Upper School Art Teacher

St. Andrew's Episcopal School
Ridgeland, MS United States

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School seeks a dynamic and creative Upper School Art Teacher who will engage students in the art and art history curriculum and visual art concepts through student-centered, differentiated instruction and oversee the school’s yearbook and related class.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare engaging, age appropriate lessons that reflect extensive knowledge of the curriculum and student development and abilities.
  • Utilize a variety of teaching methods to meet the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
  • Develop student interest and appreciation for creative expression.
  • Develop the individual talents of students in the visual arts, including drawing, design, sculpture & ceramics, and art history.
  • Plan and present art displays to exhibit students’ work.
  • Instruct students in the proper care and use of tools and equipment.
  • Organize, inventory, and monitor the use of  materials, tools, and equipment.
  • Order materials, tools, and equipment as needed upon approval.
  • Demonstrate strong classroom management.
  • Meet deadlines for reporting grades.
  • Monitor students’ progress, strengths, and weaknesses, and communicate these when necessary to parents/guardians and administrators.
  • Prepare substantive parent-teacher conference reports and written documentation on student progress.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the upper school as well as the arts department.
  • Serve as the National Art Honor Society advisor.
  • Facilitate student participation in local, regional, and national art competitions and activities.
  • Work with the performing arts program in the creation of stage sets and other needs.
  • Arrange a variety of local and regional field trips to art museums, artist studios, etc., as appropriate.
  • Facilitate the work of the student art editors of the Upper School Literary Magazine, North Pasture.
  • Serve as an advisor to a group of upper school students.
  • Attend and contribute in full, divisional, departmental, and team faculty meetings.
  • Take an active role in professional activities and attend relevant professional meetings and conferences, particularly the NAEA and MAEA.
  • Stay abreast of the latest advances in art, art history, and art education.

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional school environment.

Position Type:

This is a full-time position with teaching responsibilities from August – May.  As with any independent school, faculty should be ready to chaperone class trips, perform typical day-to-day duties such as lunch and carpool duties, and engage fully in all school events that develop the student.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in art, art education, or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of three years teaching experience preferred.
  • Demonstrate extensive knowledge of upper school art and pedagogy.
  • Ability to demonstrate and apply elements of design and principles of art
  • Practical knowledge across a variety of artistic mediums, techniques, and genres of arts.
  • Represent the school in the larger community in a positive manner that reflects that values of the school.
  • Ability to interface and maintain effective relationships with students, faculty, administrators, and parents/guardians.
  • High degree of cultural competency and demonstrated commitment to working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Professional written and verbal communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite required.

Contact Information

To apply, visit gosaints.org/jobs.

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