St. Andrew's Episcopal School seeks a dynamic and creative Upper School Art Teacher who will engage students in the art and art history curriculum and visual art concepts through student-centered, differentiated instruction and oversee the school’s yearbook and related class.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepare engaging, age appropriate lessons that reflect extensive knowledge of the curriculum and student development and abilities.
Utilize a variety of teaching methods to meet the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
Develop student interest and appreciation for creative expression.
Develop the individual talents of students in the visual arts, including drawing, design, sculpture & ceramics, and art history.
Plan and present art displays to exhibit students’ work.
Instruct students in the proper care and use of tools and equipment.
Organize, inventory, and monitor the use of materials, tools, and equipment.
Order materials, tools, and equipment as needed upon approval.
Demonstrate strong classroom management.
Meet deadlines for reporting grades.
Monitor students’ progress, strengths, and weaknesses, and communicate these when necessary to parents/guardians and administrators.
Prepare substantive parent-teacher conference reports and written documentation on student progress.
Collaborate with colleagues across the upper school as well as the arts department.
Serve as the National Art Honor Society advisor.
Facilitate student participation in local, regional, and national art competitions and activities.
Work with the performing arts program in the creation of stage sets and other needs.
Arrange a variety of local and regional field trips to art museums, artist studios, etc., as appropriate.
Facilitate the work of the student art editors of the Upper School Literary Magazine, North Pasture.
Serve as an advisor to a group of upper school students.
Attend and contribute in full, divisional, departmental, and team faculty meetings.
Take an active role in professional activities and attend relevant professional meetings and conferences, particularly the NAEA and MAEA.
Stay abreast of the latest advances in art, art history, and art education.
This job operates in a professional school environment.
This is a full-time position with teaching responsibilities from August – May. As with any independent school, faculty should be ready to chaperone class trips, perform typical day-to-day duties such as lunch and carpool duties, and engage fully in all school events that develop the student.
Bachelor’s degree in art, art education, or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
A minimum of three years teaching experience preferred.
Demonstrate extensive knowledge of upper school art and pedagogy.
Ability to demonstrate and apply elements of design and principles of art
Practical knowledge across a variety of artistic mediums, techniques, and genres of arts.
Represent the school in the larger community in a positive manner that reflects that values of the school.
Ability to interface and maintain effective relationships with students, faculty, administrators, and parents/guardians.
High degree of cultural competency and demonstrated commitment to working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Professional written and verbal communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.