Ceramics Teacher (0.8)

Ceramics Teacher (0.8)

Position: Ceramics Teacher (0.8 with a possible extension to 1.0)

Department: Ceramics/Visual Arts

Reports to: Head of Visual Arts

Starting date: September 1, 2023

Closing date: May 30, 2023

St. George’s School has an opportunity for an experienced and energized Ceramics Teacher to support the Visual Arts department.

In order to provide the best possible learning environment for our highly diverse, multicultural student population, St. George’s actively seeks to recruit staff from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in independent and international schools. BIPoC and 2SLGBTQ+ people and those with disabilities are warmly encouraged to apply, and invited to reach out for more information about our commitment to pluralism.

Faculty are required to support the school’s co-curricular program for two of three terms. The co-curricular program includes recreational athletics, competitive athletics, and academic clubs and is offered a minimum of two times per week per term.


Responsibilities will include:

  • Teaching ceramics to secondary school students.
  • Facilitating student centered learning in ceramics and sculpture.
  • Working with students and staff in developing ceramics and sculpting techniques, projects and curriculum.
  • Working to motivate the student population in ceramics, sculpting and creative and conceptual thinking.
  • Assisting with student needs as appropriate, providing aesthetic, technical and creative guidance.
  • Facilitating regular student art displays and exhibitions.
  • Working collaboratively within a dynamic, progressive, ceramics department, immediately reporting to the Head of Visual Arts.
  • Supporting and promoting various guest speakers that specialize in sculpting.
  • Supporting the Visual Arts program, including, but not exclusive to, the ceramics lunch club and after-school co-curricular club.
  • Working collaboratively with other teachers, the technician and students and custodial staff to maintain an orderly ceramics studio.
  • Course and lesson planning using Canvas learning platform.
  • Leading a grade based Advisory group of students.
  • Participates in the St. George’s Community.


Qualifications will include:

  • BC Certified Teacher.
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts preferred.
  • Minimum 1 to 2 years teaching experience at a Secondary level.
  • Current or past practicing artist an asset.
  • Competent working knowledge of the Visual Arts field.
  • Superior knowledge and expertise in ceramics, sculpture and pottery.
  • Proficiency in wheel throwing and teaching this technique.
  • Experience in a busy ceramics studio working with students and staff.
  • Experience working with a wide range of sculptural processes.
  • Creative and conceptual.
  • Calm and focused individual with exceptional executive functioning who is able to work in a busy environment.
  • Collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal skills who is self-directed and self-motivated.
  • Able to facilitate student art displays and exhibitions.
  • Is excited to work in an environment with young developing artists.
  • Ability to lead, motivate and develop a strong rapport with students, bringing out their best.
  • Openness to learning studio processes, techniques, and systems.
  • Physically fit: able to lift 50+ pounds regularly.


Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to: [email protected]

To apply for this job email your details to careers@stgeorges.bc.ca.

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