The Chicago Academy for the Arts (chicagoacademyforthearts.org), Illinois’ premier visual and performing arts high school, seeks to fill a part-time visual arts instructor for the 2019-2020 school year.
Applicants should have a range of artistic experience and expertise to teach foundation to advanced techniques in drawing, sculpture, printmaking, and digital mediums. Applicants should also demonstrate a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to art making and curriculum development, and incorporate traditional and contemporary practices in their teaching. This course meets nine hours a week (1:30-4:30 pm 3 times per week).
Successful teachers at The Academy are passionate about their subject area and its pedagogy committed to ongoing communication with parents, and believers in the ethos of independent schools.
Instructor responsibilities include:
- Commitment and dedication to The Academy’s mission
- Advisement of all students and participation in student reviews, department critiques, special events and exhibitions
- Excellent interpersonal skills to work with and maintain communication with fellow
teachers, administration, and parents/guardians
- Performing related duties as assigned
Ideal applicants will have an MFA degree, and at least several years of teaching experience (including experience teaching at the high school level).
Please send a cover letter and resume addressed to Jason Patera, Head of School, at employment at chicagoartsacademy dot org.
The Academy is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse faculty, and all qualified applicants — regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law — are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please note: while we are friends and neighbors, The Academy and “ChiArts” are two different schools.
About The Chicago Academy for the Arts
ABOUT THE CHICAGO ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS
The Chicago Academy for the Arts http://chicagoacademyforthearts.org/ transforms emerging artists through a curriculum and culture which connect intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity to impart skills to lead and collaborate across diverse communities. The artistic and educational philosophy of the Academy is to equip talented, emerging artists with rigorous pre-professional training and a comprehensive college preparatory education so they achieve great artistic success and passionate contributions to the world as artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, engineers – whatever their dreams become. Academy students develop a capacity for imagination that is broad, deep, and powerful, so they may expand the possibilities of their art and apply their mastery of key skills to any dream in life.
The Academy’s rigorous and comprehensive curriculum is taught by a talented faculty, in an intimate and nurturing environment, set in a culturally rich urban location, and with a deliberately socio-economically diverse student population. Our program and school design creates the conditions necessary to cultivate creativity, critical think...ing, risk-taking, the ability to learn adaptability, empathy, leadership, collaboration, communication, and character – all the characteristics and skills required to succeed as artists, thinkers, and doers who make an impact no matter what path they choose in life.
The Academy views diversity – socioeconomic and in thought – as a key engine in fostering the inventiveness, imagination and competitiveness integral to future-thinking individuals and organizations. For diversity across all sectors, the Academy ranks well above residential art conservatory programs and other Chicago-area independent schools. Needs-based scholarships are imperative to attracting and retaining the best and brightest emerging artists and to ensure a diversity of talent. Sixty-five percent of Academy families receive tuition assistance, which far exceeds the national average among comparable schools, and which reflects an essential part of the school’s core values. The average percentage of people of color at similar independent conservatory programs is 24% compared to over 40% at the Academy.