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Materials/Fine Arts Atelierista


Compositive Primary

Start Date: July 27, 2020

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

Are you…
Creative, flexible, and innovative?
Collaborative, reflective, and resilient?
Driven by a commitment to inquiry and play in education?
Passionate about empowering children to make a difference in the world?

Do you want to…
Cultivate wonder and joy in learning?
Collaborate with others to start a small, innovative school?
Facilitate inquiry in primary and pre-primary students?
Design curriculum that inspires and excites while meeting the needs of each child?
Work hard, receive feedback, grow, and learn?

Do you have…
A deep belief that every child can thrive?
A commitment to inquiry-based curriculum?
An attitude that exemplifies teamwork and personal responsibility?
A commitment to building and maintaining a strong, positive culture of learning and achievement, well-being, and belonging?
Excellent written and verbal communication skills?

Contribute to a positive school culture through connections with students, faculty, and families
Collaborate with fellow teachers and administrators to develop inquiry-based curricula that develop in students the capacity to reflect and learn, recognize and act, care and connect, and engage and serve
Foster a positive learning environment in all areas, demonstrating dedication to instilling joy in learning for all students
Ensure that every child feels seen and heard and has a sense of belonging
Actively document, support, and communicate individual progress made by every child
Collaborate and communicate effectively with parents, colleagues, and all members of the school community
Serve as a steward for school support, managing classroom budgets and respecting resources
Participate in all aspects of school programming and activities
Work to uphold the mission, vision, and goals of the school
Other duties as assigned

Additionally, the Materials/Fine Arts Atelierista will
Engage the school community in exciting provocations and explorations of captivating materials
Work closely with classroom teachers to develop long-term projects and explorations that deepen inquiry
Organize and curate a substantive and ever-growing materials library overflowing with provocative, upcycled, and natural objects
Push-in to classrooms with enticing projects that deepen learning and inquiry

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

An unyielding commitment to upholding our guiding principles and a firm belief in our school’s vision and mission
A commitment to joy and flexibility in your classroom and our school community
At least one year of teaching experience
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in art or literacy preferred
ECE Director qualification is a plus
Background in inquiry-based curriculum preferred

Salary & Benefits

Competitive salary and benefits packages commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures

Please submit a cover letter and resume to

Program Description

Compositive Primary, a new school serving three year olds through 5th grade, located on the Fitzsimons Innovation Campus in Aurora, Colorado, is now seeking exceptional educators to be part of the faculty team. Compositive Primary is organized around the integration of four domains: cognition, character, health and well-being, and community engagement; and seeks to cultivate every child’s capacity to reflect and learn, recognize and act, care and connect, and engage and serve. This integrated and personalized education places the child at the center of the learning process.

Our educators facilitate student growth and development and work in collaboration with each other, with families, and with the community. Curriculum is inquiry-based and thematic. The student to teacher ratio is nine to one, and classrooms are organized in multi-age groups. Compositive Primary’s home is a brand-new state-of-the-art building on the Fitzsimons Innovation Campus.

Contact Info

Heather Mock, Head of School

Your support will help us advance the quality of every child's one childhood.

Together, we are empowering exceptional education.