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Lower School Art Teacher

Full-time Lower School Art Teacher, Classes III-V

Waterford School is Utah’s premier liberal arts, college preparatory private school for students in Preschool through High School. Student learning is Waterford School’s reason for being. Since its founding, the School has instilled habits of independent thought, critical thinking, responsibility, passionate learning, and service to others. Waterford School’s liberal arts program provides a strong foundation, and the campus culture prepares students to pursue lives of meaning and purpose. Waterford delivers a world-class education distinguished by a rich curriculum, an outstanding faculty, a deep commitment to student growth, and a learning environment that is caring, nurturing, and inspiring.

Within that context, the Visual Arts department offers a Lower School curriculum emphasizing the elements and principles of art and design along with guided practice in a variety of art making processes and media. The Lower School Art teacher’s primary responsibility is to provide student experiences that promote exploration and experimentation, intentional curiosity, and creative problem solving with an emphasis on process over product. The Lower School art teacher represents Waterford’s art program not only to the Waterford community through student exhibitions across our campus, but also in the greater community. The successful candidate will be able to develop a healthy rapport with Lower School students and parents, and will embrace Waterford School’s mission, vision, and values in curriculum, teaching, and membership in the community. The Lower School Art Teacher Reports to the Lower School Head.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Teach art to third through fifth grade students through various art media, including the figure, drawing from nature, three-dimensional art, contemporary and historical art, and basic principles of design
  • Consult with homeroom teachers to coordinate curricula when appropriate
  • Arrange for and hang high-quality art exhibits across campus
  • Support and participate in Arts Week
  • Collaborate with colleagues
  • Communicate with parents
  • Attendance at meetings and other school events
  • Commitment to a plan of professional growth and development
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Lower School Head or Head of School

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, masters degree or degree in art education preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Solid understanding of child development
  • Ability to break down complex concepts into achievable and understandable smaller steps.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, desire to develop collaborative relationships with teaching faculty, and have humor and patience

The Waterford campus is set on 45 acres at the foot of Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, one of North America’s premier outdoor and recreational areas. The school offers an outstanding working environment. The atmosphere is collegial; both families and faculty show a genuine commitment to learning. Benefits include medical, dental, 403(b).

For more information about the school, please go to www.waterfordschool.org.

Qualified candidates should forward a résumé and letter of interest, by email, to:

Kristine Wilkins
Executive Assistant
Office of the Head of School
801.816.2205