Art Teacher (New York State Teaching Certification Required)

Harlem Children's Zone

New York, New York

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Date Posted January 31, 2024
Industry K-12: Independent/Private, K-12: Public Schools, Other Teaching Jobs, K-12: Charter Schools, ESL Jobs, Preschool
Certification Needed Yes, Valid NYS Teaching Certification in Art Education K-12
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary 67,000-100,000+


Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) Promise Academy – a top-performing K-12 charter school within HCZ’s cradle-to-career pathway of comprehensive services – seeks an Art Teacher!

The Art Teacher will bring a passion for the mission of HCZ Promise Academy: to get all our scholars to and through college. The ideal candidate cares deeply about children, respects the culture of Harlem’s residents, and is eager to make an impact in Harlem and beyond.


  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years teaching experience
  • Valid New York State Teaching Certification in Art Education K-12

Who you are

  • Dedication and commitment to the mission of HCZ Promise Academy
  • 2 – 5 years teaching experience in an urban school setting is desired
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

What you’ll do

  • Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning
  • Ensure lessons are rigorous, clear, measurable, and aligned with Common Core State Standards
  • Develop and use a variety of assessments (e.g., exams, written work, and public performances) that frequently measure student progress toward the school’s content and skill standards
  • Maintain an organized classroom environment that facilitates learning
  • Ensure that students master grade-level standards
  • Maintain and communicate high academic and personal expectations for all students
  • Incorporate direct instruction, discussion, projects and cooperative work to engage students, keep classes focused and infuse a lasting desire to learn
  • Work with teaching assistants and/or teaching fellows to provide an effective classroom environment and address the needs of individual students
  • Follow the school’s policies and procedures for student conduct and discipline, and refuse to tolerate classroom disruptions
  • Develop clear evaluation criteria and distribute to students prior to assignments
  • Communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Share responsibility for grade level and school-wide activities
  • Opportunity to work Saturdays during test prep season – additional compensation provided


  • Monday – Friday, 7:40am – 4:00pm


To achieve these exceptional outcomes, we hire the best and brightest educators and administrators and offer one of the most competitive benefits packages in the industry. We believe they earn it and deserve it.

Our exceptional benefits include:

  • Highly competitive base salaries
  • Up to $30,000 Student Loan Forgiveness
  • $6,000 sign on bonus after 60 days of employment
  • Paid time off
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Career advancement
  • No-cost health insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-and long-term disability
  • Legal Insurance
  • Wellness discounts
  • Commuter benefits
  • Financial wellness perks
  • Additional Benefits (Discounts on flights, hotels, theme parks, concert tickets, and more.)

The salary range for this position is $67,000 - $100,000+. To be considered, please apply directly through the site using the link below. Incoming teacher salaries are determined based on their number of years of experience as a lead teacher, level of education (bachelor’s, or master’s degree), and certification. In addition, we provide our educators with the resources they need to be successful. You will receive a personal laptop, smartboards, and tablets; bi-weekly professional development; and the support of a team of academic coaches, deans, guidance counselors, and social workers who are committed to ensuring the success of all our scholars.

No telephone inquiries or recruiters, please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants.