Opening in August 2017, Thaden School will offer an integrative educational program that provides students with a broad foundation in the sciences and humanities, and enables them to move across disciplines and explore their dynamic connections, inside and outside of the classroom. In addition to our core curriculum, we will offer three signature programs — Wheels, Reels, and Meals — that allow students to combine multiple fields of study and engage with our community in ways that foster a sense of civic and global responsibility.
Thaden’s Reels program will carry students deep into the region’s extraordinary resources for the study and creation of film, photography, and other forms of visual media. This program will engage not only the humanities and creative arts, but also the scientific, commercial, and cultural forces that set pictures into motion. While creating film and other forms of visual media, Thaden students will learn how to bring critical distance to the consumption and production of the images and visual stories that saturate our world. Our campus will also include a media lab as well as indoor and outdoor screening spaces for the presentation of student-made work.
We invite applications for a full- or part-time Film Education Specialist to lead the creation of the Reels program. Reporting to the Director for Campus Life, the Specialist will work closely with Thaden’s leadership and faculty members to develop the infrastructure, community partnerships, and resources needed to bring the Reels program to life as a vital part of a Thaden education.
collaborating with faculty on the integration of the Reels program into the curriculum and other signature programs
developing related programs and projects that promote community engagement
developing and managing the physical infrastructure needed to support the program
offering specialty classes that give students opportunities to experiment with film and photography and other forms of visual media
offering film-based programs and activities that advance the school’s mission and values
leading trips and off-campus events that introduce students to the greater world of film and photography
Experience and Qualifications
expertise in film making, photography, and/or other related media
ability to share this expertise (and passion) with students in grades 6-12
ability to design and implement age-appropriate programs for students in grades 6-12
ability to work effectively with educators in a wide range of academic disciplines
experience building community partnerships
commitment to civic engagement and community service
Applications should include a resume and a vision statement (about 500 words) that explains how the candidate would approach the development of Thaden’s Reels Program, including illustrative examples of potential programs, projects, and activities. The cover letter should also address salary requirements, if any. Applications must be submitted to Marcus Chang at ?firstname.lastname@example.org by April 13 for full consideration. The start date is negotiable, but must be no later than July 24.
Thaden is an equal-opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state, and local laws that prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, citizenship, age (18 or older), religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, and sexual orientation.
Opening in the fall of 2017, Thaden will launch with grades 7 and 9 and grow incrementally over the next few years to serve students in grades 6 through 12. Our campus will be located in downtown Bentonville’s Market District, walking distance from a remarkable variety of cultural and educational resources, and we will offer small classes where students can discover joy in learning and cultivate t...heir potential under the guidance of inspiring, masterful educators.
Our mission is to provide a balanced and challenging education that ignites in our students a passion for discovery and learning, prepares them to succeed in college, and inspires them to lead lives of integrity, purpose, and responsible global citizenship.