Rye Country Day School (RCDS), located in Rye, NY seeks an inspirational and passionate lower school visual arts teacher for the 2018-2019 academic year. RCDS is a coeducational, PreK-12 college preparatory school dedicated to providing students with an excellent education using both traditional and innovative approaches. In a nurturing and supportive environment, we offer a challenging program that stimulates individuals to achieve their maximum potential through academic, athletic, creative, and social endeavors. We are actively committed to creating and maintaining a diverse community. We expect and promote moral responsibility, and we strive to develop strength of character within a respectful school community. Our goal is to foster a lifelong passion for learning, understanding, and service in an ever-changing world.
Qualified candidates should:
Support Rye Country Day School’s mission and philosophy while working with the Department Chair and Lower School Principal to ensure the highest quality lower school art program
Teach students from kindergarten through fourth grade twice every six-day cycle and write anecdotal reports twice per year
Demonstrate knowledge and experience in implementing “Teaching for Artistic Behavior” and “Choice Teaching” methods in Art to build student independence
Cultivate the studio habits of mind and create an environment that allows students to behave as practicing artists who envision, express, observe, persist, develop craft, explore, reflect, and understand the art of others
Differentiate lessons to support students at different levels in the classroom
Communicate professionally and effectively with students, colleagues and parents
Utilize the Responsive Classroom techniques to provide an approach that is nurturing and supportive of students and model effective classroom management
Design and implement lessons in clay, drawing, painting, printmaking, fiber arts, collage, and photography
Be familiar with various technologies such as iPads to teach technology-inspired lessons such as iPad drawing and stop motion animation
Collaborate with classroom colleagues and other special area teachers on STEAM and social studies related curriculum
Oversee an annual art show and reception to celebrate Lower School artwork; install other, smaller art shows throughout the year
Attend and participate in school-wide events, committees, and open houses
Pursue professional development and new ideas in art education
RCDS is committed to providing invigorating and supportive work experiences for its diverse community of employees. Faculty and staff are offered meaningful opportunities for professional development, growth, and leadership; highly competitive salaries; and extensive benefits. RCDS is committed to diversity and inclusion throughout the community and curriculum. Please visit our website - www.ryecountryday.org - to learn more about the school's rigorous curriculum, values, and strategic initiatives.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, and in the subject line of the message include the words “Lower School Art.”
About Rye Country Day School
Rye Country Day School in New York is a coeducational, PreK-12, college preparatory school dedicated to providing students with an excellent education using both traditional and innovative approaches. We are actively committed to creating and sustaining a school community that is nurturing, supportive, diverse, and inclusive, one in which all members can participate fully and achieve their maximum potential through academic, athletic, creative, and social endeavors. We expect and promote moral responsibility and strive to develop strength of character within a respectful school community. Rye Country Day seeks faculty who support our mission to foster a lifelong passion for learning, understanding, and service in an ever-changing world, and who share our commitment to creating and sustaining a vibrant, thriving, and inclusive multicultural learning community.