Harvard-Westlake School, a preeminent independent school in Los Angeles, is seeking highly qualified candidates for a part-time teaching position in the Visual Arts department at the Upper School (grades 10-12). This is a short-term (single semester) position beginning in mid-January and ending in June of 2020.The position requires teaching, studio maintenance, and a background in drawing, painting, 2D design, and art history. Course load includes one introductory and one advanced level course - Drawing and Painting 1/The History and Art of Modern Europe and the World, Drawing and Painting 3/Advanced Placement Studio Art. See course descriptions beginning on page 119 of the curriculum guide. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ongoing commitment to their studio practice through evidence of exhibitions, residencies, etc., as well as a working knowledge of historical and contemporary art and artists.
The Visual Arts Department is housed in the Feldman-Horn Center for the Arts designed by architect Michael Maltzan. It houses studio facilities for drawing and painting, analog and digital photography, film/video, ceramics, sculpture, glass, cinema studies, and art history, as well as a 2,000 square foot gallery space.
As stated in our mission, Harvard-Westlake strives to be a diverse and inclusive community and that includes our hiring of faculty and staff. Harvard-Westlake enrolls about 875 students at the Upper School, more than 40% of whom are ethnic minorities. The School is also dedicated to the joyful pursuit of educational excellence while living and learning with integrity.
BA or BFA Visual Arts; MA or MFA degree in visual arts or arts education preferred.
Ability to teach drawing and painting is primary; flexibility to teach other disciplines in visual arts is a plus.
Teaching experience at the high school or college level is highly desirable.
Demonstrated ability to communicate concepts in a clear and concise manner to students and to foster an innovative and creative learning environment.
Strong communication skills and a willingness to work with colleagues in creating, developing, and implementing visual arts curricula.
Ideal candidates will be excited by becoming part of our vibrant school community, broadly engaging with students and colleagues, and attending events outside their particular field of study.