Visual Art Teacher
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. Pingree School empowers every community member to pursue knowledge with courage and imagination, thrive in joy and challenge, and create a more just and equitable world. Committed to developing global citizens, Pingree actively seeks faculty, staff and students of character and intelligence from diverse social, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
Pingree is currently seeking applicants for a full-time Visual Art Teacher in the Art Department beginning in the 2024-2025 school year. We are looking for imaginative and versatile candidates who possess a passion for and broad experience in the field of studio art 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 introductory through advanced courses in drawing and painting, and working with the visual arts faculty in teaching a rotation of a full-credit foundational 9th grade arts survey course. Experience in another area such as printmaking, mixed media, or sculpture would be an additional strength. Candidates will be responsible for overseeing the equipment, supplies, and budget associated with a fully-outfitted studio art classroom. Candidates should be motivated to work with the Art Department faculty in furthering enthusiasm for the visual arts in a school community with a thriving and evolving arts program.
This position will also include the equivalent of two co-curricular seasons, which may involve serving as the director of the Bertolon Art Gallery (which exhibits artwork from student, faculty, and staff artists as well as the work of emerging and established artists from outside the school community), coaching, or another activity. This position will also include assisting students in developing college 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 commitment 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 studio art 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. Pingree does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of 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, natural or protective hairstyle, or any other category protected by state, federal or local law.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, links or attachments to examples of personal and student art work, and contact information for two professional references to Laura Ogden, Director of Human Resources and General Counsel, at email@example.com.