National Cathedral School (NCS) announces a search for an art teacher for an appointment beginning in August 2018. The successful candidate will teach two to five sections of art each academic term and will bring a broad perspective on art-making with competency that includes traditional materials, digital tools, and visual communication. Studio responsibilities include supervision and maintenance of the art studio, preparing student work for presentation, oversight of budget and materials inventory, and ensuring a safe and clean working environment. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, advising a group of students, attending regular department, division, and grade-level meetings, curriculum development, and service on committees. Physical requirements involve handling art materials up to 50 lbs. and maneuvering on a ladder to hang student artwork. Teachers are expected to be at school from 7:45 am -3:45 pm, although occasionally there will be days when meetings are held before or after school; faculty are also expected to participate regularly in the life of the school during the work day and occasional afterschool, evening, or weekend events.
Qualified candidates have strong instructional ability in observation-based drawing; fundamental to advanced levels of drawing and painting; and materials and techniques of both traditional and expanded fields. Candidates must have instructional experience at the middle or high school level. A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred. The ideal candidate has experience with holistic, contemporary art education practices and an active professional studio practice. Interest and/or experience in department-level leadership is a plus. Salaries are competitive, based on experience. NCS is committed to leadership in multicultural education and a culturally diverse faculty and staff. The school therefore seeks applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported.
National Cathedral School serves 585 students in grades 4 through 12. Faculty and staff are curious intellectually, flexible, and collaborative, and they view education as an engaging vocation. Students thrive in an intellectual environment and love to be challenged. NCS graduates are recognized as highly motivated and confident. As an Episcopal school, NCS welcomes people of all backgrounds and faiths while maintaining a close identity with Washington National Cathedral’s commitment to be a house of prayer for all people. Located in Northwest Washington on 59 beautiful acres, the Cathedral Close is also home to St. Albans School and Beauvoir: The National Cathedral Elementary School.