St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, a PK-12 co-educational school and one of the premier independent schools in Mississippi, invites applications for an Upper School instructor in Graphic Design, Yearbook (design and production), and Studio Art.
For this position, strong candidates should be proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, or Adobe Creative Suite Software. They must be able to instruct the fundamentals of art in addition to publication and design layout, marketing/branding, logo design and typography. There should be proficiency in the use of digital cameras, understanding of file types, including but not limited to jpegs and pngs, and editing skills. The ability to organize multiple deadlines and to multitask is essential. A degree in Visual Arts/Graphic Design is preferred.
Founded in 1947 and grounded in the Episcopal tradition, St. Andrew’s has two campuses and a large, close-knit community. The school emphasizes a comprehensive approach to education and boasts outstanding academic, athletic, and artistic programs, as well as excellent college placement and a nationally-recognized global studies program. The school has a strong commitment to diversity and being an inclusive community.
St. Andrew’s Upper School includes approximately 340 students and 40 faculty members for grades 9-12. We are located on the school’s North Campus in Ridgeland, which also houses the Middle School. The Upper School offers a challenging, integrated curriculum and students learn to relate abstract concepts to practical applications and to ask questions rather than be satisfied with the simple acceptance of new ideas. In addition to their academic classes and a host of artistic and athletic opportunities, students also attend weekly Chapel service and regular cultural enrichment and character building activities, on and off campus, including local service learning and an expanding array of international travel options. The Upper School also features a strong advisory program that matches each student with a teacher who builds a close relationship with that student.
In keeping with the characteristics of excellence for all St. Andrew's faculty and staff, strong candidates will be professional, self-driven, team-oriented, life-long learners who pursue excellence and contribute positively to the life of the school in various ways. They will be creative, growth-oriented, passionate about teaching, and comfortable working with adolescents. They will embrace fully the school's mission and will strive to meet the needs of our diverse student body, to collaborate effectively across grade-levels and departments, to bring art to life for the students, and to inspire them to want to learn and to develop and share their talents.
This is a full-time position scheduled to begin in August 2018. As an Equal Opportunity Employer and institution explicitly committed to nurturing a diverse community, St. Andrew’s does not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of the protected categories of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender, and sexual orientation), age, disability, genetic information, or military/veteran status in its employment practices or hiring practices. The school encourages applications from all qualified candidates and especially encourages applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups in independent schools. St. Andrew’s also offers a competitive benefits package, including extensive professional development and travel opportunities. More information about the school is available at www.gosaints.org.
To apply, please submit a cover letter addressing the characteristics and responsibilities specified above, a current resume or CV, a copy of higher education transcripts (unofficial copies will suffice initially), and a list of at least three professional references. All materials should be submitted electronically as PDFs and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying "Upper School Art" in the subject line.