Careers

NMSA, named in 2018 by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top ten schools in New Mexico, seeks passionate educators who are eager to teach within and instill in students a growth mindset; provide far-reaching advocacy for students; participate in data-driven instructional practices; and collaborate with faculty, administration, and staff to support a path to success for all students, regardless of educational background. All applicants must possess the necessary New Mexico Public Education Department licensure.

Development Positions

There are currently no development positions available at this time.
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For each positioned applied, please send your cover letter and resume to our Human Resources department, hr@nmsa-ai.org.

Academic Positions

Openings for the 2019-2020 School Year

New Mexico School for the Arts has the following academic job openings for the 2019-2020 school year:

  • Teachers with Endorsements in: English, Social Studies, Math, Science, and/or Health
  • Instructional Assistant for Special Education
  • Receptionist/Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Residential Program Director

 

*Applicants for licensed positions must possess the necessary New Mexico Public Education Department licensure.

SUBSTITUTE TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES

If you are interested in being placed on NMSA’s substitute list, please follow the application process and submit the required State of New Mexico Public Education Department (“PED”) credentials.

Credentials to perform services as a substitute teacher require holding a license authorizing you to perform the duties of a substitute teacher. This can be in the form of a State Teaching License or a Substitute Teacher Certificate issued by the New Mexico PED. A fingerprint-based background check is also required. Resumes received without all of the proper documentation will not be considered.

NMSA seeks passionate educators who are eager to: teach within and instill in students the growth mindset; provide far-reaching advocacy for students; participate in data-driven instructional practices; and collaborate with faculty, administration, and students.

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For each positioned applied, please send completed employment application, cover letter and resume to our Human Resources department, hr@nmschoolforthearts.org

Arts Positions

Dance Department Chair

Compensation: Full-time position with benefits. Salary range based on experience, beginning at $65K

Timing: Starting July 1, 2019

Job Description:
Direct an established dance department with concentrations in ballet and contemporary technique. Teach daily classes in contemporary and/or ballet technique. Choreograph for concerts. Oversee curriculum development. Recruit new students and represent the mission and values of the School to the public. Oversee the department including hiring and evaluating faculty, evolving the curriculum, and managing the budget. A full job description can be requested at hr@nmsa-ai.org.

Requirements:
– BFA or MFA required
– Must be able to obtain a NM Public Education Department Teaching License
– Professional dance background in classical ballet and/or contemporary
– Proven capacity as a teacher able to develop talent and assist students in reaching their potential
– Strong choreographic skills
– Administrative and managerial experience including hiring and evaluating staff, managing a budget, overseeing curriculum development, setting department goals and evaluation
– Team player and collaborator

 

Visual Arts Instructor

Compensation: 10.5 month position. $37K plus benefits.

Apply by: June 17, 2019

Job Description:
Visual Arts Instructor in New/Emergent Media, Digital Skills, Graphic Design, Photography, Sound Design, Video along with the skills and experience to teach Contemporary Art Theory and Junior Conceptual Concerns courses for the 2018-19 school year at the high school level. Areas of teaching experience and professional expertise could include, but are not limited to: Photography (analog and digital), Digital Skills (basic computer/device skills), Graphic Design, Media Arts (Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects, etc.), Digital Animation, Video/Sound recording and editing, New/Emergent Media (VR, coding, game design, interactive media, etc.), 2-Dimensional Design (hand and digital), Independent Projects, Portfolio Development, Art Theory Studio Courses (Post-Modern/Contemporary Art Theory Projects) and exhibition installation. The course load is 3 courses per semester Monday – Friday. Hosting Open Studio is also required one night a week for two hours (5-7 pm). The teaching commitment extends beyond the classroom to being present on the NMSA campus and for the Visual Arts Department and NMSA community campus as needed M-F, with weekend and evening events additionally required with notice.  A full job description can be requested at hr@nmsa-ai.org.

Requirements:
– Maintain professional and supportive relationships with students, faculty, staff, parents, and community
– 1-3 years teaching experience at the high school and college level in the arts
– Ability to teach the course content listed with technical skills to operate and teach the Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom, Premiere, After Effects, and Illustrator)
– Ability to teach New Emergent Media: Virtual Reality, Game Design, Interactive Technologies, and other Electronic Arts as desired
– Professional record of engagement in the studio arts/studio practice
– A satisfactory fingerprint-based background check is required prior to employment
– BFA in Studio Art required (Art History minor a plus), MFA in Studio Art highly preferred.

 

Adjunct Creative Writing & Literature Faculty

Details coming soon.

 

 

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For each positioned applied, please send completed employment application, cover letter and resume to our Human Resources department, hr@nmsa-ai.org.