Full-Time High School Visual Arts Position (IB Visual Arts)
High School Visual Arts (IB Visual Arts: 11th – 12th grades – combination of HL/SL)
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package.
Location: Sedona, AZ USA
Employer: Verde Valley School
Type: IB Boarding School
Category: Visual Arts
Verde Valley School is a small independent boarding and day school serving 120 students in grades 9 through 12. We are an International Baccalaureate World School, and our student body is approximately 50% international. Our guiding principles include academic excellence, intercultural understanding, environmental stewardship, physical labor and service to others. Please visit our web site for more information at www.vvsaz.org
Verde Valley School seeks a skilled and enthusiastic high school Visual Arts teacher to teach IB Visual Arts. Topics include but are not limited to: drawing, painting, photography, design, sculpture, and printing. The IB Visual Arts course is a two-year portfolio-based course which culminates with the submission of IB assessments in the senior year. The IB Art curriculum also incorporates a significant amount of research and writing as art history is integrated into the studio curriculum. The IB Visual Arts teacher will be responsible for guiding students through the production of the art portfolio as well as curating three student art shows per year in the school gallery. The IB Visual Arts position requires experience designing curriculum, differentiating instruction, and using educational technology.
The ideal candidate is someone who loves engaging adolescents of all abilities in the study of Visual Arts and is ready to fully immerse in all facets of boarding school life on our rustic desert campus. In addition to classroom teaching, each faculty member supervises students one evening per week, one weekend per month, and twice each week for campus work jobs. Each faculty member leads one extracurricular activity or sport twice each week and is responsible for advising 4-5 students. Most faculty members lead a 2-week wilderness & service trip throughout the Southwest each November. Meals in our dining hall are provided. On-campus housing may be available, space-permitting.
Preference is given to candidates who have:
IB or AP program experience in a progressive and collaborative environment
Experience teaching high school Visual Arts and Art History
Strong oral and written communication skills
Experience working in a residential setting
Experience and enthusiasm for living and teaching in diverse communities
Experience teaching non-native English speakers
Experience coaching and/or leading outdoor activities
This position begins in August 2019.
Please send cover letter and resume via email with subject heading: “Visual Art Position Application” to email@example.com No phone calls or faxes please.
About Verde Valley School
Verde Valley School is a small, independent, boarding and day school serving grades 9-12. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is our main curriculum, and the student body is 50% international. VVS’s guiding principles include academic excellence, intercultural understanding and service to others. Please visit our website for more information at www.vvsaz.org.