Fredericksburg Academy, the leading co-ed, PK-12, independent school in Fredericksburg, Virginia is seeking a full-time Middle School and Upper School Studio Art teacher beginning in August 2021. Candidates should have a passion for supporting students to reach their full potential as students and citizens, a demonstrated desire for professional growth and a willingness to participate fully in the life of the school. Position responsibilities include preparation and teaching of the following courses: Middle School art (6th, 7th, and 8th grade art electives) and two Upper School Art courses (possibly AP Studio Art- Drawing). Fredericksburg Academy is a bring-your-own-device school—a high level of technological proficiency and demonstrated use of technology within the learning environment is preferred. Additional responsibilities include serving as an advisor to approximately 8-10 students and supporting a co-curricular activity (coaching or advising a student leadership group).
Ability to teach a range of courses within subject area (standard art courses and guiding those who choose to take the AP courses)
Work closely with students to develop self-expression through painting, drawing, two and three-dimensional art
Passion for working with middle and upper school students and an understanding of their unique development
Encourage and actively pursue opportunities for student participation in local, regional, and national art contests as well as support community art projects
Enthusiasm for teaching and professional growth
Serve as a member of the Fine Arts department; attend meetings and support the work of the department
Willingness to collaborate within and across departments
Sense of humor and flexibility
Support the school and its mission
Strong, timely, and effective communication (both written and oral)
Experience with publications and digital drawing would be welcomed but not required.
B.A. or M.A. degree in art, art instruction or related field
Demonstrated successful classroom teaching
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include 75% medical coverage for individuals with additional support for family plans. Dental, vision, and other insurance options available. TIAA retirement contribution, tuition remission, before and after school care, and 125 Plan are also available.
About Fredericksburg Academy
About Fredericksburg Academy
Founded in 1992, Fredericksburg Academy’s mission is to inspire and empower our students to discover, to engage, and to imagine the limitless nature of themselves and the world. Located halfway between Washington D.C. and Richmond, Fredericksburg, Virginia is a place where the hallowed and historic converges with the contemporary comforts of a thriving community. Fredericksburg Academy provides a strong liberal arts education within a safe, nurturing environment, offering students a breadth of challenging academic experiences that prepare them for the country's best colleges and universities and life. FA is a co-ed, day school enrolling 365 students in PK-12th grade. Visit the school's website to learn more: www.fredericksburgacademy.org