• Part Time
  • San Jose
  • This position has been filled

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Presentation High School

Position Title: Part-Time Digital Arts and Photography Teacher

Full-time/Part-time: Part-time (3 sections Fall 2023 and 4 sections Spring 2024)

Classification: Exempt

Reports to: Vice Principal of Curriculum and Instruction

Salary Scale: $50,000-$68,000 (First year salary will be prorated depending on actual start date)

About Presentation High School:

Presentation High School is an independent Catholic college preparatory school for young women.  We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a close-knit professional community.  We seek talented and innovative professionals who have a commitment to excellence and passion for our mission.

About the Art Department:

We are a collaborative, creative and progressive department that strives for excellence in Art education. We expose students to the artists and visionaries who have shaped the art for centuries, while helping them explore and define their own forms of artistic expression.  As teachers we seek to create dynamic and engaging learning environments and assignments and meaningful connections with students through culturally responsive projects and lessons.

Position Summary

As a member of our Visual and Performing Arts Department, the Digital Arts and Photography Teacher will instruct students in digital arts and photography.


Duties and Specific Responsibilities

Model for students the Catholic mission and values of Presentation High School
Demonstrate subject matter competency and the ability to communicate that to high school students
Devise a system of classroom order and discipline which contributes to the learning of all students
Create meaningful connections with students through culturally responsive teaching.
Develop dynamic and engaging lesson plans and assignments using Universal Design for Learning and other engaging pedagogical strategies.
Model a spirit of innovation, creativity and intellectual curiosity.
Be available to students who need assistance
Exercise professionalism at all times with students, parents, and colleagues
Participate in professional development activities of the subject area, pedagogy and technology
Education & Experience

●      Degree in Art with a Single-Subject Teaching Credential and/or Master’s Degree in Art or a related field.

●      Relevant teaching experience, preferably 5 or more years at the high school level.

●      Extensive knowledge of full Adobe Creative Suite; In Design, Illustrator, PhotoShop and Lightroom.

●      Proven digital photography experience with a strong portfolio.

●      Prefer graphic design background and film editing experience.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

●      Total resonance with the mission, vision, and values of Presentation High School and the Catholic education tradition including a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

●      A commitment to the educational philosophy of Presentation High School.

●      Willingness to adapt to an existing curriculum, as well as enhance the respective academic programs.

●      Ability to work well with students, colleagues, and parents.

●      A willingness to be an active, enthusiastic member of the Presentation community.

●      A deep commitment to professional growth and interest in educational technology.

●      Strong, proven teaching ability and passion for the academic subject.

●      Knowledge of the latest pedagogy for effective classroom instruction and student learning.

●      Excellent organization, verbal and written skills, as well as outstanding interpersonal skills.

●      Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

●      Available and willing to work occasional co-curricular events, including overnight field trips.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described below represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, Presentation High School provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities.  A qualified individual is a person who meets the skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.


The Part-Time Digital Arts & Photography Teacher must be able to

●      Lift and/or carry moderate weight of 10 pounds

●      Sit, stand, walk, climb stairs or ladder, reach, perform repetitive hand motions

●      Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal.

●      Work with frequent interruptions


Work Environment

●      Classroom/Office Setting


EEO Statement:

Presentation High School is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The school will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

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