Photography Teacher (Leave Replacement)

The Bishop's School
San Diego, CA United States

About The Bishop’s School

Founded in 1909 and affiliated with the Episcopal Church, The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for 800 students in grades six through twelve located on a historic campus in the heart of La Jolla, just 10 miles north of downtown San Diego. With a student-teacher ratio of approximately 9 to 1, Bishop’s is known for academic, artistic, and athletic excellence while celebrating character development, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Last year’s applicant pool drew from 72 zip codes and 168 middle and high schools throughout San Diego County and beyond. Fifty-one percent of the student population self-identify as students of color. Additionally, over $4 million in need-based grants is awarded annually.

What is Essential about Being a Teacher at Our School?

The Bishop’s School promotes an integrated, student-centered approach to education that utilizes collaborative problem sets to build applied skills in all areas of the curriculum. Our goals are to foster curiosity, encourage active student engagement, and collaboration in the classroom, and direct students to take ownership of their learning. In addition to teaching workload, faculty responsibilities include serving as an advisor to students or other duties.

Position Summary Description

The Bishop’s School seeks an Interim full-time Photography Teacher (Grades 8-12) for the spring semester to begin in early January 2023 through the end of the academic year in June 2023. Courses include four semester long sections of Photo II (a second semester intermediate digital photo class for high school students) and two quarter long 8th grade photo classes. The goal of the curriculum is to foster curiosity, creativity, self awareness, artistic skills, and application. We encourage active student engagement and collaboration in the classroom, and direct students to take ownership of their learning.

The Bishop’s School’s teachers are enthusiastic about working on and with teams, integrating technology into instruction, and developing highly-engaging approaches to problem-solving. While not a requirement, candidates with the expertise would have the opportunity to contribute to the growth of the School’s Visual Arts Program.

Ideal Candidate Will Have

  • A bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in the area of expertise or a related field is required;
  • A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience in photography is preferred;
  • Comfortable with object-oriented programming or robotics skills appropriate for a range of students in Grades 8-12.
  • Interest in supporting current co-curricular programs and professional learning communities is also highly desirable;


  • An unequivocal passion for working with adolescents and supporting them in all facets of their lives;
  • Demonstrated commitment and competency in diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Eagerness to collaborate with other department members in creating meaningful, relevant, learner-centered classroom experiences;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, administrators, and the community;
  • Strong work ethic, time management, verbal, written language, and interpersonal skills;
  • Irrespective of own religious orientation, ability to support the School’s mission and values as a school founded in the Episcopal tradition.
  • Commitment to well-being as the foundation for growth.
  • Uphold the School’s core values.
  • Demonstrate professionalism, tact and an unwavering positive attitude.
  • Stay up to date on industry standards, trends, developments and legal updates.
  • Make timely and ethical decisions both systematically and under pressure.
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and organized work area.
  • Perform, with a team approach, other duties as assigned.

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The Bishop’s School is looking to fill this position as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until filled.

The Bishop’s School is an equal opportunity employer. We are a diverse community of professionals that broadly reflects the people of the San Diego area and the United States at large. We aim to align our hiring process with our mission and institutional goals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion or religious practices, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, age, ability status, military status, unemployment status or any other category protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. The Bishop’s School takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance all qualified candidates.

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