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Elementary Art Teacher

Mercy Montessori Center
2335 Grandview Avenue
Cincinnati OH 45206

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Compensation: Starting at $20
Posted Date: 01/31/2024
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Elementary Art Teacher (Grades 1-8)

Job Description

Work with an amazing team of educators at the oldest Montessori school in Cincinnati. We are a vibrant and supportive community that nurtures the whole child … and the entire adult! We’ve been named a top workplace for six years running.

The purpose of the elementary art teacher is to develop, facilitate, and implement art curriculum and instruction for students in grades 1-8.

Part-Time 17 hours weekly – 14 hours of instruction, 2 hours planning/record
keeping 1 hour of school duty (i.e., morning car line, lunchroom monitoring, recess, afternoon car line)

Starting Date: August 2024


Job Responsibilities

  • Know about Ohio’s Elementary Learning Standards for Art Instruction.
  • Develop a curriculum that supports the Montessori method and philosophy.
  • Instruct students and provide positive classroom management using strategies that support the developmental needs of children.
  • Observe student learning to inform instruction.
  • Establish a safe, orderly, and prepared classroom environment.
  • Collaborate with teaching teams and with administration.
  • Demonstrate professional and supportive relationships with all students, parents, colleagues, and administration.
  • Implement research-based individualized teaching methods for students identified with specific learning disabilities.
  • Utilize a variety of electronic platforms for grading, parent communication, and instruction.
  • Meet attendance requirements.
  • Participate in ongoing professional growth and serve on committees or groups as requested.
  • Assist in school duty.
  • Willing to complete and maintain Safe Parish training.



  • Education Level: Bachelors or Masters, Teaching license and Montessori credential preferred
  • Experience Desired: Three (3) years in a similar position preferred


Physical Requirements

  • Constant hand-eye and mind-eye coordination, standing and walking.
  • Repetitive motion with wrists, hands, and fingers.
  • Frequent bending, carrying, hearing, lifting, and stooping.
  • Ability to travel to any place where student activities and instruction take place.
  • This may involve several minutes of walking from one part of the campus to the other.
  • In some instances, such as emergencies, this may need to be done rapidly.
  • Access to various locations within the building may involve climbing stairs or ramps, opening doors, and negotiating around furniture and tight spaces.
  • Must communicate and demonstrate basic competence in health care, especially in diabetes, asthma, and allergies.


Other Requirements

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to work with computers for word processing and report card management.


Working Conditions

  • The job requires the ability to sit and or stand for long periods as well as running, stooping, and squatting.
  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases, blood, bodily tissue, and fluids.
  • Work is conducted in a controlled, comfortable indoor environment and typically ranging weather outdoors.
  • Exposure to chemicals and fumes is a possibility.


Other Skills

  • Kindness, respect for others, and willingness to help with other school tasks as needed – the children’s needs come first.


Application Process

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, statement of educational philosophy, and three professional references to Gretchen Hooker: [email protected]

Mercy Montessori is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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