St. Mark’s School of Texas is seeking a creative and talented Middle and Upper School art teacher who specializes in woodwork and metalwork. The position will begin in August of the 2021-22 school year. Strong candidates will possess a talent for teaching 3-D design and sculpture and have advanced experience with woodworking tools and metalworking equipment. The most competitive candidates will have a strong understanding of the visual language of three-dimensional forms and the elements of principles of design. Candidates should be skilled at project planning, sketching, and the fabrication of wood and metal sculpture, as well as convey a passion for teaching the historical and contemporary figures and themes that inform student’s work.
Beyond the classroom, faculty at St. Mark’s participate in a variety of activities with students that include serving as an Advisor to a small group of students, coaching a sport, sponsoring a club, or participating in the Wilderness Program. Successful candidates will have experiences and interests that allow them to contribute in those areas of school life, as well. Finally, St. Mark’s School of Texas is committed to character and leadership education, and prospective faculty members should have a desire to help develop these qualities in young men alongside the delivery of art content.
Plan and teach Middle School and Upper School Wood and Metal classes
Develop and execute innovative approaches to visual arts and sculpture
Maintain the Wood and Metal Studio and equipment, including the oversight of safety protocols for the space
Foster innovative thinking and creative problem-solving in collaboration with other fine arts colleagues and programs
Curate exhibitions for students on and off campus
Assist with the design and installation of public art sculpture
Evaluate student progress and use the provided assessment tools for grading
Provide timely communication with students and parents about in class performance
Offer studio time after school for students to work safely on projects
Serve as an advisor to a small group of students
Participating in the character and leadership education program
Participate in additional school programs such as camping, student clubs, etc.
Experience / Qualifications and Skills
A bachelor’s degree is required, a master’s degree is preferred
Five or more years teaching experience at the high school level preferred; independent school experience is a plus
Professional artistic experience is preferred, including continued work as an artist for personal gratification or for exhibition purposes
Passion for visual art, art history, and the fine arts
Experience that contributes to other programs such as coaching or outdoor education
Knowledge of varied teaching strategies to differentiate learning
About St. Mark's School of Texas
Founded in 1906, St. Mark's School of Texas is a non-sectarian, college-preparatory, independent day school for boys in grades one through twelve. The School’s charter states that it is “designed to afford its students well-rounded physical, intellectual, moral, and religious training and instruction.” The School is intended to be a diverse community of teachers and students who share a love of learning and who strive for high achievement in whatever they undertake.
St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world. To this end, the School professes and upholds certain values. These values include the discipline of postponing immediate gratification in the interests of earning eventual, hard-won satisfaction; the responsibility of defending one’s own ideas, of respecting the views of others, and of accepting the consequences for one’s own actions; and an appreciation for the lively connection between knowledge and responsibility and the obligation to serve.