Pingree School, Hamilton, MA
Pingree School is a dynamic and aspirational, independent, all-gender day school on the North Shore of Boston, located on a beautiful 100-acre campus in South Hamilton, where approximately 385 students in grades 9 through 12 solve problems, build community, and learn how to learn. The Pingree community is dedicated to academic excellence and the development of high personal standards. Pingree believes that a love of learning flourishes best in a diverse community that respects truth, curiosity, creativity, humor, and independent and imaginative thinking. Committed to developing global citizens, Pingree actively seeks faculty and students of character and intelligence from diverse social, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
Pingree School is currently seeking applicants for a full-time Visual Art Teacher who specializes in Ceramics in the Art Department beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. We are looking for imaginative and versatile candidates who possess a passion for and broad experience in the field of ceramics as well as a desire to work collaboratively in a dynamic and collegial department of artist-teachers. The teaching responsibilities of the position will include courses in ceramics and working with the visual arts faculty in teaching a ceramics rotation of a full-credit foundational 9th grade arts survey course. Candidates should be experienced with ceramic processes (handbuilding, wheel, sculpture), and will be responsible for maintaining a fully-outfitted ceramics studio including wheels and a kiln. Experience with sculpture would be an additional strength. Candidates should be motivated to work with the Art Department faculty in furthering enthusiasm for and connections between the visual arts in a school community with a thriving and evolving arts program.
This position will also include two seasons of coaching or another activity as a part of our co-curricular program, assisting students in developing college art portfolios, as well as serving as an advisor.
We seek candidates who are passionate about and have experience with exploring social justice through the arts, and who have a demonstrated committment to creating equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist spaces in their teaching. We are interested in candidates who are familiar with current trends in the art world and those with a desire to connect to and collaborate with other disciplines inside and outside the arts. The successful candidate will be deeply invested in a student-centered and process-intensive approach to art pedagogy, will have enthusiasm and appreciation for working with adolescents of a wide range of art experience, and will desire to take imaginative risks and to innovate in their teaching.
Potential candidates should have experience teaching ceramics at the secondary school level. A B.F.A in visual arts or a B.A. in art education is required. Applicants should be familiar with recent scholarship in art as well as current teaching practices including the application of new methodologies and technologies in the classroom.
Pingree School is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. The school does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of their race, sex, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, color, religion, national origin, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran or active military status, genetics or any other category protected by state, federal or local law.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two professional references.