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Career Center
November 27, 2018

Upper School Visual Arts Teacher

Episcopal School of Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge LA United States
Co-ed Day School, Prek-12th grade, 900-1000 students
Position Starts: July 31, 2019
Application Deadline: March 31, 2019

The Episcopal School of Baton Rouge seeks an Upper School Visual Art teacher for the 2019-2020 academic year. The responsibilities of this position include teaching AP Studio Art (with a focus on AP 2D Studio Art), Painting, Drawing, Introduction to Visual Arts and may include other visual art courses. These upper school (9th - 12th grade) courses are taught at the beginning and advanced levels, and active student participation in statewide and local art competitions is expected.This faculty member will also have an advisory of upper school students and may oversee extracurricular and after-school activities. This position is full-time.

Description of School

Episcopal, a college preparatory educational community of between 900 and 1,000 students and approximately 170 professionals, includes grades pre-K through 12. Episcopal is known historically for its academic performance, for its attention to the spiritual lives of its students, and for offering a wide range of opportunities for student education and development. Opportunities to excel in academics, arts, athletics, service, and community leadership characterize the school.

Personal and Professional Characteristics

  • An Undergraduate or Master’s Degree in Fine Arts (BFA, MFA) is preferred and knowledge of independent schools is desirable.
  • An artist teacher with demonstrated mastery in drawing and painting and professional association with Fine Art galleries and professional competitions is preferred. Knowledge of different mediums within traditional Fine Arts would also be welcomed.
  • Demonstrated experience in a school setting working with students in the classroom, advisory, and extracurricular activities, with a commitment to educating the whole child.
  • Ability to develop both an appreciation of Fine Arts in students and to guide and coach students who are developing portfolios as they pursue further studies in the Fine Arts.
  • Ability to collaborate with administrators and colleagues to develop and evolve the studio art program as needed to best fit future student needs and applicant’s individual interests and talents.

As a member of the Episcopal faculty, the Upper School Visual Arts Teacher will serve as a representative of the school at all times, upholding its mission both personally and professionally. Candidates must be self-motivated individuals with excellent communication skills. Candidates should have an eagerness to help each student achieve his or her full potential. A professional demeanor is expected and the skill to develop strong relationships is a must. Being a person that self- identifies (and that others describe) as a “happy” person, an emotionally intelligent person, a person with natural “situational awareness,” a person who consistently strives to improve, a “forward-looking” person, and a person who “plays well with others,” are all characteristics of the successful candidate.

Contact Information

Episcopal will offer a competitive salary and good benefits for this position. Digital applications are preferred and welcomed at fenskes@ehsbr.org. Please include an employment application, cover letter, resume, copy of transcripts, references, an explanation of your interest in the position, and if possible, a digital portfolio of recent student work and a link to any websites that showcase your work. Application materials can also be sent to Dr. Sara Fenske, Episcopal School of Baton Rouge, 3200 Woodland Ridge Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70816.

Episcopal does not discriminate against any person in admission, employment, or otherwise because of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, or age in violation of state or federal law or regulations.