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Posted: 06/04/2014

Employer
Stephen T. Mather Building Arts and Craftsmanship High School

Stephen T. Mather Building Arts & Craftsmanship High School (www.MatherHSNYC.org), through hands-on learning opportunities and skills-training, prepares students for both college and career paths in the building and landscape management trades, with emphases on high-quality craftsmanship, historic preservation practice, and the specialized building arts. Striving to redefine Career and Technical Education (CTE) for the 21st Century, Mather HS has a unique partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), enabling staff to engage in and offer real, hands-on education in the preservation trades—specifically carpentry, masonry, plastering, decorative finishes and landscape¬ management—while also providing our students with a solid college- and career-ready foundation aligned with state and national standards. In our model, students are not being asked to choose one path over the other, but are instead learning and preparing for both through problem-based learning and core classes that are directly connected to the CTE courses and the practices of historic preservation. Our approach is designed to open more doors and make students more competitive in the labor force.


Position
HIGH SCHOOL PRESERVATION MASONRY TEACHER
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
New York, NY
Details
 

Seeking a high school teacher or career professional looking to become a high school teacher to provide a career and technical education instructional program in masonry and historic preservation.  Preferred applicants should have broad masonry experience, ideally in an historic preservation context, for developing and delivering an effective high school curriculum.  The selected candidate will use theoretical instruction and applied learning methods to integrate contemporary practices with historic preservation practice and a history of the trade; effectively positioning students for higher education, professional apprenticeships and careers in preservation masonry.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Candidate must have a New York State teaching certification in the content area with satisfactory ratings and attendance,

or

For transitional CTE certification, Candidate must have:

·      Work experience in the specialization area for a minimum of 2 years, and must provide proof of work with W-2 Forms and letters from employers.

        AND 

·      Have an Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree or equivalent, with 30 semester hours or more of content core in the subject matter

             AND

·      Possibly take and pass a Competency Skills Test to determine competency in the specialization area as administered by the State Education Department. Tests are not available for all CTE subjects 

                                                                           OR

·      Work experience in the specialization area for a minimum of 4 years, and must provide proof of work with W-2 Forms and letters from employers.

AND

·      Have a High School Diploma or a General Education Diploma (GED).

AND

·      Take the Communication and Qualitative Skills Test (CQST) and receive a satisfactory grade.  (The test is offered every 2 months and registration to take the test is required at least 1 month before the test date.   The test is administered by the State Education Department and the on-line address for registration is http://www.nystce.neinc.com)

AND

·      Possibly take and pass a Competency Skills Test to determine competency in the specialization area as administered by the State Education Department. Tests are not available for all CTE subjects.

(This transitional certification is valid for 3 years, after which additional coursework and student teaching is required for Initial Certification: see

http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/F52AB2BF-66DF-4787-A90B-5C67DDA0192B/0/ctecert.pdf

for more details.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Because roles in new small schools are varied and complex, serious consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate in their résumé and cover letter experience and/or willingness to commit to the schools mission and core beliefs, and who demonstrate an ability to:

  • Help to shape and assess the instructional requirements of students and provide orientation and instruction in preservation related competencies;
  •   Instruct students in preservation practice and methodology;
OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Send cover letter and Resume to: info@MatherHSNYC.org SALARY As per the United Federation of Teachers Collective Bargaining Agreement in NYC. (Salary commensurate with professional experience, teaching experience, and any post-secondary degrees, per the UFT scales; contact info@MatherHSNYC.org for more information.)
Larry Gabbard
Phone: 212-225-0998
ADDRESS
411 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10038

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