Teacher of Visual Arts

Northampton, Massachusetts
Mar 17, 2017
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Four-Year Institution

Teacher of Visual Arts

Campus School

Smith College

Smith College is accepting applications for a Teacher of Visual Arts.  Reporting to the Principal, the successful candidate will develop and implement an art curriculum that is consistent with the Campus School philosophy, goals and curriculum guidelines.  This is a part-time, full year position 29.75 hours per week for 52 weeks per year.


Plan, implement, and document a kindergarten through grade six art curriculum that increases knowledge and skills in a broad range of artistic techniques and history.  Instruction includes but is not limited to drawing, painting, ceramics and art history.  Provide individual and small group instruction to adapt curriculum to a broad range of learners. Consult with and assist supervising teachers and specialists who are utilizing art for classroom instruction and activities.

Evaluate each students’ growth in knowledge and aesthetic understandings, and prepare progress reports. Plan and present art displays, bulletin boards, and exhibitions designed to exhibit students’ work for the school and the community.

Communicate with parents about the nature and content of the art curriculum. Work cooperatively with Smith College faculty and students who are conducting research, observing in classrooms or carrying out practicum assignments in classrooms and participate in courses taught by the Department of Education and Child Study or other Smith College departments. Mentor student teachers.  Other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Campus School administration.


Education/Experience:  Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in art and education (or a comparable combination of experience in art instruction or a related field and education); graduate degree strongly preferred; experience in educational settings (school contexts) preferred.

Skills: Ability to form positive and supportive relationships with children and adults.  Ability to be flexible and work as a member of a team.  Ability to communicate clearly with children and families.

Review of applications will begin immediately.  To be considered for this position, apply online at https://smithcollege.hiretouch.com/

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer

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