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The Potomac School

Upper School Photography Teacher

Location: McLean, VA
Posted: April 24, 2019
Application Deadline: May 15, 2019


The Potomac School
Human Resources
1301 Potomac School Rd
McLean, VA, 22101
(703) 873-6169

The Upper School Photography Teacher opening is a part time position reporting to the Head of the Upper School. This position is responsible for teaching in the Art Department to students in grades 9-12.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Teach two sections of photography to students at varying levels of experience
• Prepare inspiring lessons in both darkroom and digital methods
• Manage lab and workspaces efficiently according to best practices
• Keep attendance records; manage student behavior in classroom and maintain a positive environment for all students
• Observe and evaluate students' progress
• Participate in faculty meetings and teacher training workshops as appropriate

• BA or BFA required, MA or MFA desirable
• A minimum of two years' experience teaching photography, preferably at the Upper School level
• Strong skills and experience in both digital and darkroom photography
• Strong communication skills in speech and writing
• Ability to understand students' educational and emotional needs
• Ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with other teachers, support staff, parents and members of the community
• Ability to recognize and respond to individual and cultural differences in students and utilize methods that result in deeper understanding and higher achievement
• Enthusiasm and joy for working with students

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