Sierra Canyon is seeking a full time Studio Arts Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year.Candidates should have 2-4 years of art teaching experience (mixed media, drawing/painting, 3-D art, and/or photography) at the 7 - 12thgrade level at an independent school. A bachelor's degree in art (or art education) is required, and a master's degree and/or professional work related to the subject area is preferred.
Preference will be given to applicants with strong technical skills that can also teach and manage our Digital Media Labs. This includes familiarity with Photoshop, In-Design, and Adobe Premiere CC,includinghow these programs can be applied not only to traditional art media (drawing, painting, printmaking,andsculpture), as well asmulti-media, architecture, and design.??
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Teachfive coursesat differentstagesand with different agesincludingmiddle school,and introductory to Honors levels.
Demonstrate mastery of related subject matter, instructional skills, and resource materials for courses taught.?
Create lesson plans, aligned with current trends that drive instruction through formative assessment and differentiation.?
Maintain a safe, organized,and positive classroomthatsupports students’ independent learning, collaboration, and choice, incorporating mutual respect.
Exhibita commitment to continuous professional growth and work with administrators todevelopand follow through on developmentand a commitment to learning.?
Serve asan advisortoa group of 10 – 12 students, providing guidance in academic, extracurricular, social, and personal areas.
Attend all faculty meetings, department meetings, and other meetings as required.
Complete grades/comments, advisor letters, and other forms of academic communication in a timely, professional manner.
Manage the Digital Media Labs, including overseeing equipment and executing an ability to troubleshoot computer and photo printer issues as well as completing simple repairs or referring issues to IT.
Qualified candidates should send the following to Deborah Monroe, Associate Head of School – email@example.com. Please send the documents as 1 PDF file as an attachment.
List of three references with name, phone number, email address and explanation of relationship. This must include two administrators with direct supervision.
Sierra Canyon School is a nonprofit independent, nondenominational, coeducational day school in the northern San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. With an enrollment of 1,000 students in grades PK-12, admission is selective. Sierra Canyon School is located on 35 beautiful, rustic acres and has two campuses across the street from each other: the Lower Campus for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through Six and the state-of-the-art Upper Campus for students in grades Seven through Twelve. Students of color comprise 43% of the student body, 7% are international students, and students reside in 98 different zip codes. There are 412 students in the Upper School and 103 students in the Class of 2020, Sierra Canyon’s twelfth graduating senior class.
Sierra Canyon School is an academically excellent college preparatory school committed to an empowering environment in which students realize their greatest intellectual, creative, ethical, and physical promise. We are defined by an energized, attentive, and diverse student-teacher culture. Sierra Canyon School is a special place to grow for the challenges of a fast-changing world.
At its core, Sierra Canyon School develops students who are as keen to realize their potential as their teachers are to inspire it. Our faculty prepares each student for a lifetime of learning and active citizenship. Academic and extracurricular programs encourage the broadening of student perspectives and provide an exposure to both the surrounding community and the wider world. Experiential learning opportunities form a healthy, challenging part of Sierra Canyon School’s program.
About Sierra Canyon School
Sierra Canyon School is a private, independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12 located on two campuses within walking distance of each other in the northwest corner of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. The highly cosmopolitan campus community is reflective of the Greater Los Angeles Area and the world at large where cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity are welcomed and celebrated. Students are empowered to realize their greatest creative, ethical, intellectual, and physical promise through small class sizes, a diverse student-teacher culture, and a community-focused learning environment.