VISUAL ARTS, DIGITAL AND NEW MEDIA TEACHER - 2018-2019 School Year
April 18, 2018
New York, New York
Full Time - Faculty
The Visual Arts department seeks an art teacher with a strong background in digital/new media who is experienced working in grades 5th-12th. Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to design innovative curriculum, make interdisciplinary connections, and develop our dynamic new media program. Experience in creating a well balanced curriculum in traditional drawing and sculptural media is also important. We seek candidates with knowledge of child development and enthusiasm for teaching in the middle and upper school years. The ideal candidate will also be able to connect with students in support of their work as young artists as well as their development as young adults through their teaching and as an advisor to a small group of students.
Software and Hardware Expertise such as Adobe, Makerbot, Arduino, First Tech Robotics, and Final Cut
Expertise in the following New Media Practices: Graphic Design, Animation, Video Production, Filmmaking, Installation/Performance, Sculpture, Digital Photography
Knowledge of digital print production
Comfort with computer networks and data management systems
Ability to supervise and maintain equipment and materials in a technology rich art studio
Comfort using technology on a mac platform with a google environment
Prompt and professional communication skills
3+ years preferred
Bachelors Degree, Masters strongly preferred
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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