Poly Prep seeks applicants for the position of Middle and Upper School Visual Arts Teacher for the 2021-2022 academic year. This teaching position is intended to provide Middle and Upper School instruction in two or more of the following areas: architecture and design, graphic design, fashion/costume design, and/or drawing. In addition to teaching responsibilities, this role requires ongoing curriculum development, participation in departmental activities and professional development, productive interaction with students and colleagues to further the goals of the Visual Arts Department, and devotion to art, education, and a community of learners.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
Eagerness to work with students on an individual basis, as need be
Ability to keep accurate grades, effectively and supportively communicate with students and families, and provide written and oral feedback on student progress consistently throughout the school year
Assume role as an advisor for a group of students (approximately 7)
Advise a club or activity and supervise periodic study hall
Demonstrate energetic commitment to professional development
Attend and contribute to meetings during and after the school day, including but not limited to departmental, committee, divisional and grade-level meetings
Accompany students on occasional curricular trips
Attend community events throughout the school year
Poly Prep strives to be an equitable, just, and diverse community, one proud of and deeply committed to empowering students to discover who they are and what they want to be. In keeping with the country day school philosophy, we seek community members who will share a passion for learning in and out of the classroom. Every educator at Poly Prep aspires to uphold our mission “to support and inspire the next diverse generation of leaders and global citizens to act with intelligence, imagination and--above all--character.”
We offer a supportive environment, with a full benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a generous match on our 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability, flexible spending account, pre-tax commute benefit, and free lunch).
Education: MFA or related discipline required.
Experience: Two years of teaching experience in either middle or upper school.
About Poly Prep Country Day School
Brooklyn, New York
Nursery through Grade 12 Co-Ed Independent School. Founded in 1854