The mission of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation is to promote and advance artistic and cultural development through education in a beautiful, natural environment conducive to positive personal growth.
The Idyllwild Arts Academy provides pre-professional training in the arts and a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum to a diverse student body of gifted young artists from all over the world. Idyllwild Arts Academy is an independent arts boarding school for 300 students in grades 9-12 located in the San Jacinto Mountains of southern California.
The Idyllwild Arts Summer Program provides arts instruction and experiences of the highest caliber to a diverse student population of all ages and abilities.
OPPORTUNITY: Part time Fashion Department LOCATION: Idyllwild
REPORTS TO: Assistant Head of School SUPERVISES:
STATUS: Part time
Idyllwild Arts Academy is seeking a part time Fashion instructor
This an opportunity for a motivated educator and expert in fashion to join and contribute to a newly forming department. As an Arts Boarding School, this presents a chance to become part of a vibrant arts community where collaboration, and new ideas are welcome.
Stay relevant and maintain connection with higher education, fashion programs, and the changing of the fashion industry
Teach classes such as fashion design, fashion construction, textile, fashion illustration, fashion portfolio at varying levels
Knowledge of digital design and illustration
Teaching technical skills to enable design creativity
At least three years of experience in the fashion industry and in fashion/arts education
MFA is preferred but required
Experience in facilitating and managing teams
Experience with international communities or students
Desire to work within a high school boarding school
Acts as a model of integrity
Understands professional boundaries between students, parents and teachers
Has a sense of humor and keeps things in perspective
Exercises patience and good listening skills
Flexible and has the ability to work under pressure
Keeps a positive attitude
Ability and desire to work within the Idyllwild community, Riverside County, or commute a reasonable distance, that does not impede on-time arrival during winter months.
Obtain and maintain a valid California Driver License, pass a criminal history background check as required by California Education Code Section 44237, and pass a TB test.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
While performing the duties of this position an incumbent is required to have:
Specific vision abilities include close, distant and color vision perception and the ability to adjust eye focus.
Reaching with the hands and arms and use of hands to manipulate a computer keyboard and mouse;
Must be able to converse in clear English both written and orally, over a telephone and in person, and be able to make public presentations.
Work hours vary and may include days, nights, and weekends.
Occasionally, incumbent may be required to lift up to 25 pounds, traverse uneven terrain, climb stairs while moving about campus, bend and stoop, conduct tours, show visitors campus facilities, and provide their own transportation for local and remote events.
Reasonable accommodation will be considered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
Idyllwild Arts Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Idyllwild Arts is a co-ed boarding and day school for 275 students in grades 9-12. The Summer Program, founded in 1950, is an eight-week program that brings more than nearly 2,000 children, teens, and adults to Idyllwild each summer. The Academy was established in1986 to extend the Summer Program's commitment to the arts through the only boarding high school for the arts on the west coast. The school has developed into an exceptional high school for pre-professional training in the arts combined with high academic standards and a residential life curriculum.Idyllwild graduates attend the top colleges and universities in the United States and abroad, and the very best conservatories and art schools, such as Julliard, Curtis, New England Conservatory of Music, and the Rhode Island School of Design. Many have established celebrated careers as artists. The arts disciplines include dance, music, visual arts, theatre, moving pictures and creative writing. Students may major in any one discipline or combine their interests in an interdisciplinary arts major.