The Haverford School is seeking a full-time Art teacher. The preferred candidate will have at least two years of teaching experience. The candidate is a happy, enthusiastic individual who has demonstrated a passion for visual arts and for teaching that builds interest in, enthusiasm for, and mastery of the creative process. Many classes focus on creative problem solving through the use of digital media including photography, video, CAD/3D printing, animation, and graphic design, while others involve traditional drawing, painting and printmaking methods. The candidate will possess a collaborative spirit eager to work closely with other creative artist/educators striving to create authentic and powerful learning experiences in a diverse community of boys. Finally, the candidate will have the capacity to contribute to the life of the school in co-curricular areas, especially coaching and advising students.
A Masters degree in visual arts or training and/or experience in a position with similar responsibilities.
Two years of teaching experience desirable.
Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, InDesign and Illustrator or equivalent such as Final Cut Pro. ? Experience with 3D rendering software like Tinkercad, Fusion360, Maya, Blender or equivalent a plus.
Skills necessary: traditional and contemporary drawing, painting and printmaking techniques.
Experience with traditional darkroom photographic processes.
Working knowledge of Macintosh operating systems and ability to troubleshoot minor day-to-day related tech issues.
Understanding of art history and knowledge of contemporary art practices
Working artist/teachers preferred.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications
An undergraduate degree in visual arts or training and/or experience in a position with similar responsibilities.
Working knowledge of contemporary maker technologies to include experience with PC and Macintosh platforms, DSLR and camcorder operations, and 3D Printing.
Effective communicator, both verbally and in writing, with colleagues.
Exceptionally strong organizational and communication skills.
Working knowledge of Google Apps for Education and Adobe Creative Cloud applications.
About The Haverford School
THE HAVERFORD SCHOOL IS A VIBRANT, PRIVATE DAY SCHOOL FOR PRE-KINDERGARTEN-12 BOYS. OUR CAMPUS IS LOCATED IN THE HEART OF PHILADELPHIA'S HISTORIC MAIN LINE. AT THE HAVERFORD SCHOOL, BOYS ARE TALENTED SCHOLARS, ARTISTS, AND ATHLETES – AND SO MUCH MORE. OUR EXTRAORDINARY EDUCATORS CHALLENGE AND INSPIRE EVERY STUDENT, WHILE OUR BEST-FOR-BOYS PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES EMPOWER STUDENTS TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.