Lancaster Country Day School seeks an experienced photography instructor for Middle School and Upper School, starting August 2022. We seek an educator with natural interest in engaging Middle and Upper School age students and a demonstrated ability to inspire and instruct students in the skills of photography and digital design. There may be the potential for additional roles in the School, perhaps interacting with the Communications Office. Collaboration with colleagues and finding joy in taking an active role within a vibrant college preparatory school community are important to lasting success in this position.
This position is part of a thriving arts department in our PS-12 school. Our goal is to build a program of instruction that spans all three of our divisions.
Lancaster Country Day School supports the active engagement of students, the use of technology, and faculty professional development.
Teach Upper School trimester photography electives including Basic Photography, Digital Imaging, iPhotography, and Advanced Photography, with potential to design other elective courses.
Possibly teach an elective in Middle School in iPhotography or general photography.
Member of Teaching Faculty
Work collaboratively with other Arts department members to further enhance and ensure consistent delivery of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
Organize classroom systems/procedures and ensure all students are fully engaged in learning.
Establish a culture of high expectations within a supportive environment for all students.
Assess students regularly through both formative and summative assessments, ensuring ongoing constructive feedback to students and their families.
Use the School’s learning management system, Canvas, to communicate with students and their families to provide needed information on classroom work and student progress, and contact families through direct communications via phone or email when appropriate.
Reflect on student performance and feedback to refine classroom activities and methods of leading music instruction.
Collaborate closely with other faculty members of the Arts department and with colleagues school-wide to improve instructional practices and to share best practices.
Collaborate with and adhere to the recommendations of the School’s learning specialists; cooperates with the Academic Learning Lab.
Demonstrate clear concern for each student as a learner and scaffold instruction in a way that encourages students to reach their potential.
Track critical student information and maintain accurate student records, including attendance.
Participate actively in professional development activities.
Consider equity and inclusivity when making curricular choices.
Contribute to sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning environment for our community.
Participate actively in the life of the school.
Perform other related duties as required.
BA in art and/or art education, or related field; Master’s degree or MFA preferred.
Three years of previous teaching experience preferred.
Desire to be part of building a positive and healthy larger school culture and community.
Ability and desire to mentor students as they grow into young adults and prepare for life beyond LCDS.
Experience with graphic design and other technology-based work in the arts would be a plus. Working knowledge of Photoshop and related software is expected.
About Lancaster Country Day School
Country Day School seeks to provide a rigorous, college preparatory academic program within a supportive environment, creating a community of outward-looking, lifelong learners. Challenging students to look at the world in new ways, LCDS has high academic and behavioral expectations of its students while providing extensive support to achieve those standards. Through especially close relationships between students and adults, the School encourages personal growth and trust, fostering confident, articulate, and thoughtful individuals who can deal with the complexities of the world and the rapid rate of technological and societal change.
As a preschool - 12 school with 600+ students under one roof, LCDS encourages a close interaction between people of diverse backgrounds, striving to reflect the world as it truly exists, respect for self and for others, and a commitment to one’s contribution to society, are the hallmarks of a Country Day education. In addition to setting high expectations, the School urges both students and adults to find a proper balance, fulfilling their many obligations while maintaining a strong commitment to their own physical and emotional health.
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