The faculty and staff at The Governor's Academy constitute a dedicated group of professionals who provide our students with the academic, artistic, athletic and personal challenges and opportunities that can only be offered by a small school with a close-knit community. Most of our faculty members live on campus. All of our faculty and staff interact with students in the classrooms, dining hall, athletics fields, dormitories, and offices, as well as on the paths and walkways that connect us on our 500-acre campus.
This full-time Art teaching position will have ongoing contact with and direct responsibility for the academic and social life of students on campus (in loco parentis), and will involve specific responsibilities that include coaching or other afternoon program involvement, residential life duty, and student advising. With Teaching Faculty status comes the expectation of total involvement in the lives of students on campus. Campus housing may be available.
The Kaiser Arts Center includes a digital media lab, photo darkrooms, ceramics studio and display galleries. At Governor’s Academy, the Fine Arts are an integral part of all disciplines, emphasizing creative thinking and self expression as essential components of one’s overall academic experience.
4 sections of visual arts courses that explore a variety of media and skill levels; may include a college-level, portfolio-driven course and some combination of 9th grade survey Introduction of Fine Arts (IFA) class, Ceramics, Sculpture
Assist with in-house art gallery set-up and take-down of all visiting and student art shows
Work collaboratively with Fine Arts colleagues, faculty, administrators and parents
Assign grades and write comments for all classes taught in accordance with the semester academic calendar
Responsible for loading and firing the gas soda kilns
Mix glazes for the reduction kiln
Assist with students’ entering exhibitions such as Scholastic Art and Writing, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) and local shows
2 seasons of coaching or equivalent
Residential Life Program:
Dorm parenting or equivalent
B.A. required, Master of Fine Arts preferred; strong background in ceramics, sculpture, studio art, photography and publication program; experience in teaching in an independent school or college setting; coaching and/or playing interscholastic athletics preferred; must be able to work collegially; must be committed to working in a diverse community and have the ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations; must enjoy working
with young people in a boarding school environment and have a valid driver’s license.
About The Governor's Academy
The Governor's Academy is the oldest continuously operating non-sectarian boarding school in the nation. Located in Byfield, Massachusetts, the Academy serves 400 students on a 450 acre campus. The Academy prepares students for successful futures while celebrating the traditions of a long history. Students flourish in a diverse community distinguished by enduring relationships with teachers and defined by a commitment to learning and a thoughtful balance of academics, athletics, arts and service to others.
The faculty and staff at The Governor's Academy constitute a dedicated group of professionals who provide our students with the academic, artistic, athletic and personal challenges and opportunities that can only be offered by a small school with a close-knit community. Most of our faculty members live on campus.
GovsPLUS (Powerful Learners Unlocking Success) is a tuition-free academic enrichment program which partners The Governor’s Academy with motivated 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students from local underserved areas with a goal of helping all students reach their potential in and out of the classroom. GovsPLUS students strengthen academic skills, build self-confidence, and p...articipate in formative service and experiential learning opportunities. The program begins with an in-depth summer experience where students spend mornings in problem solving and communications classes and afternoons engaged in enrichment activities which may include recreational sports, visual and performing arts, or service learning. On Fridays, students, faculty, and staff take field trips to area locations like museums or college campuses. GovsPLUS students continue their relationship with the Academy throughout the academic year with monthly occasions to reconnect and enjoy enrichment activities together including tackling ropes course challenges, creating original art works, and serving the community.