The Middle School Visual Arts Teacher will be responsible for planning daily lessons, delivering instruction and procuring materials for students. Duties include teaching studio art classes in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional materials. The candidate should also be committed to working with technology where applicable, and be active in curriculum development. The Middle School art teacher is a member of the visual arts department and will collaborate with other Primary and Upper School visual art teachers to ensure continuity of the art curriculum. Designing curriculum which encourages interdisciplinary experiences outside of the traditional classroom (in the City of Cleveland or at the Butler Campus) alongside other members of the grade-level teams is encouraged.
Duties and responsibilities include:
Preparation and implementation of daily lessons
Assuring the display of student art work as appropriate
Delivery of assignments and timely evaluation of all relevant class work and student progress
Design and implementation of appropriate, authentic assessments and support of individual student learning styles
Timely and proactive communication with parents about student progress
Serving as an Advisor to small group of students
Collaboration with other members of the faculty, administration and staff on experiential, interdisciplinary and community-based opportunities that add to the school community
Active participation in all faculty meetings and attendance at admissions events
Effective and timely communication with varied school constituencies in person, through email and through voice mail
Support of divisional and school-wide initiatives through committee work, where appropriate
Supervision and/or participation in non-academic activities, including lunch and study hall
The successful candidate holds a bachelor’s or graduate degree in Studio Art or Art Education and has relevant Middle School teaching experience. Experience as an exhibiting visual artist and demonstrated connections to the local art community are preferred. The successful candidate will also possess a positive attitude, excellent written and verbal skills, strong organizational skills, and proven success within a work setting that requires collaboration, cooperation, and collegiality. The candidate must possess or acquire and maintain a State of Ohio issued teaching certificate. The school welcomes the opportunity to continue to find ways to diversify our faculty.
Additional Salary Information: Laurel offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.