Employment Opportunities at Arbor School

Middle Grades Humanities Teacher (6th, 7th, 8th graders in classes of 22 students each) 

Arbor School’s three-year program in humanities, Peoples of the World, is focused on the study of the literature, geography, and history of various cultures with these regions: South Asia, China and Sub-Saharan Africa in year one, The Americas in year two, and Eurasia in year three.

The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for ongoing development and teaching of this curriculum.

Additional preparations: leading a Seminar group in reading a fiction text associated with the culture at hand, e.g. "Nectar in a Sieve" fall 2018.

Candidate should exhibit a willingness to take a lead with such undertakings as the year's Diwali celebration with all Seniors as part of their South Asia study and coordinate a Senior Celebration involving African drumming and dance and story, utilizing local professionals for the drumming/dancing/singing instruction.

Candidate should also exhibit a willingness to take on diverse duties required to keep a small community running harmoniously.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience teaching middle grades in innovative ways.
  • Evidence of strong history and/or anthropology and literature background.
  • Evidence of curiosity and willingness to gain extensive background knowledge about the cultures under study and literature appropriate to the age group.
  • Evidence of creating meaningful teacher/student relationships. 
  • Evidence of ability to work collaboratively - both in the Humanities and  across disciplines, particularly in incorporating the visual arts, music, and drama in the Humanities studies.

We are particularly interested in people who have multidisciplinary backgrounds.

Process:  Send resume & letter of interest to info@arborschool.org and respond to the following questions:

1.  What role do you believe history ought to play in the education of middle grades students?

2. Which of your pedagogical skills would others tell us are your strong suits?

Applications due by March 5.  Interview and possible school visit in March.  Decision by April 21.


Other Employment Opportunities

If you think that you might be a good fit with the school, regardless of current openings, we would love to review your resume.  Exemplary candidates may be asked to visit the school to speak with the director.  If you would like us to keep you in mind when next we have job openings, please mail your resume to:

Attn: Employment Inquiries
Arbor School of Arts and Sciences
4201 SW Borland Rd
Tualatin, OR 97062

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Arbor School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.