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Foundations of Art/Graphic Design Teacher

St. Andrew's School k

Middletown, DE

Feb 16
Job Description

Founded in 1929 with a historically unprecedented commitment to financial aid, St. Andrew’s is an Episcopal, co-educational, all-boarding high school situated on 2200 acres in Middletown, Delaware. St. Andrew’s School is seeking to fill our Foundations of Art teaching position. This position primarily focuses on providing our new freshmen students with a solid base in the visual arts; a sort of visual literacy that prepares them for higher level courses down the road.

Applicants will be asked to develop semester long curriculum that exposes students to a broad range of mediums, theories, and histories across the visual arts. In many ways, this course should be viewed as a way to introduce young students to basic elements and principles of design, the vocabulary surrounding art, as well as introductory techniques in drawing, photography, and 3D design.

In addition to the foundations course, the ideal candidate will be able to develop and teach beginning and advanced level graphic design courses. These courses should include print and web based design, typography, package design, and publication layout. The graphic design curriculum should ideally expose students to the art and craft of design, and also the methodology of design thinking.

Applicants should be ready and able to participate in the full residential program at the School, including dorm parenting, advising, and weekend work.

Requirements

Terminal degree in graphic design, visual communications, or related field.
Proficiency and experience with several plastic arts, ranging from drawing, photography, printmaking, and/or painting.
Full knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud applications including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Lightroom.
Working knowledge of major art history and history of design movements, as well as contemporary trends in the world of graphic design.
Current portfolio of design samples, plus student work if available.
To Apply

St. Andrew’s School is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diverse candidates of all backgrounds, faith, and persuasions, and seek to foster an inclusive, welcoming community environment.

This job description is intended to describe the basic, critical elements of the job and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. A thorough background check, inclusive of fingerprinting, is required as a condition of employment.

St. Andrew's School

Founded in 1929 with a historically unprecedented commitment to financial aid, St. Andrew’s is an Episcopal, co-educational, all-boarding high school situated on 2200 acres in Middletown, Delaware. The St. Andrew’s story has a proud past, dynamic present, and exciting future. We are working every day to be a place where teachers and students find new meaning, new energy, new commitments in their lives. We are a school intent on exploring and celebrating the diversity of the 21st century and affirming that in diversity we can come together in affirmation and defense of the great truths of 21st century life: the power of hope, the power of love, the power of empathy, the power of grace, the power of service, the power of generosity.