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its admissions, employment or academic policies, or any school administrative programs.