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Middle School Interim Visual Arts Teacher


Position Type Part-time
School Name Catlin Gabel School
City, State Portland, OR 
Posted 07/27/2020

Catlin Gabel School seeks to employ the best qualified individuals from available applicants and to provide them with opportunity for advancement in a manner that does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected under local, state, or federal equal employment opportunity laws or regulations.

The School believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to the school’s success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications, and job scope, but not limit the incumbent nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer their services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.

Our Middle School is looking for a dynamic art educator. This position teaches visual art to grades 6-8 and serves as a co-advisor to a group of students. We seek applicants who are interested in a dynamic relationship with students as well as their colleagues based in positivity and collegiality. In addition to daily formal teaching responsibilities, teachers are expected to participate in, and lead, activities that may take place outside of the classroom.

As a progressive school, we expect all employees to embrace whole child education, inquiry-based practices, educating for democracy, and experiential learning pedagogies. This position requires use of a variety of teaching methods to support different learning styles, abilities, and have successful experience teaching visual art. Applicants should demonstrate excitement in helping all students build self-confidence and understand “artist” as part of their identity formation through exploration and discovery. Culturally competent and responsive teaching approaches are required.

Appointment to this position is expected to last one school year (2020-2021) but may be extended.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply at https://catlin.tedk12.com/hire/Index.aspx. Applicants must apply via the provided link to be considered.

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