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All School Arts & Design Coordinator

Position Type Teacher
Start 08/19/2019
School Name Annie Wright Schools
City, State Tacoma, WA 
Posted 03/13/2019

Annie Wright is seeking an All School Arts & Design Coordinator, to begin August 19, 2019. This is a full time position.

School Overview

Tradition meets innovation at Annie Wright Schools, where we honor our rich history and traditions, embrace the present, and continue always to move forward. Founded in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. Annie Wright Lower and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12, welcoming students from around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.

Annie Wright’s strong community cultivates individual learners to become well-educated, creative and responsible citizens for a global society.

Position Overview: duties & responsibilities

The All School Arts & Design Coordinator:

  • provides leadership for arts and design programming and supports arts and design faculty throughout the school, including choral and instrumental music, the school’s private lessons program, studio art, and design;
  • coordinates and oversees the International Baccalaureate Design program and the school’s design resources and manages the new Idea Lab in the Upper School for Boys;
  • teaches a year-long, project-based Grade 9 Design Course in the Upper School for Boys which may build on the current course’s focus on architecture and design;
  • manages the development, production, and publication of the All School Yearbook;
  • fulfills other duties as assigned and reports to the Assistant Head for Academic Affairs.


The All School Arts & Design Coordinator

  • holds a BA in Design or a related field;
  • has at least 3 years experience as a teacher and is familiar with independent schools;
  • demonstrates familiarity with the International Baccalaureate and its programs and with trends in design and arts education;
  • demonstrates enthusiasm for collaboration with colleagues in various arts and design disciplines and excellent organizational and communication skills;
  • and is eligible to work in the United States.

Salary & benefits

Compensation includes competitive benefits and salary commensurate with experience.

Application process

Annie Wright Schools remain firmly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. Annie Wright shall hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all other employment related decisions without regard to an employee’s race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. Applicants of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, email: a cover letter, a resume, and email and telephone contact information for 3-5 professional references, all in PDF format, to Mr. Derek Zhao, Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools, at Applications will be accepted until April 10, 2019.

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