Studio Art Teacher

Trinity-Pawling School
Pawling, NY United States

We call ourselves The Pride:  

Founded in 1907, Trinity-Pawling School is an all-boys college preparatory school located in Pawling, New York (60 miles north of NYC). We’re proud of each other and the goals we are working toward, independently and collectively. Our students are from all across the nation and the world. We are a community that values and inspires leaders, friends, athletes, and global citizens. 

From a working farm to maker spaces, mountain bike trails to a pond house classroom, our students embrace the natural world and learn from experience. In addition, Trinity-Pawling is a member of the Founders League, nationally recognized as one of the country’s most competitive and respected secondary school athletic leagues. The School recently launched a bold strategic vision for the future.

Currently, we have an exciting opportunity to teach Studio Art for the 2022-2023 academic school year.  

How You Will Help the School:

Inspire students to be creative, think critically, collaborate, and communicate by teaching studio art classes at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels as well as AP Art History and AP Studio Art.  

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Teach students  “critical looking” skills  (how to conduct visual analysis and integrate and synthesize information) by exposing students to a variety of different media from all genres. Further the students’ knowledge of visual arts and media through art theory and history
  • Teach students the knowledge and skills of elements of design and principles of art.
  • Teach a variety of media including 2D (Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Design, Photography), 3D (Sculpture, Ceramics, Woodworking)
  • Deliver instruction where students are asked to remember, understand, apply, analyze, evaluate and create. 
  • Create a culture that allows for different types of learning by giving the students skills to think critically and providing a tiered level of assignments.  
  • Manage students’ behavior by having systems in place that allow students to grow their best selves both academically and behaviorally, and collaborating with administrators/parents on holding students accountable.
  • Measures students’ progress by using a variety of valid assessment models, designing assessments to match curriculum objectives, and using Bloom’s taxonomy as well as rubrics.
  • Advise students to meet academic objectives and age-appropriate life skills (interpersonal, conflict resolution, and time management) by meeting one-on-one on a regular basis; proving and obtaining updates from other faculty, and sharing information with parents. 
  • Coach athletic teams by planning and attending all practices; teaching students strategies and techniques and ensuring there is sportsmanship throughout the season.  
  • Build relationships with students, parents, and colleagues by providing regular updates to parents and faculty, having meaningful conversations, providing feedback, and being accountable. 
  • Develop personal mastery by participating in professional development, networking to incorporate best practices, and reading professional publications.
  • Connect with students by fully participating in campus life and engaging in extracurricular activities.
  • Promote the interest of students by being a good role model, establishing and reinforcing clear boundaries and guidelines, encouraging students’ autonomy and independence and acting in a transparent manner.
  • Follow procedures by adhering to the School’s policies, creating and inputting student-specific comments/grades/attendance into the database; and communicating in an efficient & professional manner. 

You will be good at your job if you have a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, a strong understanding of art history and fine and design arts as well as a commitment to incorporating 21st-century learning techniques while honoring the traditions of the School. It will be great if you have experience teaching AP Art History and AP Studio Art!

And you can:

  • teach drawing, painting, graphic design, digital media, art history, and 2D/3D  art learners.  
  • engage adolescent boys in learning in ways that manifest support, understanding, and empathy.
  • incorporate differentiated instruction and project-based learning techniques;
  • integrate a thoughtful pedagogy that aligns with the mission and vision of the School; 
  • communicate clearly, effectively, and compassionately (orally and in writing) with students, parents, and colleagues; 
  • motivate teenagers: (the over and underachiever, the super-focused and the unfocused, the gifted and the learning disabled); 
  • deal effectively with ambiguity and change; 
  • build relationships with students, parents, and colleagues;
  • give and receive constructive feedback;
  • demonstrate a clear interest in being part of a community that is committed to diversity and inclusion; 
  • coach athletics and/or lead extra-curricular activities;
  • participate in and support the residential life curriculum;
  • establish and reinforce clear boundaries while being a positive role model for students;
  • meet the physical demands which may include traveling on uneven terrain, climbing/descending stairs, standing for long periods of time, and carrying up to 50 pounds.

Why you will like working here: 

  • You’ll have an opportunity to do a job that is influential to young men, who are the future changemakers in our society.
  • You can grow and develop professionally (tuition assistance, conferences, seminars, training, mentor program).
  • You can be creative! Incorporate your gifts and talents in and out of the classroom to enhance the educational experience.
  • We will take care of you with Medical, Dental, Retirement, and Life Insurance Benefits.
  • Beautiful Campus
  • Lifelong friendships
  • 60 miles from New York City and a 10-minute walk to the train station (did someone say Broadway?)
  • Walking distance to a quaint village with Zagat-rated dining
  • At Trinity-Pawling, you will be on top of the world!

Note:   Unless otherwise prohibited by law, prior to your first day of employment you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  The School, in its sole discretion, may also require, prior to, or at any time during the employment period, you to obtain additional COVID-19 vaccinations and/or to become fully vaccinated against influenza. 

Contact Information

Please visit our website to submit a resume and cover letter.