The Art Teacher will be responsible for developing in each student an interest in and the ability for creative expression in visual art, using skills and techniques of artistic expression; to develop aesthetic understandings and appreciations; to discover and develop talents of students in the field of art. Candidates must be skilled in using technology in the classroom. The faculty member will work closely with colleagues in the department and will teach a large number of international students. Candidates should be comfortable instructional technology and programs. Responsibilities include teaching six instructional courses and proctoring a study hall. The ideal candidate will possess a strong desire to teach at an independent residential school and an ability to contribute to a vibrant student activity program. Candidates willing to live in a residential setting and assist with residential life duties may receive priority consideration. MCI will provide on-campus housing in a residence halls and meals in our dining hall. Each faculty member is expected to contribute to the co-curricular environment at MCI.
The ideal candidate will: • Teach knowledge and skills in art, including drawing, painting, ceramics, 3D design, digital media, visual literacy and visual language skills. • Operate and maintain Ceramics lab • Provide instruction by which students develop aesthetic concepts and appreciations and the ability to make qualitative judgments about art • Demonstrate techniques in drawing, painting, ceramics and 3D design. • Knows and can apply elements of design and principles of art • Knows the fundamentals and different approaches to drawing media technique • Provide individual and small-group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students with varying intellectual and artistic abilities, and to accommodate a variety of instructional lessons • Demonstrate and instruct on healthy studio practices of materials as well as proper care and use of tools and equipment • Experience with STEAM curriculum and lessons • Organize and control use of materials, equipment and tools to prevent loss or abuse, and to minimize time required for distribution and collection • Assess each student’s performance and growth in knowledge and aesthetic understandings • Select and requisition instructional materials, tools, instructional aids, and maintain inventory records • Plan and present art displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit students’ work for the school and the community. May sponsor exhibits from outside the school • Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the school and/or in self-selected professional growth activities • Communicate with parents and school counselors on student progress • Participate in curriculum and other developmental programs, such as after school art club • 1:1 school Computer literacy required. Knowledge of Google G suite. Visual Art software • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Art Education or Visual Art. Master’s degree preferred. • Appropriate Teaching Certification
Qualifications • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Art Education or Visual Art. Master’s degree preferred. • Prior high school teaching experience is required and experience with both struggling students and international students preferred. • Proficiency in use of instructional technology experience with l:l programs a plus. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with students, parents, peers, and supervisors.
Contact Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference to Eveline M. Bailey, Dean of Academics, at email@example.com.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits
MCI offers a competitive benefits program including medical, vision and dental plans,
disability, life insurance, and flexible spending accounts.
About Maine Central Institute
MCI pledges to provide a rigorous, comprehensive educational program to a multicultural student body with a wide range of abilities and interests. In a safe and caring atmosphere, students will acquire knowledge, self-esteem, social responsibility, and the critical thinking and communication skills necessary for global citizenship and lifelong learning. - MCI's Mission Statement
MCI is located in a rural, picturesque region of central Maine in the town of Pittsfield, appreciated for being a safe, family-oriented community. It is located within 30 minutes of Waterville and Bangor, and 90 minutes from Portland, conveniently accessible by Interstate 95. MCI serves a multicultural population of residential students representing many different states and several foreign countries. The school also serves 300+ day students from the towns of Burnham, Detroit, Pittsfield and other surrounding communities. The progressive educational program serves a wide range of abilities and interests.
* MCI, founded in 1866, has a rich educational tradition
* we offer a comprehensive educational program serving students in grades 9-12, PG with a wide range of abilities and interests
* we... provide a safe, caring, supportive atmosphere
* we are proud of our diverse student body
* we offer extensive choices for athletic, extracurricular and academic enrichment opportunities
* Maine Central Institute provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.