Notre Dame High School, Belmont (NDB) is an independent Catholic college preparatory school for young women dedicated to the educational mission of St. Julie Billiart and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.
Notre Dame High School is seeking a part-time Photography teacher, for the 2018-2019 academic year; who will share the responsibility for the development of the students in academics and guidance as well as in spiritual, social, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities. This is a part-time position teaching two sections of Photography levels 1, 2, 3 and potentially 3Honors. This position reports directly to the Associate Head of School for Academics.
The Photography teacher is responsible for teaching Photography at various levels, including but not limited to levels; I, II, and III, with the intention of continuing to build upon a strong and creative program. The Photography teacher will demonstrate creativity, attention to detail, and excellent technical capabilities. In this position, the teacher will display excellent classroom management and a willingness to work collaboratively, both within the Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) Department and as an integral part of the Notre Dame community. The VPA department is committed to emphasizing personal growth and expression while supporting students’ development of technique and mastery of skills.
Major areas of responsibilities
Conduct communications internally and externally with the highest level of Professional Ethics
Maintain high standardfor professional growth
Professional development must contain a technology component.
Display a high degree of instructional competence through evidence of:
High-level knowledge of Subject Matter
Innovative and diverse Lesson Plans
Appropriate range of formal and informal Student Assessment
Effective Classroom Management
Teach all photography levels as creative, art-based classes
Teach to industry standards and techniques as they apply to photography – including but not limited to Adobe Creative Suite and Adobe Lightroom
Teach photography fundamentals as they relate to Elements and Principles, layout and composition, audience, and real-world application
Engage in a hands-on learning environment with active participation in the classroom.
Maintain the computer lab, all photography equipment and the photography studio
Possess the ability to work equitably with students and colleagues various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
Demonstrate real-world applications of photography to inspire students in the field.
Support the development of the students in academics and guidance as well as in spiritual, social, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular activities.
Encourage academic honesty and integrity
Become well acquainted with the policies and procedures of the department and Notre Dame High School and its staff members.
Participate in department and faculty meetings to maintain familiarization of a wide range of issues and current events that impact the Visual and Performing Arts Department and NDB student body.
Support Admissions programs and events
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Subject Area, Master Degree or MFA preferred
California Teaching Credential or equivalent
Successfully developed and taught curriculum for secondary Photography
Minimum two years secondary teaching experience
Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire in a classroom setting
Outstanding written, verbal, and presentation skills
Strong organizational skills
Demonstration of personal photography experience preferred
Competently use computers, technology, office equipment, art supplies and tools as appropriate for media utilized with photography
Experience with installation of artwork in gallery
Competent in using GAFE
Passion for Catholic secondary women’s education
Experience teaching in Block Schedule preferred
Salary and Benefits
Salary scale reflects the guidelines set forth by the Notre Dame High School. Salary is based on education and years of experience. This position is not eligible for benefits.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent, resume, and three letters of recommendation through the EdJoin.org website: