General hours for this position will coincide with the daily schedule of the Middle School. Typical schedule is 7:45AM - 4PM depending on duties. The position will begin August, 2018.
Head ofMiddle School
St. Christopher's School, an all-boys Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12 school in Richmond, Virginia, seeks a Woodworking teacher for its Middle School Division.
All Middle School boys take a required 12-week Intro to Woodworking class in either 6th or 7th grade. In 8th grade, the boys have the option of taking a trimester elective Woodworking class that enables them to work in more detail, having already acquired basic skills in 6th or 7th grade.
Woodworking is a branch of the Fine Arts Program. The course material progresses from one level to the next with each designed to broaden the base of knowledge and skills, thereby equipping each student to explore woodworking in an increasingly independent and creative way. At each level, there are four areas of study. These include: wood as a material--its makeup, working characteristics, and limitations; design, drawing, and planning skills; methods of hand tool and machine use; surface preparation and finishing.
Class sizes are limited to fewer than 12 students in order to keep a necessary ratio to ensure safety and personal instruction. The total number of classes that meet daily will average four per trimester.
The role will include other duties expected of full-time faculty members at St. Christopher’s. These duties may include advising, coaching, study hall proctoring, recess duty, and leading other extracurricular activities as needed throughout the School.
The role will include working closely with the Upper School Woodworking teacher who will share shop space with the Middle School classes.
Qualifications & Key Skills:
Formal training as a furniture-maker. Masters preferred. To include:
Training in design, drawing, and project planning.
An in-depth knowledge of wood as a material.
Knowledge of the use and maintenance of all stationary and portable power tools and related equipment, and competence with hand tools, their use and care.
Knowledge of the multiple ways to shape wood for a particular purpose according to a student’s skill level, and an ability to enable a student’s design to go forward even though it is beyond the student’s skill.
Planning and developing curriculum.
Planning for the material needs of the program: working with a budget, ordering, repairing, record-keeping.
Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
Additional Information: Candidates interested in pursuing this position should send a cover letter, resume, and reference contact information to: email@example.com
St. Christopher’s School, founded in 1911, is a college preparatory school for boys (junior kindergarten through 12th grade) located in Richmond, Virginia. The School’s mission is to prepare a talented and diverse group of boys for college and for life in an ever-changing world.
St. Christopher’s currently enrolls 1001 boys in JK-12 from 57 zip codes in the Richmond metropolitan region. Lower S...chool (JK-5) has 423 boys, Middle School (6-8) has 242 and Upper School (9-12) enrolls 336. The 162 full- and part-time members of the faculty have an average tenure of 12.7 years and 61 percent have advanced degrees, including 6 with doctorates. The average class size is 16.
Coordination with St. Catherine’s School for girls offers many opportunities for interaction at all levels including coed classes in the upper school. Virtually 100 percent of St. Christopher’s graduates attend four-year colleges and universities, often at some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions. Honor, service, and community are hallmarks of the St. Christopher's experience.