Design, Technology, Media Arts Instructor
Tabor Academy, Marion, MA
About Tabor Academy
Tabor Academy has a rich history that dates back to 1876 when the school was founded by Elizabeth Taber. Mrs. Taber had a lofty vision for the institution, including building character of young people from across the country. Today, we honor that legacy and embrace an international and diverse student body. Our work is guided by our principles of life-long learning, personal responsibility, and care for others. Here, students are encouraged to take risks and challenge themselves as they prepare to step into the world as global leaders.
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 explore their interests, understand their strengths, and develop their critical thinking and communication skills. Tabor graduates are leaders, adaptable, and exceptionally skilled at navigating the 21st century.
Tabor Academy seeks a compelling and passionate educator to teach Design, Technology and Media Arts classes – specifically video and graphics related courses – in the Visual and Performing Arts Department. The successful candidate will have a inclination toward experimentation across a wide range of methodologies, and will support, encourage, and prepare motivated students for success in this rapidly evolving field of artistic expression and creation. As a residential school, Tabor considers the work of faculty broadly, and we engage with students both during and beyond the academic day. Faculty members at Tabor can expect to be responsible for weekly evening and monthly weekend supervisory duties and to be responsible for contributing to the life of the school for two seasons in the co-curricular and/or athletic program. This position can include housing.
The successful candidate will:
- embrace an initiative-driven faculty culture focused on advancing Tabor Academy’s mission
- pursue an understanding of current teaching pedagogies and adolescent development
- plan lessons, teach, evaluate, and provide feedback for success which prioritizes portfolio creation, creative problem solving, and a love for art making
- have a strong background in technology and design and proficiency with digital video production (possibly animation), photography and graphic design
- have competence with computer modeling, design for 3D printing, and maker lab tools
- have fluency across multiple digital design platforms in the Adobe Suite and CAD software (like Autodesk) is prioritized
- have general experience with studio arts media, and the ability to possibly teach photography/digital-imaging, printmaking or other studio arts
- possess a lively interest in innovative uses of technology and the most contemporary trends in art creation
- possess a high degree of cultural competency and demonstrated experience working with diverse populations and perspectives
- demonstrate fluency with academic and creative technology that advances learning for students
- 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 arts studios and classrooms
- convey patience, empathy, enthusiasm, and optimism in their work with adolescents and faculty
- commit to self-reflective, to work independently, and to pursue professional growth and learning opportunities.
Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and interest in working with teenagers
Preferred: Experience in residential oversight and/or secondary or post-secondary instruction.
Electronic materials only, please. If interested, please send employment application, cover letter, and resume to email@example.com with “Design Technology” in the subject line. In the cover letter (or in a separate statement of educational philosophy), we invite you to share how your understanding of/capacity with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion has evolved, whether from personal or professional experiences.
Tabor Academy is eager to consider applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent 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, 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 economical backgrounds.
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, 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.