Cart Search
submit Remember my login

2021 SPE Annual Conference: Imagining Legacy: Archives, Collections, and Memoria

Looking for a chapter event?

Past SPE Annual Conferences

« Back to Jobs Listing

The Fine Arts Center of Greenville County Schools

Instructor of Photography

Location: Greenville, SC
Posted: May 21, 2018
Application Deadline: June 15, 2018


The Fine Arts Center of Greenville County Schools
Helen McElroy
102 Pine Knoll Dr
Greenville, SC, 29609

Photography Instructor at the Fine Arts Center
Job #4890

(Currently accepting and open for Applications until position is filled---please complete application by June 15 for priority review)

Fine Arts Center:
The Fine Arts Center in Greenville, SC, places a world-class arts education within the reach of every high school student in Greenville County Schools (GCS) by providing a rigorous, pre-professional education in the arts taught by practicing artists in an inclusive, collaborative learning community. Since 1974 this public high school for the literary, performing and visual arts has provided advanced comprehensive arts instruction to students who are artistically talented and who wish to take an intensive program of study through studio classes taught by professional artists/teachers. Students from all over Greenville County School District, the 44th largest in the nation, attend the Fine Arts Center five days a week in the morning or afternoon for 110 minutes of instruction, and spend the remainder of their time in other academic work at the home high school. Students apply to the Center and are selected on the basis of talent, interest, motivation, and commitment to their discipline and are able to study Photography; Ceramics; Metals; Drawing; Painting; Printmaking; Design; Fiber Arts; Theatre; Technical Theatre; Dance; Voice; Jazz Studies; Creative Writing; Music Theory and History; Art History; Brass, Woodwinds, and Percussion; Digital Film Studies; Music Engineering; and Architecture. The Fine Arts Center also features a professional art gallery and a permanent art collection that includes works by Elizabeth Catlett, Sue Coe, Alice Neel, Nancy Spero, and Robert Rauschenberg, among others. Visit

-The ideal candidate should be a practicing exhibiting artist and educator.
-Master of Fine Arts in Photography or related field
-Experience teaching photography foundations in higher education desired.
-Minimum of three years of experience teaching advanced level high school aged students, preferably in a daily program.
-Ability to instruct a wide variety of photographic techniques including but not limited to: traditional darkroom, digital photography, Adobe Creative Suite, alternative (non-silver) photography, and studio lighting.
-Experience maintaining photography area including darkroom chemistry, digital cameras, printers, and lighting studio facilities.
-High level proficiency with and the ability to maintain Apple hardware
-Experience in new/emerging media and web design desired, but not required
-Familiarity with the State or National Visual Arts Standards desired, but not required.
-CTE (CATE) certification or interest in becoming a CTE instructor desired, but not required.
-Experience with portfolio review, college admission and scholarship coaching desired, but not required.
-Solid administrative and accountability for all school related responsibilities including finance requests, attendance and grade reporting.
-Familiarity with Advanced Placement Studio Art Exams desired.

Fine Arts Center Responsibilities:
-Provide high-quality instruction to public school students in a half day pre-professional environment that prepares them to attend college or university to study the arts or enter directly into an arts related profession.

-Provide a breadth of professional education for students that goes beyond technique including contemporary professional practices: development of conceptual ideas, gallery/museum/studio visits, photo history, portfolio development, Higher education and professional connections

-Maintain the photographic facilities and equipment.

-Collaborate with the Visual Arts department and Administration to maintain a sequence of curriculum for daily instruction including digital and darkroom photography.

-Participate in committee work, school fundraising and event support

-Maintain a faculty web page on the Fine Art Center website.

-Assist with recruitment and admission reviews.

-Collaborate with and provide professional development for Photo and Visual Arts teachers across the district.

GCS HR Application Requirements: Apply via "how to apply link" at Employment main page or via job listings link here (search for Photography);

Please include the following:
-Cover letter
-Curriculum Vitae
-Name and contact information for three references

Supplemental Requirements: Please share a folder containing the below items tilted with your full name and the position title at
-One presentation that includes:
-20 images of recent work
-Include: title, date, media, and dimensions
-20 images student work
-Include: title, date, media, dimensions and brief curricular/project description
-Artist Statement (one page or less)
-Teaching Philosophy (one page or less)

Review of applications: Begins May 29, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Greenville County School District is looking for the following qualifications:
Our Human Resources Team at the Greenville County School District is dedicated to advancing student achievement by recruiting and employing the highest qualified staff for our schools and to serve those with whom we work.

Other information:
Terms of Employment:
9 ½ months with salary determined by current South Carolina teaching certificate as it relates to the teacher's salary schedule as approved by the Board of Trustees of the School District of Greenville County. Salary schedule for teachers at

The purpose of our Teacher positions at Greenville County Schools is to carry out the policies of the school board as they relate to the function of the school, to the classroom, and to the immediate contact with students and parents

Teachers will be expected to furnish such after-school time as is needed for assisting students, conferring with parents, and doing other necessary out-of-school work. Reports to the building level Director.

District Responsibilities and Expectations:
• Possess knowledge of grade level curriculum, subject content knowledge and developmental needs of students to provide relevant learning experiences
• Plan instructionally to include appropriate curricula, instructional strategies and resources to address the needs of all students
• Promote student learning by addressing individual learning differences and using effective instructional strategies
• Systematically gather, analyze and use data to measure student progress, guide instruction and provide timely feedback
• Provide a well-managed, safe, student-centered environment that is academically challenging and respectful
• Communicate effectively with students, school personnel, families and the community
• Maintain a professional demeanor, participate in professional growth opportunities and positively contribute to the profession
• Provide work (learning experiences, student activities and formative/summative assessment) which results in acceptable, measurable, progress based results on established standards.

Greenville County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, disability, religion, or national origin in its dealings with employees, students, the general public, applicants for employment, educational programs, activities, or access to its facilities.

Apply to this position

Email Sign Up

SPE email updates contain resources, news, and more!

About this piece

Comments about this piece

Dialogue and critique are important to the SPE mission.
Please join the conversation.

Exit Full Screen Mode