Tabor Academy seeks a compelling and passionate Ceramic Artist to join our great community as a Teaching Fellow. The Ceramic Arts Teaching Fellowship provides early-career artists the opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art studio, communicate modern techniques and skills to students, and learn the art of teaching from our own veteran teaching faculty. The Fellow will teach 2-3 sections of ceramics and offer three community wide presentations related to current techniques and innovation within the Ceramic Arts community. In addition, the Fellow will work in conjunction with the departmental team to install a series of gallery shows, including one of his or her own art. The Fellow will have full use of the studio throughout his/her fellowship year, including access to a glaze lab, raku kiln, reduction fired gas kiln, and a wood fired salt kiln. As well, the Fellow will tend duties in the evening as a house parent, and serve in the afternoon arts program throughout the year. The position includes housing.
Key Responsibilities The ideal candidate will:
embrace an initiative-driven faculty culture focused on advancing Tabor Academy’s mission
possess an enthusiasm for teaching and learning, which engages a variety of talent at all levels
possess an understanding of current teaching pedagogies and adolescent development
model flexibility in both implementing best practices and pursuing success for each student
possess a high degree of cultural competency and demonstrated experience working with diverse populations
enjoy collaborating with colleagues within and across subject areas, and all aspects of school life
invest in the community and participate in the lives of our students outside of the classroom
convey patience and empathy with adolescents
have excellent communication skills
be self-reflective, able to work independently, and committed to professional growth
possess a ready and willing sense of humor
Requirements include a BFA in Ceramics , with an MFA preferred. Tabor Academy is eager to consider applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities.
To Apply: Electronic materials only, please. If interested, please send employment application, cover letter, resume, and educational philosophy to email@example.com with “Ceramic Arts” in the Subject line. A portfolio of recent work should be shared through a web link or digital platform for image viewing.
About Tabor Academy
Tabor Academy is a selective independent coeducational boarding and day school of 500 students in grades 9-12. Located on 87 acres of waterfront property on Sippican Harbor, the village of Marion in the southeastern corner of Massachusetts is under an hour’s drive from Boston and Providence. Established in 1876 to serve the children of Marion, Tabor today serves students from 20 states and 21 countries with broad socio-economic representation and a myriad of cultural and educational experiences.