The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain, a co-educational independent school, with approximately 500 students in grades preschool through eight is seeking a full-time art teacher. The art teacher is responsible for implementing an innovative curriculum that emphasizes exploration, experimentation, reflection, and creativity for students in third through eighth grade. The Dawson art program provides exposure to great works of visual expression from many cultures and enables students to experience how artists work through authentic learning opportunities. Working collaboratively with a team of educational professionals, the art teacher needs to demonstrate a strong commitment to the School’s Vision of teaching graduates to achieve their individual potential, savor life, and meet the challenges of the world.
The essential duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Contribute to the ongoing development of a comprehensive and innovative art program.
Develop student interest and appreciation for creative expression through visual arts.
Discover and develop individual talents of students in the field of art.
Prepare and execute thoughtful, relevant units of study designed to convey enduring understandings and address different learning styles.
Use a continuum to help assess student progress and inform lesson planning.
Implement a studio-based art program that allows for student choice, autonomy and agency.
Model and foster the 8 Studio Habits of Mind.
Maintain a safe and engaging learning environment.
Consistently and clearly communicate with colleagues, administrators, and parents regarding student work, classroom projects, and/or behavior concerns.
Collaborate with colleagues on cross-curricular projects, units of study, and exhibitions of learning.
Promote problem solving, cooperative learning, and conflict-resolution strategies.
Structure lessons that encourage risk taking in learning and model lifelong learning.
Develop and maintain long range and daily instructional plans.
Maintain records for progress reports and behavior documentation.
Knowledge of content-related pedagogy
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written skills
Strong work ethic, sense of humor and the ability to be a team player
Possess a high degree of confidentiality, flexibility, creativity and ability to adapt to an ever-changing school environment
Knowledge of technology as an effective instructional tool
Compacity in the area of technical theater
Understanding of the design thinking process
Knowledge and experience with the T.A.B. approach to teaching art a plus
Experience designing and using rubrics for assessment
Four-year degree and three years of experience teaching art (Independent school experience preferred)
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
About The Alexander Dawson School At Rainbow Mountain
The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain is a coed, preschool to eighth-grade independent school located in the Summerlin area of Las Vegas, Nevada. Close to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and about twenty minutes from downtown Las Vegas, Dawson's Mission, Vision, Diversity Statement, and Core Beliefs are a reflection of the beautiful environment it calls home. A Stanford University Challenge Success School, Dawson has emerged as a beacon school where student voice is the fabric of the culture.
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