National Cathedral School (NCS: www.ncs.cathedral.org) announces a search for a long-term substitute art teacher in the Lower School. The position begins on February 20, 2017 and ends June 9, 2017. The successful candidate will teach all Lower School art classes (4th, 5th, and 6th grades).
Qualified candidates hold a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) and have relevant teaching experience. They will have general knowledge of art history, art-making techniques (particularly ceramics), critique, and aesthetics. They will be able to work creatively in the art department and with the Lower School team.
Art classes in the NCS Lower School explore a wide variety of art topics, tools, and materials. Responsibilities for this position also include collaboration with and full participation in a school wide art department to ensure excellent scope and sequence; attendance at regular department, division, and faculty meetings; and supervision of a daily lunch table, and rotating recess and dismissal duty. The school day is from 7:45 a.m. through about 3:45 p.m. Substitutes are paid only for days worked; federal and school holidays are unpaid. Salary is competitive and based on experience.
National Cathedral School serves 585 students in grades 4 through 12. Faculty and staff are curious intellectually, flexible, collaborative, and view education as an engaging vocation. Students thrive in an intellectual environment and love to be challenged. NCS graduates are recognized as highly motivated and confident. Faculty and staff maintain a lively conversation about the meaning of all-girls education, an interest in pedagogy, and innovative uses of technology. As an Episcopal school, NCS welcomes people of all backgrounds and faiths while maintaining a close identity with Washington National Cathedral’s commitment to be a house of prayer for all people. Located in Northwest Washington on 59 beautiful acres, the Cathedral Close is home to NCS, St. Albans School, and Beauvoir: The National Cathedral Elementary School.
NCS is committed to leadership in multicultural education and a culturally diverse faculty and staff. The school therefore seeks applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported.
Interested candidates should send in Word or PDF format a brief cover letter, résumé, and the names and contact information of three to five references with “Lower School Art Teacher” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.