Middle School Photography Teacher

Faculty / Part-Time

Dedham Country Day School, Dedham, MA

Dedham Country Day School (DCD) seeks a well-qualified part-time (20%) middle school photography teacher to join the robust faculty in our Pre-Kindergarten to grade 8 community for the 2022-23 school year. 

At DCD, our children develop a willingness to try, an ability to do, and a drive to care. We strive to provide a multicultural and anti-bias education which celebrates the diversity of our community and prepares students with the skills they need to connect and thrive in our diverse world. We believe that a broad range of experiences and viewpoints enhances learning and enriches life for students and faculty alike. We strongly encourage applications from people of color or educators from communities that are historically underrepresented in independent schools, and are committed to an inclusive school experience for all who work at DCD. Additionally, DCD places a high value on the professional growth of all faculty and staff and provides outstanding opportunities for individual professional development.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach digital photography and digital film part- time in our middle school arts department 
  • Teaching Responsibilities (each class meets twice for 50 minutes during a six-day cycle):
    • Fall: Digital Photography, Filmmaking and Photoshop
    • Winter: Digital Photography, Filmmaking and Photoshop
    • Spring: Digital Photography, Photoshop and Digital Photography       
  • Display and present students’ work throughout the year, participate in the annual spring arts assembly, and enter students’ work in the Small Independent School Art League’s annual juried show
  • Care for and maintain the appropriate equipment and studio spaces
  •  Write formal comments on students at the conclusion of each term

Strong candidates will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in photography, psychology or child development with a master’s degree preferred 
  • Three or more years of experience working with middle school-aged children using Adobe, Photoshop, iMovie, iPads, and Nikon digital cameras. 
  • An understanding of the importance of process and differentiated instruction as they develop new skills and vocabulary in their students 
  • Strong belief in a child-centered and developmentally-appropriate environment
  • An eagerness to embrace multicultural perspectives with experience building an inclusive environment and an awareness of anti-bias teaching practices
  • An ability to be flexible and adaptable in all activities and responsibilities, with an eagerness to work collaboratively on a team
  • An ability to integrate academic technology into the classroom experience

School Mission and Philosophy:

DCD is proud to offer an educational experience that:

  • Provides to each child a unique educational balance of challenging academics, arts, and athletics;
  • Embraces an inclusive interdependent community of students, teachers, and parents that fosters trust and encourages children to take risks;
  • Creates independent, resilient, lifelong learners through engaging, developmentally based teaching designed to meet varied learning styles; and
  • Inspires students to become caring, ethical members of the larger world by emphasizing thoughtful citizenship and respect for self and others.

Application Information: 

Dedham Country Day School provides a competitive salary and benefits plan. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Katie Ouellette, Special Assistant to the Head of School at kouellette@dcds.net

Dedham Country Day School is an independent, coeducational Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 8 school located just west of Boston in Dedham MA. DCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, national origin or ancestry, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or any non-job related physical or mental disability.  

Dedham Country Day School

Dedham, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
Day
All Gender