A top-tier school in New York City, offering a truly global education, that will expand to some of the world’s leading cities in coming years. Teaching and learning through challenging interdisciplinary projects. A culture of creativity, entrepreneurship and deep collaboration. State-of-the-art technology throughout. Brilliant colleagues, with widely diverse experience, creating a unique educational experience together. Unparalleled possibilities for professional learning and development prospects around the globe. There is no place quite like Avenues.
Deep Collaboration and Constant Evolution
Collaboration here isn't a buzzword: it's woven into everything we do. No one teaches on an island here. The schedule gives teachers an extraordinary amount of time to collaborate every day. Teacher teams, across multiple disciplines, design learning experiences together for a whole grade level. This intensity of collaboration is challenging as well as exciting: we're always evolving, learning from each other, and seeking to improve.
What You’ll Do
Avenues The World School is a top-tier school with a truly global vision that will eventually expand to major cities around the globe. Avenues New York is seeking a creative, curious and adaptive art teachers in our Upper Division. Art and design are an intrinsic part of an integrated curriculum, and our visual art teachers work closely with faculty from the disciplines of science, World, and English.
As an Avenues art teacher you will:
Ensure that students achieve key learning outcomes in the arts, targeting instruction thoughtfully to address diverse individual needs
Collaborate intensively with colleagues both inside the classroom and during extensive co-planning time to refine science curriculum and develop interdisciplinary projects
Build a robust learning atmosphere that leads students to feel part of a rigorous but joyful learning community
Use state-of-the-art information technology to support students and provide them access to the full resources of knowledge available online
What You’ll Bring
Avenues Art teachers bring all or most of the following:
Enthusiasm for project-based learning environments and student-centered classrooms
A passion for learning new techniques and technology, and passing it on to your students
Commitment to working with students of varying levels of interest and ability
Knowledge of contemporary art practice and contemporary art world.
Successful candidates will have expertise in one or more of the following areas and experience or strong interest in others:
Traditional life drawing skills
Painting and printmaking skills
Graphic Design skills
Digital Media (Photography, animation, web design)
Plaster and mold-making, clay and woodworking skills
A focus on students as children and a recognition that healthy social and cognitive development is our primary charge
An enthusiasm for working with students and their families as individuals with disparate yet valuable gifts
A remarkable entrepreneurial drive, creativity and ability to bring new ideas to fruition
Intellectual curiosity and humility to reflect, welcome feedback, and grow in teaching practice
In the fall of 2012, Avenues: The World School opened the doors of its flagship, 15-grade (N-12) independent school in New York City offering students a truly global education. Today, the school serves over 1,300 students. The vision of Avenues is to open schools in the world’s leading cities. Avenues will be a highly-integrated learning community, connected and supported by a common vision, a s...hared curriculum, collective professional development of its faculty, the advantages of modern technology and a highly-talented global leadership team.