The Park School of Baltimore has an opening for a part-time member of the visual arts faculty. The successful candidate will teach one section of 8th grade digital art all year and one section of Upper School as needed. Courses take place in a well-equipped 18 station digital lab with access to large format scanners and printers, as well as plotting cutters and other equipment. Courses emphasize good visual communication and include an introduction to graphic design, basic digital photography, and digital illustration for 8th grade. Responsibilities may include advising yearbook.
Park’s arts courses emphasize the process of making art, including design thinking and the studio habits of mind. The knowledge of a multi-cultural approach to art education is essential. All art classes at Park include critique, self-assessment, and exhibition opportunities. Park’s art department is designed to align our K-12 program in a cohesive way. Conversations across divisions are frequent and valued.
All arts courses include formal and informal assessments and written reports. In addition to a part-time teaching schedule, the new faculty member will attend weekly department meetings. The art teacher participates fully in the life of a coordinated K-12 arts department. Yearbook advisors are responsible for leading students through the construction of the yearbook but are also the final editor of the book. Proofreading, working with various constituencies in the school, content and image editing, constructing and sticking to a schedule, working with the printer, and distribution are the key responsibilities.
Park salaries and benefits are highly competitive with those in other leading independent schools. For new appointments, salaries reflect experience and training equated to Park’s scales.
In addition to normal retirement and health benefits, the school offers the following distinctive program:
This program supports summer professional development work by faculty on a distinctive scale. Established in 1989, FACA is supported by a $5.9 million endowment; currently, over 40% of all Park faculty participate annually. Grants cover full salary and benefits for group or individual projects selected through a formal review process. Most grants are for four weeks; some are for shorter periods.
Send letter of interest, personal statement, résumé, and list of references.
Associate Head of School
The Park School of Baltimore
2425 Old Court Road
Baltimore, MD 21208
Telephone: (410) 339-4159
FAX: (410) 339-4125
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