The Cambridge School of Weston seeks a full-time teacher in the visual arts. Responsibilities include but are not limited to teaching a variety of visual arts courses that often can be based on a candidate’s own strengths and interests. An interest in digital photography is a plus.
We are looking for a teacher with a strong commitment to issues of equity and social justice and a desire to integrate this work into their curriculum. We also seek a teacher who values progressive education, enjoys building a rapport with students and is passionate about working with adolescents. Visual Arts Department teachers are both supportive of individual students and willing to challenge them to take meaningful risks.
Successful candidates are able to teach creative students with a broad range of learning styles and who come from a variety of backgrounds. In addition, they are committed to professional growth and are interested in developing their cultural competency and equity literacy skills.
Our ideal candidate is a gifted teacher who brings an innovative approach to curriculum design and is interested in exploring interdisciplinary teaching opportunities. They also have strong interpersonal skills and value collaboration among colleagues and with students in a vibrant, arts-infused community. Preference may be given to candidates who express interest in working within our residential community (housing provided).
Teaching 14 blocks in the Visual Art Department. Each “block” is a six-week course that meets for 90-minutes each day. A full-time faculty member teaches two or three blocks per module.
Active participation in department and faculty-staff meetings, as well as occasional professional development.
Teaching classes that span 9th-grade through 12th-grade.
Supporting departmental programming such as End-of-Mod Shows, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and student art portfolio development.
Full-time Faculty at The Cambridge School of Weston also:
Advise up to eight students.
Participate in our co-curricular PACE programming. Through the PACE program (Promoting Awareness and Community Engagement), we dedicate time during the mod, and the year, for experiential classes, events, and activities that prepare our students to meet the demands of an increasingly complex and diverse world. A four-year co-curriculum, PACE has been designed to ensure that all CSW students develop self-awareness, social consciousness, healthy living habits, life skills, and leadership that will serve them into adulthood.
Participate in up to two alliance/affinity groups, student clubs, or committees.
Chaperone two-weekend activities each year to support our boarding students.
Offer two blocks of “D Block,” a six-week course in our after-school activities, enrichment, and athletics program, with a preference given to those willing and able to support team sports.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, and at least three references to VisualArtSearch@csw.org. No phone calls, please. We will accept applications until the position has been filled.
Ability to teach courses in a variety of areas, often based on a candidate’s particular strengths and interests.
Ability to teach digital photography is a plus.
Commitment to issues of equity and social justice and a demonstrated willingness to incorporate this work into their art curriculum.
A progressive and student-centered approach to teaching.
Bachelor of arts degree or equivalent required; master’s degree preferred.
One year of teaching experience required; three to five years of teaching experience preferred.
About The Cambridge School of Weston
A leader among America’s progressive independent schools, The Cambridge School of Weston (CSW) has been at the forefront of educational innovation since 1886. At this day and boarding high school located in Weston MA, creative, motivated students embrace challenging work and address complex questions — with curiosity and courage. Inspired by the diverse perspectives and high expectations of our justice-minded community, they find and develop what is extraordinary in themselves and in the world around them. CSW's mission is to provide a progressive education that emphasizes deep learning, meaningful relationships, and a dynamic program that inspires students to discover who they are and what their contribution is to their school, their community, and the world.
The Cambridge School of Weston does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law. We are an equal opportunity employer and we encourage candidates who will in...crease our diversity to apply.