Art Teacher

To develop tools and art skills in students, applicable to their educational, social and professional development.


Cancun, Mexico



Reports To

Teacher Coordinator

Works closely with

Teachers, Teacher Aides, Cancun staff team

Primary responsibilities:

  • Develop teamwork and artistic skills.
  • Encourage creativity, imagination and self-expression.
  • Plan and organize artistic activities and provide guidance and support.
  • Promote learning through art.
  • Develop and implement instruments and tools necessary to evaluate the progress of students.
  • Carry out lesson plans and submit them in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrate the impact of the program through ongoing monitoring and reporting of the objectives.
  • Participate in staff and teacher meetings.
  • Continually pursue personal and professional development.
  • Participate and collaborate in ministry celebrations and the Strong Families program.
  • Support continued development of English skills for children in the Transition Program. 
  • Monitor the learning of English skills for the children in the Strong Families program.
  • Create and implement an annual strategic plan and Ministry and Development Plan in alignment with the site strategic plan
  • Attend and complete staff meetings, live training, Back2Back Learn training and events on time.
  • Review daily email and respond within 24 hours.
  • Schedule all events and activities for the year.
  • Meet with the team on an ongoing basis.
  • Meet with Supervisor weekly.
  • Assist as needed with organizational special events.
  • Develop and maintain a team of ministry partners that fully fund the position.

Required education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 years of experience in education

Required skills and abilities:

  • Have a clear understanding of and commitment to Back2Back’s mission and vision.
  • Adhere to and share the Back2Back Statement of Faith, Cultural Values, and Standards of a Staff Member.
  • Operate with basic competency in Microsoft Office and Google Applications.
  • Assertive, clear and effective communication.
  • Flexibility to adapt teaching styles.
  • Empathetic, ability to understand and respond to the emotional needs of students.
  • Organization and creativity to plan and structure classes effectively.
  • Practice of healthy feedback.
  • Active listening and problem solving.
  • Perform needs assessments and evaluations.
  • Effective teamwork.
  • Demonstrate proactive leadership.
  • Fluent in Spanish and English (verbal and written).
  • Ability to collaborate in a demanding environment.
  • Proficient in Trauma Competent Care.

This job description is intended to convey essential information about the scope and requirements of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, duties or responsibilities associated with the role. Staff may be assigned tasks other than those specifically listed in this description in order to further the goals of the role or of the organization.

Back2Back Ministries is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults as outlined in the Back2Back Safeguarding Policy. We recognize the effectiveness of safe recruitment and are committed to recruiting candidates who share this commitment to safeguarding. 

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