Position Title: Upper School, Fine Arts Instructor
Department: Upper School
Reports To: Head of the Upper School
POSITION PURPOSE: The Upper School Fine Arts Instructor is responsible for preparing curriculum, teaching 2D and 3D art at the high school level and creating a dynamic learning environment for students in the class. We are looking for a candidate with foundational skills across the disciplines like painting, drawing, sculpture, and design/photo. Ability to make an impact outside of class time through extra-curriculars will be considered a plus.
Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts
Manage the classroom to insure successful learning for every student
Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
Teach the curriculum reflecting knowledge of the subject matter and of specific learning styles of your students
Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions or activities
Utilizes up-to-date technology into lesson plans and classroom management
Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.
Compile, evaluate and/or grade students' class work reflecting learning styles of students
Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records
Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments in order to evaluate students' progress.
Maintain contact with students and parents with effective and regular communication
Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress, and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs.
Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
Participate in the planning, development and evaluation of curricula, course materials and methods of instruction.
Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of upper school programs.
Maintain expertise in field through ongoing professional development demonstrating a commitment to field of study or knowledge of learning styles
Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree or post graduate work in subject matter
Experience teaching sculpture at the high school level, and have AP and/or IB experience
Ability and desire to coach
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Understanding technology in curriculum design and classroom presentation
Trained and updated in shop safety
In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Charlotte Country Day School will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Country Day does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.