Upper School Art Teacher

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Founded in 1970, Providence Day School is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational college preparatory school serving approximately 1,750 students in transitional kindergarten through 12th grade. Committed to academic excellence, global diversity and character development, PDS seeks to inspire in its students a passion for learning, a sense of social responsibility and a commitment to personal integrity. Cited for excellence by the U.S. Department of Education, the College Board Advanced Placement Program and the National Council of Teachers of English, PDS provides a challenging and diverse college preparatory curriculum.

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Job Title: Art Teacher
Department: Upper School, Visual Arts
Reports to: Mr. Eric Hedinger, Head of Upper School
FLSA Status: Exempt
PDS Status: Teacher, full-time, benefited

This position is a full-time teaching position beginning August, 2021.

The Upper School Art Teacher will report to the Head of Upper School and will be responsible for teaching four art classes to students in grades 9-12. In addition to the normal teaching responsibilities, this person will advise a group of 10 students, and perform periodic duty assignments (lunch, traffic, advisor, etc.).

A bachelor’s degree in art or art education is required and three or more years teaching experience is preferred. The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of both traditional black and white darkroom photography and Photoshop, and also be comfortable covering drawing and painting techniques, printmaking, and sculpture/3-D design in general art classes. Curricular experience in yearbook is preferred. The applicant should have a strong academic background and possess proficient technology skills. The candidate should have superb organizational skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work effectively as a team member.

Salary and benefits:
Providence Day School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through a compensation plan that compares favorably with those of other independent schools both locally and nationwide. Individual salary levels are competitive and are determined by educational background and experience. A full benefits package includes TIAA retirement, medical/dental coverage, and more.

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