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Tracking Code22500545870405Job Description

Boston University Academy is seeking a part-time Visual Arts Teaching Assistant to begin in August 2022. This part-time position will be in-person for 24 hours a week. The visual arts teaching assistant provides assistance to the primary visual art instructor and teaches one section per semester of digital art. This involves designing and implementing a digital art curriculum with the support of the primary visual arts instructor. The art teaching assistant will be responsible for all the- duties of the digital art course while being mentored by the primary visual art instructor. Extra responsibilities may include running visual art clubs, preparation and curation of student work, holding open studio hours, and other visual art related school events. Applicants with experience in digital art, graphic design, photography, ceramics, and sculpture with a specific focus on contemporary art that showcases multiple identities and perspectives will be given priority. The visual arts teaching assistant reports to the visual arts instructor.

For all positions, we look for candidates who enjoy working with colleagues in a collaborative environment, who are flexible and creative, who will fully engage in the life of the school, and who are committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable community.

As the only high school in New England that is part of a major research university, Boston University Academy (BUA) offers students who love learning both a traditional, caring independent school experience and access to a broad range of university courses. In the eleventh and twelfth grades, students follow their passions by regularly completing up to twelve courses from Boston University’s undergraduate curriculum. The school’s 220 students are curious, capable, and kind. They come from 55 cities and towns in the Greater Boston area. Roughly 60% of students identify as students of color. One third are on financial aid — a reflection of BUA’s commitment to equity and access.

Boston University offers generous perks to part-time employees. For more details on benefits, please refer to the Boston University benefits page here.

Required Skills

To apply, please submit a resume, list of references (if available), and cover letter addressed to Mrs. Lisa Townley, Visual Arts Instructor here. Please send any questions to [email protected].

  • 1-3 years’ experience required
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • BS/BA in Art or Art Education related field preferred
  • Art portfolio with recent work is preferred
  • Expertise in technical skills related to digital art making
  • Willingness and ability to design a digital art curriculum
  • Focus on student-first learning
  • Knowledge of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice practices and commitment to ongoing growth in this area
  • Collaborate and plan with colleagues in the Visual Arts department and in other BU Academy departments
  • Utilize technology to enhance instruction and student learning
  • Provide frequent, constructive, objective, and prompt feedback to students
  • Commitment to working in and fostering belonging to the community
  • Model organization and preparation to meet all professional responsibilities reliably

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the Back2BU site.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job LocationBOSTON, United StatesPosition TypePart-Time


The Difference Is Our DNA

What compelled the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to award Boston University a grant to fight newborn mortality in Zambia? Why did Martin Luther King, Jr. adopt BU as a place where he could hone his message of justice and equality? And what is the catalyst that prompts 32,557 students from 135 countries to call BU their home every semester? It’s in our DNA: an inherent desire in each of our students, faculty, and staff to vigorously and dauntlessly pursue knowledge—and embrace the unlimited possibilities that come with it.

A Community Unlike Any Other

As you can see below, it takes people, ideas, and a little luck (Boston, you’re our town) to make BU what it is today: one of the most dynamic universities in the world.

Celebrated thinkers: On any given day, students will find themselves mesmerized by Nobel Prize winners, a poet laureate, and the first biomedical engineer ever to receive a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award,” among others.

Extraordinary teaching: When a classroom starts to percolate with new ideas, it’s because our faculty of scholars and accomplished practitioners know how to ignite students’ imaginations. That’s why we reward our best teachers with BU’s most prestigious honor: The Metcalf Cup and Prize.

Groundbreaking research: With faculty dedicated to a creative, interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, BU has become a leading global research institution—propelled forward by over $350 million a year in sponsored program revenue.

World-class students: Elite students from all 50 states and 135 countries pursue higher education on BU campuses in Boston and at programs in L.A., D.C., and more than 30 other cities on six continents.

A city within a city: Today, 80% of our undergrads live on campus, which could explain the 525 student activity groups alone.

The greatest college town in the world: Boston. ’Nuff said.

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