Shawnigan Lake School is a leading co-educational, university preparatory boarding school on Vancouver Island. Nestled along the shores of the lake that shares its name, Shawnigan has a 100-year tradition of excellence, specializing in a complete education. It is the largest boarding school in Canada. We offer a very competitive compensation package and a nurturing, family-friendly workplace.
JOB DESCRIPTION - ART & GRAPHIC DESIGN TEACHER
Shawnigan Lake School is looking for an experienced Art & Graphic Design Teacher to join our faculty in September 2018. The successful candidate will be a specialist in art instruction and be able to demonstrate excellence in instructional practice, a passion for young people and a willingness to go the extra mile in promoting the arts inside and outside the classroom. Through our C.A.S.E. program, Shawnigan has recently expanded its digital art infrastructure with state of the art equipment in digital photography, film and computer graphics, and we are looking for an educator that can continue to build upon our students' exposure to the arts through graphic design. This individual should be familiar with the new BC curriculum at the grade 8 and 9 levels, and the proposed curriculum at the grade 10-12 levels.
We invite dynamic applicants who enjoy working collaboratively to join our team as we build on new curriculum and prepare our students for the rigour of post-secondary education. Applicants should be passionate about curriculum design, assessment for learning, and the cultivation of life-long exposure to the arts. Being a boarding school, involvement in all other facets of the Shawnigan Experience are fundamental elements of the role.
This one year position is 1.0 FTE.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The role of a teacher at Shawnigan Lake School is a vital one that requires not only individuals who are experts in their area of study, but who also bring a passion for learning and a love of working with youth. Because Shawnigan is a boarding school, teaching and learning does not only occur during the classroom day, but throughout the day, including evenings and weekends, and in all areas of interaction. A Shawnigan teacher must fully embody the mission, vision and values of the School and consistently model these at all times.
Reporting directly to both the Assistant Head – Academics and the Academic Department Head, a teacher at Shawnigan carries their assigned load of classes while meeting all of Shawnigan’s prep, planning and reporting protocols as expected in the teaching profession. In addition to teaching to align with the BC Ministry of Education or Advanced Placement curriculum, teachers are expected to work collaboratively with fellow department members and across departments to design and deliver content that challenges our students and prepares them for their postsecondary endeavours. Availability outside of the classroom day to support students in their learning through tutorials or enrichment opportunities is expected.
Teachers are also expected to be involved in the full Shawnigan program outside of the classroom day in the following ways:
Experience coaching a sport, instructing a fine art, or running an activity in one of the following areas will be considered an asset: Basketball, Ceramics, Choral Music, Community Service, Dance, Debate, Design, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Instrumental Music, Leadership, Mechanics, Media Arts, Model United Nations, Musical Theatre, Outdoor Pursuits, Robotics, Rowing, Rugby, Soccer, Squash, Studio Art, Tennis, Volleyball, Woodwork, Yearbook
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter expressing your interest to the attention of Wendy Milne, Assistant Head – Academics.
Competition closes February 28, 2019.