The position involves responsibility for the core content area of Digital Photography, Photoshop, Documentary, Photojournalism, Black & White, and Studio Lighting within an integrated middle grades curriculum, as well as serving as an academic advisor.
This position involves active collaboration with content area and studio teachers.
In addition to the Advancement department, the school photographer completes photography requests from the Alumni, Admissions, Development, Maintenance, FLIK, After-School, CEI, and Stewardship departments.
The school photographer is responsible for taking photographs of signature events.
Photographs are used for the yearbook, Summit website, other brochures and media.
Communication and collaboration with parents is also an important responsibility.
All Upper School teachers share in covering routine duties, attending weekly faculty meetings, and engaging in professional learning on a regular basis.
Quality of mind, passion for teaching, and commitment to the education of middle grades children are essential. In addition, the position requires the ability to work collaboratively within a grade level team and to communicate effectively with parents. Please refer to Summit’s Portrait of a Teacher which speaks broadly to the qualities of a Summit School educator.
Specific qualifications include:
Orientation to progressive philosophy and teaching methods
Classroom experience at the middle school level (3+ years) strongly preferred
Demonstrated strength in teaching photography skills including Digital Photography, Photoshop, Documentary, Photojournalism, Black & White, and Studio Lighting
Passion for working with middle school students and a demonstrated love of photography
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply
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