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Campbell Hall: High School Visual Arts

  • 07 Mar 2024 11:12 AM
    Message # 13326307

    High School Visual Arts
    Salary range: $65,000 - $95,000/year

    Campbell Hall, founded in 1944 and situated on a 15-acre campus in Studio City, California, is an independent, all-gender, college preparatory, Episcopal day school for students in kindergarten through grade twelve. Campbell Hall is a community of inquiry committed to academic excellence and to the nurturing of decent, loving, and responsible human beings. As an Episcopal school, Campbell Hall thrives as an interfaith community that actively seeks to learn from the many religious traditions represented by faculty, students, and families. 

    The school is committed to fostering a community dedicated to honoring the diversity of the human experience. Campbell Hall welcomes candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in their teaching and learning. Campbell Hall provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

    Campbell Hall Faculty Description

    Campbell Hall seeks faculty who are dedicated to the developmentally appropriate education of the whole child; who are interested in learning as well as teaching; who connect their responsibilities with the philosophy and purpose of the school; who teach to empower as well as to inform; who are comfortable with questions as well as answers; who can work with direction, focus, humor, and dignity within the complexities of a diverse school environment; and who will be dedicated to promoting and maintaining an inclusive school community.

    In addition to academic responsibilities, Campbell Hall faculty are involved in many aspects of school life.  Coaching interscholastic athletics, chaperoning experiential education trips, participating in community service activities, helping students to produce school publications, overseeing student council, and leading a special interest club are just a few ways faculty are more deeply involved in the Campbell Hall community. 

    Campbell Hall faculty embrace the school’s mission and are dedicated to their implementation of a rigorous college preparatory program. They are equally devoted to the emotional and spiritual development of each student and they strive to relate to students, parents, and colleagues in ways that promote open and supportive communication. The result is a community where students and adults are confident to learn and grow.

    Job Description

    Responsibilities include the following:

    • 5 classes total, a combination of Video Production, Video Production Advanced and Experiments in Animation (each class meets for 75 minutes every other day)

    • Plan and organize the Campbell Hall Film Festival

    • Supervision duty (once per quarter/semester during lunch)

    • All-school faculty staff meetings three times per year

    • Monthly meetings include but are not exclusive to:

    • DAT (Deans, Advisors, and Teachers)

    • Visual Arts department

    • High school division

    • High school advisor (meet three times per week: one weekly group meeting and attendance at two chapels with advisees)

    • Experiential education trip chaperone (week-long, tent-camping trip)

    • Winter Formal and/or Senior Prom chaperone

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher 

    • At least 3 years of Visual Arts teaching experience 

    • Experience teaching video production, filmmaking and/or animation

    • Strength in both written and verbal methods of communication  

    • Ability to maintain equipment related to video production and animation

    • Proficiency with technology to include: Google Classroom; Adobe Premier; Final Cut Pro; iMovie; Dragonframe and a willingness to integrate technology into daily lessons

    • Ability to use patience and creativity when working collaboratively with a range of constituent groups, including students, families, faculty, staff and administration from diverse backgrounds (religious, ethnic, socio-economic etc.) 

    • Demonstrate a passion for continuous learning, maintain a flexible attitude, and possess strong organizational skills

    Desired Qualifications:

    • MFA in Visual Art, Video, Animation or a related field

    • Experience teaching Visual Art at the high school level

    • A personal commitment to an art practice outside of the classroom

    Experiments in Animation: This studio course offers adventurous students an opportunity to learn traditional animation techniques to make meaningful art works. Students work with drawings, paintings, sculptures, or found objects and study animation as an expressive medium. Techniques inspired by direct animation, stop motion, and animated drawings/photos, rotoscoping, and flip books are explored by each student. Students watch animated projects by both historical and contemporary artists to help create a context for their own work. (Grades 9-12; one semester) 

    Video Production: In this year-long course, students will learn the basic history, theories, and techniques of producing short-form artistic films. Students will learn skills in storyboarding, planning a shoot, directing, cinematography, editing (both picture and sound) and acting. During the year we will produce four short films, designed to teach aspects of narrative montage.  We will also produce a short sound only film, to bring awareness to the vast impact of sound in the filmic world. The course will develop both a verbal and visual critical language, primarily through the extensive critique process, both of student films as well as professional films. One of the foundations of a critical vocabulary in the study of cinema is Mise-en-Scene, which we will build on all year, looking at how contemporary directors have used this language to their own ends. Students can work independently and in groups, depending on their own interests. All students are required to exhibit one film at the Campbell Hall Film Festival at the  end of the year. (Grades 9-12; year long)

    Video Production Advanced: This year-long course builds on the foundations of narrative montage introduced in Video Production and focuses more class time on writing/critiquing scripts as part of film production. In our continuing development of both a more articulate visual and verbal language, the course focuses on the ‘Mise-en-Scene’ from one film director during the year. We will watch, critique and write about specific aspects of the film to more clearly understand how the visual can articulate ideas to support or challenge the story. In addition to professional film critique, more class time is set aside for the critique of students’ films. All students must participate in the Campbell Hall Film Festival at the end of the year. (Grades 10-12; prerequisite: Video Production; year long)


    If interested, please complete the application at



    Campbell Hall believes in and operates on the premise that it is the right of all persons to seek work and to advance on the basis of their individual merits, ability, and potential. Campbell Hall has been, is, and will continue to be, strongly committed to the principle that equal employment opportunity must be afforded to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, family care status, veteran status, marital status, age, medical condition, and disability. 

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