Date Posted: 4/16/2019
Location: Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts
Date of Availability: 8/6/2019
Date Closing:until filled
Reports to: Principal
Department:Special Services

Position Summary: The Special Education Teacher Lead provides physical and instructional support to students with disabilities. S/he implements classroom programs, including self-help, behavior management, instructional programs, and additional duties focused on student success. The Special Education Teacher Lead works under general supervision of the Principal and immediate direction of the Special Education Coordinator.

Essential Job Function:

  • Serve as case manager and be responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of student IEPs; complete and maintain all assigned students’ records (i.e. IEP, ESYP, documentation, progress report, behavior plan, etc.)
  • Actively participates in the RtI process and assists with making recommendations, planning, and implementation of RtI Tiers as needed
  • Assume responsibility for learning and adapting to each student’s special medical, physical, emotional, and communicative needs
  • Provide necessary information to the classroom teacher prior to the child entering the general education classroom regarding the student’s disability, medical concerns, and/or equipment operation (ways to meet unique needs)
  • Maintain collaborative relationship and goodwill with general educators; and with general education teacher, develop and supervise plans for paraprofessional duties
  • Maintain a neat, orderly classroom; inventory, care for, and maintain educational materials equipment
  • Provide orientation for, develop schedules, and supervise plans for aides
  • Assist students with physical needs, including transferring to and from wheelchairs, lifting, or positioning, feeding, bathroom needs, and personal hygiene
  • Manage behavior of students, including intervention during crisis situations and protecting students during disruptive or dangerous student behavior; maintain emotional control in stressful situations
  • Assume responsibility for learning and adapting to each student’s special medical, physical, emotional, and communicative needs
  • Work with students individually or in small groups to develop motor skills and conduct instructional exercises; may team teach lessons, either small group or whole class; teach resource classes if needed
  • Supervise students throughout the school day, inside and outside the classroom, including lunchroom, bus/van for fieldtrips, and recess duty
  • Collaborate with general education teacher in adapting the curriculum, providing appropriate modifications, ensuring the implementation of modifications, and assessing overall progress of the child
  • Confer with parents, teachers, administrators, counselors, testing specialists, social workers, and other professionals as needed to develop individual educational plans designed to promote students' social, educational, and physical development and to resolve students’ behavioral and academic problems
  • Adhere to inclusive special education program requirements
  • Teach personal development skills such as goal setting, independence, and self-advocacy
  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence
  • Attend and participate in staff development training programs, faculty meetings, and special events as assigned; and, serve on committees as required
Essential Job Requirements:
  • Education – Bachelor’s degree in education or a degree that allows for teacher certification; Special Education certification required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience – Five years minimum teaching experience (three of those years in Special Education)
  • Must have or be willing to receive training in CPI, Autism, and Behavior Intervention
  • Physical Requirements – ability to carry up to 25 lbs. and lift up to 50 lbs.; valid driver license
Position Category: 10 month contract, exempt , full-time

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Date Posted: 4/3/2019
Location: Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts
Date of Availability: 08/1/2019
Date Closing: until filled
Reports to: President | CEO
Department: Production

Position Summary: In collaboration with administration and fine arts faculty, design and execute all technical requirements for productions with an eye toward safety and high quality. Create a positive learning environment in which to instruct students in all aspects of technical theatre and performing arts, and supervise students and volunteers for productions.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Create a positive, safe working environment, and be a role model and mentor for students
  • Design or supervise all technical elements for productions
  • Develop appropriate budgets and plans for large and small scale productions and exhibitions
  • Supervise and schedule students for technical crew positions and stage-management
  • Work within the vision of the organization to produce a finished and budget-appropriate production before deadlines
  • Supervise, coordinate, and assign students in construction and maintenance of production elements
  • Support fine and performing arts projects or events, on and off campus during the school day, after school, and on weekends
  • Maintain equipment and performance facilities
  • Attend and give reports during staff, production, and post-production meetings
  • Provide technical expertise and support for outside organizations during facility rentals
  • Others as assigned
Essential Job Requirements:
  • Education – college degree with a concentration in Technical Theatre preferred; some college with demonstrated work history may be considered as equivalent
  • Experience – ideally a minimum three years technical theatre experience; limited technical theatre experience will be taken into consideration. Prior teaching experience preferred.
  • Required Skills and Capabilities – must be able to design and construct props, scenery, sets, lighting, and sound; ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team; excellent verbal and written communication; budget planning/management
  • Preferred Skills and Capabilities – integration of technical theater classes into productions; current in design and build technologies and software
  • Physical Requirements – ability to carry up to 75 lbs.; valid driver license

Position Category: Contract (11 month), exempt, full-time

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Date Posted: 5/3/2019
Location: Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts
Date of Availability: 8/6/2019
Date Closing:until filled
Reports to: Administrator
Department:Theatre

Position Summary: The Technical Theatre Teacher is responsible for providing the highest quality experience and training for students in 9th - 12th grades. In addition to teaching technical theatre classes, the Teacher collaborates with academic faculty in creative instruction. This includes teacher-led classroom instruction as well as guiding students’ exploration in the discovery of their own creativity. Working with other faculty and administration, the Teacher will support the school's mission through recital/performance selection and curriculum development in alignment with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the National Core Arts Standards.

Essential Job Function:

  • Design and teach a TEKS-based curriculum for all technical theater classes while addressing the National Core Arts Standards
  • Instruct, explain, and demonstrate techniques and methods of technical theater that promote the highest levels of technical experiences and skills development
  • Create a positive, safe working environment, and be a role model and mentor for students
  • Collaborate with other faculty to create fine arts curriculum and design creative learning opportunities
  • Select age and developmentally appropriate material/resources
  • Maintain equipment and performance facilities
  • Prepare and direct students in recitals, productions, and events, on campus and in the community
  • Attend staff meetings and professional development workshops as required
  • Create and maintain positive communication with administration, staff, faculty, students, and parents
Essential Job Requirements:
  • Education: Bachelor's degree required with a concentration in Theatre, Musical Theatre, or Theatre Education; Teacher certification (EC-12 or equivalent) or Highly Qualified designation required; Individuals with relevant work experience willing to pursue alternative certification will be considered
  • Experience: Minimum three (3) years' experience teaching technical theatre to children required;
  • Required Skills and Capabilities: Demonstrated artistic skills as a technician, Practical knowledge of theatre/technical theatre arts vocabulary and history; Strong classroom management skills; Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team; Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Preferred Skills and Capabilities: Proven experience collaborating with others to develop interdisciplinary programs
  • Physical Requirements: Ability to carry up to 75 lbs.; valid driver license
Position Category: 10 month contract, exempt , part-time

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Date Posted: 5/3/2019
Location: Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts
Date of Availability: 8/6/2019
Date Closing: until filled
Reports to:Administration
Department: Math

Position Summary: The Secondary Math Teacher is responsible for providing the highest quality classroom instruction in the area of secondary math for students in 7 – 12 grade. FWAFA teachers provide students with appropriate educational activities and experiences that will enable them to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. In collaboration with other faculty and administration, the Teacher will support the School’s mission through curriculum development and instruction in alignment with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the standards required for Advanced Placement coursework.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide daily instruction for high school math classes
  • Create and implement effective lesson plans that promote the highest levels of academic scholarship, problem solving, and creative expression
  • Endeavor to create a learning environment that integrates students’ artistic abilities with their academic studies
  • Collaborate with other faculty to create curriculum, develop student relationships and prepare students for further training in academic/artistic settings
  • Attend staff meetings and professional development workshops, as required
  • Create and maintain positive communication with administration, staff, faculty, students, and parents
Essential Job Requirements:
  • Education – Bachelor’s degree required with a concentration in Math; Master’s degree preferred. Teacher certification or highly qualified designation required.
  • Experience – Three years’ experience teaching high school math preferred.
  • Required Skills and Capabilities – Strong classroom management skills; ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team; excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Preferred Skills and Capabilities – Proven experience collaborating with others to develop interdisciplinary academic products/classroom activities.
  • Physical Requirements – Ability to carry up to 25 lbs.; valid driver license.

Position Category: Contract (10 month), exempt, full-time

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