Mounds Park Academy seeks a dynamic visual art teacher who can work well as a team member in a strong K-12 Visual Arts Department. A love of working with middle and upper school students and a deep studio art background is essential. The successful candidate will possess excellent problem-solving skills, experience incorporating various perspectives as subject matter in the curriculum, adaptability to change and new opportunities, and a bright vision toward the future.
Primary job responsibilities include:
Teaching Upper School photography at multiple levels.
Teaching 7th and 8th grade art classes.
Other teaching responsibilities may include introductory courses in digital media or ceramics.
Bachelor’s degree in a visual art(s), art education, or studio art.
Experience in visual art education and instruction.
Successful experience teaching in a traditional Middle and/or Upper School setting or equivalent community setting.
Ability to challenge, engage, and inspire students.
Strong communication skills and willingness to work as part of a team.
Commitment to MPA’s mission and philosophy of whole child education.
MN teaching licensure in K-12 Visual Art.
Experience working in independent schools.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is based on years of experience.
About Mounds Park Academy
Mounds Park Academy is a PreK-12 private school in Saint Paul that serves nearly 500 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. For 34 years, Mounds Park Academy has engaged students in a rigorous college preparatory experience that is demanding, but not draining, and goes far beyond memorization. Students are challenged to apply their understanding to stir the human spirit, stand for justice, and shake the world. This is what we call rigor with purpose and it grounds our students in the radical idea that their identity in the world is not measured by a test score, but rather by the depth and decency of their impact on the world.