Verde Valley School educates students for college and for life by encouraging them to become intellectually curious, academically accomplished and creatively expressive. The program fosters intercultural understanding and world citizenship, environmental stewardship, the value of physical labor, and service to humanity with a willing spirit. It is an intentionally international school with 50% of students from 20 countries, 50% from 18 US states including a number of local day students from the Sedona area.
Here at Verde Valley School, set amidst the inimitable red rocks of Sedona, we call our type of education “IB + Dirt”. This unique curriculum is delivered by a talented and energetic faculty 100% invested in delivering a holistic education that prepares their students for a life beyond college as positive change agents of the world.
At the heart of VVS is an experienced, motivated and caring faculty. Possessing a variety of life experiences, strengths, and cultures, the VVS faculty are passionate about their subjects and dedicated to providing a project-based, student-centered program. We are always interested in receiving employment inquiries from talented educators who share our mission.
Full-Time High School Visual Arts Position (IB Visual Arts)
Job Summary: High School Visual Arts. IB Visual Arts: 11th – 12th grades – a combination of HL/SL
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes health, dental, vision, and 403B.
Preferred Education Level: BA, BFA or MA in a related field
Employer Information: Verde Valley School is a small independent boarding and day school serving 120 students in grades 9 – 12. We are an International Baccalaureate World School and our student body is approximately 50% international. Our guiding principles include academic excellence, intercultural understanding, environmental stewardship, physical labor and service to others.
Job Description: Verde Valley School seeks a skilled and enthusiastic high school Visual Arts teacher to teach IB Visual Arts. Topics include but are not limited to: drawing, painting, photography, design, sculpture, and printing. The IB Visual Arts course is a two-year portfolio-based course which culminates with the submission of IB assessments in the senior year. The IB Art curriculum also incorporates a significant amount of research and writing as art history is integrated into the studio curriculum. The IB Visual Arts teacher will be responsible for guiding students through the production of the art portfolio as well as curating three student art shows per year in the school gallery. The IB Visual Arts position requires experience designing curriculum, differentiating instruction, and using educational technology.
The ideal candidate is someone who loves engaging adolescents of all abilities in the study of Visual Arts and is ready to fully immerse in all facets of boarding school life on our rustic desert campus. In addition to classroom teaching, each faculty member supervises students one evening per week, one weekend per month, and twice each week for campus work jobs. Each faculty member leads one extracurricular activity or sport twice each week and is responsible for advising 4-5 students. Most faculty members lead a 2-week wilderness and service trip throughout the Southwest each November. Meals in our dining hall are provided. On-campus housing may be available, space permitting.
Preference is given to candidates who have:
- IB or AP program experience in a progressive and collaborative environment
- Experience teaching high school Visual Arts and Art History
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Experience working in a residential setting
- Experience and enthusiasm for living and teaching in diverse communities
- Experience teaching non-native English speakers
- Experience coaching and/or leading outdoor activities
This position begins August 2019.
Please send cover letter and resume via email with subject heading: “Visual Arts Position Application” to email@example.com. No phone calls or faxes please.