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Visual Arts Instructor

District of Columbia International School Washington, DC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $56,100 to $96,000 Annually
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, 401k, Dental

DCI is hiring a full time Visual Arts Instructor. To apply, complete the linked employment application (, and be prepared to upload a copy of your cover letter, resume, sample lesson plan, and sample assessment. You will need to pass a background check. No phone calls please.

Position Overview: This teaching position entails instructional and planning responsibilities for providing IB Art education to students at DCI during the school year. This content could be taught in English as well as in Spanish, French, or Chinese.

Salary: Starting salary is determined by education and years of relevant experience. Teacher salaries range from $56,100 - $96,000.

Qualifications: A Master's Degree in secondary education or this content area is preferred (Bachelor's Degree is required). Able to meet HQT requirements under NCLB. Previous experience teaching in this content area is strongly preferred. Experience with 1:1 technology a plus.

Essential Attributes:

  • Ability to teach visual arts forms such as ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and lens-based processes.

  • Deliver exceptional visual arts instruction, through immersion methods, to diverse learners while focusing on francophone culture and arts.

  • Plan curriculum using a deep understanding of, and integration with, the IB Art curriculum framework.

  • Advise students, including teach an advisory class using our advisory curriculum, and support other aspects of the school’s instructional program.

  • Ability to handle the intensity required to work in a high-performing charter school, and remain organized, responsible, and accountable.

  • Ability to proactively manage the classroom learning environment in accordance with the school’s discipline approach to maximize student engagement and learning.

  • Ability to accept and implement feedback received for real-time improvement.

  • Interest and desire to engage in the IB MYP and language immersion.

  • Ability to do the professional development work needed to deliver instruction at a high level.

  • Collaborate with general and special educators, coordinators, and leadership.

  • High degree of communication through a variety of mediums with parents and students.

  • Embrace French, Spanish, and Chinese cultures by leading and participating in cultural activities for faculty and students.

  • Ensure that our 1:1 Chromebooks program is implemented effectively for students by infusing technology into instruction.

  • Other duties as assigned.

District of Columbia International School

Why Work Here?

DCI is dedicated to building a culturally diverse staff committed to teaching & working in a multicultural & multilingual school.

District of Columbia International School (DCI) is a public charter middle and high school in DC. We aim to provide our students with a world-class education that empowers them to follow their passions and change the world. DCI’s education centers on the: 1. International Baccalaureate curriculum framework; 2. Advanced language learning in Chinese, Spanish and French; and 3. A culture focused on student agency supported by 1:1 technology. We currently serve 1370 racially and economically diverse students in grades 6-12. We recently moved to our permanent home on the Walter Reed campus in 2017, where we will continue to grow as a middle and high school and serve 1500 students. While only in our sixth year DCI has become IB World School and has been rated Tier 1, the highest rating by our authorizer the Public Charter School Board. We are growing in 2019-20 and look forward to receiving your application. Come join a great team building a great school! DCI faculty and staff embrace the rigor and commitment necessary to build a shared culture and vision. We want you to join our team dedicated to social justice, environmental stewardship, diversity, internationalism, and interdisciplinary education as reflected in the International Baccalaureate curriculum framework. We expect that all of our students can achieve academically at the very highest levels.


1400 Main Drive NW, Washington DC 20012
Washington, DC


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