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Position Title: Middle School Art Teaching Fellow
Germantown Academy is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school located on a beautiful 126-acre campus in the Fort Washington suburbs near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The school serves more than 1,200 students in grades PK-12. Founded in 1759, GA is America’s oldest non-sectarian day school with rich traditions and a strong commitment to ongoing innovation of curricular and pedagogical practices.
Germantown Academy is committed to the work of equity and inclusion and believes that equal opportunity in all aspects of employment supports the mission of the school and the successful attainment of our strategic objectives. Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and a respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds.
We are seeking candidates for a one year teaching fellow tenure to join our community beginning August 2023. This is a 10-month position with an excellent array of benefits and a competitive salary.
We are seeking candidates who…
Have 0-3 years of teaching experience and a strong desire to teach middle school students art using best pedagogical practices
Hold a degree in visual art or art education and are interested in pursuing a career in teaching
Demonstrate experience working with clay, various drawing materials, paper, wood, and printmaking
Are excited to work with and support Middle School-aged students (grades 6-8)
Demonstrate a commitment to student-centered learning
Demonstrate a collaborative and growth mindset as a teacher and professional
Possess the cultural competency necessary for working with a diverse population in an equitable and inclusive community
Demonstrate the flexibility to use technology in support of student learning and other professional responsibilities
Communicate well, both in writing and verbally, with colleagues, students, and families
Model a culture of flexible, continuous learning to challenge and support students
Core Job Responsibilities
This role is a full-time teaching position with the following major responsibilities:
In the first semester:
Co-teach 2 sections of Middle School art classes with the MS visual art faculty
Assist art faculty with tasks as needed, including material preparation, artwork displays, and photography
Assist with class coverages across various disciplines in Middle School
Serve as a co-advisor for a group of approximately 12 Middle School students
In the second semester:
Serve as a long-term sub for one MS art faculty member
Assist art faculty with tasks as needed, including hanging shows, taking photos, and displaying work
Serve as a primary advisor for a group of approximately 12 Middle School students
Be a leader in the school’s co-curricular program in meaningful ways outside the classroom by coaching, leading extra-curricular activities, etc.
Other responsibilities including attending regular faculty meetings, professional learning communities, in-service days, and other supervision duties as assigned.
Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. The Academy, founded in 1759, is a non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory school of more than 1,200 students in Grades PK-12, located in the northwest suburbs of Philadelphia on a campus of 126 acres. At Germantown Academy, we are committed to creating a learning environment that is as diverse as the broader, global world of which we are a part. We value this diversity because it makes us a stronger community, enriches our thinking and helps us to develop our collaborative spirit.