Part-time (40% FTE) Middle Learning Visual Arts Teacher
The Galloway School
February 20, 2018
16000.00 - 28000.00
Part Time - Faculty
The Visual Arts program at the Galloway School is designed to expose students to a broad variety of art concepts, media, and techniques. It involves 2D design and composition, 3D design and execution, digital and fine arts media, art history and visual literacy.
The Visual Arts Teacher understands Galloway’s mission to draw students joyfully into learning and works with a team to create a program that is engaging and challenging to students, faculty, and the Galloway Community.
The Visual Arts teacher supervises and assists students in a project driven environment, creating programs and lessons that capture student imaginations, encourage creativity and individuality, hones artistry and technique and builds a passion for the arts.
In consultation with the Director of Arts and faculty colleagues, the Visual Arts Teacher is responsible for teaching classes in a range of disciplines, with the broad view of integrating the Arts in the school curriculum and fostering interactions between the school and the world of the Arts beyond.
To provide the expertise necessary to ensure that the ML program is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of The Galloway School, and is an integral component of the learning/instructional program.
The Visual Arts Teacher:
• Instructs students in art, including painting, illustration, design, sculpture and mixed media.
• Maintains a creative and safe classroom environment.
• Understands teaching and learning from a student centric perspective.
• Plans and prepares lessons, programs and materials for grade level art class content, meeting course goals.
• Orders supplies in collaboration with other Arts Teachers as needed and within budgetary restrictions.
• Demonstrates method procedure to students.
• Communicates concrete and abstract concepts to students.
• Observes and evaluates student’s work to determine progress, and critique.
• Organizes and accompanies students on field trips to arts locations and events.
• Specializes in teaching in one or more areas of art, such as illustration, art history, painting, sculpture, digital media.
• Has a personal active interest in the creation of their own portfolio of work.
• Works collaboratively with faculty and staff to design a differentiated, globally integrated curriculum, including project-based units.
• Tracks student performance; evaluates programs and student progress (portfolios, conferences, written evaluation).
• Other duties as assigned
· Bachelor’s degree required
· Master’s degree preferred
Core skills in drawing, painting, ceramics and sculpture
Solid experience teaching in grades 5 - 8
Integrates technology into their programs
Demonstrated creativity and energy in their classes
· Ability to work with a wide range of abilities.
· Demonstrates a comfort with technology.
· Ability to maintain confidentiality.
· Excellent oral and written communication and presentational skills.
· Demonstrated capability to interface and maintain effective relationships with parents, administration and staff.
· Ability to work with minimum supervision to complete tasks and meet deadlines.
· Strong organizational, management, and communication skills.
· Ability to establish and maintain productive relations with others.
Specialized Skills and Knowledge
· Preference given to those with additional experience in printmaking, textile art, mixed media or film making.
· Working knowledge of computer graphic programs, such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, sufficient to teach and support.
Licenses and Certifications:
General office and classroom conditions
Sitting, standing, walking, reaching, operating computer and other office equipment, bending, and lifting up to 20 pounds as needed
Additional Salary Information: Salary is negotiated based on experience and degree earned