Upper School Visual Art Teacher

  • Full Time
  • Danville, Ca
  • April 30, 2021

Website The Athenian School

55 years of intellectual exploration and meaningful contribution

Upper School Visual Art Teacher with Expertise in Architecture, Digital Art, and/or 3D Art

The Arts are a core curricular part of the Athenian School where we focus on giving our students the technical skills to be able to communicate in their medium, the historical and conceptual background to know the context of what they’re making, and the support and structure to help them develop their own artistic voice. We have breadth, with a wide array of media and art forms for students to study in, as well as depth, with Advanced classes in every area. The Art Department at Athenian is a supportive and collaborative group of educators passionate about the role an Arts education plays in creating empathetic, creative, and critically thinking adults. This role is for a full-time Visual Arts position teaching courses in Architecture, 3D Art, and Digital Art.

Core Qualifications:

  • BA with emphasis or coursework in one of the following areas: Architecture, Sculpture, or other related Arts areas
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Athenian School’s ideals: Education for democracy, equity and inclusion, community service, multiculturalism, and environmental stewardship
  • Growth mindset. Openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning of practice as well as subject area
  • Ability to work collaboratively

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years of recent experience teaching visual art
    BFA, MFA, or teaching credential in art
    Experience working with high school-age students
    Experience creating your own curriculum for HS or college Arts classes
    Professional experience as an artist
    Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite
    Experience with maker tools including 3D printers and 3D modeling programs
    Experience working in independent schools

School Description:

The Athenian School is a distinctive independent school that prepares its students for college and for lives of meaning and purpose. Athenian encourages students to become life-long learners and infuses them with confidence, independence, personal responsibility and a sense of community. Enrollment in grades 6-12 is 490 students, including 56 boarding students, 42 of whom are international students. We ask that applicants take time to read about Athenian’s history and philosophy (visit our website: www.athenian.org).

Every employee is an Athenian community member, and as such, embraces the cornerstones of Athenian’s philosophy: respect; open, direct communication; honesty; fairness; responsibility; and dedication to the students in their intellectual and personal growth. Additionally, active support for environmental conservation, international understanding, equity, inclusion, justice, participatory government, outdoor education, and service is essential. Cultural competence is an expectation of employment for all professional staff at Athenian. As a school that from its founding has valued the worth and integrity of each individual, we are particularly interested in candidates with a proven commitment to teaching and working in a diverse, multicultural setting.

Athenian School strives to attract and retain a faculty and staff of the highest caliber. We have a unique community here, filled with many differing opinions, backgrounds, ideologies and experiences. We have students from all over the globe, our families include a mom and a dad, two moms, two dads, single parents, guardians and stepparents. We have many faiths and those who are non-observant. We represent all income levels. What we share is a belief in Athenian’s mission. By embracing diversity in all forms — gender and gender identity, sexuality, faith, ethnicity, socio-economic status — we encourage students to take intellectual risks, to challenge their own assumptions and to learn to work collaboratively as global citizens and advocates for positive change.

The Athenian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, faith, sex, gender or gender expression, age, ability, sexual orientation, familial or marital status. The Athenian School is actively seeking to create a more culturally diverse school community and as such, we encourage people of color and members of the LGBTIQ community to apply.

Athenian’s salary and benefits are competitive and include medical, vision, and dental insurance, a retirement plan, a smoke-free environment, and a daily prepared lunch.

To Apply: Go to the Athenian Career Center at https://www.athenian.org/about/get-involved/careers

Please provide a letter of interest, current resume, and three references. In your cover letter, please specify your area(s) of expertise and which subjects and classes you’re able to teach. Please also include the particular source through which you learned about this position: website, referral organization, etc.

Address your letter of interest to Kalyan Balaven, Director of Teaching and Learning.

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