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Part-Time Upper School Art Teacher

Haverford, PA

Position title: Part-Time Upper School Art Teacher

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Responsible to: Head of Art Department and Head of Upper School

Revised: May 2024


Job Description: The Haverford School is seeking a part-time Visual Art teacher. The preferred candidate will have at least two years of teaching experience. The candidate is a happy, enthusiastic individual who has demonstrated a passion for visual arts and teaching that builds interest in, enthusiasm for, and mastery of the creative process. Many classes focus on creative problem-solving through contemporary and traditional drawing, painting, and printmaking methods. The candidate will possess a collaborative spirit and be eager to work closely with other creative artists/educators striving to create authentic and powerful learning experiences in a diverse community of boys.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

●    Teach a minimum of two sections of visual arts classes. Current course descriptions are linked here but are open to modification based on teacher experience and expertise.

o     Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.

o     Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.

o     Evaluate and grade students’ class work, assignments, and papers.

o     Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.

●    Assist in the display of student artworks in school exhibition spaces.

●    Plan and coordinate curriculum with the department head and other art instructors.

●    Possesses an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion and the implementation of those principles at independent schools

●    Other duties, as required


Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

●     An undergraduate degree in visual arts, art education, or training and/or experience in a position with similar responsibilities

●    An undergraduate degree in visual arts or training and/or experience in a position with similar responsibilities

●    Effective communicator, both verbally and in writing, with colleagues, students, and parents

●    Strong organizational and communication skills

●     Sense of humor, enthusiasm, and happiness, ethical professional standards, and a multicultural perspective

●     Demonstrates cultural awareness, including knowledge of themselves and the cultural lenses they bring to interactions


Preferred Qualifications:

●    Two years of teaching experience is desirable.

●    Skills necessary: traditional and contemporary drawing, painting, and printmaking.

●    A working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and other common imaging software.

●    A working knowledge of Macintosh operating systems and the ability to troubleshoot minor day-to-day related tech issues.

●    Understanding of art history and knowledge of contemporary art practices.

●    Working artists/teachers preferred.


Physical Requirements and Work Environment

●    Works in an environment with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts.

●    May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.

●    Be able to occasionally lift up to 20 lbs. 

●    Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled office environment.

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