Trinity Episcopal School is seeking a Visual Arts Teacher for its Kindergarten through fourth grade classes for the 2020-21 school year. The Art Teacher is a member of the faculty and the Art department and reports directly to the Head of Lower School/Assistant Head of School. This part-time position is primarily responsible for planning and instruction for this lower school enrichment class which follows the Teaching Artistic Behaviors model. Additional responsibilities include collaborating with the Art department for the overall implementation of the visual arts program including the annual Spring Arts Festival and other opportunities for students to share their art in public spaces. The Art Teacher supports the work of the School by promoting the mission, values and policies of Trinity Episcopal School.
Primary Roles & Responsibilities
Teach the Kindergarten through Fourth Grade Art classes
Lead and teach the visual arts classes in these grades
Prepare students for all student visual arts displays, including the Spring Arts Festival, and all other visual art opportunities as required and determined by the School
Review and help develop K-8 art education curriculum
Communicate expectations and program goals to students, faculty, parents and community members
Maintain a current art materials inventory and update as needed
Collaborate and work closely with the Middle School Visual Arts Director as part of a K-8 team
Provide formal and informal feedback to students and parents regarding the experience and progress of children
Actively participate in professional organizations which foster and support art education
Become involved in the mission and life of the school beyond the primary responsibilities outlined
All other duties as required by the Head of Lower School/Assistant Head of School.
Qualifications & Qualities
Familiarity with and commitment to the mission of independent schools and Trinity Episcopal School, and a commitment to our three primary values of scholarship, diversity and spirituality is a must
Pedagogical understanding of children in the elementary grades
Demonstrated experience in a school setting teaching general art to lower school students using developmentally appropriate materials and techniques
Undergraduate or Master’s Degree in Art or Art education or related field with knowledge or experience with the Teaching Artistic Behaviors approach preferred
Integrity, sound judgment, self-confidence, maturity and a sense of perspective
Excellent interpersonal, presentation, writing, organizational and communication skills
Ability to be a self-starter and initiator, and ability to work independently and effectively on a team
A high level of energy and ability to work on many tasks/projects
A love for children and a willingness to go above and beyond on behalf of students
Demonstrated sensitivity to students, faculty and staff of varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability, sexual orientation and socioeconomic backgrounds
About Trinity Episcopal School
Founded in 2000, Trinity Episcopal School is an independent, co-educational school of more than 425 students in grades K?8. Situated on an urban campus in the Garden District of Charlotte’s First Ward neighborhood, TES capitalizes upon the vibrant Center City as an extended classroom for cultural enrichment, hands?on learning, and opportunities to serve the community.
A mission?driven school, Trinity is dedicated to three equally valued and thoroughly intertwined goals: creating scholars, nurturing spirituality, and embracing diversity. TES is a place of pride and passion, where teachers and students are fully engaged. Trinity’s constructivist curriculum challenges students to academic excellence and seeks to maintain the curiosity found in young learners. In keeping with the Episcopal educational tradition, spiritual development is integral to the Trinity experience and is reflected in regular opportunities for community worship and a comprehensive service?learning program. The founders of Trinity Episcopal School sought to create a student body that would reflect the population of the Charlotte metropolitan area, and it is comprised of a diverse community of learners who lear...n together with a mutual sense of belonging, respect, and acceptance. Trinity is populated by a rich variety of people from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. This intentional pluralism is a hallmark of Episcopal schools that Trinity has embraced since its founding. Additionally, Trinity has established an honor code that holds students to the highest standards of integrity and personal conduct.