Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart in Princeton, New Jersey is an all-boys independent Sacred Heart school for grades K-8. We are currently seeking a full-time visual arts educator for the 2019–20 school year. This is a Lower and Middle School teaching position and has classroom teaching responsibilities that can range from Kindergarten through Grade 8.
Rooted in the more than 200-year tradition of the Society of the Sacred Heart, the mission of Princeton Academy is to develop young men with active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others, and the courage to act on their beliefs. Princeton Academy has established itself as an outstanding school for boys that educates the whole child: intellectual, spiritual, moral, social, emotional, and physical. Princeton Academy seeks candidates who believe in the mission of the school.
Pablo Picasso once said that, “every child is an artist.” Our Visual Arts Program aims to inspire our boys, foster a sense of creativity, enable them to discover new passions and gain a deeper sense of self through the visual arts, all while developing knowledge, understanding and appreciation of visual arts through ongoing interactions with various artistic elements. A successful candidate will foster a joyful and stimulating classroom environment that is conducive to the intellectual, social, and emotional development of boys while creating a learning experience that motivates each student along his visual arts journey.
Interested candidates should have three or more years teaching experience in a Kindergarten through Grade 8 visual arts program/learning environment; bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred.
This position requires:
A strong belief in the mission and vision of Princeton Academy, the Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria and Princeton Academy’s Learning Principles for Boys are essential
A joyful and inspirational approach to teaching and learning, along with an articulated desire to work with boys in Kindergarten through Grade 8
Collaboration with Lower School and Middle School Faculty
Presenting well-planned lessons with appropriate work in and outside of the classroom with a focus on the integration of subject areas, problem-solving, and creativity
Teacher duties that can range from Kindergarten to Grade 8
Integration of technology and a variety of mediums into classroom lessons
Maintain an organized, pleasant, and inviting environment that supports creativity
Visual Arts program curriculum development
Leadership of the school community in a variety of forums aimed at showcasing and highlighting the arts at Princeton Academy throughout the school year
Maintain resources and inventory of visual art materials and equipment
Enthusiastic about working collaboratively to build curriculum and improve pedagogy
Well versed with a wide range of visual art mediums
The ideal candidate is a talented visual artist who is passionate about working with children and sharing her/his passion with students
Participation in professional development
Coaching experience and/or the ability to lead co-curricular activities
A degree in visual arts education is preferred
Commitment to professionalism and excellence
Commitment to continuous growth and improvement
Organized and able to manage multiple tasks
Socially conscious, wants to make a difference in the world
Sense of humor, energetic, optimistic, gregarious
Effective communicator, orally and in writing
Interested candidates are asked to submit:
A letter of interest
A current resume
A statement of educational philosophy
List of 3-5 references and/or letter(s) of reference from individuals willing to be contacted by phone
Please submit materials electronically via email attachment to Head of Middle School Kathleen Humora at firstname.lastname@example.org and Head of Lower School Paris McLean at email@example.com. Princeton Academy will acknowledge receipt and contact you.
Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
About Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart
Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart, an independent all-boys Catholic school serving grades K-8, is committed to academic excellence within the context of a faith-based community.
Our mission is to develop young men with active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others, and the courage to act on their beliefs. We stress the total development of each child: spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical.
Our philosophy is rooted in the 200-year tradition of the Society of the Sacred Heart, which educates children to become leaders of a just society by adhering to the following five goals:
I. A personal and active faith in God.
II. A deep respect for intellectual values.
III. A social awareness that impels to action.
IV. The building of community as a Christian value.
V. Personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.