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Visual Arts/Graphic Arts/Digital Media Instructor

School: The Mount Vernon School
Available Position: Teacher
Description:

Description

Founded in 1972, The Mount Vernon School is a leading private school of inquiry, innovation, and impact. Grounded in Christian values, we prepare all students to be college ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders.

Summary

As our Visual & Performing Arts Team seeks to reimagine arts education, we are looking for someone who is passionate and skilled in visual/graphic arts & digital media. With a world class Virtual/Augmented Reality program, we push the boundaries of art+design by integrating various forms of digital media. At Mount Vernon, we are building something extraordinary. We are interested in solution seekers, ethical decision-makers, communicators, creative thinkers, collaborators and innovators.

Requirements
- Teach visual arts/media skills to students in Grades 6-12
- Use project-based learning, real-world experiences, and collaborative opportunities to develop skills in the visual arts
- Develop interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary experiences by partnering with classroom teachers, staff, and external experts
- Introduce visual art & digital media skills, such as the Elements & Principles, video production, & tools in the Adobe suite to teach design at the middle school & high school levels
- Design excellent performance experiences for our students to showcase their talents & skills
- Coordinate the school yearbook design & execution with Jostens & the MV Brand Team
- Support the mission, vision, and strategic plan of the School
- Deliver visual/digital art curriculum to students in person & digitally
- Collaborate with classroom teachers to develop interdisciplinary experiences
- Attend school, division, & department faculty meetings
- Fulfill non-classroom duties as assigned
- Report to the Director of Visual & Performing Arts

Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts/Digital Media Education required, a Master’s Degree is preferred
- 3-5 years of stage and education experience preferred
- Solid working knowledge of the concepts, activities and techniques related to visual/digital arts at the required level
- Strong foundation in classroom management

Visual Artist-We are seeking to revolutionize the traditional “art class” by incorporating technology & mixed media. While we seek to reimagine what music education can look like, we understand the importance of pedagogical understanding and value those with a background in critical pedagogies such as Orff, Kodaly and Dalcroze.

Innovative Connector- Our Visual & Performing Arts teachers are called “connectors” because we believe that the arts connect people, cultures, & academic disciplines. Our teachers are excited to work with each other and create meaningful interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary learning opportunities.

Opportunity Builder- What opportunities can we make available for students to demonstrate their artistic skills? How can we showcase students in deep and meaningful ways Creating opportunities for students to inspire their peers & parents.

Detailed Planner-Are you able to build student-driven lessons & experiences that are rich & unique? Can you program performances and events that are well-thought out and excellently executed?

Passionate Learner-Our teachers are always looking to improve their skills by learning new educational approaches, investing in their strengths, seeking out professional development opportunities, and continually learning what emerging technologies & practices exist.

Audio/Visual Creator-Do you have skills or interests in the field of audio or video production? Are you curious to find new ways to use technology in the performing arts, even having students develop these skills at a young age?

Student Champion-Our teachers come alive in the classroom. They are fueled by student success and invigorated when students develop a passion for learning.

The faculty and staff of The Mount Vernon School believes the fair and equitable treatment of employees is critical to fulfilling its mission and purpose. It is the policy of The Mount Vernon School is to conduct business and provide equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


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