Middle School Visual Arts Teacher

Brooklyn, NY

Poly Prep seeks applicants for the position of Middle School Visual Arts Teacher for the 2024-2025 academic year. The Middle School Visual Arts Teacher teaches studio art classes to students in grades 5-8 with a focus in any two or more of the following areas: drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. The ideal candidate will exhibit a passion for teaching Studio Art with Middle School students; talent for working with diverse students, families, and colleagues; dedication to ongoing professional growth; and high levels of professionalism. 

Poly Prep is dedicated to providing all of our students an inclusive and equitable education so that they become empowered by extensive cultural competencies, life-long love of learning, and the commitment to improving their communities. We seek an individual who is committed to promoting these values, and whose personal integrity and collegiality will enrich a high-achieving department.



  • Four to Five classes/sections 
  • Eagerness to work with students on an individual basis, as need be
  • Ability to keep accurate grades, effectively and supportively communicate with students and families, and provide written and oral feedback on student progress consistently throughout the school year

Additional Responsibilities: 

  • Assume role as an advisor for a group of students (approximately 7)
  • Advise a club or activity, a DEIB discussion group, and supervise periodic study hall
  • Demonstrate energetic commitment to professional development
  • Attend and contribute to meetings during and after the school day, including but not limited to departmental, committee, divisional and grade-level meetings
  • Accompany students on occasional curricular trips 
  • Attend community events throughout the school year


Education: Master’s degree in Fine Arts, Art Education, or related disciplines required. 

Experience: Three years of teaching experience in a Middle School setting.

Requirement: All employees must be fully vaccinated and show proof of their full COVID 19 vaccination.

Salary Range: $75,710 - $98,915

Poly Prep strives to be an equitable, just, and diverse community, one proud of and deeply committed to empowering students to discover who they are and what they want to be. In keeping with the country day school philosophy, we seek community members who will share a passion for learning in and out of the classroom. 

We offer a supportive environment, with a full benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a generous match on our 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability, flexible spending account, pre-tax commute benefit, and free lunch).   

How to Apply: Click [Apply for this position] to submit your resume, cover letter, and specific evidence of qualifications to Laura Beiles Coppola, Charles and Valerie Dyker Chair of Visual Arts.

Poly Prep is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.  We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.