Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an experienced ceramic arts educator who enjoys working with young people to fill the position of Ceramic Arts Teacher. The part time position includes a comprehensive benefits package along with all school year holidays. The Ceramic Arts Teacher reports to the Middle and Upper School Principals.
The successful candidate will be an experienced teacher with the background to teach a range of levels and a variety of techniques relevant to the ceramics process including but not limited to the following: working knowledge of hand built techniques, including slab, coil, and wheel thrown pottery. Applicants should also be able to deliver effective critiques of student work in both group and individual settings and interact with students in a way that engages them in problem-solving and risk-taking. Applicants should have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts or Art Education.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Teaching middle and upper school art classes as assigned by the department chair
Focusing on the creation and analysis of ceramic art with an emphasis on the principles of art
Supervision of extracurricular activities
Performing other duties as assigned by the Head of School or a division principal
Supporting the Mission of the school and its leadership.
The goals of the Country Day arts curriculum are to give students the tools and vocabulary necessary to create as well as appreciate many different forms of art. The breadth of the arts program is evidenced by its offerings of painting and drawing, ceramics, photography, metals, and woodworking. In addition, our arts faculty are all professional artists in their own fields, which demonstrates that art is not an esoteric pursuit.
Information about Country Day is available on our website: www.mpcds.com
Interested parties may send a resume, a cover letter to email@example.com
Applicants should title all of their documents as their first and last name. Applicants should also include “Ceramic Arts Teacher Position” in the subject line of the email.
Metairie Park Country Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
OUR MISSION: Metairie Park Country Day School enriches the lives of talented young people in a dynamic learning environment, building strength of intellect and strength of character within a community that is simultaneously challenging and supportive. Our students learn to be flexible, to be adaptable, and to face the challenges of life with honor, optimism, confidence, creativity, and a sense of humor.Metairie Park Country Day School was founded in 1929 on a 15-acre campus located in an attractive residential neighborhood north of downtown New Orleans. The School has a stable and growing enrollment of approximately 760 students in Pre-K through 12th grade and sends its seniors to competitive colleges. Country Day has 96 teaching faculty, many of whom have advanced degrees and a long tenure with the School. The faculty to student ratio is approximately one to 8.7. While the School has a demanding course of study, with a number of opportunities to take electives, it comes out of a progressive tradition that puts a premium on challenging students to excel within their own frameworks of talent and ambition in a highly interactive environment. Values emphasized are a love of learn...ing for its own sake, individual responsibility, critical thinking, strength of intellect, strength of character, creativity and self-expression, and communal values. In supporting the character formation of each student, Country Day strives to sustain an atmosphere in which faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and others work together to foster a caring and nurturing environment. Students are encouraged to be tolerant of other views, to be morally responsible, to be adaptable to a changing world, to recognize and act upon a sense of social responsibility, and to see themselves as individuals who are also active members of a vibrant larger community. The School has a strong co-curricular program, including successful athletic teams in which most students participate, a fine instrumental and choral program, and a sturdy commitment to community service, all of which are actively supported by parents and alumni.The current Head, Mr. Matt Neely, was appointed in 2017. The School operates with an annual budget of $15 million. Various capital campaigns have raised the funds to upgrade school facilities over the past ten years including, most recently, raising funds to renovate and expand the Coleman Family Dining Room, build a new Science and Engineering Building, and renovate our Art and Lower School Science Building. Even while raising funds for these large capital projects, the Country Day Fund, our school’s annual giving campaign, continues to enjoy historic levels of financial support and unprecedented levels of participation across all constituencies.Country Day accepts qualified students without regard to race, color, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin.