St. Andrew's Episcopal School is seeking a visual arts teacher for a full-time position, starting August 2020 at our Upper School campus on Southwest Parkway in Austin, TX. Candidates must have a bachelor's degree or higher in visual arts or a closely related field, several years teaching experience, excellent character, and a passion for teaching art.
The ideal candidate is a creative practicing artist, organized, and eager to work closely with fine arts teachers and students and to collaborate within and across disciplines and departments.
AP Studio Art, Studio Art, and Introduction to Studio Art
Provide oversight of visual art student portfolios
Collaborate with fine arts faculty and visiting artist/mentors, as well as students on their work for class projects outside of the studio
Work with visual art and filmmaking students on digital portfolio development
Management of the visual arts department budget and ordering of materials on an as-needed basis
Providing oversight of visiting artists/mentors
Monitor and maintain the art studios in collaboration with other faculty
Manage the Digital Media Lab, which includes providing equipment oversight and an ability to trouble-shoot computer and photo printer issues, as well as complete simple repairs or refer issues to IT
Preference will be given to applicants with strong technical skills that can also teach and manage our Digital Media Lab. This might include a familiarity with Photoshop, In-Design, Adobe Premiere CC, and Rhino and how these digital media can be applied not only to traditional art media (drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture) but also to multi-media, architecture, and futuristic (ie.nature-based biomimetic) design.
In order to be considered for this position at St. Andrew’s, we ask that candidates submit a resume, and in lieu of a cover letter, applicants are asked to submit written responses to the 3 questions at the bottom of this page. Please submit your resume and written responses to the 3 questions to Michelle Roe, Director of Finance & Human Resources, at [email protected]
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About St. Andrew's Episcopal School
St. Andrew’s is a co-educational Episcopal K-12 day school, enrolling a diverse student body of approximately 950 students on two campuses in Austin, Texas. The school strives to help young people from diverse racial, religious, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds to achieve their potential not only in intellectual understanding but also in aesthetic sensitivity, physical well-being, and moral decisiveness so that they may lead productive, responsible lives, not only for themselves but also for their community.
St. Andrew’s embraces the Episcopal identity of intentional pluralism as well as that of spiritual and religious growth integrated into the curriculum and life in the school community. Daily chapel is held in all grades. St. Andrew's employs individuals without regard to race, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability as protected by federal, state, or local law.
St. Andrew's is committed to providing equal opportunity in all personnel actions and in the administration of all policies and programs. St. Andrew's keeps resumes on file for future openings. Please send resumes in PDF or Word format to our Director of Finance & Human Resourc...es, Michelle Roe, at [email protected] If you have any questions, please call (512)299-9806. For more information about St. Andrew’s School in Austin, please access our web site: www.sasaustin.org