7-12 Visual Arts Teacher
Notre Dame Academy, Hingham, Hingham, MA
7-12 Visual Arts Teacher
Notre Dame Academy, Hingham, Massachusetts–an all-female college preparatory middle and high school educating students in grades 7-12–is seeking a full-time 7-12 Visual Arts Teacher with high energy, a creative spirit, and a passion for empowering young women. Notre Dame Academy is a vibrant, Catholic learning community, sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. The Academy guides young women in their personal faith formation, challenges students to pursue academic excellence, and encourages social responsibility on behalf of global justice.
NDA is seeking an experienced art teacher who possesses strong artistic, classroom management and organizational skills. The successful candidate will be guided by a “studio thinking” philosophy and instructional practices which embrace project based learning (PBL). Through PBL students should be taught to think critically about how they create, present, respond and connect to art and the many processes of art-making in a studio environment. The successful candidate will seek to work collaboratively with colleagues in the VPA department and across curricula. Under the supervision of the Principal and department head, this art teacher will create, develop, and implement thoughtful and rigorous middle and high school arts curricula which aligns to the visual arts frameworks, as well as, teaches the elements of art and principles of design. At NDA students are educated and empowered in an open-minded, academically challenging learning community that fosters a life-long love of learning and of the visual arts.
Components of Responsibility
Pedagogy and Assessment:
-Teach grade 7-12 Visual Arts courses, including: 7/8 grade art, sculpture, Studio Art & Design I,and 2D art.
-Implement meaningful and effective instructional methods, for middle and high school
-Align course curriculum and assessments with established NDA curriculum maps
-Ensure frequent opportunities for formative and summative assessments
-Provide extra help through meetings with students and through email communications
-Integrate technology into pedagogy where necessary and beneficial
-Create and maintain an organized, functional, and safe learning environment
-Assist with the management and inventory of classroom supplies
-Uphold school-wide policies and procedures that optimize learning, equity, and inclusion
-Maintain accurate records
Community Presence and Projects:
-Work with department head to manage the art gallery, displaying and rotating student work frequently throughout the school year
-Work with the department to develop and coordinate an Annual Art Show featuring student work
-Work with the department head to assist with the production of the yearbook as a co-advisor/editor
-Collaborate with faculty and staff to enrich student experiences with creative activities
-Serve as a co-advisor for after-school art-based activities such as Art Club based on student interest.
-Support and participate in school events and initiatives, including student performances, athletic events, etc.
-Work with school leadership to continue to develop exciting and innovative programming in the arts
-Attend Department and Staff Meetings
-Participate in on-going in-house professional development opportunities
-Pursue training/learning opportunities with professional art organizations
-Keep accurate records
– Bachelors degree in Fine Arts/Education/Visual Arts and/or Design (Master’s preferred)
– Experience teaching drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, 2D and 3D design (graphics, animation, and 3D modeling experience a plus but not required)
– Minimum of three years classroom instruction experience at the middle/high school or college level
– Ability to encourage and inspire student creativity with a focus on developing student’s artistic skills, interests, and talents
– Ability to provide an extensive portfolio of individual work, as well as, examples of student artwork in a variety of media.
– Be active in artistic endeavors and knowledgeable of contemporary artists, art movements, and current happenings and trends in the art & design world.
– Demonstrate knowledge of art history and be able to connect art history, genres, and styles to your instruction.
– Hold or show demonstrated progress in working towards a Massachusetts teaching license