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Special Education Art Instructor

Job Opening


Deadline November 30, 2021
Sponsor Cathedral Arts Project
Location Jacksonville , FL


Special Education Art Instructor
Position: Part Time, Hourly Location: Jacksonville, FL Department: Program

About CAP
The Cathedral Arts Project is a nationally recognized nonprofit provider of quality, comprehensive and ongoing instruction in the visual and performing arts for school aged children in Northeast Florida. The driving force behind all CAP programs is the belief that the arts matter – they provide essential skills, like creative thinking, perseverance, teamwork, and self-discipline, that benefit all people in all areas of their lives. Voted one of the best places to work in Jacksonville, CAP offers a culture of creativity and teamwork right in the heart of downtown Jacksonville.

The arts have the power to inspire, unite and create change. At CAP, we embrace collaboration and strive to grow and diversify our partnerships to provide equitable access to arts education that impacts children for the rest of their lives.

We respect and value all identities and differences. We encourage authentic self-expression and are committed to fostering and maintaining an inclusive, supportive and safe environment for all. We proactively pursue, engage and seek to understand diverse perspectives, because when everyone is empowered, creativity and innovation thrive. We are stronger together.

Position Overview
CAP seeks a part-time Special Education Art Instructor who is centered in strong artistic and therapeutic practice and has the desire to share their skills and knowledge for the benefit of students and community members. The Special Education Art Instructor will be responsible for leading sensory art activities in one Exceptional Student Education (ESE) center located in Duval County. When not leading group directives, the Special Education Art Instructor will be responsible for overseeing the successful management of their groups, including but not limited to supply purchases, tracking and reporting attendance, and compiling student data for monthly grant reports.

Essential Responsibilities
• Provide a 10-week afterschool residency for 20 students at Oak Hill Academy, 6910 Daughtry Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32210, for 1.5 hours twice weekly during the academic year and a four-week summer residency for 20 students at the same location for three hours per day, three days per week.
• Maintain constant supervision of no more than 10 students per group with assistance from Oak Hill staff. Staff-to-student ratio will be 1:5 or better in both school year and summer programs.
• Demonstrate mastery of the skills, knowledge and practices of sensory based art activities; make relevant connections to individual development plans; be willing to creatively adapt and implement as needed for student growth.
• Implement adaptive, positive, respectful and trauma-informed behavioral interventions geared toward helping students achieve appropriate outlets for self- expression, sensory integration and emotional regulation.
• Collaborate with on-site staff, such as occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, physical therapists, or guidance counselors to create art directives that enhance both therapeutic and educational goals.
• Evaluate measurable therapeutic goals and objectives that can be implemented in the classroom to support student learning.
• Nurture and maintain professional and positive relationships with classroom teachers, administration, students and families.
• Be accountable for paperwork and reporting, including attendance, assessments, surveys and budget.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in arts education, special education or general education.
• At least five years of experience working with children who have autism.
• Experience implementing sensory based, adaptive or process-focused art curriculum.
• Available via cell phone during working hours.
• Must pass official Level 2 background screening as outlined by Florida state law.

Preferred Qualifications
• Dual Language speaker preferred.
• Reliable transportation to and from program site.
• Experience working with children in a structured learning environment.
• Strong organizational and time management skills.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to maintain a positive ‘can do’ attitude; be proactive, flexible, problem- solve and show initiative with projects, planning and all activities related to this position.
• Commitment to CAP’s mission, vision, goals and core values.

Compensation & Benefits
• Position is a part-time, non-exempt role, with a pay rate of $50 per hour.
• Contracts are issued per course and include instructional, planning, preparation and meeting hours. Contracted hours will be 7 hours weekly during the academic year and 16.5 hours weekly during the summer.
• Hourly compensation is dependent upon experience.

To Apply
Submit a cover letter and resumé in confidence to [email protected].

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.
The Cathedral Arts Project is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.

How to Participate

To Apply
Submit a cover letter and resumé in confidence to [email protected].

This opportunity has been submitted by Heather Sloan. The listing of the opportunity does not imply endorsement by the Division of Cultural Affairs or the Department of State. Contact Cathedral Arts Project with questions or for more information.