National Cathedral School (NCS) announces a search for a Lower School art teacher for an appointment beginning in August 2019. The successful candidate will teach all Lower School art classes (grades 4, 5, and 6), which explore a wide variety of art topics, tools, and materials.
Qualified candidates hold a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) and have relevant teaching experience. They will have general knowledge of art history, art-making techniques, critique, and aesthetics. They will be able to work creatively in the art department and with the Lower School team.
The Lower School day is from 7:45 am through 3:45 pm, although faculty are expected to start earlier or extend the workday occasionally for meetings, professional development, student assistance, etc. Other responsibilities for this position also include collaboration with and full participation in a school-wide art department to ensure excellent scope and sequence; attendance at regular department, division, and full faculty meetings; supervision of a daily lunch table; rotating recess and dismissal duty; and other duties as assigned. Salary is competitive, based on experience, and the position includes a full benefits package.
NCS is committed to leadership in multicultural education and a culturally diverse faculty and staff and seeks applications for this position from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported. As a result, the successful candidate will teach a curriculum in which students see themselves represented and develop strong cultural competence skills. The school expects candidates to have a willingness and ability to use differentiated instruction in the classroom. Teachers utilize a student-centered pedagogy and technology as a teaching tool as well as a student resource. NCS seeks an experienced classroom teacher who has a background in curricular and pedagogical innovation.
National Cathedral School serves 585 students in grades 4 through 12. Faculty and staff are curious intellectually, flexible, and collaborative, and they view education as an engaging vocation. Our students are fun and kind, and they love to be challenged and viewed as confident individuals. Faculty and staff maintain a lively conversation about the meaning of all-girls education, an interest in pedagogy, and innovative uses of technology. As an Episcopal school, NCS welcomes people of all backgrounds and faiths while maintaining a close identity with Washington National Cathedral's commitment to be a house of prayer for all people.
Interested candidates should send an electronic application that includes a brief cover letter, résumé, and the names and contact information of three to five references. In addition, applicants must submit (1) a portfolio of 20 professional works, (2) 20 student works, (3) a sample lesson that the candidate has used with students, and (4) an artist statement. Please submit all materials as one combined PDF attachment with “LS Art Teacher” in the subject line to email@example.com.
About National Cathedral School
National Cathedral School for Girls serves 580 students in grades 4 through 12. Faculty and staff are curious intellectually, advocates of lifelong learning, flexible, collaborative, and view education as an engaging vocation. Students thrive in an intellectual environment and love to be challenged. NCS graduates are recognized as highly motivated and confident. Faculty and staff maintain a lively conversation about the meaning of all-girls education, an interest in pedagogy, and innovative uses of technology. As an Episcopal school, NCS welcomes people of all backgrounds and faiths while maintaining a close identity with Washington National Cathedral’s commitment to be a house of prayer for all people. Located in Northwest Washington on 57 beautiful acres, the Cathedral Close is home to NCS, St. Albans School for Boys, and Beauvoir: The National Cathedral Elementary School.
NCS is committed to leadership in multicultural education and a culturally diverse faculty and staff. The school therefore seeks applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported.