St. Mark’s seeks an experienced visual artist to teach Middle and Upper School art beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. Competitive candidates will have expertise in drawing and painting as well as experience with printmaking and sculpture. Candidates should also have the ability to teach students a variety of methods and approaches to learning the concepts and skills associated with art fundamentals, principles of composition, and aesthetic concepts. Additionally, candidates must possess the ability to communicate clearly quality judgments about art in order to help students advance in their skills.
Beyond the classroom teaching role, the Middle and Upper School art teacher will serve as an advisor in the St. Mark’s advisory program and should plan to participate in activities that occur outside of the classroom such as sponsoring a club or camping in our outdoor program.
St. Mark’s School of Texas is a vibrant learning community, and successful candidates will have a love of working with boys and will be generative in the ways they think about teaching and learning. Character and leadership education is an important element of the School’s program that spans all Divisions and is integrated throughout the curriculum.
Grades 5/6- Creative arts: drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and architecture.
Grades 7/8- Drawing and painting: focuses on various methods and approaches to drawing and painting media. Students will study the essential art elements and principles of composition.
Upper School – Drawing and Painting I: introduces the study of technical skills and approaches in drawing and painting media with graphite pencils, graphite powder, Prisma color pencils, charcoal, pastel, pen and ink, water color and acrylic paint.
Upper School – Drawing and Painting II/Honors: extends the study of technical skills and approaches in drawing and painting developed in US Drawing and Painting I. Honors is an advanced course focusing on further exploration of concepts, materials and individual interpretation of traditional art.
Display Middle and Upper School art on campus; plan and execute one yearly exhibit in the School’s gallery.
Manage the arts storage space; organize and maintain the art studio.
Participate in the ISAS Fine Arts Festival with Upper School art students.
Serve as an advisor to a small group of boys.
Contribute to the broader community by participating in the wilderness program or club program, depending on experience.
Participate in the character and leadership education program.
Experience / Qualifications & Skills
Bachelor’s degree in art, fine art, or art education is required; an advanced degree is preferred.
Five or more years of teaching experience at the Middle or High School level.
A love of the subject matter and an enthusiasm for working with young people and colleagues.
About St. Mark's School of Texas
Founded in 1906, St. Mark's School of Texas is a non-sectarian, college-preparatory, independent day school for boys in grades one through twelve. The School’s charter states that it is “designed to afford its students well-rounded physical, intellectual, moral, and religious training and instruction.” The School is intended to be a diverse community of teachers and students who share a love of learning and who strive for high achievement in whatever they undertake.
St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world. To this end, the School professes and upholds certain values. These values include the discipline of postponing immediate gratification in the interests of earning eventual, hard-won satisfaction; the responsibility of defending one’s own ideas, of respecting the views of others, and of accepting the consequences for one’s own actions; and an appreciation for the lively connection between knowledge and responsibility and the obligation to serve.