Visual Art Teacher

Visual Art Teacher

Visual Art Teacher

Senior School

Permanent, Full-Time (1.0 FTE), starting September 2023

If you are an educator who inspires students, is passionate about holistic learning and is driven to help young people shape their lives, this is a role, a school and a place for you.

Located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, St. Michaels University School (SMUS) is a Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 day and boarding school with a global reputation for academic excellence. Our faculty members enjoy small classes, modern facilities, and substantial preparation time that creates opportunities to understand their students and to make a real impact in their lives. Faculty salaries and benefits exceed the local public school districts and are supported by an exciting professional development program. As lifelong learners, and with students at the centre, SMUS faculty are capacity builders by nature and inspiring educators by practice.

Our students from all over the world have opportunities in academics, athletics, arts, leadership, service, experiential and outdoor education, and are inspired by an extraordinary faculty that is committed to academic excellence, character growth and preparing students for what lies ahead in life. The school’s Mission shapes all of these endeavours: Our school seeks the excellence in all of us, with passion and compassion. We are a community shaped by the pursuit of truth and goodness, providing outstanding preparation for life. At St. Michaels University School, we seek to employ and empower individuals who wish to forge impactful relationships and careers that place our students at the centre. We firmly believe that expanding our diversity while adjusting our practice will lead to becoming the community we envision – a place where staff and students share a sense that they fully belong.

The Position:

The School is seeking a dynamic Visual Art teacher who will complement a strong and dedicated Senior School Art department. As well as a passion for teaching, the successful candidate will provide our students with an inspirational, educational experience. The teaching assignment for this position will include teaching Visual Art at a Grade 9 to 12 level, pastoral care of a homeroom, and a contribution to the Senior School co-curricular program.

The successful candidate will have the following skills, background and interest:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree, preferably with a specialization in Visual Art.
  • Eligible for, or holder of a current BC teaching certificate.
  • Experience implementing the BC Curriculum. Independent school experience is an asset.
  • Recent experience teaching Visual Art at the Senior School level and experience working with a wide variety of mediums in the art classroom.
  • The following areas of expertise or experience would be considered an asset: Digital Art, 3D modeling and animation, 2D animation, Art History, Drafting and Fabrication, and AP Studio Art.
  • Enthusiasm to work flexibly with a collaborative team in an open and dynamic studio space.
  • Familiarity and success with current best teaching practices in Visual Art education.
  • Evidence of exemplary student artwork and/or class projects in a concise portfolio.
  • Experience with cross curricular planning and assessment.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Experience using Google Classroom and other technology to support learning.
  • An understanding of current differentiation strategies and commitment to the needs of all learners.
  • Growth mindset and ability to offer and receive professional feedback.
  • Evidence of innovative and inspiring teaching practices and assessment.
  • Evidence and commitment to a collaborative approach with a team of talented educators.
  • Experience working in an environment of excellence where a broad spectrum of programs operate simultaneously, demanding a great deal of forward planning and creativity.
  • Commitment to pastoral care and to delivering high quality education through a holistic lens.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching Visual Art at the Senior School level.
  • Organizing student art displays and initiating student art events.
  • Collaborating on innovative curricular projects.
  • Serving as a Homeroom Advisor for a group of students.
  • Working collaboratively with multiple departments on curriculum, instruction and assessment.
  • Consistent and professional communication with students, faculty and parents.
  • A commitment to teaching for understanding using a standards-based assessment model.
  • Maintaining effective ongoing assessment of student learning in order to provide clear feedback to students and their parents.
  • Liaising with teaching faculty, parents and administration as an advocate for students.
  • Practicing professionalism through ongoing professional development, reflection and continuous improvement.
  • Contributing to the extra-curricular (and boarding life) of the school.

Criminal Record Check:

Must pass and maintain a clear Solicitor General criminal record check for the purpose of working with children.

Application Details:

Please respond with a cover letter and resume in a single document by 2:00 pm Friday, January 27, 2023.

To apply for this job please visit careers.risepeople.com.

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