Holderness School is seeking a full time Studio Arts Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year.
The Studio Arts position is designed to provide students with a curriculum that supports multiple disciplines in the visual arts. Experience in teaching with many media is preferred: experience in teaching ceramics and studio arts is required. Experience in how to manage and run a kiln is required.
Art Department members at Holderness display a passion for their craft as an integral part of their personal and professional lives. The Art Department provides its students with a rigorous curriculum that aligns with the goals of the Holderness School Master Learning Plan.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Teach four sections in visual arts at various grade levels including Advanced Placement courses, a 9th grade foundations course, ceramics and studio arts.
Demonstrate mastery of related subject matter, instructional skills, and resource materials for courses taught.
Create lesson plans, aligned with current trends, which drives instruction through formative assessment and differentiation.
Maintain a safe, organized, positive classroom, which supports students’ independent learning, collaboration, and choice, incorporating mutual respect and the Holderness School Honor Code.
Use available technology/instructional media to enhance the students’ learning experiences.
Demonstrate a commitment to continuous professional growth and work with administrators to formulate and complete professional development plans.
Serve as advisor for a group of 6-8 students, providing guidance in academic, extracurricular, social, and personal areas and serve as the school’s key liaison to parents.
Supervise evening duty two nights per week; supervise student activities approximately five weekends per year.
Lead or assist with an afternoon activity or sport in two of three seasons.
Attend all faculty meetings, department meetings, and other meetings as required.
Attend all school functions: chapels, assemblies, family-style meals and other special events.
Complete grades/comments, advisor letters, and other forms of academic communication in a timely, professional manner.
Promote the development of character, community, and curiosity in all dealings with students, including enforcing school rules.
Pursue opportunities for professional growth on an annual basis.
Holderness School is committed to being a community that celebrates and supports diversity in its many forms because multiple perspectives and experiences are vital to educational excellence and strengthen our community. Diversity refers to the human facets of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, and socioeconomic status. Holderness strives to create opportunities for cooperation, to broaden the educational experience of all students, and to enrich the lives of all community members.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Holderness School
Located amid the lakes and mountains of central New Hampshire since
1879, Holderness School is a traditional co-ed independent secondary
school, serving grades 9-12. Holderness strives to strike a balance in
fostering the resources of the mind, body, and spirit: the mind through a
challenging college preparatory curriculum; the body through outdoor
activities and required interscholastic athletics; and the spirit through
school and community service and affiliation with the Episcopal Church.
Holderness remains by choice a small school where everybody plays an
important role, and where students, faculty, and staff maintain close