POSITION DESCRIPTION: Visual Art and Design Teacher
The Ross School is seeking one full-time faculty member to teach visual art and design courses in grades 9-12 beginning August 2019.
Special Knowledge/Skills/Attitudes: • Proven success in teaching visual art and digital arts design classes • Production skills in creating multimedia artwork • Familiar with a range of digital software programs including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator. Adobe InDesign, Adobe Animate, TinkerCad, etc. • Commitment to research, innovation, and creative problem solving • Experience with project-based learning and systems thinking • Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team • Ability to accept and work in a dynamic setting with multiple priorities • Demonstrated passion for international education and intercultural understanding • Familiarity with progressive pedagogical methodologies • Ability to interpret and implement policy, procedures, and data • Ability to manage disciplinary situations in a consistent, nurturing, firm manner • Ability to demonstrate a sense of purpose and priorities balanced with a sense of humor • Strong organizational, writing, and public relations skills
Major Responsibilities and Duties: • Teach Graphic Design, Digital Arts, Design Thinking, Robotics, and other related Visual Art and Design classes. • Collaborate with other faculty in the Visual Art Domain on gallery exhibitions, field trips and other activities • Work with grade level teams on integrated curriculum • Mentors seniors for their senior projects • Represent Ross School, its core values, and its mission in a positive manner • Work with the Head of High School to encourage community and parent involvement • Work with the Office of Admissions to recruit new students through information sessions, interviews, and tours. • Ensure regular, timely, clear communication with parents and all other constituents. • Promptly and accurately provide reports to the Head of High School and Visual Art Dean as required.
Education/Certification: Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field. Masters degree or higher in a related field preferred.
About Ross School
Ross School’s mission is to change the way education meets the future; to foster interdisciplinary, integrated thinking and innovative leadership; to engage fully in the global community; and to facilitate lifelong learning. Ross School was founded in 1991 by Courtney Ross and Steven J. Ross. They recognized that preparing students to meet the challenges of the 21st century requires new paradigms to transform education. Aided by the research of educational pioneers and leading thinkers, they expanded upon some of the best practices in K–12 education, combining them with the notion that leadership in an increasingly connected and rapidly changing world demands a global perspective and an openness to technology and innovation.
Located in East Hampton, New York, Ross School serves 375 students pre-nursery to grade 12. Beginning in grade 7, the school hosts a growing number of domestic and international boarding students on the Upper School campus. The nonprofit Ross Institute, founded by Courtney Sale Ross in 1996, promotes understanding of globalization’s implications for precollegiate education and develops and provides curriculum resources and mentoring to schools around the wor...ld interested in adopting the Ross model. Ross School operates as Ross Institute’s lab school. www.ross.org
Positions for boarding house parents who live in boarding houses and supervise students are also available and may be combined with any position.