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Upper School Art Teacher
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Key School is seeking a full time Upper School Art Teacher with a specialization in Painting, Drawing, and Ceramics.

This position will include teaching a foundation-level Art I course in addition to Advanced Painting/Drawing and 3D Media, including Ceramics. A qualified candidate will have experience working with high school age students of all abilities, serving as an academic advisor, and supporting extracurricular programs. Ideal candidates will have a desire to work with upper school students in a supportive, college-preparatory environment which encourages intellectual independence, creativity and collaboration.

Qualifications include a Master of Fine Arts or Master of Arts in Teaching (or equivalent degree in a closely related field), with 5 years of full-time high school teaching experience. Candidates should also have experience teaching drawing, painting, foundational Visual Arts courses and introductory ceramics concepts and should be able to work with students in a variety of materials and mediums.

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Assessing student progress and performance in art, as well as in areas of social interaction, behavior, and emotional growth.
  • Effectively and collaboratively working in a team of visual art instructors in a dynamic, multi-divisional art department.
  • Being proficient with advanced computer literacy for both administrative and instructional purposes, as well as having strong interpersonal and written communications skills.
  • Working with colleagues in preparing and exhibiting student artwork throughout the year.
  • Partnering with colleagues in other important duties across the life of the school; advisory program, outdoor education experiences, activities/clubs program, etc.

Founded in 1958 by professors from St. John's College, Key School engages children from 2.5 years of age through grade 12 in a progressive, coeducational, college-preparatory, day program on its picturesque 15-acre campus located 4 miles from downtown Annapolis. Perhaps no mandate in Key School's Mission Statement lies closer to the heart of the community than its injunction to "Sustain an ethical school culture that engenders an inherent respect for the dignity of every human being, recognizes that personal liberty must be balanced by personal responsibility and individual action by the needs of others, and stresses to all members of the School community the importance of trust, mutual respect, and compassion." 

Key students are collaborative critical thinkers who are motivated and open-minded. Highly committed to their students, Key faculty and staff are supportive, industrious, creative, and approachable. A student-centered environment, Key places great value on respectful open discourse among students and adults alike. 

With a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, Key is particularly interested in candidates with experience in creating inclusive school settings and who are culturally responsive.  We are seeking candidates with a commitment to educational equity and justice. Key School is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Upper School Art Teacher Cassandra Kapsos at ckapsos@keyschool.org.