Sacred Heart Greenwich is an independent, Catholic day school for girls from kindergarten through grade 12 with a coed preschool and prekindergarten. With a beautiful view of the Long Island Sound from our 118-acre campus in Greenwich, Connecticut, our 730 students carry on the Sacred Heart tradition of academic excellence and development of the mind, body and spirit. We are currently seeking an Upper School Photography Teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. This position is a full-year leave replacement.
Position: Upper School Photography Teacher- Leave Replacement Reports to: Upper School Head FLSA Status: Exempt
The Photography Teacher in Upper School is responsible for providing a stimulating and developmentally appropriate educational environment in accordance with the Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education and the philosophy that implements it. The teacher plans and implements a photography curriculum to prepare each student in grades 9-12 to reach her maximum potential in visual art.
To prepare and implement lessons all levels of Photography (Darkroom), Digital Photography and Advanced Photography Portfolio.
To effectively integrate professional standards of visual art education into every day classroom instruction and curriculum.
To act as a sponsor to student art initiatives, publications and clubs.
To collaborate with the Chair of the Arts Department and other visual and media arts faculty
To provide oversight of student submissions to local, regional and national competitions such as Greenwich Magazine Annual Photo Contest, Scholastic, Stamford Art Association and our Celebration of the Arts exhibition and show.
To participate in additional school duties including leading an advisory group, lunch and sub duty.
To prepare an environment in which the furnishings and materials are complete and correspond to the needs of the group, as well as individual students.
To order and maintain the art supplies in the classroom and for exhibitions, staying within parameters of the Photography budget.
To maintain current attendance, student records, and grading.
To attend staff meetings, parent meetings, and any special meeting(s) requested by the administration, as well as supporting Arts events and performances.
To attend conferences and other professional development opportunities to ensure that teaching practices remain current.
To communicate and cooperate with parents on a regular and consistent basis.
To understand and exhibit a professional manner.
Responsible for the care and maintenance of an orderly environment and clean classroom materials.
Responsible for the safety and physical well-being of the students at all times.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Fluency in Adobe Photoshop.
Understanding of the history of fine art photography, contemporary art practices that include multi-disciplined and multi-media art works, as well as photography as fine art.
To possess a good working knowledge of a variety of artistic styles and visual art teaching methodologies.
Commitment to a professional studio practice and exhibition of art works.
To be able to communicate effectively with educational team and with parents.
To have a positive, upbeat, fun, but disciplined approach to teaching and learning art in order to prepare students for college programs.
Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree in Photography, Art, or related field required. M.F.A. in Photography and independent school experience preferred. Have at least 3-5 years of Upper School or High School classroom experience.
As members of the international network of Sacred Heart schools, we are committed to attracting and retaining faculty with a passion for teaching who demonstrate an active faith, practice a deep respect for intellectual values, promote social awareness, build community, and value personal growth and responsibility. We seek faculty who are committed to all-girl education and who will draw upon current research to maximize student learning.
Application Procedure: Interested candidates must complete the on-line application on our website: http://www.applitrack.com/cshgreenwich/onlineapp/.
Review of applicants will begin immediately. Only complete applications will be considered. Sacred Heart Greenwich is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes candidates who will enhance the diversity of our community.
Additional Salary Information: Based on experience
Sacred Heart Greenwich is an independent, Catholic day school for girls from kindergarten through grade 12 with a coed preschool and prekindergarten.
Part of a Network of more than 200 Sacred Heart Schools in 28 countries, the 22 Sacred Heart schools in the United States share a common set of Goals and Criteria that bind us together, both philosophically and spiritually, in a common educational... mission. The Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria provide an enduring framework within which we are free to develop curricula and programming appropriate to the needs of our student body.
With a beautiful view of Long Island Sound from Sacred Heart’s 118.4-acre campus in Greenwich, Connecticut, the 730 students carry on the Sacred Heart tradition of academic excellence and development of the mind, body and spirit.