Sierra Canyon is seeking a full-time Studio Arts Teacher for the 2021 - 2022 school year. Candidates should have 3 - 6 years of art teaching experience (mixed media, studio art, architecture, drawing/painting, and 3-D art) at the 7th – 12th grade level at an independent school. A bachelor's or graduate degree in Visual Art is required.
Candidates should have knowledge of a variety of media and be able to teach introductory to AP levels. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching architecture and AP Art History. Sierra Canyon has a strong architectural program, and our students are admitted to the best architectural programs in the country.
As there will be a vacancy in the department chair position, Sierra Canyon administration is actively searching for a candidate with leadership experience as a chair of an arts department.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Teach five courses, introductory to AP levels, middle school to high school.
Demonstrate mastery of related subject matter, instructional skills, and resource materials for courses taught.?
Lead the arts department as chair which includes presiding over regular department meetings, collaborating with administration on chair duties (e.g., curriculum development, hiring, observation and evaluation of faculty, new course proposals, et al).
Create lesson plans, aligned with current trends that drive instruction through formative assessment and differentiation.?
Maintain a safe, organized, and positive classroom that supports students’ independent learning, collaboration, and choice while fostering mutual respect.
Give students appropriate feedback on a regular basis and in a timely manner.
Exhibit a commitment to continuous professional growth and work with administrators to develop and follow through on development and a commitment to learning.?
Serve as an advisor to a group of 10 – 12 students, providing guidance in academic, extracurricular, social, and personal areas.
Possess experience with Adobe Suite and Sketchup.
Attend all faculty, department, and other meetings as required.
Complete grades/comments, advisor letters, and other forms of academic communication in a timely, professional manner.
Qualified candidates should send the following to Ms. Deborah Monroe, Associate Head of School, [email protected]
Please send documents as one PDF file attached to the email:
List of three references with name, phone number, email address and explanation of relationship. This must include two administrators with direct supervision.
Sierra Canyon School is a nonprofit independent, nondenominational, coeducational day school in the northern San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. With an enrollment of 1,000 students in grades PK-12, admission is selective. Sierra Canyon School is located on 40 beautiful, rustic acres and has two campuses across the street from each other, the Lower Campus for students in Pre-Kindergarten – 6th grade and the state-of-the-art Upper Campus for 7th – 12th grade. Students of color comprise 43% of the student body, 7% are international students, and students reside in 98 different zip codes. There are 412 students in the Upper School and 103 students in the Class of 2020, Sierra Canyon’s twelfth graduating senior class.
Sierra Canyon School is an academically excellent college preparatory school committed to an empowering environment in which students realize their greatest intellectual, creative, ethical, and physical promise. We are defined by an energized, attentive, and diverse student-teacher culture. Sierra Canyon School is a special place to grow for the challenges of a fast-changing world.
At its core, Sierra Canyon School develops students who are as keen to realize their potential as their teachers are to inspire it. Our faculty prepares each student for a lifetime of learning and active citizenship. Academic and extracurricular programs encourage the broadening of student perspectives and provide an exposure to both the surrounding community and the wider world. Experiential learning opportunities form a healthy, challenging part of Sierra Canyon School’s program.
About Sierra Canyon School
Sierra Canyon School is a private, independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12 located on two campuses within walking distance of each other in the northwest corner of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. The highly cosmopolitan campus community is reflective of the Greater Los Angeles Area and the world at large where cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity are welcomed and celebrated. Students are empowered to realize their greatest creative, ethical, intellectual, and physical promise through small class sizes, a diverse student-teacher culture, and a community-focused learning environment.