This is a dynamic teaching role that bridges the performing arts, visual arts, and maker arts programs in the Upper School. It provides the opportunity to work with students in grades 5 through 9. It is designed to support a curriculum that includes music technology and audio production, animation, interactive design and engineering.
An ideal candidate would have a background teaching technical theater skills such as sound and light production along with experience in event production. We also seek someone with background in coding and animation along with the associated software and hardware.
Summit has a MIDI lab, recording studios, a black-box and a proscenium theater and several design centers. This role frequently involves working collaboratively with other educators on student-driven projects that span a variety of teaching spaces and disciplines.
All teachers cover routine duties, attend weekly faculty meetings, and engage in professional learning on a regular basis. Most positions include the role of advisor which involves guiding student-led conferences, daily check-ins and facilitating the advisory curriculum.
Quality of mind, passion for teaching, and commitment to the education of middle grades children are essential. In addition, the position requires the ability to work collaboratively within a grade level team and to communicate effectively with parents. Please refer to Summit’s Portrait of a Teacher which speaks broadly to the qualities of a Summit School educator.
Specific qualifications include:
- Orientation to progressive philosophy and teaching methods
- Classroom experience at the middle school level (3+ years) strongly preferred
- Experience in curriculum development
- Experience in differentiating curriculum
- Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply
Summit’s Upper School
Our Upper School is committed to progressive principles of education. Respect for children and confidence in their natural capacity to learn—and to enjoy learning--are key. The program at all grade levels centers on experiential learning within an integrated curriculum. Our approach emphasizes a nurturing environment and challenging curriculum that includes open-ended inquiry and problem solving, collaborative projects, and exposure to a wide range of learning experiences. The teacher role is a fully professional one: in addition to taking full responsibility for students’ learning in core subject areas and their emotional growth, classroom teachers individually and collectively are the creators of the curriculum. The faculty is actively engaged in ongoing professional learning and curriculum development, both as grade level teams and in division-wide initiatives.
Please submit your cover letter and resume to:
Director of Human Resources