Basic Purpose: The school, especially in the seventh and eighth grade elective program, affords a great deal of flexibility and autonomy for content within the arts. This 80% full-time position, with full benefits, will be responsible for teaching the fundamentals of clay, drawing, painting, and printmaking to elementary and middle school students.
Teach small groups and individuals as appropriate
Teach Middle School arts elective course (one course per term)
Communicate about student progress: write reports, conference with fellow faculty, parents and students as needed and attend meetings about student
Update and maintain curriculum maps on Shady Hill’s Atlas curriculum mapping system
Attend planning meetings in September and June and other faculty and department meetings as scheduled
Train apprentices and student teachers as needed
Serve as a full community member by attending weekly faculty meetings, sitting on committees, participating in admissions activities and covering duties (lunch, recess, dismissal, etc.)
Regular attendance at school as required by your schedule to meet your classes and to fulfill your other duties when school is in session is required
A working artist with prior teaching experience and art education certification is highly preferable
Knowledge of design, various craft areas, including fiber arts, as well as computer technology and the use of many kinds of materials
Familiarity with integrated learning through a thematic approach
Effective, timely, and professional communication skills
Employ multicultural and anti-bias teaching strategies that reflect cultural competence
Use multicultural materials and resources
Engage in professional development to enhance inclusive teaching and leadership practices. The school offers extensive professional development opportunities, including faculty summer study and travel grants.
For over 100 years, Shady Hill has been a leader in progressive elementary and middle school education and teacher training. The year-long central subject study, which emphasizes strong content, the use of primary sources, acquisition of essential skills, and self-discovery, forms the core of our curriculum. As a diverse school, we believe that a varied and inclusive community is an educational and moral imperative that empowers us all. Therefore, we seek to hire faculty and staff who share our vision. We offer a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries and a generous benefits package. Shady Hill is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. For more information on Shady Hill please visit us at www.shs.org.
Shady Hill offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance plans, a school-matched retirement plan and paid time off.