Department Chairs are curricular leaders in the school and play a key role in promoting a vibrant and creative culture of teaching and learning. Central to the role of Department Chair is consistent communication with teachers, students, parents, and administrators about departmental objectives, practices, and challenges in the context of the whole school program. At The Field School, studio arts are integral to the Field curriculum and studio classes are required for every student in the school. Studio arts classes meet daily and students receive grades not only for their effort and attitude, but also for the courage and results that come through in the public exhibition of their creations. The Studio Department Chair is responsible for planning, managing and executing the twice-yearly exhibitions of the studio arts at The Field School.
The Studio Department Chair has the unique role of being a studio arts teacher as well as managing all visual and performing arts classes including: darkroom photography, theater, musical theater, ceramics and sculpture, digital imagery, yearbook, studio band, a cappella, choral music, journalism, and 2D art (including drawing, painting, printmaking and fiber arts). In addition to their chairing work, the Studio Department Chair teaches three sections in their own discipline and coaches one season of athletics.
Please review the full job description, including qualifications and duties by following this link. If you would like to apply for the Studio Department Chair position, please complete our 2019-20 faculty application which can be found on the employment page of Field's website.
About The Field School
The Field School (grades 6-12) takes great pride in providing students with an ideal blend of focus on academic excellence and individual expression -- all in a relaxed, joyful atmosphere.
Through dialogue among students and teachers, we encourage students to seek knowledge and join in community. Field connects the various realms of knowledge to help students understand their world and lead full lives.
We live our mission everyday - Self-Discovery, Skills of Mind, Generosity of Heart