Evansville Day School (EDS), in partnership with parents, offers a student-centered, college preparatory program supported by a challenging and comprehensive curriculum that encourages each student from Junior Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 to strive for excellence in mind, body, and human spirit. EDS was founded in 1946 and remains the only independent school in the Southwest Indiana (tri-state) region. The school enrolls approximately 310 students and boasts a 40 acre wooded campus, an impressively diverse student body, and 100% four-year college placement.
As with all positions at Day School, faculty hold much more than a job. Educators enjoy the opportunity to be part of an intellectual, interesting, and supportive learning community with a myriad of ways to engage students, families, and colleagues as everyone participates in the life of the school. All Day School faculty and staff are asked to focus actions and decisions on what is best for the school and the students.
This is an exciting time to join the Day School faculty. The curriculum is shifting toward more experiential and project-based learning. The Middle and Upper Schools have adopted a Bring Your Own Device program and the Visual Arts Department has expanded its programming. The future is bright as EDS continues to innovate and provide a forward thinking college preparatory program for students.
The Visual Arts Department provides students with opportunities to develop their creativity and artistic expression through a variety of art-making experiences. Through engagement with both traditional media and digital tools in visual communication, students develop confidence in their creative abilities and a lifelong love of the arts. This position supports the department’s goals in educating Middle School (grades 7-8) and Upper School (grades 9-12) students in required and elective courses. A successful teacher has the flexibility and experience to teach a variety of Visual Arts classes to diverse groups of students. As a member of a small faculty, an ideal candidate must also be able to work closely with and communicate collaboratively with fellow teachers to ensure a positive Upper and Middle School environment.
Teach Visual Arts classes in grades 6-12, including 2D, 3D, and digital arts
Serve as advisor to Upper School students and student organizations
Participate in the life of the Upper and/or Middle School through coaching, advising, serving on committees, and/or attending school events
Implement innovative methods and utilize available resources and technologies
Pursue ongoing professional development.
Participate in faculty, divisional, and departmental meetings
Engage in efforts to display student artwork and beautify campus
Other duties as assigned by the Head of School
Four-year degree, preferably in Art or Art Education, required (Masters preferred)
Enjoys working with teenagers and pre-teens
Experience working in schools, preferably in private or independent education
Innovative, flexible, relationship-focused
Excellent work ethic, organizational, and interpersonal skills
Appreciation for the unique character and special demands of working at an independent school
Ability to work independently and collaborate as part of a team
Ability to meet deadlines, balance competing priorities, and maintain a sense of humor
Passion for education and the EDS mission
All employees and volunteers must agree to a comprehensive background check
To apply send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Shannon Dierlam (Administrative Assistant to the Head of School) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Art Teacher” in the Subject line.
About Evansville Day School
Evansville Day School (EDS), in partnership with parents, offers a student-centered, college preparatory program supported by a challenging and comprehensive curriculum that encourages each student from Junior Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 to strive for excellence in mind, body, and human spirit. Founded in 1946, EDS is the only independent school in the Southwest Indiana (Evansville tri-state) region and enrolls approximately 300 students (including around 90 students in the Upper School). EDS boasts a 40 acre wooded campus, an impressively diverse student body, 100% four-year college placement, and a professional and innovative faculty and staff.