Brooks School seeks candidates for the position of Teacher of Media Arts. This appointment will be effective July 1, 2020. Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent with résumé/CV and a statement of teaching philosophy, including how the candidate addresses diversity and inclusion as essential to a learning community.
The mission of Brooks School is to provide the most meaningful educational experience to our students. At Brooks, we recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status and other protected status. We strive to be a place where a diverse group of faculty and staff want to learn, grow, and do their best work in an effort to support all aspects of a Brooks student’s life, both in and out of the classroom. Our school thrives because of their hard work, initiative, dedication and compassion.
A full-time teaching position includes teaching four sections of visual arts courses integrating art, communication, and technology with meaning and purpose for socially engaged artistic practice, leading/coaching two afternoon activities/sports, residential and community responsibilities.
This position has flexibility within the disciplines of Photography, Film, Video, New Media, and Animation. We are looking to hire faculty with experience in photography, film, video, and media making, including 2D and 3D animation.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Teach four sections in visual arts at various grade levels including a 9th grade arts exploration course, photography, film and other media arts.
Demonstrate mastery of related subject matter, instructional skills, and resource materials for courses taught.
Maintain a safe, organized, positive studio/lab, including wet lab and mac lab, supporting and enhancing student learning, collaboration and opportunity.
Demonstrate a commitment to continuous professional growth and work with administrators to formulate and complete professional development plans.
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, scheduled meals and other special events.
Complete grades/comments, 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 respecting the Brooks School Community Covenant and the student handbook.
Pursue opportunities for professional growth on an annual basis.
Other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate will:
Have proficiency teaching a variety of visual arts courses, including photography, film, design, animation, digital illustration at introductory and advanced levels.
Be a flexible, creative educator able to assist in building a comprehensive, cutting edge, engaging Visual Arts Program.
A clearly articulated passion for photography, film and technology is essential, and practical experience creating and exhibiting art is a significant plus.
Be highly adaptive and have a commitment to keep up to date with creative media trends in education.
Work collaboratively with a grade-level team within the department developing a curriculum that is consistent and coordinated across the four-year Arts curriculum.
Instruct students in content-specific knowledge and skills to heighten the trajectory of their academic and career success.
Possess enthusiasm and experience with technology to enhance instruction and student learning.
Be committed to working in and fostering an inclusive community.