The Marin School, an independent college-preparatory high school in San Rafael, California, seeks a full-time Art Teacher.
Possess general experience with studio arts media and the ability to teach both foundational and advanced classes; possible course titles include Studio Art, Drawing & Painting, Advanced Drawing & Painting, Public Art, Portfolio, and Photography (including digital-imaging). In the future we may be interested in adding ceramics, sculpture or mixed media.
Teach basic art and design skills to incoming 9th grade students during their first semester with an emphasis on a project-based approach.
Possess an excellent understanding of the social, emotional, and academic needs of high school students and how to enthusiastically inspire them.
Help students develop aesthetic concepts and the ability to make qualitative judgments about art, art appreciation, and what constitutes art.
Conduct ongoing assessment of student skills and learning in artistic techniques and expression, and modify instructional methods to fit individual student needs.
Adapt the curriculum to the needs of neurodiverse students with varying artistic abilities, and be able to accommodate students with a variety of learning profiles.
Plan and present art displays and exhibitions designed to showcase student work for the school and the TMS community.
Emphasize connections within STEAM, as well as promote interdisciplinary and cross-curricular approaches to teaching and appreciating art.
Maintain strong, professional relationships with colleagues in an environment where listening, critical thought, respectful debate, and compromise are welcomed and essential.
Communicate timely and proactively with parents about student progress.
Collaborate with other members of the faculty, administration, and staff on experiential, interdisciplinary, and community-based opportunities that add to the school community.
Participate in all faculty and staff meetings.
Supervise and/or participate in non-academic activities such as lunch supervision, chaperoning for dances and other activities, overnight trips, and service days.
Handle all aspects of creating the school’s yearbook, including the club that meets once a week.
Be an advisor to a group of 8-10 students; responsibilities include weekly meetings, mentoring of students, and conferences with parents.
Lead and participate in an overnight grade-level trip in the fall semester.
Create and implement a five-day “Outside the Walls” program in the spring semester that offers students an immersive and experiential learning experience.
Position begins August 16, 2019
Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for four references to firstname.lastname@example.org. EEO. No calls please.
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in fine arts education, or a related field.
At least three years work experience as an art teacher, high school level preferred.
Expertise using Photoshop and other digital media.
A willingness and ability to reflect on one’s own curriculum and teaching; a willingness to adapt both to meet the different needs of students.
A desire to work in a diverse and inclusive school environment.
A commitment to work collaboratively and innovatively with colleagues.
An ability to communicate respectfully, proactively, and honestly both orally and in writing with parents, colleagues, and administrators regarding curriculum and students.
A positive attitude, excellent written and oral skills, strong organizational skills and success within a work setting that requires collaboration, cooperation, flexibility, and collegiality.
About The Marin School
The Marin School currently serves approximately 100 students in grades 9-12. We honor each student's unique learning style and act in accordance with an unshakable belief in the potential of each and every student. Our motto is "Small School. Big Impact." Class size at the school is small by design (7-10 students), to allow teachers to fully understand their students and give teachers the ability to personalize their instruction with experiential learning, innovative lessons and non-traditional, yet effective, learning opportunities.
The Marin School faculty is made up of passionate, skilled, motivated, inspiring teachers who love what they do. We wholeheartedly believe in each student's unique potential and seek faculty members who are equipped with the experience, talent, tools, skill and enthusiasm to meet the needs of multiple learning styles.