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Asheville Christian Academy

Visual Art Instructor: Middle and Upper School

Teach (full-time) the middle school Visual arts classes, upper school Art Fundamentals, Intermediate Art, Advanced Art and Ceramics.

Asheville Christian Academy Middle and Upper School Visual Art Instructor Job Description

General Description:

Job summary: Instructional Faculty

Hired by: The Head of School

Responsible to: Director of Fine Arts, Level Administrators

Evaluated: Annual written evaluation conducted by the Director of Fine Arts

Type of position: Yearly contracted position

This position will teach the middle school Visual arts classes, upper school Art Fundamentals, Intermediate Art, Advanced Art and Ceramics. Optional additional stipend for extra-curricular opportunities, including art clubs and theatre set production.

Target Faculty Profile:

  • Demonstrates a clear understanding and commitment to ACA’s By-Laws (including Article II, the Statement of Faith), Mission, Core Values, Philosophy of Education.
  • Models Christian values. Routinely shares and models personal testimony while pursuing the best reputation for integrity, spiritual leadership, unity, ministry, and grace at school.
  • Academically credentialed. Well-qualified professional who inspires students to greatness with a passion for learning. Uses innovative and creative instructional methods.
  • Genuinely loves students. Appreciates their unique God-given gifts and learning styles, holds them accountable to high standards, and challenges them to think at deeper levels while being committed to meeting the instructional needs of all students.
  • Builds relationships of trust and consistency. Communicates effectively with students, parents, peers, and administrators.
  • Demonstrates a collaborative style of work, and a spirit of problem-solving, envisioning, and joy in service
  • Membership in a church that embraces the historic Christian faith (By-Laws, Article II)

Qualifications:

  • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in Art Education
  • Ceramics experience.

Instructional Responsibilities:

  • Develop a program of visual art instruction that builds upon the lower school visual arts curriculum.
  • Develop and promote a Christ-centered redemptive view of the arts with students.
  • Maintain displays of student artwork at designated locations on campus.
  • Promote participation in local and regional visual arts competitions and events (Scholastic Art Competition).
  • Work with Fine Arts team to encourage participation in the arts.
  • Additional Fine Arts teaching responsibilities based on individual skill-set and the needs of the program.

Organization/Vision/Leadership Responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute a scope and sequence of instruction for visual arts classes using daily, weekly, and unit lesson plans.
  • Work with the Fine Arts Director to plan and execute visual arts involvement at concerts, events and other Fine Arts activities
  • Establish a classroom culture of visual art learning across a wide variety of genres and cultural milieus.
  • Maintain a safe and orderly classroom. Manage the classroom in an appropriate, redemptive, and consistent manner.
  • Involve ACA students in visual arts activities in and out of school.
  • Through a variety of approaches and opportunities, instill a passion within students for creating visual art.
  • Maintain and manage the visual arts supplies and inventory. Maintain ceramics wheels, kiln and associated equipment.
  • Create extra-curricular visual art opportunities.

Other Duties as Assigned:

Other duties related to the Fine Arts program as given by the Fine Arts Director.

Relationships:

  • Work cheerfully and productively under the leadership of the Fine Arts Director and alongside other Middle, and Upper School or Fine Arts staff.
  • Exercise all necessary planning for the use of the facilities for visual arts displays and events with the Campus Manager.

Benefits Package and Courtesies:

  • Salary
  • Personal day
  • Sick days
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Phased Health Insurance
  • Retirement plan available after one year of service.

Position Benefits

Benefits Package and Courtesies:

  • Salary
  • Personal day
  • Sick days
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Phased Health Insurance
  • Retirement plan available after one year of service

Contact Asheville Christian Academy

Leanne Stark
Executive Assistant to Head of School and Board of Directors
Phone: 828-581-2200
Fax: 828-581-2218

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