The Kew-Forest School, a preschool through 12th grade, co-educational day school founded in 1918 in Forest Hills, NY, seeks an experienced Upper School Yearbook Advisor. Kew-Forest is proud to enroll an astonishingly diverse student body, including approximately nine percent of whom are international students. The Kew-Forest School seeks to promote diversity in its hiring process and is committed to building an inclusive community and culturally diverse faculty to work with our students and families. Upper School students enrolled in Yearbook envision, design, and create the annual PS-12 yearbook, The Blotter, for the Kew-Forest community. The Upper School Yearbook Advisor will work with a range of student learners across multiple grades to oversee the production and distribution of The Blotter. The advisor is responsible for managing all elements that lead to the successful production of the Yearbook. Preference will be given to candidates with strong Upper School experience. Depending on the candidate’s additional skills and experience, there is potential for a full-time position.
The ideal candidate will have or do the following:
Bachelor’s Degree or higher; experience with online layout and design is preferred;
Three or more years of Upper School teaching experience (independent schools preferred);
Has experience teaching in-person, remote, and hybrid classes via Zoom;
Works closely with Walsworth representative to ensure a quality product and to meet the 3 publication deadlines;
Provides guidance and encouragement to Yearbook students;
Develops an equitable process to assign job responsibilities;
Guides students in the development of their assignments;
Trains and supervises the staff with the assistance of the editors;
Helps students develop a distinctive yearbook format with a style guide and theme;
Provides guidance with layout, picture/artwork selection, writing styles, etc.;
Helps students with proofreading and editing functions;
Oversees and coordinates photographing of various school activities and collecting of photos;
Ensures that yearbook content is accurate and appropriate;
Reviews proof materials before publication with the editing staff;
Signs off on all materials before printing;
Ensures that contractual obligations are fulfilled;
Oversees distribution procedures;
Helps students manage yearbook communications;
Familiarity and comfort working with a globally diverse group of parents, students, and colleagues;
Strong written and oral communication to effectively communicate with students, parents, and colleagues
To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and contact information for two or three professional references to Tiffany D. Trotter, Head of Middle and Upper School, email@example.com, and include “Upper School Yearbook Advisor” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls, please.
To learn more about The Kew-Forest School, please visit our website: www.kewforest.org.
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NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY
The Kew-Forest School believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities. The School prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, culture, background, physical or mental disability, or any other legally protected classes or classifications. No employee or job applicant will be discriminated against in recruitment, compensation, promotion, or termination practices.
The Kew-Forest School is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS), the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and the New York State Department of Education. The School is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY), and the Guild of Independent Schools of New York (GISNY).