The Chicago Academy for the Arts (chicagoacademyforthearts.org), Illinois’ premier visual and performing arts high school, seeks an Assistant Principal for immediate appointment.
The Academy’s educational model is co-curricular: students engage in rigorous academic classes for five hours each day before immersing themselves in 3-5 hours of professional-level training in dance, filmmaking, animation, writing, music, musical theatre, theatre, or visual arts. (Note: The Chicago Academy for the Arts is a different school than “ChiArts”, a CPS school.)
Students at The Academy are characterized by an extraordinary sense of purpose and community. Most continue with the arts after high school: alums include hit songwriters, Grammy Award nominees and winners, Broadway stars, internationally acclaimed dancers and visual artists, and award-winning filmmakers and writers. Students also pursue degrees and careers outside of the arts: many alums are successful professionals in the fields of science, mathematics, technology, business, law, healthcare, and many more.
The Assistant Principal will work closely with the Head of School, the Dean, and the academic and arts department chairs to supervise, facilitate, or support faculty and curriculum management, student affairs, supplemental programs, community partnerships, and student life.
This position is an extraordinary opportunity for an ambitious mid-career administrator to play an important role in running a school that routinely transforms the lives of its students. Simply put: this work matters.
The ideal candidate will have:
Significant academic teaching experience
Prior school management or administrative experience
A strong background in and knowledge of the arts and arts education
First-rate organizational, managerial, and administrative skills
World-class communication skills
An engaging and energetic personality
The ability to work effectively both independently and within a team-oriented environment
The salary range for this position is in the $50-$70’s, depending on a candidate’s qualifications and experience; the working environment is inspired and authentically mission driven.
Established in 1981, the Chicago Academy for the Arts is a nationally recognized, internationally influential independent high school acclaimed for its successful academic model and intellectually savvy graduates. Designated a National School of Distinction by the John F. Kennedy Center, The Academy transforms emerging artists through a curriculum and culture which connect intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity to impart the skills to lead and collaborate across diverse communities.