The Upper School seeks a creative, energetic teaching photographer who is eager to apply their expertise in photography, digital arts, and videography (and, on occasion, drawing, painting, printmaking, and mixed media) to teaching students at all levels of experience. The successful candidate joins a passionate team of educators in a dynamic and robust Visual Arts program. At Ranney, studio courses celebrate the art making processes. Emphasis is placed on exploring materials and ideas, facilitating artistic development, encouraging the unique voice of each student, building sustainable art studio practice, and practicing a creative/growth mindset. Ranney’s Visual Arts program is a major draw, with over 50% of the student body participating in semester and year-long art classes in drawing, painting, printmaking, digital and darkroom photography, graphic design, sculpture, ceramics, glass, architecture, and art history.
Candidates will ideally have a master’s degree and 3+ years teaching experience in a high school and/or university setting.
Key Skills and Qualities:
Curious, inspiring, positive, and collaborative.
Demonstrated ability to develop curriculum that includes formative critiques, written reflections/self-assessments, and sketchbook/digital portfolio work.
Passion for creating a studio environment that motivates students and fosters a love of art.
Experience using leading technologies (i.e. Adobe Creative Suite, 3D software/printer, drawing tablet).
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Knowledge and enthusiasm for Design Thinking.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Teach Foundations of Art and Design, Drawing|Painting|Printmaking at all levels, 2D & 3D Design. Ideally, candidates will also be able to teach in other artistic media and support our STEAM program.
Collaborate with colleagues, school personnel, parents and various community constituents for purposes of planning curriculum, securing exhibition opportunities, and enhancing overall student experience/education.
Curate and install exhibitions in multiple locations on campus throughout the year.
In addition to a full-time teaching schedule faculty serve as advisors, mentor students in co-curricular activities (coaching athletics, if possible), participate in division and department meetings, serve on school-wide committees and in various supervisory roles. Developing strong relationships with students and colleagues is critical for one’s success at Ranney and for the school’s successful accomplishment of its mission.
About Ranney School
Ranney School is dedicated to engaging its students in an exemplary, well-rounded education, one that promotes the development of every child’s intellectual, personal, creative, and moral promise. By serving a diverse community that values a rigorous, wide-ranging program of study, Ranney students are inspired to reach their full potential. Guided by dedicated and compassionate professionals, the Ranney experience is distinguished by the heartfelt bond between student and teacher — the hallowed principle celebrating the unique nature of every child. In an environment with contemporary learning resources, students learn the value of contributing to their local and global communities through leadership and service. The school’s motto — Knowledge, Vision, Honor — is as much an inspiration as it is a social imperative, one that informs the thinking and actions of our students. Awakening students’ intellectual potential and encouraging them to communicate with confidence in their own unique voice remains fundamental to the Ranney experience. The ultimate success of our students is the result of a simple yet powerful mission-promise…every child will be known and valued.