The master teacher should bring energy, curriculum development skills, and artistic expertise to the Visual Arts department. Other responsibilities and necessary competencies include:
Demonstrating best practices in teaching Visual and/or Graphic Arts
Interacting effectively with parents, colleagues, and members of the administration
Exhibiting excellent teaching skills and a willingness to teach all Middle School and Upper School (9th-12th grade) foundational art courses
Developing a love of art in students and attracting students to elective courses in art
Working effectively with students of different artistic abilities
Teaching a specialty area of art geared to one’s expertise (e.g., graphic design, digital photography, etc.)
Developing and teaching new electives
Teaching 6 classes (3 each at the Middle School and Upper School grade levels)
Understanding the development of middle-school students and possessing a passion for working with this age group
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a Visual Arts field or Art Education; Master’s degree highly desirable; previous teaching experience in an independent school setting preferred.
About Ravenscroft School
Ravenscroft School is an independent coeducational day school offering a broad curriculum in the liberal arts with numerous advanced classes and an emphasis on best-practices teaching methods at every level. Founded in 1862, the school enrolls 1160 students in grades pre-K through twelve who demonstrate high standards of conduct as well as the capability of achieving success in a rigorous academic program.
Ravenscroft School Mission Statement: "The Ravenscroft community, guided by our legacy of excellence, nurtures individual potential and prepares students to thrive in a complex and interdependent world."