Art Instructor

Faculty / Full-Time

Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH

Starting in the 2023-24 school year, the Art Department is seeking a passionate and enthusiastic full-time Art teacher who is interested in being part of a collective of teaching artists and working with highly motivated and gifted high school students in a diverse and residential community.  

Applicants should be able to teach 2D and 3D mediums and be enthusiastic to teach a variety of different mediums term to term, digital photography, ceramics, printmaking, and apparel design. Experience and knowledge in the Photoshop and maintenance and understanding of large-format printing processes is desirable. Candidates must have an advanced degree in visual arts.

In addition, candidates should demonstrate…

  •  prepared lesson plans
  • a working knowledge of studio workspaces and equipment maintenance
  • the ability to adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs 
  • an established commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and identity exploration through carefully crafted projects and demonstrations
  • inspired by diverse and underrepresented artists
  • a proficiency in basic data management systems and computer applications (e.g., Photoshop, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook), and be willing and able to learn additional applications as needed
  • an understanding of the basic principles of students engaging conversation known as the Harkness pedagogy


While individual responsibilities will vary from one faculty position to another, the major job duties of all faculty members generally include the following:

  • Teaching: Faculty teach four classes per trimester.  All classes are student-centered discussions around a Harkness table.   In order to meet the intellectual needs of the school’s talented and highly motivated students, teachers are expected to be dedicated to daily preparation for the best possible classes.
  • Cultural Competency: Faculty are expected to demonstrate respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in all aspects of Academy life.
  • Residential Life:  Faculty generally reside in campus housing and play a critical role in cultivating Exeter’s community-centered student dormitory life.  Each faculty member is generally responsible for one weekend a month and one to two week-nights of dormitory duty per week, depending on the dormitory size.
  • Advising: Faculty are expected to serve as mentors to student advisees throughout students’ time at Exeter.  The adviser is the main liaison between an advisee’s family/guardian and the Academy.
  • Extracurricular Activities: Faculty are generally expected to participate in the school’s extracurricular activities (e.g. coaching, advising student clubs, and/or committee work).

Additional Requirements

  1. Experience teaching in a classroom setting for a minimum of 2 years.
  2. Diversity or cultural competency education (conferences, seminars, in-service programs, coursework, independent study.
  3. Willingness to enforce all school policies and rules governing student behavior.
  4. Criminal background check
  5. Driving Record Check
  6. COVID Vaccine Policy: Phillips Exeter Academy requires all community members without a medical or religious exemption to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters. *With the exception of a PEA-approved medical or religious exemption.


In addition to a CV, applicants should submit a cover letter and/or teaching statement indicating a specific interest in teaching at a residential high school that is actively committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Phillips Exeter Academy

Exeter, NH
High School, Post Graduate
Day, Boarding
All Gender