Job Description: Digital Arts Instructor Classification: Full Time, Salaried, Exempt (10 Months) Reports to: Fine Arts Department Chair and Academic Dean
Job Summary: Foxcroft School seeks a full time Digital Arts Instructor. This newly created position is an exceptional opportunity for an innovative teacher who is eager to help Foxcroft advance strategic goals to enhance photography and digital arts offerings, to move from STEM to STEAM, and to encourage an entrepreneurial spirit among our students.
Candidates should have energy, enthusiasm, and strong interpersonal and communication skills. In addition, candidates should be versed in instructional strategies for teaching girls and demonstrate an understanding of the developmental needs of adolescents in and outside of the classroom. Candidate should demonstrate success with integrating new technologies in the curriculum.
Key Responsibilities: This position will include teaching digital photography and graphic arts classes, including our Yearbook class, and overseeing Foxcroft’s new maker space, Space to Innovate. There will be opportunities to develop course curriculum for the Visual Arts department and to work collaboratively with other teachers to integrate the new Space to Innovate, into their curriculum. Working closely with the Director of Academic Technology and the STEM department chair, this position will provide professional development for use of equipment in the maker space and create a welcoming space for students and faculty to create and explore both in and out of the classroom. No job description can anticipate all responsibilities as such; there may be other assigned duties.
Qualifications: ? A Masters’ in Fine Arts, or related field is preferred. Current practicing artist at a professional level also preferred. ? Classroom teaching experience, preferably within independent schools. ? Yearbook/Desktop publishing experience preferred ? Familiarity/experience with Adobe Creative Cloud software, particularly Photoshop and InDesign ? Familiarity/experience with maker spaces and with equipment such as 3-D printing and laser cutters. ? Strong history of collaboration and teamwork with colleagues and the ability to build relationships with multiple constituencies including students, parents, alumnae and the greater community.
Other Qualifications: All prospective employees must be able to clear a background check and TB screening. Physical Work Environment: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this position an incumbent is required to regularly remain sedentary for long periods of time while processing information and paperwork both manually and on a computer. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing is required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. The employee uses hands and arms to reach and must be able to use fingers and hands to type and manipulate a computer keyboard and mouse. The requirements of the job include repetitive motions of the wrists, hands and/or fingers. The employee is regularly required to listen, physically direct, and speak. Additionally, this position must be able to converse clearly in both written and oral communications, over a telephone and in person. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasionally the employee must exert up to 10 pounds of force and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move object, including the human body. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (typical office or administrative work). Work hours may vary and include days, nights, and weekends. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet; however, variations in noise level may occur when the employee attends school functions such as assemblies, graduation and other events.
Founded in 1914, Foxcroft School is a college-preparatory boarding and day school for girls in grades 9-12. The school is located on 500 acres in Middleburg, Virginia, 50 miles west of Washington, D.C. It is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.
Foxcroft is, by design, a small, residential school. The ...student body is comprised of approximately seventy percent (70%) boarding and thirty percent (30%) day students. They represent over twenty (20) states, Washington D.C., and over a dozen foreign countries. Approximately one third of the student body receives financial aid and nearly one-quarter of the students are related to alumnae -- an impressive testament to the relationship between the School and its graduates.