Houston Christian High School

April 6, 2021

Art Instructor

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Art Instructor

Houston Christian High School (HC) is accepting applications for the position of full-time Art Instructor to begin in August 2021. This position reports to the Visual Arts Department Chair and Principal and works in collaboration with other Visual and Performing Arts Teachers. Experience in teaching different levels of HS Art is desired and experience with advanced placement courses and/or department leadership is beneficial. The specific teaching assignment will be determined according to department needs, but will include drawing and painting.

Interested candidates may complete and submit the Houston Christian Professional Application with the Teacher philosophy questions, a cover letter, and resume to the hr email on our website. Instructions and the application are accessible from the Careers page. Resumes are not reviewed without the complete HC application.

While HC gives preference to members of the Christian faith, the School is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis ["protected class”] including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law except those exclusions specifically provided to Religious Organizations. The School is a Religious Organization as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and accordingly reserves the right to employ persons who profess a Christian faith and have a philosophy of ministry similar to ours.

Houston Christian High School inspires young people to lead by uniting faith, intellect and gifts to reach their greatest promise. Serving grades 9-12, the school draws from public, private, and parochial schools across Houston. The school’s state-of-the-art facilities sit on a 45-acre campus, which house the award-winning academic, athletic, and arts programs. The school is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Council of Educational Standards and Accountability (CESA), and the Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC). HC is located at 2700 W. Sam Houston Parkway N., Houston, Texas, 77043.

Tasks

Qualified candidates must be skilled and have a passion to provide Art instruction in multiple media, run an effective recruiting program, and be flexible to work with other departments. Effective organizational and presentation skills are necessary. Candidates should also possess excellent communication skills, a willingness to mentor students and the ability to incorporate 21st Century Skills into the curriculum. The successful candidate will be energetic and creative and possess a vision for excellence in Visual Arts at the high school level, a strong work ethic, and a desire to achieve success. Contribution to the life of the school outside the classroom is expected. Occasional after school, evening or weekend hours will be necessary. Experience and willingness to coach an athletic sport is beneficial and could be compensated with a stipend.

Requirements

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree, in Education, Art or other relevant area, Master’s Degree preferred. Teacher certification or equivalent required. Classroom Experience (Experience in a high school classroom and on the Advanced Placement level is beneficial.) Demonstrated expertise in multiple artistic techniques, drawing and painting expertise preferred. Excellent verbal, visual, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Proficient in basic technology applications, electronic grade book and curricular software and hardware) (i.e. MS Word, Excel). Google Apps knowledge is beneficial (i.e. Google Drive, Google Docs, Gmail). Represent the school to the community and prospective students. Committed to the mission and values of Houston Christian High School.

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