Colorado Rocky Mountain School is looking for a highly qualified, full-time upper school visual arts teacher. Arts educators at CRMS cultivate creativity, effective art studio habits and an ethos of excellence. Our visual arts curriculum includes a focus on craftsmanship, art history, diverse genres, and art critical analysis. This teacher will also maintain our gallery spaces with student art displays. All faculty participate in our active program and must demonstrate proficiencies related to our outdoor curriculum and/or sports programs. Applicants will also contribute to our residential and advisory programs and are expected to act effectively within a diverse cultural and social framework. Applicants must have an interest in or background in a student-centered, experiential pedagogical approach. CRMS teachers are expected to apply a variety of teaching strategies to meet each student’s needs and help each student reach an academically vibrant and skilled level of scholarship.
Specific Responsibilities Include: • Teach three to four courses per academic semester/year • Teach active program curriculum including trips and mountain sports. • Engage as a dorm parent and dorm team leader • Collaborate to implement an interdisciplinary curriculum • Enthusiastically participate in the greater life of the school, particularly in the active and residential programs • Foster diversity, inclusion, and social justice to promote a healthy learning environment • Execute all duties in a professional and timely manner • Take on other duties as needed
Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field required; advanced degree and/or teaching credential preferred • Teaching experience (Two years minimum) • Expertise in drawing • Experience in ceramics and/or digital media preferred • Organization/time-management skills • Proficiencies related to our outdoor and/or mountain sports curricula (mountain biking, kayaking, skiing) and previous institutional experience preferred • Must have or be willing to obtain Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder and CPR certifications • Ability to effectively engage as a dorm parent
Additional Salary Information: Salary and benefits commensurate with other Colorado boarding schools. Housing included.
About Colorado Rocky Mountain School
The Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS) is a college-preparatory independent high school located thirty miles northwest of Aspen in the mountains of western Colorado. CRMS’s average enrollment is 175 students in grades 9-12 from various countries. Key to the underpinnings of our progressive and experiential program is close faculty-student relationships and a skill-based academic curriculum balanced with outdoor activities that challenge young people to develop skills, judgment, responsibility, as well as a service ethic. Also significant are tasks related to daily life and the well being of the community. Our balanced curriculum of rigorous college-preparatory courses, wilderness education, and service learning, all in a residential setting, allows students to cultivate academic excellence, critical thinking, and community-mindedness.