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Art Teacher (3/5 FTE) Posted Mar 16
Chewonki Foundation , Wiscasset, ME
The Maine Coast Semester School at Chewonki is seeking a three-fifths Art Teacher starting August 2021. Responsibilities include teaching Maine Coast Semester’s trademark course—Art in the Natural World and advising a small group of students.

Candidates should have a high level of interest in teaching exceptionally motivated high school juniors in a semester school that is committed to promoting the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as building strong relationships with students and colleagues. The ideal candidate is an excellent communicator who is comfortable using a variety of instructional strategies and enjoys working creatively and collaboratively to develop and plan curricula with Maine Coast Semester colleagues. Successful candidates must have a proven record of engaging students in place-based learning, fostering critical reading and writing skills, and inspiring a love of learning.

The art teacher is responsible for developing curriculum and teaching Maine Coast Semester’s hallmark studio art course, Art and the Natural World. In keeping with the school’s focus on place-based, experiential education, this teacher engenders in students the habits of creative expression and the development of a robust art-making process while orchestrating experiences and assignments that focus on the natural world.

Essential Responsibilities

Teach 2 sections of a studio art class–Art in the Natural World
Work to honor and uphold the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and an anti-racist mind-set in the interest of students, staff and faculty across the organization
Create opportunities for all semester students to use the art studios with appropriate skill and confidence
Document and evaluate student progress and achievement on learning goals throughout the course and provide timely feedback and support.
Enable students to create a functional portfolio of their art works.
Assist students with effective display and presentation of their works.
Plan, coordinate and prepare art displays and exhibitions for the Chewonki community.
Serve as an advisor for 2-3 students

Salary and Benefits

Salary is in-line with that of other small northern New England independent schools, and will be based largely on experience. This is a ⅗ full time equivalent position on an August to mid-June schedule (~10 weeks vacation/year). This part time position includes access to professional development funds.

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