PVPA has an opportunity for a dynamic Chemistry teacher. We are looking for a reflective practitioner who enjoys working with colleagues and loves working with high school students. The Chemistry curriculum uses contextualized, inquiry-based investigations to build student understanding. Students are assessed through a variety of methods with the goal of supporting and challenging each student.


  • Teach three blocks (classes) of chemistry (all blocks are scheduled between 8:30a and 12:35p M-F)
  • Prepare curricula and instructional materials based on set departmental learning objectives
  • Assess student work and provide timely feedback to students and parents via PowerSchool online grading system
  • Supervise students during non-class time (e.g., lunch) as required
  • Attend and participate in regular faculty collaborative team meetings and school-wide professional development activities
  • Attend and participate in meetings with students and/or parents/guardians as scheduled, including parent-teacher conferences
  • Participate in school-wide events that occur during the school day
  • Assist with other faculty administrative duties as required

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • CORI and Fingerprinting background check

Preferred Requirements:

  • Two to five years of experience teaching chemistry or similar in public or private schools
  • Experience with high school students
  • Eligible for “Highly Qualified” teacher status
  • Massachusetts teaching license in subject area
  • Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) Endorsement
  • Computer literacy

Supervised by: Director of Teacher Development, Director of Arts and Academics

Calendar:  School Year (ten months)


To be considered a complete application, please submit all required documentation necessary to create the SchoolSpring file.  Please do not send follow-up or additional paperwork or emails.  If additional information is required, applicants will be contacted.

Please be sure to upload any and all transcripts to your SchoolSpring application.

Please apply to job # 3212124  at

EOE: The Board of Trustees of Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (PVPA)subscribes to the fullest extent to the principle of the dignity of all people and of their labors and will take action to ensure that any individual within PVPA who is responsible for hiring and/or personnel supervision understands that applicants are employed, assigned and promoted without regard to their race, creed, color, age, gender identity or gender expression, veteran status, disability, national origin or sexual orientation. Every available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant for a position is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability.