Imagine a school where each day is alive with learning, creativity, and a spirit of adventure. The Girls’ Middle School is committed to progressive education and innovative programming, meeting the needs of a wide range of middle school students. Our project-based curriculum encourages creativity, problem solving, and independent thought. Attention to girls’ emotional and social growth develops self-knowledge and confidence as well as teamwork and leadership skills. Learn more about GMS: www.girlsms.org.
GMS celebrates all perspectives coming together in community. We want great teachers with many differences, because we know diversity enriches us by bringing to GMS new experiences, views, and knowledge about the world.
Working at GMS
In the GMS Art Department, students have the opportunity to experience drawing, painting, ceramics, woodworking, metalworking, photography, and video production. In exploring wide-ranging media and techniques, they gain confidence in their ability to experiment and take creative risks. At the same time, they are exposed to powerful tools for expressing themselves as artists. GMS seeks a part-time Art Faculty member who specializes in Woodworking. This person will teach one term of woodworking and one term of art utilizing another medium.
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree or comparable experience teaching art, woodworking, or a related field. They will have a passion for creating and be able to joyfully communicate and share that passion with their students. At the same time, this professional will grasp the connection between art and other subjects, partnering with grade- and subject-level faculty to integrate learning across platforms. They will be friendly, enthusiastic, proactive, and forward-thinking. They will be detail-oriented, well organized, able to produce curriculum appropriate to meet GMS standards, and possess strong time-management skills.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Inspire students to experience art as a joyful process and an extension of themselves;
Educate students by employing active creation, analytical skill-building, and supportive feedback;
Ensure students gain confidence in their own artistic ability and self-expression through art;
Teach traditional woodworking methods and responsible tool usage to create functional and sculptural pieces of long-lasting artwork.
What we look for in an Art Faculty – Woodworking Candidate
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in teaching art, woodworking, or a related field.
Commitment to experiential, project-based learning, narrative assessment, and other progressive pedagogies.
Demonstrated focus on supporting girls in discovering their strengths and finding their voice.
Ability to positively engage partners and collaborate closely with fellow educators.
Ability to be a self-starter and work independently.
A cooperative team approach with colleagues and a willingness to take on responsibilities beyond those explicitly defined.
This is a part-time position. IT MAY COMBINED WITH A PART TIME PHYSICAL EDUCATION FACULTY ROLE TO CREATE A FULL TIME POSITION. When completing your cover letter, please clarify your interest in the part-time only position or in the full-time joint faculty role.
Please submit a resume, cover letter (required), and list of references to Ms. Laura Reeve, Acting Head of School, to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Girls' Middle School
Imagine a school where each day is alive with learning, creativity, and a spirit of adventure. The Girls’ Middle School is committed to progressive education and innovative programming, meeting the needs of a wide range of middle school girls. GMS educates girls during a pivotal time in their lives. Our project-based curriculum encourages creativity, problem solving, and independent thought. Attention to girls’ emotional and social growth develops self-knowledge and confidence as well as teamwork and leadership skills. The Girls' Middle School encourages girls to spread their wings, take risks, and be self-reliant.
GMS celebrates different perspectives coming together in community. We are committed to broadening the diversity, in all dimensions, of our faculty and staff.