We seek a passionate and skillful teaching artist, who is eager to invest her/his talents in our lower school visual arts program, who is passionate about their craft, inspiring to students, and enjoys collaborating with others. Expertise in painting or sculpture with a love of drawing and art history is preferable, but a teaching artist specializing in other media will be considered.
The Lower School Visual Arts Teacher must establish a supportive and engaging environment for lower school students (grades K-5), demonstrate the ability to create developmentally appropriate curricula, work collaboratively with colleagues and parents, have excellent communication skills, and demonstrate a teaching proficiency and comfort with a variety of different teaching and learning styles. The Miami Valley School celebrates the arts with small classes, cultural diversity, and well-lit galleries to exhibit student work. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills, creativity, and flexibility.
Strong candidates will have earned a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art, or art education. An advanced degree is preferred. Prior experience working with students and a strong exhibition resume is essential.
Reports to: Assistant Head of School for Academics and collaborates closely with the director of the lower school.
Embrace the vision of The Miami Valley School, incorporate Immersion Method, and Social Emotional Learning (SEL), in the classroom
Develop a lifelong appreciation for healthy and creative decision-making in their students
Demonstrate an ability to develop a rapport with students
Commit to ongoing professional development
Communicate with parents, both verbally and in writing, effectively and often
Embrace the five essential traits of an excellent MVS teacher
To compassionately engage, inspire, and nurture students
To demonstrate a passion for teaching and learning
To be an effective communicator who demonstrates a collaborative and collegial spirit
To enthusiastically and actively support the school community, its mission, and core values
To demonstrate knowledge and expertise in teaching methodology and content
Meet all other expectations and responsibilities as outlined by the Faculty Handbook
Teach assigned sections of visual arts
Lead/Co-lead Mini Immersion in Fall and Spring
Develop and propose new courses each year, including new Mini Immersions
Update Canvas, MVS’ Learning Management Software (LMS), and MyBackpack regularly to keep both students and families informed about student progress, performance and classroom/happenings
Attend faculty meetings
Collaborate with the Heads of Department and Academic Team to develop a continuity of curriculum
Fulfill all other faculty responsibilities that may occur outside the school day, including writing progress reports and planning, attending school-related functions, which include but are not limited to: Parent Information Night (PIN), Parent Conferences, Promotion Ceremonies, Graduation
Attend/ Participate in Monday Assembly and/or Morning Meetings
Perform other duties as assigned.
Eligible candidates should submit a completed MVS employment application, cover letter, resume, and five images of current work, outlining your suitability for the position and interest in the mission of the school.to email@example.com
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Undergraduate or Master Degree in Fine Art, or art education
Demonstrate computer literacy and proficiency (e.g., Google suite of applications, student information systems, and online grade book programs)
A desire to work with lower school students in an experiential and “hands-on” setting
About The Miami Valley School
The Miami Valley School’s mission is to challenge young people of promise to become self-sustaining learners and compassionate global citizens. For a half-century, The Miami Valley School has provided a unique learning option for families in the Dayton, Ohio community. MVS is looking for unique educators who are ready to help refine a truly differentiated educational opportunity as MVS becomes a nationally-recognized leader in experience-based learning. Come be a part of designing a school of the future.