St. Andrew’s School is actively searching for an Art Teacher for the 2018 – 2019 school year.
The Art Teacher will be responsible for developing in each student an interest in and the ability for creative expression in visual terms, using skills and techniques of artistic expression consistent with school guidelines; to develop aesthetic understandings and appreciations; to discover and develop talents of students in the field of art.
St. Andrew’s School, established in 1894 and located in the Oregon Hill section of Richmond, is one of a handful of schools in the country providing independent school education to children from families with limited financial resources through a full scholarship for every child. Employing a whole-child approach to education our faculty and staff work together to create a positive community of learners through our primary shared value: mutual respect. The faculty and staff enhance the culture of the school while creating high-quality learning experiences for our students.
Extensive experience working with elementary grade children
Personal traits for nurturing the growth of children and working cooperatively with adults
A passion and joy for working with young people; flexibility; patience and enthusiasm for learning
Bachelor’s degree in a visual arts discipline
Teaching certification in Elementary Education
Knowledge of the Responsive Classroom approach to academics and social-emotional learning
Essential Job Functions
Develop students’ artistic skills by cultivating creative expression and fostering an understanding of textures, shapes, and colors through different projects in painting, drawing, sculpture, and other areas
Provide instruction by which students develop aesthetic concepts and appreciations and the ability to make qualitative judgments about art
Know, apply, and teach elements of design and principles of art
Provide individual and small-group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students with varying intellectual and artistic abilities, and to accommodate a variety of instructional activities
Instruct students in proper care and use of tools and equipment
Evaluate each student’s performance and growth in knowledge and aesthetic understandings, and prepare progress reports
Plan and present art displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit students’ work for the school and the community
Communicate with stakeholders on student progress
Participate in curriculum and other developmental programs, such as after school art club
Participate in school-wide activities, including but not limited to school-wide events, morning/afternoon duty, etc.
Experience working in an urban setting with elementary school children from households with limited financial resources
Creates a positive educational environment for teaching, creating, and learning
And other duties and responsibilities as assigned
About St. Andrew's School
St. Andrew's School transforms lives by providing quality, progressive education to children from families with limited financial resources through a full scholarship for every child. Our whole-child approach nurtures intellectual, creative, moral and spiritual growth, preparing students for success in school and in life.