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Elementary School Visual Art Teacher

  • 10 Feb 2020 2:24 PM
    Message # 8738471

    Elementary School Visual Art Teacher 

    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 implementing a rigorous college-preparatory academic 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.


    The elementary school visual art teacher creates and implements the visual art curriculum for grades K-6. This curriculum includes, but is not limited to, drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and sculpture. The teacher works alongside an associate art teacher to create lessons which encourage children to solve creative problems, trust their instincts, develop judgement, foster a joy for artmaking and understand their authentic voices through making and sharing artworks in a choice-based studio environment.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Foster joy for artmaking 

    • Teach visual art from a global, contemporary, and historic perspective

    • Showcase student work on campus

    • Collaborate with members of the visual art department to create a scope and sequence that builds from Kindergarten to 12th grade

    • Attend faculty meetings and professional development days and other meetings as needed

    • Maintain an organized and developmentally appropriate working elementary art studio

    • Order supplies, store and return artwork, and create student art portfolios

    Requirements and desired skills, knowledge, and abilities: 

    • 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) 

    • BA or BFA in related field, MFA in Visual Art or MA in Art Education preferred

    • Minimum 5 years of Visual Arts classroom experience (with 3 years at elementary level)

    • Experience teaching various mediums including 2D and 3D

    • Strength in both written and oral methods of communication 

    • The teacher should demonstrate a passion for continuous learning, maintain a flexible attitude, and possess strong organizational skills

    • Active studio art practice

    • Understanding of and ability to connect to elementary aged children

    • Experience collaborating with a team of teachers who work together to generate innovative curricula across subject areas

    • Proficiency with technology including: Google Drive, Adobe Creative Suite, SmartBoards; PowerSchool, and/or website creation and maintenance, and a willingness to integrate technology into daily lessons.

    • A fine sense of humor


    If interested, please complete our online application at: www.campbellhall.org/employment. For questions, please contact hr@campbellhall.org.

     

    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

    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.

    Campbell Hall welcomes candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in their teaching and learning.



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