Francis W. Parker School is a renowned JK-12th grade independent day school. Founded in 1901 on the tenets of progressive education, the school currently enrolls 940 students and employs 200 dedicated faculty and staff members who, in addition to assistant teachers, substitute teachers and coaches, work together to ensure that the School lives up to its Mission to “educate students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a democratic society and global community.”
We are currently seeking an experienced, engaging, and progressive art teacher who is open to exploring and learning new media and teaching students of all ages, from Intermediate and Middle School through Upper School. Media can include photography, woodworking, metalworking, fabrics, sculpture, drawing, painting and more. Rich professional development opportunities, a growth mindset, and a storied tradition of creative endeavor are hallmarks of our school. We are seeking to add an educator to our Visual Arts Department who is flexible, multi-faceted and student-centered.
Parker’s progressive culture requires a high degree of collaboration (including art curricula that is integrated into central subject activities in our Lower and Intermediate Schools) as well as strong self-direction. As Parker is committed to teaching students to be thoughtful, creative and engaged citizens in a democratic society and global community, strong cultural competency and a commitment to helping sustain an inclusive and equitable community for all are essential.
B.A., B.F.A., M.F.A., or M.A.E. required
At least 3-4 years full-time teaching experience required
Progressive teaching experience preferred
Strong background in photography and related software preferred
Strong background in drawing, painting, 2D & 3D design preferred
Special consideration given for experience with pre-press publications, wood shop skills, and/or computer layout and design skills
To Apply: Please submit cover letter with resume by mail, email, or fax to (no telephone inquiries please):
Laureen Sweers, Director of Human Resources Francis W. Parker School 330 W. Webster Avenue Chicago, IL 60614 email@example.com fax: 773.549.4430
Francis W. Parker School is committed to cultivating a community of dedicated students, parents, faculty and staff, trustees, administrators and alumni, who acknowledge, respect, and esteem diversity in our school; and who reflect, through their presence, the diversity of Chicago communities and the wider world. Francis W. Parker School is an equal opportunity employer.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with background and experience; comprehensive benefits package.