Visual Arts Teacher (2024-2025 School Year)

DSST Public Schools

Denver, Colorado

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Date Posted May 05, 2024
Industry K-12: Charter Schools
Certification Needed
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POSITION: Visual Arts Teacher

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School

LOCATION: Conservatory Green Middle School. You can view the current openings at this link.

SALARY: $58,000-$76,000 based on aligned years of experience up to 10 years. We also offer a relocation stipend for anyone joining us from 75 miles or more from Denver!

STATUS: Full time school year, benefits eligible, exempt, in-person position (Denver, CO)

START: First day of new staff training at the end of July. You can view the current School Year Calendar here.


  • Support students who focus on Visual Arts Elective Pathway in creating a portfolio of work before graduation.

  • Exhibit mastery and enthusiasm for the assigned academic subjects and classes

  • Work closely and collaboratively with students, parents, and other teachers within the school and throughout the DSST network.

  • Teach 3-5 classes a day of various lengths depending on the DSST campus and subject area.

  • Use the network’s curriculum and standards to plan and implement targeted lessons and assessments for each student including differentiating for the needs of all learners.

  • Keep an up-to-date gradebook for each class.

  • Work to implement and master DSST Public Schools’ core instructional and culturally responsive and relevant teaching practices.

  • Additional duties as assigned such as supporting student recruitment, running a small group advisory class, after school tutoring, etc. See many of our possible duties here.


  • Bachelor's Degree

  • In-Field Status: There are multiple ways to demonstrate content knowledge to serve as a teacher with DSST Public Schools! Please review this document to understand how you are qualified to teach with DSST. On your application you will be asked to select one of the options below that best describes how you are qualified as “in field.”

  • An unwavering belief that all students can succeed in high school, reach their most ambitious post-secondary goals, and lead exemplary lives

  • Desire to personally professionally grow in their practice of becoming an anti-racist educator

  • Self-awareness, a regular practice of reflection, and a desire to continuously improve


  • Proven commitment to and experience with serving students of color, students with disabilities, and/or multilingual students


At DSST Public Schools, we are proud to be the largest and highest-performing network of public charter schools in Denver and Aurora with 100% of our students having been accepted into college or post secondary programs since our inception in 2004. When you join DSST, you play a part in ensuring ALL students at our 16 schools have access to a transformational and joyful education. We encourage you to visit our website to learn more about why we’ve been selected as the 2018 Broad Prize Winner and as a Denver Post “Top Place to Work”.

Not interested right now but might be in the future, or want to learn about other positions? Complete our Interest Form to connect with a member of our Talent Team.


For most of our positions, we hire on a rolling basis. Therefore, we recommend that you submit your application as soon as you are able! You can learn more about what to expect in our interview process here.


At DSST, we know that our people are the greatest asset we have in reaching our mission of eliminating educational inequity. We work hard to build a work culture that allows our staff to not only feel fulfilled by the work they do but also feel supported to live a joyful, healthy life. We want this work to be your life’s work. Check out our website and our benefits highlight guide to learn how we deliver on our commitment to the human condition.

Some Highlights:

  • Excellent Healthcare Plan: We encourage you to check out our benefits guide to see the ways we are committed to the wellness of our staff. We are always looking to improve how we care and, through staff feedback, we’ve been able to implement innovative new benefits such as Fertility Benefits as well as staffing a Mental Health Counselor that is dedicated solely to DSST Staff.

  • Time Off: DSST Staff enjoy 11+ weeks off per year + paid PTO (from Day 1!)

  • Career Development: In addition to weekly coaching from a designated coach, you’ll have access to internal training and development pathways designed by our Professional Development & Training Team as well as external development opportunities.


Know someone who would be a great fit? Refer them here! Anyone can refer a candidate and we offer a $500 referral bonus for every successful referral.


DSST Public Schools is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not exclude participation in, deny benefits to or discriminate on the basis of, race, color, religion, National origin, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions, sexual orientation, or gender identity), Age (40 and older), Disability, Genetic information (including employer requests for, or purchase, use, or disclosure of genetic tests, genetic services, or family medical history), retaliation for filing a charge, reasonably opposing discrimination, or participating in a discrimination lawsuit, investigation, or proceeding in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is active and may require standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, and crouching throughout the day. The employee must lift and/or move items up to 30 pounds. The employee must have sufficient hand, arm, and finger dexterity to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.