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Dawson, a K-12 independent school of 530 students located east of Boulder on a beautiful 112-acre campus, seeks a Long-Term (Visual Arts/Wearable Class) Substitute Teacher for Upper School.  This class is located in the Arts Department and involves ‘wearable’ art design. Dawson is a growing and passionate educational community dedicated to the healthy development and education of all of its students.

Dawson School Mission Statement

Dawson School is dedicated to excellence of mind, body, and character. We prepare students through challenging and relevant learning, to become creative, resilient problem-solvers who bring their best to the world. 

Professional Qualifications

  • Experience in sewing and technology required

  • Strong classroom management skills 

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Personal warmth and friendliness

  • Attitude that exemplifies teamwork and personal responsibility

  • Ability to include technology elements into instruction

  • Maintain strict confidentiality in all matters

Personal Qualities

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for work with all school constituencies

  • Model school virtues of respect, compassion, courage, and integrity

  • Collaborate and work positively as a member of a team


  • Report to Director of Upper School

  • Follow instructions left by the teacher

  • Additional duties as deemed necessary by the School

The salary for this position will be $25.00 per hour (dependent upon duties), but most likely a stipend teaching position. This is a temporary position and is not eligible for benefits. 

Interested candidates should go to the Dawson website (, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Employment link, click the link under Current Job Opportunities at Dawson, and select the Long-Term (Visual Arts/Wearables Class) Substitute Teacher posting to apply for this position. This position is available from February 8, 2023 and runs through April 14, 2023. 

Only online applications will be accepted.