St. John’s School is looking for passionate educators to join our community who are committed to teaching the whole child. The ideal candidate must be tech savvy and a student champion with a talent for developing students’ knowledge and understanding in the field of photography. We are currently seeking an exceptional teacher who will advance the institution's proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service. The successful candidate will be visionary, innovative, collaborative and driven to ensure the success of all students.
We are interested in supporting faculty who see themselves as lifelong learners and who model that for our students. We expect members of our community to engage in conversations that support on-going professional development in one’s discipline, to be open to interdisciplinary opportunities, and to help further our schools strategic initiatives including community and inclusion.
Teach a course load of 4 sections
Demonstrate proficiency with Dark Room Photography, Digital Photography, Studio/2D Art and Digital Media
Plan, develop and teach courses within the curriculum in a manner that facilitates student learning
Working knowledge of school publications
Serve as an Upper School Advisor and implement Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum
A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree is required for consideration; prefer MA or MFA in Art, Studio Art, or Art Education with graduate hours in the teaching specialty (painting, sculpture, metals, printmaking, photography, visual communication, digital art)
Solid subject matter knowledge at grade levels 9-12
Candidate must be prepared to teach and tutor material at a high school level
Must be proficient with both Mac and PC platforms
Must be proficient in the Adobe Photo Suite Software other publishing technologies, including Google platform
Minimum of three (3) years of professional experience in Photography, preferably in the digital photography field (or a related field), and understand how different photography disciplines can support a photography curriculum
Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues with an understanding and commitment to cultural competency and how to support a diverse community of learners
Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills
How to Apply:
Please send a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for three professional references to[email protected]. Please generate all documents as one MS Word or a converted .pdf file. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Thank you for your interest in St. John’s School. No phone calls or emails, please.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include free medical insurance or very low-cost medical insurance, free dental, long term disability and short term disability. We provide a 403(b) plan where all employees are immediately eligible to participate by electing to contribute a minimum of 1%. In addition, any employee who meets the two years of service requirement and who contributes a minimum of 5% of his or her compensation is eligible to receive employer-matching contributions. The two years of service requirement for eligibility is waived if (i) within 90 days before becoming an employee of St. John’s School, the employee was participating in a comparable plan and (ii) the employee stopped participating in that comparable plan before becoming an employee of St. John’s School.
About St. John's School
St. John's is an independent, co-educational day school presenting a 13-year sequence of college preparatory training. A non-profit institution, it was founded in 1946 to provide the community with a school of exacting standards in the development of individual, spiritual, ethical, intellectual, social and physical growth. While the means to achieve that purpose may change, it remains the basic mission of the School. Located on a forty-one acre urban campus, the School has 1450 students supported by 340 faculty and staff members. The School seeks to develop the whole person in preparation for a lifetime of personal fulfillment and contribution to society. In particular, it is dedicated to the enhancement and the expansion of future leadership for Houston and the country. The School offers talented, motivated and energetic students a genuine challenge for academic accomplishment and for development of a sense of self-worth and of personal responsibility. The School in turn holds itself responsible for providing that challenge. Accreditation St. John's is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS), recognized by TEA.