Fine Arts Department Chairperson and Visual Arts Teacher
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
February 16, 2018
Full Time - Faculty
Holy Ghost Preparatory School Position Summary:
Holy Ghost Preparatory School is seeking a full-time Fine Arts Department Chairperson and Visual Arts teacher for the start of the 2018-2019 school year. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years of high school teaching experience or its equivalent and a proven ability to lead a team of people, while growing and developing a rich fine arts program at Holy Ghost Preparatory School. The ideal candidate will have a college major in Visual Arts or a related field and will be highly organized and motivated to promote the arts throughout the school community and through several different outreach programs and trips.
HGP’s rich tradition and focus on the arts begins in ninth grade and is supported through senior year with highly specialized Visual Arts classes. Currently forty percent of all HGP students are involved in a thriving and innovative arts program. The ideal candidate will be able to move up and down the arts curriculum, teaching introductory classes, Advanced Drawing, 2D/3D Design, Painting and Printmaking, Junior Portfolio, Senior Portfolio and others.
Preference will be given to dynamic leaders with the ability to develop and design a curriculum around creativity, collaboration and creative thinking. The chair should be up to date on best practices and initiatives which will reach a wide range of student learning styles. Additionally, the chair will assist in the hiring, professional development and evaluation of department members.
Solid foundations in the Visual Arts are critical to this position. To that end the teacher will use the art gallery to promote an engaging and rigorous experience for the student which includes the following:
Use of skills and techniques of artistic expression.
Teach knowledge and mastery in art, including drawing, painting, lettering, and art history.
Understand and apply elements of design and modern principles of art.
Evaluate each student’s performance and growth in knowledge and aesthetic understandings.
Discover and develop talents of students in the field of art.
Candidates should have a strong interest in working in a collaborative environment with highly motivated students and an experienced faculty. A standard full-time position involves teaching five classes. In addition, a faculty member is expected to assume community responsibilities such as coaching or moderating a student organization or club.
Promote participation in Memory Project; Philips Mills Youth Art Exhibition; Center of the Arts in Bristol and other art exhibitions.
Oversee and Develop Holy Ghost Preparatory Chapter of NAHS.
Host “First Friday,” a student performance opportunity.
Run and maintain the Fine Arts Festival with the different members of the department.
Update the gallery frequently with displays of student artwork.
Promote and encourage involvement in the Art Club.
Develop and maintain long range and daily instructional plans for the department.
Model a variety of teaching and assessment strategies.
Lead annual reviews of the curriculum, encourage innovation, risk-taking ?and model lifelong learning.
Assist in the development and implementation of the school improvement plan in order to improve student achievement and success.
Essential Skills, Requirements, Education and Experience:
Commitment to embracing Catholic education, specifically the mission of Holy Ghost Preparatory School.
A team leader and team builder that has a passion for and commitment to achieving excellence in all aspects of the School’s mission.
Working knowledge of a student-centered classroom.
Minimum five years teaching high school.
Major in Fine Arts or related field.
Empower student and faculty leadership.
Strong organizational, leadership, and written and verbal communication skills.
About Holy Ghost Preparatory School
Holy Ghost Preparatory School (HGP) is an independent private Roman Catholic secondary educational institution founded by the members of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, the Spiritans. HGP is dedicated to the quality education of college-bound young men through a commitment to excellence in liberal arts and sciences education and through a deep concern for moral, spiritual and ethical values grounded in the traditions of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. This tradition fosters the development of community in “one heart and one mind”, the cultivation of each student’s unique gifts, academic excellence, and generous service to the poor.