The Arts Director is a member of Wakefield’s Senior Leadership Team, a group of school administrators that works with the Head of School to help set and implement Wakefield’s strategic direction. The Director is Chair of the Arts Department from JK-12th grade and is responsible for our Music, Theater, and Visual Arts curriculum and programs. The Director is responsible for maintaining and growing these programs and reaching out into our broader community to promote the arts.
The ideal candidate has a strong background in the arts, and is a performing arts specialist with a Masters’ Degree in Music, Music Education or Arts Management preferred. The candidate should have experience and/or willingness to teach in our Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools. A background in choral or instrumental music is also a plus, but is not necessary. This person should also possess the ability to manage a complex organization in terms of budgeting, scheduling, and programming. An ability to work collaboratively across programs and school divisions is also important. Candidates should also have an understanding of how the arts fit into the larger context of a classical liberal arts education, and of how various programs across divisions and disciplines interact in support of a high-functioning school culture.
The Teacher Job Description is posted on the right-hand side of the Employment webpage of our website, www.wakefieldschool.org under About Us. This person would also have duties as Chair of the Department.
Internal Number: WAKEARTS2018
About Wakefield School
Wakefield School is an independent, college-preparatory school in The Plains, Virginia, whose primary goal is to provide a rigorous, liberal arts education. We believe that such an education trains the intellect while fostering self-discipline, independence, creativity, and curiosity. We encourage students at every level to think about and with the knowledge they are working to master. Finally, we aim to cultivate strong and ethical character through guidance in and out of the classroom committed to training the spirit as well as the mind. This concept is embodied in the School's motto, Virtus et Sapientia, or "Virtue and Wisdom."