Visual Arts/Makerspace Instructor

Job Level
Academic position
Job Category
Teacher / Instructor
  • Applied Tech (STEAM / Maker / CS / Design)
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Maker / Fabrication

Successful candidates will have a bachelor’s degree and be qualified to teach 2nd-12th grade Visual Arts. Additional background in the use of hand/power tools, electronics, computer software, hardware and various other creative technologies (ie. Adobe Creative Suite for Mac, 3D printing and modeling, and large format printing), and knowledge or experience with makerspace philosophies a plus. Requires a candidate that is both passionate and knowledgeable about teaching artistic processes, using current technologies to support creative, engaged learning, and an understanding of the importance collaboration, visual literacy and art history has within a well rounded arts education. Candidate must be highly organized and able to maintain and manage a large stock of art making materials and tools. Teaching load of five classes. Some evening and weekend responsibilities.
Denver Academy offers competitive salaries, excellent health and retirement savings benefits, and on-campus training.
The Denver Academy teacher is responsible for executing Denver Academy’s mission of inspiring and empowering diverse learners through student-centered, differentiated and transformative education. This includes oversight and responsibility for students, program, and day-to-day operations in the classroom/studio. The teacher is also responsible for communicating with parents, and acting as liaison with other division classrooms and the rest of the DA community.

Maintain a safe and respectful studio learning environment.
Competency in basic art making concepts and processes, safe construction, making, woodworking, electronics, digital design, and the ability to help others in both formal and informal settings.
Responsible for developing effective and purposeful lesson plans.
Work in partnership with Deans, Heads and Program Team for effective delivery of DA program and content.
Differentiates lessons to meet diverse learning styles.
Ability to work with multiple age groups.
Stays current with DA program.

Effective communication with parents.
Conferencing as needed with parents during scheduled conference times.
Maintain electronic gradebook.
Supervision before school, during lunch and after school.
Responsible for updating student files and anecdotal records.
Responsible for completing grades and report cards before deadlines.

Models professionalism for the classroom and the division.
Positively represents the DA community.
Models conflict resolution at all levels.
Models respect and responsibility.
Portfolio preparation for students seeking post secondary, creative arts options.
How to Apply
Please send a résumé, thoughtful cover letter, and at least three professional portfolio samples of work demonstrating competency in the Visual arts, digital arts, or fabrication fields to
Denver Academy