Gann Academy is seeking a part-time Studio Arts teacher to join the Arts Department for the 2018-2019 academic year. Responsibilities will include teaching one foundational course for ninth graders. The semester-long class, which runs in both the fall and spring semesters, will cover basic studio arts techniques and concepts. The ideal candidate will possess skills in 2D media, such as drawing, painting, and printmaking, as well as in 3D media, such as pottery, sculpture, and 3D design. Instruction will take place in Gann’s dedicated studio facilities.
The successful candidate will collaborate and work closely with our lead Studio Arts teacher on curriculum and programs. Other responsibilities will include supervising open studio, curating the gallery space, and collaborating with other members of the arts department to plan and implement events, exhibitions, and festivals.
Each art teacher at Gann is a professional artist in his or her respective discipline, committed to inspiring our students to self-actualize through expression in the arts. We believe that the arts provide a unique framework for our students to develop essential skills for success in high school and beyond, including risk-taking, critical thinking, collaboration, and iteration. Our department’s guiding mission is aligned with that of the school:
“…to educate, to inspire, and to empower intellectually confident, passionately engaged, ethically responsible Jews who, through critical thinking and the contribution of their unique voices, will create a vibrant Jewish future and build a better world where human dignity will flourish.”
Gann is deeply invested in teacher development and reflective teaching practice, and offers competitive compensation and a collegial work environment. We seek teachers who are committed to collaborating and growing in their teaching practice, supporting diverse learners in the classroom, and connecting with students outside the classroom, both formally and informally.
About Gann Academy
Gann Academy is a pluralistic Jewish day school that challenges students to cultivate their talents and interests in all areas of human potential: intellectual, artistic, spiritual and physical. Our faculty, made up of both Jewish and non-Jewish educators, facilitate the student journey. We seek teachers who are committed to collaborating and growing in their teaching practice, supporting diverse learners in the classroom, and connecting with students outside the classroom, both formally and informally.