The White Mountain School, Bethlehem, NH
Accredited by NEASC
The White Mountain School seeks a full-time visual art teacher to begin duties on August 17, 2020. You will have an opportunity to shape and lead a mult-media visual arts program with exceptional facilities and invested students. We believe this is an incredibly exciting time to be working at The White Mountain School: we take seriously the idea that education must be driven by student inquiry. Learning is more durable, transferable and meaningful when it is motivated by student curiosity and anchored in topics that are relevant-- to them and the world. We believe our students are capable of doing great things, and because of that, our teachers encourage students to ask meaningful, nontrivial questions and then make both time and space for students to answer their own questions as well as communicate their findings. As a teacher, this is an exciting place to live, to work, and to learn.
The White Mountain School’s mission:
We are a school of inquiry and engagement. Grounded in our Episcopal heritage, we prepare and inspire students to lead lives of curiosity, courage and compassion.
Equity and Inclusion: The White Mountain School aspires to create an inclusive community that is enriched by respect, understanding and shared values. We strive to have our faculty and curriculum reflect the diversity of our boarding population that is 46% students of color and 34% domestic students of color.
Our place in nature: Deeply committed to environmental sustainability, the school’s motto, “Lift thine eyes to the mountains” reflects our long held value in finding inspiration, peace and humility in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Curiosity: We are a school that encourages and celebrates questions. Successful candidates will model lifelong learning.
The ideal candidate will:
- Have a college degree in visual art.
- Be a practicing artist.
- Collaborate with our performing art teachers to build a comprehensive arts program.
- Be able to teach a range of courses, including ceramics, photography and studio art.
A successful candidate will:
- Have experience or willingness to work at a boarding school as a dorm faculty.
- Be interested in progressive curriculum and assessment models.
- Be passionate about working with students in and out of the classroom.
- Have a sense of humor and a high degree of flexibility.
- Fully embrace the active lifestyle of a boarding school.
Other responsibilities include:
- Dormitory residence and supervision (roughly once a week).
- Weekend Activities (roughly once a month).
- Serving as an advisor to 5-6 students.
- Coaching two seasons (coaching is broadly defined to be all afternoon activities, including things such as soccer, skiing, robotics, farm and forest, community service and theater).
- Leading one week-long Field Course (place-based, experiential education) each semester.
- impactful work they do. As an educator, why do you believe this to be true?
Interested candidates should submit their resume and their answers to the three questions below (in lieu of a cover letter) via email to WMShiring@whitemountain.org. (Limit your answers for each question to 150 words.)
- Question 1: What does student-driven inquiry mean to you, and why are you interested in a school committed to it?
- Question 2: If we observed you teaching an amazing class, what would we see?
- Question 3: In what ways has your previous work (or studies) demonstrated a commitment to equity and inclusion?
- Question 4: The work our teachers do in advising and in the dorm is often the most
- visual arts