Ceramic Arts Teaching Fellow

Faculty / Full-Time

Tabor Academy, Marion, MA


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 each trimester and offer 1 – 2 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 their own art. The Fellow will have full use of the studio throughout their fellowship year.

The Fellow will also fulfill duties in either our afternoon co-curricular art program or evening residential program and take part in a weekend duty team. Additionally, 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 employment@taboracademy.org  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

For nearly 150 years, Tabor Academy has served the Marion, Massachusetts community as a premier coeducation, college preparatory boarding and day school. As the School by the Sea, Tabor offers an uncommonly beautiful setting in which to live and learn for students grades 9-12. The school provides a wide breadth of academic offerings for students to achieve the school’s mission. We invite all interested in learning about the school and our strategic vision to read the website.

Tabor Academy is eager to consider applications from people traditionally underrepresented in independent boarding school communities.

Tabor Academy is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community – and hiring and retention processes, more specifically – informed by the NAIS Principles of Good Practice – Equity and Justice. Additionally, across all areas of school life, we prioritize practices based on Mind Brain Education (MBE) research; the relational skills of active listening, empathic understanding, critical thinking, and genuine inquiry; and pursuits that actively seek out and invite in diverse perspectives. At Tabor Academy, 540 students come from all over the United States and over 21 countries to be part of an engaging community. Our diverse and inclusive student body welcomes individuals from all races, religions, and economic backgrounds and fosters students becoming engaged and committed global citizens with a disposition to act in service to the common good.

Located 15 minutes from culturally rich New Bedford, home to the Whaling National Historical Park; stories from when the city was a station on the Underground Railroad and home to Frederick Douglass; a hub for Blue Economy Corridor innovation; seafood from America’s #1 fishing port; and a landscape that attracts sailors, bikers, and golfers, Marion and the Southcoast are teeming with opportunity.

Tabor Academy does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other Academy-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices. 




Tabor Academy

Marion, MA
High School
Day, Boarding
All Gender