Summary: The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain, a co-educational independent school, with approximately 520 students in grades preschool through eight, is seeking a full-time art teacher. The art teacher is responsible for implementing an innovative, choice-based curriculum in accordance with the Teaching for Artistic Behavior (T.A.B) approach. The Dawson art program provides exposure to great works of visual expression from many cultures and enables students to experience how artists work through authentic learning opportunities. Working collaboratively with a team of educational professionals, the art teacher need to demonstrate a strong commitment to the School's Vision of teaching graduates to achieve their individual potential, savor life, and meet the challenges of the world.
The essential duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Contribute to the ongoing development of a comprehensive and innovative art program.
Develop student interest and appreciation for creative expression through visual arts.
Discover and develop individual talents of students in the field of art.
Prepare and execute thoughtful, relevant units of study designed to convey enduring understandings and address different learning styles.
Use a continuum to help assess student progress and inform lesson planning.
Implement a studio-based art program that allows for student choice, autonomy and agency.
Model and foster the 8 Studio Habits of Mind.
Maintain a safe and engaging learning environment.
Consistently and clearly communicate with colleagues, administrators and parents regarding student work, classroom projects, and/or behavior concerns.
Collaborate with colleagues on cross-curricular projects, units of study and exhibitions of learning.
Closely collaborates with the Office of Institutional Advancement to meet with prospective families and support Advancement efforts.
Use appropriate techniques to encourage active participation.
Promote problem solving, cooperative learning and conflict-resolution strategies.
Structure lessons that encourage risk taking in learning and model lifelong learning.
Develop and maintain long range and daily instructional plans.
Maintain records for progress reports and behavior documentation.
Knowledge of content-related pedagogy
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written skills
Strong work ethic, sense of humor and the ability to be a team player
Possess a high degree of confidentiality, flexibility, creativity and ability to adapt to an ever-changing school environment
Knowledge of technology as an effective instructional tool
Knowledge and experience with the T.A.B. approach to teaching art a plus
Experience designing and using rubrics for assessment
Four-year degree and three years of experience teaching art (Independent school experience preferred)
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
About The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain
The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain is a coeducational, nondenominational, independent day school for college-bound students in preschool (age 3) through Middle School (8th grade). Our school is located on a 40-acre site in the foothills of the mountains west of Las Vegas in the community of Summerlin. Dawson offers our 600 students wonderful facilities and great teaching. Built at a... cost of more than $35 million, our campus includes an Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) for three- and four-year-olds with low teacher-to-student ratios (1 to 8). The Lower School (Kindergarten – 4th grade) and Upper School (5th -8th grade) are taught in state-of-the-art classroom buildings. We are proud to offer more than $1 million each year in financial aid to qualified families. In addition, we offer four foreign languages, including Mandarin, and several merit-based scholarships for Middle School students.