Forsyth Country Day School is seeking a Part-time Lower School Arts Educator for the 2021 - 2022 school year. This could become a full-time position, subject to grade-level enrollment.
The ideal candidate will be a talented, dynamic, and empathetic arts instructor with experience teaching a range of mediums, student ages, and learning styles. The position will require collaborating with classroom teachers and participating as an enthusiastic member of our Lower School team.
The ideal candidate will be asked to develop and implement Lower School Art courses. The candidate should possess a thorough understanding of the elements and principles of art and design - and strive to develop student understanding of these ideas and strategies.
Prepare and implement developmentally appropriate lessons and units of study for children in grades preschool 4s-4th grade which are consistent with grade level curriculum.
Expand student fine arts experiences through course options such as, but not limited to, sculpture, digital art, drawing, painting, ceramics, fiber arts, mixed media and photography.
Differentiate instruction as needed to meet the needs of all students.
Collaborate with classroom teachers to develop cross-departmental units of instruction that foster creativity, deep thinking, and self-expression.
Use appropriate classroom management techniques in order to provide a supportive and caring learning environment where students feel safe to create, share perspectives and take artistic risk.
Maintain an organized and inclusive classroom environment which will be conducive to learning.
Communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues on a regular basis and share information relative to student progress.
Enhance one’s own knowledge, understanding and skill through ongoing professional development.
This position requires a BFA, or BA with a concentration in the Arts or Art Education. An MFA, or MA in Art Education or Education is preferable. Significant interest and experience teaching should be evidenced in a resume or CV.