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Art Teacher $52,000 – $92,000

Saint Monica Preaparatory (Los Angeles)






Saint Monica Preparatory (SMPREP) is a parish, coeducational TK-12 day school, a ministry of St. Monica Catholic Community in the heart of Santa Monica. SMPREP has an over 90-year history of educating students for a life of faithful citizenship.

Saint Monica Preparatory is seeking a full-time Art teacher for the 2023 – 2024 school year. Full-time faculty responsibilities include teaching five classes, serving as a grade-level advisor, and participating in co-curricular activities. Opportunities to integrate interdisciplinary projects and showcases are woven within the curriculum framework.

Job Responsibilities & Duties

Full-time faculty responsibilities include:

  • Teaching five classes with the ability to communicate, create and execute lessons in different forms/mediums of art (including digital) that are engaging for high school-level students.
  • Serving as a grade-level advisor committed to students’ social and emotional development.
  • Participating in co-curricular activities, including moderating student clubs and/or organizations and supervising grade-level retreats.

Job Skills & Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will:

  • Cultivate an inclusive, collaborative, and challenging learning environment that reflects SMPREP’s core values and allows our diverse student body to grow and thrive.
  • Exhibit a passion for content knowledge and a range of pedagogical approaches while teaching students Art across various grade levels within an in-person, blended learning environment.
  • Create an environment in the classroom and in all areas of co-curricular responsibility that nurtures the development of the whole student.
  • Show a willingness to engage students in meaningful learning experiences and foster a project-based learning environment.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to develop an integrated, meaningful curriculum and student learning experiences.
  • Provide constructive and effective feedback on students’ artwork to improve performance.


Desirable Qualifications:

  • MFA degree, Education or related field and/or California Single-subject Teaching Credential
  • 3-5 years of teaching experience
  • Experience with collaborative curriculum design, ideally including backward design based on clearly defined learning objectives, and experience planning student-centered lessons that are differentiated to meet the needs of all learners
  • Experience providing instruction that prioritizes communicative and task-based pedagogical approaches
  • Experience in the development and implementation of project-based learning curriculum
  • Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art
  • Ability to teach Intro level – honors and AP Studio level Art classes
  • Experience using instructional technology
  • Ability to convey enthusiasm for the subject matter and develop a positive rapport with students
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willingness to contribute to school life outside of the classroom

Wage Range
The rate of pay offered to the selected candidate is based on internal pay policy and budget. New hires are commonly paid at the minimum of the wage range or within the lower part of the range. We consider a number of factors when making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience, training and other department needs.

Information/Application Contact

Saint Monica Preaparatory (Los Angeles)

1030 Lincoln Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90008