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 is seeking an 8th Grade English
Language Arts (ELA) teacher to join the teaching team at our Vine Street campus located at
1600 Vine Street. Students throughout our organization engage in a unique educational
program designed to grow the next generation of creative leaders through their participation
in the arts and sciences as major subjects alongside a technology-infused, standards-driven
academic curriculum. Our teachers are creative, passionate, professional educators who
believe that 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 creative arts and sciences
● are undaunted by urban challenges and dynamic change
● value multi-disciplinary 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 can find compelling reasons why the box isn’t
Key Competencies:
● Develop vigorous plans, projects, assignments, and assessments.
● Collaborate with grade level teachers to refine and implement high-quality curriculum
aligned to standards.
● 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
● Ability to effectively manage a classroom where inquiry, differentiation, and authentic
learning are high values.
● Analyze and regularly use both qualitative and quantitative data to inform your


● Bachelor’s or Advanced Degree
● PA Certification in English 7-12 (will consider Middle Grades 7-9 with English/
Language Arts/ Reading Concentration)
● 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