The Haverford School is seeking a full-time Art teacher. The preferred candidate will have at least two years of teaching experience. He or she is a happy, enthusiastic individual who has demonstrated a passion for visual arts and for teaching that builds interest in, enthusiasm for, and mastery of that subject. This instructor’s classes will primarily involve three-dimensional design, industrial design, woodworking, and sculpture techniques and concepts. Finally, the candidate will have the capacity to contribute to the life of the School in co-curricular areas, especially coaching and advising students.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach four sections of visual arts courses focused on 3D design, sculpture, woodworking, and industrial design. Current course descriptions below, but open to modification, in consultation with the department head, based on teacher experience and expertise. Depending on class size may work with a co-teacher.
Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
Maintain regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students
Assist in the display of student artworks in school exhibition spaces and outside shows.
Manage studio spaces equipped with professional woodworking power and hand tools, a laser cutter, 3D printers, and CNC Router.
Plan and coordinate the curriculum with the department head and other art instructors.
Participate in school evaluation and professional development programs
Advise students on academic and other matters in accordance with the School’s mission
Coach an athletic team and/or advise an extracurricular activity as required
Participate in some infrequent evening or weekend activities, including meetings, professional development, or other school activities
Other duties, as assigned
Teaching experience with basic drawing, design and sculpture skills, methods and concepts.
Teaching and working experience specifically with sculpture, woodworking and industrial design methods, materials and concepts.
Teaching and working experience with scale drawing, model making, and prototyping.
Experience and facility for working with word processing, presentation software as well as vector-based applications such as Illustrator.
Experience with 3D rendering software like Maya, Blender or equivalent a plus.
Working knowledge of Macintosh operating systems and the ability to troubleshoot minor day-to-day related tech issues.
Working artists/teachers preferred.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications
An undergraduate degree in visual arts or training and/or experience in a position with similar responsibilities.
Working knowledge of contemporary and traditional sculpture, woodworking and three-dimensional design tools, materials and methods.
Effective communicator, both verbally and in writing, with colleagues.
Exceptionally strong organizational and communication skills.
Additional Salary Information: See the school website for salary and benefits information.
About The Haverford School
THE HAVERFORD SCHOOL IS A VIBRANT, PRIVATE DAY SCHOOL FOR PRE-KINDERGARTEN-12 BOYS. OUR CAMPUS IS LOCATED IN THE HEART OF PHILADELPHIA'S HISTORIC MAIN LINE. AT THE HAVERFORD SCHOOL, BOYS ARE TALENTED SCHOLARS, ARTISTS, AND ATHLETES – AND SO MUCH MORE. OUR EXTRAORDINARY EDUCATORS CHALLENGE AND INSPIRE EVERY STUDENT, WHILE OUR BEST-FOR-BOYS PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES EMPOWER STUDENTS TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.