About Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School

We believe every student is gifted and has specific intelligences that must be nurtured. Providing students with equal opportunity for learning and discovery and development of their innate potentials, through String Theory Schools’ unique and rigorous curriculum blending academic and artistic excellence, we enable our students to become the next generation of creative leaders.

Job Description

Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School seeks a full-time Social
Studies Teacher to join the team at the Vine Street Campus (1600 Vine Street). At Vine
Street, students in grades 6-12 engage their learning in a unique educational environment
designed to grow the next generation of creative leaders. Students focus on a major in the
performing arts, sciences, or design to complement their technology-infused, project-based,
standards- and competency-driven academic curriculum. Our teachers are creative,
passionate, professional educators that believe every student has specific intelligences that
must be nurtured and that all students should have an equal opportunity to achieve their
own innate potential.

Duties and Responsibilities

String Theory Schools teaching candidates…
● are passionate about the creative arts, science, and design
● are undaunted by urban challenges and dynamic change
● value multidisciplinary collaboration
● know technology can transform learning experiences
● apply feedback and constructive criticism with grace
● understand that hard work and fun are not mutually exclusive
● accept responsibility for student growth
● not only think outside the box, but find compelling reasons why the box isn’t
Key Competencies:
● Develop vigorous courses, projects, assignments, and assessments.
● Collaborate with grade and/or subject area teachers to refine and implement
high-quality curriculum aligned to standards and competencies.
● Build relationships with students and families through thoughtful and frequent
● Experience working in diverse settings and/or commitment to improving one’s own
cultural competence
● Ability to use or willingness to learn technology integration to improve teaching and
● Value the ability to effectively manage a classroom where student choice, inquiry,
differentiation, and authentic learning are high values
● Ability to problem solve, research and work in a collaborative environment
● Analyze and regularly use both qualitative and quantitative data to inform your
● Cultivate higher order thinking skills through inquiry


● Bachelor’s or Advanced Degree
● PA Certifications in Middle Grades 4-6 with Social Studies Concentration (or will
consider Elementary K-6)
● Criminal history, child abuse and FBI clearances (Acts 34, 151 and FBI)

● Access to consistent coaching in instruction and technology integration
● Access to best-in-class technology resources and a physical framework designed with
innovative learning in mind
● Excellent health benefits (for both you and your family), retirement benefits, and

Job Function


Job Type


School Type

Public Charter





Education Level

4- Year Degree