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Upper School | Visual Art Teacher | Full Time | 2020-2021

Position Type Teacher
School Name Lakeside School
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 01/28/2020

Lakeside School, an independent 5-12 coeducational day school located in North Seattle is currently recruiting for a full time (1.0 FTE) member of the upper school visual art faculty beginning in late August 2020. Visual art is a highly valued and integral component of the student experience and is part of a dynamic Arts department that includes music and drama. The visual arts team is highly collaborative, innovative, and is committed to interdisciplinary curriculum design. The current visual art curriculum includes year-long, sequential courses in 2D, 3D, and photography. We are seeking a candidate to complement the strengths of the department, and to utilize their expertise to innovate and develop new approaches.

This position reports to the Director of Visual and Performing Arts and will join a highly collaborative department. Specific responsibilities for this position include:

  1. Teach four sections of visual arts based on the needs of the program, and participating in other aspects of school life including advising and clubs.
  2. Create interdisciplinary projects and new pedagogical approaches consistent with current trends in art education.
  3. Contribute to the faculty art shows and participate in planning and execution of student exhibitions.
  4. Manage all aspects of curriculum design, studio maintenance, budget, and student assessment.
Requirements and Qualifications
We are seeking a candidate who has a passion for teaching foundational skills and also has experience integrating modern media into traditional studio art practice. The ideal candidate will be an expert in 2D art forms and have some experience teaching 3D art. In addition to painting, experience and/or interest in animation, design, and interdisciplinary art making is highly desirable.
  1. Bachelor’s in Fine Art or Art Education, Master’s degree preferred;
  2. History of successful collaboration within and across departments in an educational setting.
  3. Minimum 3 years teaching experience - preferably in a high school setting.
  4. Experience and/or interest in interdisciplinary teaching, film, design, and contemporary media.
  5. Versatility to teach a variety of basic 2D and 3D art forms including ceramics and drawing & painting.
  6. Ability to manage all aspects of a visual arts classroom including maintaining art material, budget, equipment and room space.
  7. Demonstrated cultural awareness, including knowledge of themselves and the cultural lenses they bring to interactions. The candidate will understand different perspectives; interact respectfully with cultures other than their own; and cultivate meaningful relationships with people that have different cultural frameworks.
  8. Candidates must satisfactorily complete two criminal background checks.

Working At Lakeside
At Lakeside we are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community. To learn more about working at Lakeside, including our professional development and mentoring programs, benefits, diversity and inclusion, and opportunities for involvement in non-academic programs, please visit our Careers page on the Lakeside School website.

Submit your online application here.

Lakeside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

Participate in the Independent School Diversity Career Fair hosted by Lakeside School
Saturday, February 1, 2020
For more information and to register visit Diversity Career Fair

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