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Job Title: Certified Fine Arts Teacher (Music, Chorus, Art or Drama)
Company Name: KIPP Public Charter Schools
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 03/03/2018
Expire Date: 04/22/2018
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Job Description
Certified Fine Arts Teacher (Music, Chorus, Art or Drama)

Title: Certified Fine Arts Teacher (Music, Chorus, Art or Drama)
Reports to: School Leader (Principal) or Assistant School Leader
Subjects:  Fine Arts – Middle School
Type: Full-Time; Salaried
Date: Estimated start date is immediate
School: KIPP Impact Middle School
Hours: 7:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. M-F
+ Please note this position requires relevant certification in Florida +

Application Link:

About KIPP
KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a national non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools. There are 209 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia educating nearly 90,000 students in elementary, middle, and high school. You can learn more at

About KIPP Jacksonville Schools
KIPP Jacksonville Schools is dedicated to preparing students in our city’s educationally underserved communities with the knowledge, skills, habits, and character for success in college and life. KIPP Jacksonville is comprised of three schools that serve the North and Westside of Jacksonville, Florida: KIPP Impact Middle School, KIPP VOICE Elementary, and KIPP Jacksonville Elementary. We currently educate more than 1,000 students. With an ever-growing waiting list, we aim to grow to 2,000 students within the next four years. In the 2018-19 school year, KIPP Impact Middle School will serve grades 5, 6 and 8, KIPP VOICE Elementary will serve K-4, and KIPP Jacksonville Elementary will serve K-3 (KIPP Jacksonville Elementary will add a new grade level on an annual basis).

KIPP Jacksonville Schools employs more than 100 full-time staff at our campus, three miles west of downtown Jacksonville. We seek educators and colleagues that represent our core values of high expectations, a growth mindset, and commitment to team. To learn more about what it is like to work and teach at KIPP Jacksonville Schools, please visit To see all openings, visit our Regional Job Board at

Position Summary
KIPP Impact seeks a certified fine arts teacher for grades 5 through 8. This specials teacher would be responsible for teaching students one subject (art, chorus, music OR visual arts) in addition to existing band and physical education programming. KIPP Impact is committed to providing a quality fine arts education that will complement our rigorous academic program and students typically have music instruction every school day. This is a full time position and will directly report to the School Leader and work closely in our existing music department/specials department. Relevant certification should be indicated in the appropriate section of the application.

All teachers are responsible for creating a positive environment for their students, implementing curriculum, assessing students, building relationships with our families, collaborating with their team and other duties as assigned. The band program is also responsible for periodic performances and assessments. Full teacher responsibilities are ultimately outlined by their School Leader.

All teachers at KIPP Jacksonville Schools work from 7:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Student hours are typically from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., although times vary by school. Every Wednesday is a student early release day (3:15 p.m.), allowing for teachers to participate in weekly professional development.

Requirements of a fine arts teacher include:

  • Bachelor's Degree; Master's Degree preferred
  • Relevant Florida Teaching Certification or Equivalent (Music K-12; Art K-12; Drama/K-6)
  • At least one year of teaching experience with a proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom; two or more years highly preferred
  • KIPP Jacksonville Schools believes that our staff will represent our core values- high expectations, a growth mindset and commitment to team. We search for for established educators who embody them. 
    • ​+ High Expectations: lead teachers demonstrate a commitment to working with educationally underserved students in Jacksonville and hold a high bar of excellence for both themselves and their students. 
    • + Growth Mindset: we believe that every member of our KIPP community can learn more, become smarter, or more effective if they work hard and persevere. Lead teachers have the desire and humility to receive and implement feedback to improve practice. 
    • + Commitment to Team: we are in this work together. Lead teachers believe that greater success comes from working together as a team. For our students to reach their potential, our team must take great care of our students and each other. 

Compensation and Benefits: 
Our compensation is very competitive and is commensurate on experience. 

  • Free individual benefits (including medical, dental and vision)
  • 403(b) retirement program with a company match
  • To support teacher practice and growth, all lead teachers receive individualized coaching and professional development.  
To Apply
Please complete an application and upload a resume in the KIPP Careers Portal that can be found via No applicants will be considered that submit resumes outside of the KIPP Careers Portal or through other job postings! Applicants will not be considered if they submit materials to the school or email resumes to staff.
If you want a complete application link for this specific job to copy and paste in your browser, please use this:
If you have questions about positions at KIPP Jacksonville Schools, please email Allison Cook at Please understand that resumes and/or cover letters are not accepted via email and you will be redirected to apply via the website.

KIPP Jacksonville Schools is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying for employment at our schools. KIPP Jacksonville Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation or national or ethnic origin. 
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