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Visual Art Teacher Needed for 2015-2016

St. Joseph’s Academy is an all-girls, Catholic, college preparatory high school sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Our mission is to provide a high quality Catholic education for young women, challenging them to grow in faith, knowledge and respect for self and others.

Visual Arts Teacher Job Summary:
The Fine Arts Department is committed to offering opportunities to create, produce, and reflect on the fine arts as a vital part of a well-rounded education. The teacher will develop the artistic skills and talents of the students by being knowledgeable about a variety of artistic media (both 2-D and 3-D), but especially ceramics, drawing, painting and art history. Additional areas of proficiency which would enhance the candidate would be photography and design. A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in art (Master’s degree preferred) is required, as well as some teaching experience, and certification to teach art in the State of Missouri. Visit for more information. Questions may be directed to

Job Description:

The art teacher will be responsible for all or some of the following:
• Ceramics:
o Proficiency in both hand-building, wheel-throwing, raku, and surface techniques
o Ceramics history and ceramic artists
o Proper electric kiln usage
• Drawing/Painting: Provide instruction in all two dimensional art media, but especially drawing (all media: pen, pencil, charcoal) and painting (acrylic, oil, watercolor)
• Understand and apply the influence of art history to all artistic media
• Know and apply in lessons the current visual art standards
• Be well-versed in best practice strategies, and experienced with curriculum development
• Committed to personal professional growth
• Supportive of the Catholic identity of the school

Email cover letter, resume and a list of 3 references with contact information by June 1 to

St. Joseph’s Academy is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals, consistent with federal, state, and local Equal Employment Opportunity law. St. Joseph’s Academy will not discriminate against any qualified employee or job applicant with respect to any terms, privileges, or conditions of employment on the basis of physical or mental disability. The school will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to perform the essential functions of the job and unless doing so will result in any undue hardship on the school. These policies apply to all phases of the employment relationship, including hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, transferring, discipline, reduction in force, termination, and access to benefits and training.

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