VISUAL ARTS TEACHER – One Year Leave Replacement – 2018-2019 School Year
April 3, 2018
New York, New York
Full Time - Faculty
The Visual Art department seeks an art teacher for a one year leave replacement. The position covers Middle and Upper School classes including fiber arts, general 2D/3D courses, advanced high school 2D classes, and potentially art history and/or architecture. Ideal candidates will have a strong knowledge of child development and demonstrate experience and enthusiasm for teaching in the Middle and Upper School years. As this is a one year position, flexibility and an enthusiasm for collaboration are critical. Teachers in the Middle and Upper School also serve as an advisor to a group of students.
Experience teaching Middle and Upper School art
Knowledge of childhood development
Strong experience in drawing, painting, and fiber arts
Flexibility; ability to collaborate; enthusiasm for art education, Middle, and Upper School students
Strong verbal and written communication skills preferred
Experience working with 3D media
Studio and materials management skills
Ability to support each student’s artistic and personal growth
Comfort using technology in a mac/google environment
Interested candidates must submit a Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When submitting required documents, kindly reference in the subject line: your first and last name, the position you are applying for and where you heard about the position. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. Kindly submit your information only once per school year. No phone calls, please.
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About Friends Seminary
Friends Seminary educates students from kindergarten through twelfth grade, under the care of the New York Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Through instruction and example, students follow their curiosity and exercise their imaginations as they develop as scholars, artists and athletes. In a community that cultivates the intellect through keen observation, critical thinking and coherent expression, we strive to respond to one another, valuing the single voice as well as the effort to reach consensus. The disciplines of silence, study and service provide the matrix for growth: silence opens us to change; study helps us to know the world; service challenges us to put our values into practice. At Friends Seminary, education occurs within the context of the Quaker belief in the Inner Light – that of God in every person. "Guided by the ideals of integrity, peace, equality and simplicity, and by our commitment to diversity, we do more than prepare students for the world that is: we help them bring about the world that ought to be."*
* This last sentence is adapted from Faith and Practice: The Book of Discipline of the New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (1974).
Adopted January 2006