Location: Chicago, Illinois
Location: Chicago, IL
The Photography and Film Teacher instructs how to shoot pictures, develop film, make prints, edit digital images and evaluate finished photos. Instruction includes filmmaking, film history and appreciation and related subjects.
- Confidently and creatively teach Beginning Photography (darkroom and digital), AP 2D Design (AP Photo), and Filmmaking, among other courses as determined by department Chairs.
- Creatively and effectively teach knowledge and skills in artmaking, including analog and digital photography skills with different formats (e.g., 35 mm, pinhole, medium, and large format). Â
- Wet darkroom and digital lab teaching experience (using Creative Cloud apps).
- Creatively and effectively teach knowledge and skills in filmmaking, including a variety of filmmaking processes (narrative, experimental, documentary, and animation if possible), using a variety of software (including, but not limited to: Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Animate, After Effects).
- Possess knowledge of Photo and Film history, early and contemporary.
- Provide instruction by which students develop aesthetic concepts and appreciations and the ability to make qualitative judgments about art.
- Knows and can apply elements of design and modern principles of art.
- Provide individual and small-group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students with varying intellectual and artistic abilities, and to accommodate a variety of instructional activities.
- Instruct students in proper care and use of tools and equipment.
- Organize storage areas and control use of materials, equipment and tools to prevent loss or abuse, and to minimize time required for distribution and collection.
- Evaluate each studentâ™s performance and growth in knowledge and aesthetic understandings, maintain accurate and transparent records, and prepare narrative progress reports.
- Select books, instructional materials, tools, instructional aids, and maintain required inventory records.
- Plan and present art displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit studentsâ™ work for the school and the community.
- Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the school and/or in self-selected professional growth activities.
- Communicate with parents and school counselors on student progress.
- Participate in curriculum and other developmental programs.
- Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Administration.
- Teach 4 sections of photography and film courses, and one advisory.
- Maintain (keep all tools and materials in working order) a traditional, wet darkroom.
- Maintain cameras and related equipment for both film and digital photography.
- Maintain cameras and related equipment for filmmaking.
- Quickly adapt to changing circumstances and be flexible in work with students.
- Interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and parents required.
- Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion issues, and dynamics in the classroom and in developing healthy, supportive relationships with all students.
- Strong knowledge of course subject matter required.
- Knowledge of instructional methodologies required.
- Strong knowledge of child development is required.
- Develop curricula, lesson plans, and assessment tools required.
- Analytical skills required.
- Problem-solving skills required.
- Decision-making skills required.
- Attention to detail required.
- Organizational skills required.
- Computational skills required.
- Creativity required.
- Verbal and written communication skills
- Interpersonal skills required.
- Work independently and as part of a team required.
- Manage stressful situations required.
- Maintain confidentiality required.
- Work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet the deadlines required.
Education, Experience, or Certifications:
- Bachelor's degree in art education or BFA required.
- Master's of Fine Arts degree preferred.
- Minimum 2 yrs HS teaching experience in Photography (analog and digital) and Film required.
- 3-5 years HS teaching experience preferred.
- Practicing artist preferred.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
- Use standard productivity software (Microsoft Office, calendar/scheduling software, etc.) required.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
- Move in and around the classroom/building to interact with students, faculty, staff, parents, and other members of the community.
- Move class-related equipment/tools, as appropriate, around school property.
- When appropriate, escort children from one classroom to another, in and out of the building during arrival and dismissal, and in an emergency situation.
- Demonstrate lessons, when appropriate.
- Cover Letter
- Professional Art Teaching Portfolio
- Professional References Contact Information (3)
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