The Hun School of Princeton seeks a dynamic and creative Part-Time Upper School Visual Arts (Ceramics) Teacher for a position beginning in August 2021.
The Visual Art classes at The Hun School teach students to think like artists: how to explore the world with curiosity, adapt solutions to fit a variety of problems, and foster the passion to express themselves visually. Lessons offer technical skill building as well as knowledge of artists throughout history and cultures that relate to the specific coursework. Visual Art teachers work to present multiple strategies for encouraging creative expression from students. Each student is prompted to find their own creative voice both through their artwork and in speaking about art in class critiques. The Visual Art Department hopes students come away from each class inspired to create and with an appreciation of a wide range of artistic approaches that will last a lifetime.
- Two or three (2-3) sections of Ceramics;
- Continuous professional growth in the content area;
- Contributions to Hun community life beyond the classroom
- A bachelor’s degree; advanced degree preferred;
- Three years of full-time teaching experience is preferred, but other relevant experience will certainly be considered;
- Experience teaching both Introductory and Advanced Ceramics techniques.
- Experience firing various kilns.
- Experience with Raku firing.
- Experience with hand-building as well as working on the wheel.
- Experience facilitating group and personal critiques.
- A love for working with young people;
- A commitment to a diverse and inclusive community;
- A passion for teaching in an innovative, experiential, and student-centered environment;
- Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with students, parents, faculty, and staff;
- Personal qualities including resilience, approachability, and kindness;
- Excellent technology skills and experience integrating technology into the curriculum;
- Familiarity or experience with online instruction including the use of Zoom meeting technology;
- A desire to contribute to school life outside of the classroom on a lively boarding school campus.