The MacDuffie School seeks a full-time Visual Arts Teacher with a start date of August 2019.
Candidates should be skilled in teaching middle school and upper school and support a a diverse student body.
Course load includes Visual Arts for Grades 6, 7, & 8, introductory Upper School course, and Upper School Visual Art classes. Other duties include maintaining the online gallery, planning 1-2 field trips per year, and producing the annual student art show.
Applicants should be motivated to teach students the principles of art and guide students in creating their own artwork. Seeking an individual with strong organizational skills, passion, and a fabulous attitude. Our Arts Department includes Dance, Music, Theater & Visual Arts - with the 4 programs working together whenever possible. Our faculty is deeply committed to the entire student experience; it is expected that faculty responsibilities will include student advising. Participation in extra-curricular activities, such as coaching, are optional and encouraged. Visit www.macduffie.org for more info about MacDuffie.
Ideal candidates are expected to have 3 years or more of teaching experience and a bachelor’s degree (a master’s degree is preferred).
Applicants should send resume or CV, cover letter and 3 letters of reference.
About The MacDuffie School
MacDuffie is a small, coeducational, boarding/day, college preparatory school for grades 6 – 12, located in Granby, MA. The school has a very diverse student body. Students represent over 20 countries, as well as a number of local municipalities throughout the Pioneer Valley.
MacDuffie's students compete with their peers on standardized test scores (APs, SATs, ACTs, National Language Exams, etc.), and 100% go to colleges of their choice, including many that are highly selective. About a third of students participate in the arts, and about two thirds in athletics, with some overlap between the groups. The arts programs are highly developed, and every year several students are accepted at prestigious professional schools. Students treat each other and members of the faculty with kindness and consideration, with little delineation between grades or cliques.
Students and faculty have a natural and nurturing relationship, based on mutual respect and interest.