Visual Arts Teacher: The Storm King School is seeking a visual arts teacher who can teach a wide range of art including studio courses, drawing, and painting. Of particular interest in this position is someone who has a background in photography and digital art, animation, and/or fashion design which is a developing signature program at our school. Experience in STEAM programs is also a plus.
The Storm King School is located in the spectacular mid-Hudson River Valley. Our campus sits on the shoulder of Storm King Mountain and overlooks the Hudson River. We are surrounded by 6000 acres of forests and hills in the adjacent Black Rock State Forest and Storm King State Park which make our school a truly beautiful setting in which to work and learn.
The Storm King School is a co-education, college preparatory, boarding and day school for 175 students in grades 8-12. In addition to a strong academic program, our school has a great performing and visual arts department, service-learning opportunities, and a strong athletic program. Nearby is The Storm King Art Center, a world renown large sculpture park. In a typical graduating class of 40-50 students, we often send three to five students to major art schools.
Faculty members typically teach 4 to 5 classes, supervise or coach two seasons of three, and help our residential life program, either by living in the dormitory and/or managing evening and weekend residential duties. In the past five or more years, we have grown significantly due to improvements in our academic program and facilities.
If you are interested in this position, please e-mail a cover letter, a resume, a statement of educational philosophy, and a list of three reference contacts to the Executive Assistant to the Head of School, Denise Sollami (email@example.com). No phone calls please.
A four year degree in the visual arts or a related field and a minimum of three to four years teaching high school students is required.
An MFA is a plus. Experience playing and or coaching sports, and/or supervising activities (especially art related for this position - Art Club, Literary and Arts Publications, etc.) is also a plus. We have a wide range of sports and activities like volleyball, soccer, basketball, etc., so a willingness to help and some experience are what we are looking for. One particular need at the moment is an unusual one -help with our fencing program.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary; housing and meals in our dining hall while school is in session are included.
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About The Storm King School
The Storm King School is a college prep boarding school dedicated to the success of each student. Blending the best of proven educational methods with new and emerging technologies, SKS tailors highly individualized programs to meet the varying needs of each student. At The Storm King School, students are helped to dream big, work hard and achieve success, each in his or her own way.