Visual Arts Teacher
The Fenn School, Concord, MA
Full-Time Visual Arts Teacher for Grades 4-9
The Fenn School seeks candidates for a full-time visual arts position. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with several areas of the visual arts including: ceramics; painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor); and drawing. The position includes teaching visual arts courses in grades four through seven, and offering a visual arts elective course in our Upper School to students in grades eight and nine. The teacher will also serve as an advisor and hold other duties such as managing Fenn’s art gallery, coaching sports or supervising a student activity. All members of the visual arts department also participate in preparing biannual student art shows on campus and for the annual Small Independent School Arts League (SISAL) show at a peer school.
A successful candidate will be a proactive and collaborative educator who can support the mission of the school and work well with students, parents, faculty, and staff. Specific characteristics, in addition to those mentioned above, include strong written and verbal communication skills, solid classroom management skills, and the ability to effectively manage the organizational requirements of the position.
The Fenn School is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. A successful candidate will, therefore, be a proactive and collaborative educator who is also committed to the manifestation of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in the Fenn community. The ideal candidate will be able to support Fenn’s mission in all work with students, parents, faculty, and staff. Fenn strongly encourages applications from traditionally underrepresented groups.
- Planning and teaching visual arts courses in grades four through seven and in Fenn’s Upper School (grades eight and nine)
- Collaborating with colleagues in the Arts Department, including assisting with Fenn’s Kane Art Gallery
- As an advisor, supporting the social, emotional, and academic development of advisees in partnership with parents and Division Heads
- Completing regular formal reporting of student performance
- Keeping the Department Chair and Division Heads informed about student progress
- Experience teaching students in grades four through nine
- Proficiency and passion for work in multiple areas of the visual arts (ceramics, painting, and drawing)
- Bachelor’s degree required; additional training or experience preferred
- A love for working with adolescent boys
- Proficiency with technology
Fenn offers a highly competitive salary and a generous benefits package. Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and contact information for professional references via email attachment to Nat Carr, Assistant Head of School, at the following email address: email@example.com. Receipt of materials will be acknowledged via email.
The Fenn School does not discriminate in hiring or terms or conditions of employment on the basis of sex, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, age, marital status, military or veteran status, application for military service, race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.