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Visual Arts Teacher, Grades 6-8

Company: Greenwich Country Day School
Location: Greenwich
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Greenwich Country Day School is an independent, co-educational day school with current enrollment of 1375 students in grades N-12, and a faculty and staff of over 350. The original Old Church Road campus is home to grades N-8. The new High School (9-12,) established in 2019, is located less than two miles away on the Stanwich Road campus. Founded in 1926, GCDS is a school where innovative teaching is encouraged as teachers model and foster a love of learning, challenge and inspire children toward academic excellence, and cultivate students--- interests and talents outside of the classroom. We value purposeful and personal learning in a joyful environment, with emphasis on the development of character, creativity, and a sense of personal value along with strong academic skills. GCDS is committed to graduating ethical, confident leaders who possess a strong sense of purpose. GCDS is fortunate to have built a large endowment which helps to fund competitive salaries and benefits, a robust professional development program, and reimbursement for graduate school tuition. GCDS offers a substantial need-based financial aid program to support students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds. Greenwich Country Day School seeks a Visual Arts Teacher, Grades 6-8, to start August 2022. The ideal candidate will be a generalist who possesses the ability and enthusiasm to incorporate constructive, integrative, reflective, and inquiry based learning into the studio art experience, including introduction to and exploration of artists representing diverse backgrounds. Successful candidates will demonstrate a dedication to collaboration, a creative and flexible approach to curriculum design and instruction, and the ability to work with combined artistic levels in grades 6-8. Diversity is a core value at GCDS, and we seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion. Candidates from underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. GCDS is pleased to offer transportation support and accommodations, as needed, along with an introduction to the local area, for those candidates who travel from outside of the region for on-campus employment interviews. Responsibilities Include: Instructional responsibility in content area(s) Serving as an advisor for 6-12 students Oversight and assessment of the development and progress of each child Assessment of all students--- progress in both written and verbal reports Communication with parents Collaborative work with colleagues on grade level, departmental and interdisciplinary faculty teams, Middle School faculty and staff, and the broader school community Facilitation of guest artist visits Daily supervision of a lunch table Contribution toward athletic and/or co-curricular programming, as assigned, in addition to classroom role Required Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelor---s Degree A minimum of 3-years successful classroom teaching experience with students in this age group, or demonstrated professional competency Solid understanding of Art History as well as Contemporary art Solid understanding of Foundations of Art and Design and the Elements of Design High level of proficiency in ceramics, pottery wheel, glazing techniques and kiln use, as well as a variety of printmaking techniques Familiarity with TAB (Teacher for Artistic Behavior) Methodology Experience with inquiry-based and/or project-based learning Willingness to maintain an ---open art room---, allowing all students to visit the art room when time allows A passion for learning and the ability to motivate and inspire students Excellent written and verbal communication skills Commitment to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive school community Willingness to take on multiple roles within the school Personal traits appropriate for nurturing the growth of children - must be energetic, creative, flexible, patient, and have an inexhaustible sense of humor Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree in academic/research field and/or professional experience within your area of practice Demonstrated capacity and desire to teach across multiple disciplines/subject areas Experience in and desire to build culture and community with both adults and students Experience as an academic advisor Athletic coaching experience Demonstrated experience in establishing collaborative relationships with external partners/organizations in the design and implementation of learning experiences Interested candidates are invited to use the link provided to send a cover letter and resume to: Susan Fahey Khanna, Director of Human Resources Powered by JazzHR x8wD6RuWJX

Keywords: Greenwich Country Day School, Greenwich , Visual Arts Teacher, Grades 6-8, Education / Teaching , Greenwich, Connecticut

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