Report to their respective Principals, as well as the Fine Arts Department Chair. Establish a safe and secure work environment and set appropriate classroom standards for students through being attuned to the creative process. Continually assess student work and communicate to parents both informally and formally in written progress reports. Maintain collegial relations with fellow teachers both within and outside of the department. Attend regular department and faculty meetings and, as required, meet with the department chair, administrators, parents, and others in the Laboratory Schools' community. Work creatively with students who have a variety of learning styles and personal needs. Job Responsibilities: -Follow the Ceramic Sculpture curriculum using Hand-building methods for low fire clay and develop additions to the syllabus outline as needed. -Teach three courses of High School Sculpture and one sophomore Advisory. -Teach one Middle School course, Introduction to Sculpture, in an 8-week rotation format. -Must respond to the developmental needs of students, foster motivation and creativity. -Will need to maintain a clean classroom and keep tools, materials, and equipment in good working condition. -Attend the Art Department and High School Faculty meetings. -Complete midterm reports and grades for High school sculpture students and enter grades for middle school students at the required times. -Participate in submitting student work for or Lab arts exhibit Education: Bachelor's degree in art education, art or BFA required
Dates needed - Feb.1 2020 - June 12, 2020
? Bachelor's degree in art education, art or BFA required. ? Master's of Fine Arts degree preferred.
? Ceramics background and experience in firing electric kilns ? Glazing experience for low fire ceramic glazes ? Teaching experience with HS and MS students ? Drawing skills
? Ability to quickly adapt to changing circumstances and be flexible in work with students. ? Ability to interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and parents required. ? Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion issues, and dynamics in the classroom and in developing healthy, supportive relationships with all students. ? Strong knowledge of course subject matter required. ? Knowledge of instructional methodologies required. ? Strong knowledge of child development required. ? Ability to develop curricula, lesson plans, and assessment tools required. ? Analytical skills required. ? Problem-solving skills required. ? Decision-making skills required. ? Attention to detail required. ? Organizational skills required. ? Computational skills required. ? Creativity required. ? Verbal and written communication skills ? Interpersonal skills required. ? Ability to work independently and as part of a team required. ? Ability to manage stressful situations required. ? Ability to maintain confidentiality required. ? Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required. ? Ability to use standard productivity software (Microsoft Office, calendar/schedule software, etc.) required.
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The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools provide one of the world's most outstanding pre-collegiate educational experiences. Because Lab is part of the University of Chicago, the importance of intellectual life—of thought and exploration—infuses all aspects of our curriculum, and students in every grade benefit from outstanding UChicago academicians and access to unmatched resources. John Dewey—one of the great minds in education—established the Schools in 1896 as a place to explore and implement his theories on childhood education. Today’s students still benefit from his vision, and today’s Lab faculty are recognized as experienced leaders in their field.
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