Job Summary: High School Visual Arts, grades 9 - 12
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes health, dental, vision, and 403B. Meals in our dining hall are provided.
Preferred Education Level: BA, BFA or MA in a related field
Employer Information: Verde Valley School is a small independent boarding and day school serving 120 students in grades 9 – 12. We are an International Baccalaureate World School and our student body is composed of students from around the world and throughout the United States. Our guiding principles include academic excellence, intercultural understanding, environmental stewardship, physical labor and service to others.
Job Description: Verde Valley School seeks a skilled and enthusiastic high school Visual Arts teacher to teach studio art classes to students in grades 9 - 12. Topics include but are not limited to: drawing, painting, photography, design, sculpture, ceramics and printing.The Visual Arts position requires experience planning and designing curriculum, differentiating instruction for a wide variety of learners, and using educational technology. The ideal candidate is a highly organized, energetic educator committed to the belief that the arts are a vital part of a well-rounded education and the belief that all students can benefit from a foundation in the Visual Arts.
In addition, as a member of the VVS faculty, the Visual Art teacher will be expected to participate in VVS community life through service in the residential program (dorm parenting, weeknight duty & weekend duties), advising, and co-curricular programs (leading a field expedition, coaching an afternoon activity, & leading a project period course).
The ideal candidate is someone who loves engaging adolescents of all abilities in the study of Visual Arts and is ready to fully immerse in all facets of boarding school life on our rustic desert campus.
Preference is given to candidates who have:
Experience teaching high school Visual Arts
Strong oral and written communication skills
Experience and enthusiasm for living and teaching in diverse communities
Experience teaching non-native English speakers
Experience coaching and/or leading outdoor activities
Experience working in a residential setting
This position begins August 2021.