Convent of the Sacred Heart | Greenwich, CT | Upper School Art and Design Teacher

We are currently seeking an experienced and collaborative artist and educator who can inspire and educate students to reach their maximum potential in Visual Art and Design for the 2022-2023 school year.
Date Posted: 02/28/2022

Date Accepting Applications Through: 04/30/2022

Full or Part Time: Full Time

Position: Upper School Art and Design Teacher
Reports to: Head of Upper School Art Department Chair
FLSA Status: Exempt 


Full Position Description: Sacred Heart Greenwich has been empowering girls and young women since 1848 in a stimulating and developmentally appropriate educational environment in accordance with the Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education. This mission provides opportunities to develop spiritual, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills. A 1:1 laptop school, Sacred Heart Greenwich integrates technology into the learning process through enhanced collaboration, exploration, discovery, and creativity.  

We aim to form students of faith, intellect, and awareness, who will use their gifts in service to others.  Relationship and mentoring are at the heart of the student experience, which is grounded in inquiry, problem solving, interdisciplinary connection, collaboration, and an understanding of social justice. Student leadership and well-being are connected to every academic discipline, as all full-time teachers are also grade level advisors.  

The school offers a coed program for young children at the Barat Center for Early Childhood Education and then an all-girls experience from K-12 on our 110-acre campus in Greenwich, Connecticut.  We are proudly part of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.

We are currently seeking an experienced and collaborative artist and educator who can inspire and educate students to reach their maximum potential in Visual Art and Design for the 2022-2023 school year.

Position: Upper School Art and Design Teacher
Reports to: Head of Upper School Art Department Chair
FLSA Status: Exempt 

Essential Responsibilities/Capabilities:

Provide a stimulating and developmentally appropriate educational environment in accordance with the Goals and Criteria of the network schools of the Society of the Sacred Heart

Teach a full course load (4-5 classes) of Studio Art and Design to students in grades 9-12

Design and implement curriculum for multiple levels of Studio Art and Design, possibly including the following courses, Foundations of Art (9th and 10th grades), Design (10th and 11th grades), Drawing and Painting (10th and 11th grades), AP Art and Design (12th grade)

Teach a wide range of processes including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, graphic design, and mixed media

Integrate professional standards of visual art education into curriculum design and everyday classroom instruction

Support students of all skill levels to discover and develop their artistic abilities and creative expression

Assess students regularly through group critique and timely written feedback

Model a genuine passion for and command of a range of media, knowledge of Art and Art History, and enthusiasm for working with high school students

Be a highly professional, flexible and collaborative member of the Art Department team

Have strong cultural competency and a commitment to furthering an equitable and inclusive school community

Provide oversight of student submissions to local, regional and national competitions such as Scholastic Art Competition, Stamford Art Association, Katonah Museum of Art, and our Celebration of the Arts exhibition and show

Display student work throughout the school and promote the appreciation and value of art in the community

Contribute to interdisciplinary collaborations that cross grades and divisions

Act as a sponsor to student art initiatives, publications and clubs

Engage in active participation in the Upper School community, including division and departmental meetings, and assigned non-instructional duties

Be responsible for the care and maintenance of an orderly environment and clean classroom materials

Be responsible for the safety and physical well being of the students at all times

A graduate degree in Visual Art and/or Art Education; two or more years experience teaching Visual Art and Design to Upper School students. Fluency in Adobe applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. A commitment to a personal and professional studio practice.

The candidate should be able to provide lesson plans and samples of pedagogy and methodology which promote the development of individual ideas as well as technical skills. The ideal candidate is energetic, approachable, knowledgeable, and eager to be an active member of a dynamic learning community. The candidate has abilities to spark passion and curiosity, to motivate students in deep exploration of materials and processes, and to cultivate original creative expression.

As members of the international network of Sacred Heart schools, we are committed to attracting and retaining faculty with a passion for teaching, who demonstrate an active faith, practice a deep respect for intellectual values, promote social awareness, build community, and value personal growth and responsibility. Sacred Heart Greenwich is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes candidates who will enhance the cultural diversity of our community.

To Apply: Interested candidates are invited to complete the on-line application on our website:

https://www.shgreenwich.org/about-us/employment

How to Apply: https://www.shgreenwich.org/about-us/employment
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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.