Film Workshop Teacher, part-time (Anticipated FY24 position)
Location: Fryeburg, Maine
Type: Part Time
Fryeburg Academy, a 625-student day and boarding high school in Western Maine and the Mount Washington Valley, seeks an innovative part-time Film Workshop teacher beginning late August 2023. This full-time position involves teaching two classes of Film Workshop at two levels. Candidates must have a highly developed knowledge of varying cinematographic techniques and styles, and general and subject-specific pedagogy. The successful candidate will demonstrate the enthusiastic ability to work with students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, and with a diverse range of academic interests and skills.
Fryeburg faculty have significant responsibilities connected with the school's boarding program and extracurricular offerings. The Academy is therefore looking for individuals who enjoy working with high school students both in and out of the classroom and who wish, through commitment to a variety of roles, to strengthen its community. Experience working with students outside of the classroom- tutoring, coaching, in a residential or camp setting, or as an activity advisor- is a plus.
Knowledge, Skills, Dispositions:
A strong belief in independent education, and particularly the mission of Fryeburg Academy
Outstanding instructional skills driven by a passion for the arts
The ability to motivate, support, and challenge students in a working studio environment
Effectively instruct students with a wide range of skills and experience, from students new to film, to those who hope to pursue a career in the creative arts
Interest in collaboration with other arts faculty members in the implementation of the interdisciplinary Arts Certificate Program
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively while maintaining high professional standards
A willingness to work with students of all backgrounds and abilities
Outstanding knowledge of film subject matter and techniques
A desire to work with students both in and out of the classroom. In particular, a willingness to serve as an academic advisor for a group of 10-14 students for their four years of high school.
Qualifying Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in education, or relevant visual arts field- Master’s degree preferred
Arts 6/9-12 teaching certification preferred
All Fryeburg Academy employees are subject to Maine Dept. of Education Criminal History Record Check.
Fryeburg Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
TO APPLY: Interested candidates should submit an application, letter of interest, résumé, college transcripts, and three references to Erin Wentworth, Human Resources Manager (email@example.com).
Fryeburg Academy is an independent secondary school that serves a widely diverse population of local day students and boarding students from across the nation and around the world. The Academy believes that a strong school community provides the best conditions for learning and growth. Therefore, we strive to create a supportive school environment that promotes respect, tolerance, and cooperation, and prepares students for responsible citizenship. Within this context, the Academy’s challenging and comprehensive academic program, enriched by a varied co-curriculum, provides the knowledge and skills necessary for success in higher education and the workplace.