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Cosmetology Instructor

Position: Cosmetology Instructor
Program: Adult Programs - Cosmetology
Category: Instructional
F. Donald Myers Education Center, Saratoga Springs
Salary: Based on experience
Job Posting Date: June 8, 2022
Application Deadline: Until filled
Position Start Date: September 1, 2022

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of adult learners, alternative educational methods and have the ability to apply these methods for adult students
  • Ability to teach students of diverse abilities and backgrounds
  • Ability to build a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students.
  • Ability to relate well to different groups of students of different ages and ability levels.
  • Maintain clean and professional classroom environment.
  • Enthusiasm for the subject material that will foster a love of learning by students.



  • Current New York State Cosmetology License
  • Demonstrated ability to teach the required subject matter
  • At least three years of relevant work experience (salon, spa, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Instructional experience with a diverse population of students
  • At least three years of experience teaching cosmetology

Course Description


A two-year, 1000 hour program dedicated to preparing students for current and emerging careers in the professions of natural hair styling, esthetics, nail specialty, cosmetology

  • Responsible for teaching cosmetology courses using instructional methods geared toward the adult learner in a classroom setting.
  • Plan lessons and curriculum based on the learning needs of culturally diverse and multi-skill level students which prepare students to gain/increase skills in the area of cosmetology
  • Plan and prepare relevant and practical class lessons and monitor student’s performance.
  • Create a climate that encourages and supports learning.
  • Complete and maintain appropriate student registration, attendance, and assessment records
  • Responsible for effective classroom management that enhances student learning
  • Perform other duties as assigned

The BOCES is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. The BOCES strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, gender (including gender identity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, military status, including past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic or other protected class recognized by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, disciplinary action, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment. The BOCES also prohibits any form of disciplinary action, reprisal, intimidation, or retaliation for the good faith reporting of incidents of discrimination, pursuing any discrimination claim, or cooperating in any investigation related to a report or claim of discrimination. Any employee, regardless of position or title, who subjects an individual to illegal discrimination or retaliation in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including the termination of employment. 

The Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES does not discriminate in its programs and activities, including employment and admission as applicable, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, economic status, marital status, veterans' status, political affiliation, domestic victim status, use of a guide dog, hearing dog or service dog, disability, or other classifications protected under federal or state law, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The designated district compliance officer(s) will coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act, and the New York State Human Rights Law. The BOCES Civil Rights Compliance Officer is: Turina Parker, Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES
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