Congressional School seeks a Middle School Visual Arts Teacher for the 2022-2023 academic year. This position may be filled as part-time or full-time depending on the School's needs.
The Art Teacher is responsible for creating and delivering an innovative art curriculum for students in grades 5 - 8. The Art Teacher uses a creative, multi-media approach so students learn and continue to display creative expression in many ways and engage in projects that connect art to other topics being explored in the classroom. The Art Teacher will curate public exhibitions of student work and lead the development of art curriculum and instruction following contemporary best practices.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide instruction that enables students to understand and develop an appreciation of process as well as the ability to make informed judgments in the creation of their own work
Incorporate contemporary and historical artists and artworks into curriculum, and make relevant connections to students and their work
Create a developmentally appropriate, positive, inclusive, and safe learning environment
Prepare and implement art lessons for grades that educate students on the use of a broad number of artistic materials and tools.
Provide a variety of learning experiences, balancing teacher-led and student-directed learning in the visual arts.
Plan and present physical and digital art displays and exhibitions of student work for the school and community in hallways, lobbies and other creative spaces
Provide artistic support for special projects and events, including the school musical
Supervise the production of the school yearbook
Serve as Middle School Advisor
Listen and respond to student and parent concerns in a responsible, constructive and resourceful manner
Actively participate on the Arts Academic Team and other committees as assigned
Attend regular Faculty meetings which include but are not limited to grade level meetings, division meetings, and full faculty meetings
Actively support the school philosophy, community, and policies
Perform other duties as required
Bachelor's degree in art or equivalent education. Master's degree in art education preferred
Two to three years of experience teaching middle school art education in an independent school
Deep knowledge of a variety of art-making tools and techniques, and ability to communicate these to students
Positive attitude and eagerness to work collaboratively with peers and colleagues in developing curriculum and planning for instruction
Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse and inclusive environment
Proficiency in various technology platforms including Google applications
Strong initiative and organizational skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Warmth, creativity, compassion, and a growth mindset
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
Founded in 1939, Congressional School is a co-ed independent day school in the heart of Falls Church, VA. Dedicated to young learners—infants through eighth graders—Congressional School serves more than 400 students and 2,000 campers annually through its academic and summer programs. The school develops great thinkers and leaders by encouraging students to explore, embrace challenge, and grow through an innovative academic program —all in a diverse and inclusive community. Well-prepared for excellent secondary schools, Congressional School graduates have confidence, a sense of ethics, and the desire to continually and respectfully question, collaborate, create, and lead.
Teachers at Congressional School are passionate, innovative, and dedicated members of the Congressional community who embrace the vision, mission, philosophy and traditions of the School while always striving for excellence. Teachers are committed to growth as professionals and individuals, and are eager to help the school’s students strive for and be their best. Congressional is a community where learning, growing, curiosity, engagement, hard work, and play are all valued and nurtured.