Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart | Bethesda, MD | Upper School Visual Arts Teacher

Stone Ridge is seeking a Full Time Upper School Fine Arts Teacher to begin on August 19, 2021.

The Upper School Visual Arts Teacher is responsible for teaching fine arts in alignment with the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Education. Possessing strong knowledge of studio drawing and painting, printmaking, and mixed media, s/he teaches Foundations of Studio Art and prepares student artwork for school exhibitions. Working closely with colleagues in the Visual Arts Department and throughout the Upper School, s/he creates and updates plans for content, quality, and continuity of curriculum. S/he actively collaborates with Learning Strategists, Librarians, Educational Technologists, and the counseling staff to develop strategies to support all students. S/he attends all faculty and employee meetings and maintains good communication with families about student progress through regular progress reports and responses to parents’ inquiries. 

The ideal candidate has experience in independent and/or Catholic school. S/he has taught high school fine arts and experience integrating modern media into traditional studio art practices. The ideal candidate will teach 2D art (drawing and paining) and introduce students to concepts of 3D art. S/he develops, in students, both an appreciation of fine arts and the ability to develop portfolios as they pursue further studies. An early career candidate is encouraged to apply, especially if s/he has an interest in refining the pedagogy, career, and profession of education. 
Compensation includes salary commensurate with experience.

The ideal candidate is an anti-racist educator who has experience teaching visual art in independent and/or Catholic schools or in public and/or charter schools.S/he possesses a degree in the subject area or a related field. Applicants of diverse, underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should complete the online application on our website, www.stoneridgeschool.org/employment . As part of the online application, please upload a resume, list of references, and cover letter addressed to Ms. Courtney Perna, HR Manager, all in PDF format.

Requirements and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art or Art education
Master’s degree preferred
Familiarity with and/or experience teaching the model of Understanding by Design
A collaborative spirit and excellent computer skills
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Schools of the Sacred Heart share in the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart as articulated in the Goals and Criteria. The structure supporting Sacred Heart education in Canada and the United States includes the Conference of Sacred Heart Education and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.  Together they provide services and programs to ensure vitality of mission for the member schools sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart.