Middle and Upper School Art and Design Teacher

Middle and Upper School Studio Art and Design Teacher

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.

The Visual Arts department offers a required Middle School curriculum emphasizing the elements and principles of art and design along with guided practice in a variety of art making processes and media. In the Upper School, students complete a sequence of Foundations courses in two and three dimensional media before moving on to AP or other advanced work. 

The ideal candidate will hold an advanced degree in Studio Art, maintain their own active art practice, as well as model and instruct students in the ways of being an artist and designer. This particular assignment includes teaching both beginning and advanced students in required foundations courses, as well as Design-centered elective courses. Applicants should have familiarity with an array of processes & materials, and a strong knowledge of the Design Thinking process. 

The successful candidate will be able to develop a healthy rapport with Middle and Upper School students, and will embrace Waterford School’s mission, vision, and values in curriculum, teaching, and membership in the community. A full-time load entails 18-20 hours per week of studio instruction, with the balance of the work week spent in studio and material preparation, parent communication, grading, and consultation.

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, or fax, to

Kristine Wilkins
Executive Assistant
Office of the Head of School