Friends School is a Quaker, co-educational, college preparatory school, Pre-K through Grade 12, in Baltimore City. We are guided by the Quaker ideals of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. We strive for our community to reflect the racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and religious diversity of our city. Friends School faculty members and coaches teach by example, blending intellectual exploration, enthusiasm, and joy. Every day in their teaching spaces, they challenge and encourage students to think deeply, to question, and to seek truth, while instilling in each of them a strong sense of social responsibility, a willingness to embrace challenges, and an awareness of their potential as individuals. Friends School teachers, staff members, and coaches are expected to model and foster the habits of mind we believe are essential to an outstanding education: creativity, curiosity, empathy, reflection, and resilience. We seek faculty members whose teaching styles and experiences demonstrate:
A record of successful collaboration with colleagues
A commitment to lifelong learning, and ongoing professional development
The infusion of technology to enhance student learning
The teaching of research and information literacy skills
The use of a diversity of assessment techniques that provoke students’ critical thinking
Teaching and learning experiences that enhance students’ communication skills
Experience with and openness to interdisciplinary teaching
A desire to understand diverse attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, and practices and incorporate a global perspective into teaching and learning
Context and Philosophy:
Friends School of Baltimore has an opening for an Long Term Substitute Upper School Art Teacher beginning January 2018 through the end of the school year in June 2018. The position requires the successful candidate to have the capacity to teach the following combination of courses from among our art offerings: darkroom photography, printmaking, alternative processes, art and politics. We place special emphasis on candidates who are practicing artists and have experience using technology in their teaching, collaborating with colleagues, teaching in a block schedule, and using a diversity of assessment techniques.
Work closely with the full time teacher to implement the set curriculum and remain in close communication with that teacher and Department Chair throughout the assignment.
Teach the core subject area(s) that honors the Quaker values and the Teaching and Learning Paradigm of Friends School.
Attend All-School Professional Days, Department meetings, and Upper School faculty meetings.
Collaborate with teachers in his/her Department, within the division, and cross-divisionally.
Provide parents and administrators with written and oral reports that explain in detail how a child is progressing in the various areas of his/her educational experience.
Complete timely, detailed, and prescriptive progress reports, grades, and comments at regular intervals during the year for each student he/she teaches.
Bachelor's degree required; Master’s degree and experience preferred
Interested candidates should apply with their resume, cover letter, and supporting documents to the link on the school website. https://friendsbalt.applicantpro.com/jobs/647004.html A search committee will review candidate information and then will contact those candidates they are interested in having a conversation with about the position.
Friends School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and its employment decisions are without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.