Sayre School is accepting applications for a Lower School Art Teacher to fill our large, light filled art room with joyful learning. We are looking for someone who will encourage children to be empathic, fearless, and curious artists as they investigate the world around them through an innovative, process-based curriculum. Strong candidates will have a passion for visual culture and be committed to creating intellectual and creative space for children to ask questions and explore possibilities through a broad range of art materials. Individuals applying for this position should also possess an understanding of young children’s artistic development and a sensitivity to nurturing their natural ingenuity and sense of wonder. We are a school that values play and discovery at every age level and we weave that into the creative experience. Although our art program is guided by National Standards, this position requires one to also be a flexible, creative collaborator as our art teacher routinely works closely with classroom teachers and community organizations to integrate the art experience with classroom research, project work, and diversity initiatives. The Art teacher is also responsible for organizing a lively and robust Lower School art exhibit.
Personal qualities desired include:
confidence in working with a range of 2 and 3 dimensional mediums,
an understanding and curiosity about contemporary art practices and the history of art across the continents,
the ability to use the creative process to broaden exploration of a range of cultures,
strong communication skills with children, colleagues and parents
a sense of humor
the desire to work with children whose ages range from 24 months to 10 years of age.
The Art Room in our new building is a teacher’s delight and provides drop down outlets, creative project space, 5 sinks, storage, a kiln, and a clay room.
Please send a cover letter, resume and list of three references to Ms. Luanne Stiles, Assistant to the Head of Lower School at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sayre School actively seeks qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and talents who will make a positive contribution to school life. Sayre School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, familial affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law. Sayre School values a diverse community and complies with all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination.
About Sayre School
Established in 1854, Sayre School is an independent PS through 12th grade college preparatory co-educational school located in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. A second campus, comprising a 50-acre athletic complex and farm, is several miles outside of town.