The Academy of the Holy Cross is accepting resumes for an Art Teacher for the 2021-2022 academic year.
The Academy of the Holy Cross, a Catholic college preparatory school sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross since 1868, is dedicated to educating young women in a Christ-centered community which values diversity. The Academy is committed to developing women of courage, compassion and scholarship who responsibly embrace the social, spiritual and intellectual challenges of the world.
All faculty and staff must demonstrate a commitment to the Core Values of the Academy: community, Catholic identity, academic excellence, educating the whole person, tradition, diversity, leadership, single-sex education, environment and communication.
Instruct students in art, including ceramics, photography and studio art.
Follow the syllabus for the course being taught and collaborate on pacing and major assessments with fellow department members and interdisciplinary projects
Provide individual and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students with varying artistic abilities and background
Instruct students in proper care and use of tools and equipment, including ceramics wheel, kiln and cameras.
Plan and present art displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit students' work for the school and community
Plan and lead filed trips to local museums and galleries
Prepare classes using formal, written lesson plans
Evaluate student work and maintain up-to-date records of student assessments and grades
Maintain a pleasant and productive class environment that is student-centered and conducive to learning
Participate in Professional Development opportunities
Perform other duties as assigned
B.F.A. is expected; MFA is desirable
Experience teaching Art, preferably at the high school level, with a demonstrated interest in and knowledge of the elements of art and the principles of design
Must be specialized in Fine Arts, Visual Arts, or Studio arts and should also have relevant experience in creating art products (paintings, sculptures, designs and sketches)
Experience operating a kiln, pugmill, and pottery wheels
Experience with integrating appropriate educational technologies into the teaching environment
Experience with teaching or working with the assistive technologies of the iPad is desirable
Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and a DSLR Camera
Ability to communicate effectively in speech and writing
Ability and willingness to plan and organize materials and lessons
Ability to work with colleagues in the Art department to develop lesson plans, write assessments, and generally maintain academic standards
Flexibility in dealing with changing schedules and situations
Must be comfortable teaching students in an all-girls Catholic School
About Academy of the Holy Cross
The Academy of the Holy Cross, is a private, Catholic high school (grades 9 - 12) for young women located in Kensington, MD. The college preparatory program reflects a holistic approach to education by fostering the intellectual, physical and moral development of the students. The school is sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross and has been in continuous operation in the Archdiocese since 1868.