Fredericksburg Academy, the leading co-ed, PK-12, independent school in Fredericksburg, Virginia is seeking a full-time Lower School Studio Art teacher starting in August 2021. Candidates should have a passion for supporting students to reach their full potential as students and citizens, a demonstrated desire for professional growth and a willingness to participate fully in the life of the school. The Lower School art teacher (PK-Grade 5) is responsible for developing and teaching a program that provides fundamental art technique instruction while also working in conjunction with classroom teachers for cross-curricular opportunities. Candidates should possess enthusiasm and creativity and encourage students to discover their artistic selves.
Create a welcoming classroom that promotes a purposeful learning environment and a love of art.
Passion for and joy in working with young children and an understanding of their unique development
Provide a variety of mediums for students to work with
Plan art related field trips in partnership with grade level field trips and studies
Seek opportunities for students to enter local art contests
Work with the Fine Arts Department to coordinate the School’s Lower School Art Festival and support the work of the department
Seek opportunities to participate in professional development opportunities
Communicates professionally and regularly with colleagues and parents
Maintains classroom records and provides written narrative comments in a timely fashion
Perform other non-teaching duties in support of the School’s overall program
Demonstrates professional standards of presentation, punctuality, professional courtesy, and discretion
B.S. or M.S. degree in art, art instruction or related field
Demonstrated successful classroom teaching
Participation in community art projects or associations
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include 75% medical coverage for individuals with additional support for family plans. Dental, vision, and other insurance options available. TIAA retirement contribution, tuition remission, and 125 Plan are also available.
About Fredericksburg Academy
About Fredericksburg Academy
Founded in 1992, Fredericksburg Academy’s mission is to inspire and empower our students to discover, to engage, and to imagine the limitless nature of themselves and the world. Located halfway between Washington D.C. and Richmond, Fredericksburg, Virginia is a place where the hallowed and historic converges with the contemporary comforts of a thriving community. Fredericksburg Academy provides a strong liberal arts education within a safe, nurturing environment, offering students a breadth of challenging academic experiences that prepare them for the country's best colleges and universities and life. FA is a co-ed, day school enrolling 365 students in PK-12th grade. Visit the school's website to learn more: www.fredericksburgacademy.org