The Village School of Naples continues to grow and is accepting resumes for full-time Upper School Art Teacher. He/She will create opportunities for students to research artists, era's and elements of art. He/She will design an art curriculum that allows students to experience disciplines of art such as ceramics, sculpture, 2D and 3D drawing, painting, graphic design and photography at the high school level. The Art Teacher will also be responsible for directing students in the creation of the yearbook, including assisting with editing, design, and submission for timely publication and distribution to students at the end of the school year. The Village School values inquiry-based, student-centered learning aimed to empower and inspire students to create solutions to challenges faced in an ever-changing world.
The Teachers at The Village School should have an energetic and hands-on approach to education. Collaboration, flexibility, and a passion for educating the whole student are key components of a successful teacher. Teachers will contribute to each grade level’s ongoing discussions about interdisciplinary S.T.E.A.M. and project-based learning, creating opportunities for student research and experiential learning. Our Teachers must have experience, knowledge and a deep understanding of the topics taught as well as a passion and a desire to actively engage students in authentic learning experiences.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop curriculum and carry out dynamic lessons
Plan for differentiation of curriculum to meet student needs
Plan learning environment with a variety of learning styles in mind
Model Christ Skills, emphasizing this conduct model in all areas at all times
Sustain ongoing communication between parents and school
Maintain accurate and up-to-date records for each student
Maintain learning management system with up-to-date information
Support the mission and vision of the school’s learning philosophy
Supervise an assistant when appropriate
Attend required faculty meetings and other School events as determined by the Head of School
Maintain and follow daily routines and schedules
Hold parent-teacher conferences as needed, at least once a year
Engage students through distance learning, in the event of an extended school closing, to provide course content, answering student inquiries, monitoring progress, updating records, and grading assignments and tests
Other duties may be assigned by the Head of School or Principal
Must have a four-year degree in education and in the area to be taught. Master’s in education preferred.
Independent school experience is preferred.
Interest in coaching students and/or other extracurricular activities in after school programs.
Demonstrate strong support for the stated learning philosophy of The Village School. Workshops and extra study may be required to ensure a thorough understanding of the philosophy.
Understanding of 21st century classroom practices and interdisciplinary connections is required.
Spoken and written language skills must be strong and representative of an educated professional.
Technology skills must be strong and representative of an educated professional and are required to teach students in the classroom as well as to maintain records and communications.
Must be able to articulate their faith and support the school’s Christian environment.
Demonstrate strong distance learning skills through computer proficiency, teaching aptitudes, communication, reliability, and attention to details.
Physically, the position of teacher requires sitting, walking, standing, and ability to lift up to 10 lbs. without assistance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
The Village School is an independent school that respects, embraces, and celebrates diversity in its curriculum, student body, and staff. The Village School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, age, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or any other status protected by applicable law, in the admission of students or in the administration of its educational program.
About The Village School
The Village School of Naples is a private 3 year old through 12th-grade college preparatory school located in Naples, Florida. As the first independent STEAM school in Collier County, TVS is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in academics, technology, athletics, and the arts. TVS is devoted to the development of the whole child. Christian values guide a diverse TVS student body and prepare them with confidence and wisdom for what lies ahead. TVS added an Upper School in 2016 and had its first graduating class in 2020. The Village School of Naples is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools.