Visual Arts Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

Kimball Union Academy, Plainfield, NH

Kimball Union Academy (KUA) seeks an experienced, student-centered, and innovative visual art teacher to become a full-time member of the KUA community.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teach introductory drawing, design, photography, and painting classes
  • Teach digital art classes in design, illustration, animation, and/or game or web design and/or other time-based media
  • Run the afternoon Art Activity open studio for students
  • Serve as a dorm parent in our residential program and work within a team to supervise and facilitate weekend activities on occasional weekends
  • Advise a small cohort of students
  • Pursue continuous growth and development in understanding and implementation of diverse and effective instructional practices
  • Contribute knowledge, expertise, and passion to the on-going collaborative effort to innovate and improve KUA’s curriculum
  • Participate in committee work as assigned by school leadership


  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in visual art, time-based media, design or art education
  • Hands-on experience as an art-maker
  • 1-5 years of experience working in visual art or digital media or teaching visual art and digital media
  • Able to work with Adobe Creative Suite software as well as Procreate and other visual art software
  • Experience teaching drawing, painting and design
  • Current pedagogical practices which may include experience with Universal Design for Learning, backwards planning (Understanding by Design), and project-based learning
  • Collaborative approach, willing to work closely with colleagues both in and outside of the department
  • Facility with Mac OS, Microsoft365, and/or Google apps
  • Flexible, resilient, and creative working within a fast-paced environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and a track record for building strong relationships with both students and colleagues
  • Strong analytical skills and an ability to learn new systems quickly
  • Student-centered educator with a commitment to investing in the lives of young people


Kimball Union Academy

Plainfield, NH
High School, Post Graduate
Day, Boarding
All Gender