North Shore Country Day, a progressive, academically rigorous, co-ed, JK-12 independent school in suburban Chicago, seeks candidates for an upper school visual arts teacher for the 2021-2022 academic year. We seek candidates with a bachelor’s degree in visual art (MAT, MFA, or MAAE preferred), three or more years of applicable teaching experience, and a demonstrable talent for and interest in teaching visual art to upper school students. Courseload may include digital design, black and white, darkroom photography, painting, drawing, concepts in contemporary art and Advanced Placement studio art. North Shore is eager to consider applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities.
We seek candidates with three or more years of relevant teaching experience, a demonstrable talent and passion for teaching visual art to adolescents and a commitment to making their classroom a joyful and expressive space for students. A strong understanding of current trends in aesthetic education, global art history and diverse expressions of visual culture is desired. Additionally, candidates with a current, active practice as a visual artist are preferred.
Ideal candidates will be believers and cultivators of the “growth mindset,” excellent written and oral communicators, collaborative and valued colleagues, and lifelong learners who are committed to ongoing professional development. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion, have invested in growing their intercultural competencies, and whose teaching practice—inside and outside the classroom—reflect those competencies. Candidates should nurture students’ abilities to express personal narrative in individualized ways, experiment with unfamiliar ideas and materials, and connect artmaking to their developing understanding of the world in which they live. Candidates should be skilled integrators of educational technology into their teaching practice.
NSCD offers competitive salaries that are commensurate with experience. Additionally, North Shore provides an excellent employee benefits program, including health and retirement benefits. For more information about North Shore Country Day and the opportunities available for members of our faculty, please go to https://www.nscds.org/about/employment. We are fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.
Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter specific to the role at NSCD, a resume, an educational philosophy statement and an artist statement, access to an electronic portfolio of their artwork and a list of professional references.
North Shore Country Day is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on qualifications and abilities. North Shore does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.