Senior Open Studio Advisor
Title: Senior Open Studio Advisor
Department: Visual Arts Conservatory
Classification: Part-time instructor
The Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts ®) develops the next generation of artistically gifted, diverse scholar artists through intensive pre-professional training in the arts, combined with a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum. The school approaches the development of students through a whole-student approach and through a continuous learning environment for all staff to continuously develop their understanding of our scholar-artists. We strive to build upon, and improve our practices to make sure we are always serving all of our students to the best of our abilities.
The Chicago High School for the Arts seeks a part-time advisor for Senior Open Studio for the 2021-2022 school year in the Visual Arts department.
Senior Open Studio: 3-hour open studio for 12th graders every Friday from 2pm-5pm.
This is an open studio session for seniors to work on topics and materials of their choice. These will include working on individual art pieces due for their AP Portfolios and elective courses, as well as college applications, art competitions and exhibition submissions involving portfolio development, artist statement writing, artwork documentation, resumes, job searches and applications, etc.
Classroom and professional duties include, but are not limited to the following:
- Embrace and promote the ChiArts vision, mission, educational approach, goals, and core values
- Employ outstanding classroom management skills and implement the school code of conduct.
- Regularly support student achievement, skill mastery and career development skills.
- Manage classroom administration and record keeping including: grades, attendance records, student progress and documentation of student work.
- Manage studio material inventory and equipment: ordering and upkeep.
- Manage studio setup and break down of equipment and furniture.
- Document student work for digital portfolio files.
- Regularly communicate with students, parents and other ChiArts staff to share artistic progress, encourage positive behavior, and resolve behavioral and artistic issues.
- Attend and participate in faculty and administrative meetings, parent conferences, open house, other school functions, and in- service professional development sessions.
- Collaborate with the staff to develop “best practices” tailored to the unique philosophy and instructional approach of ChiArts and to the needs of its student population.
- Collaborate with other ChiArts artistic and academic faculty and the larger arts community.
- Perform other duties as the needs of the school and needs of the students may demand (e.g., competitions, exhibits.)
- Work with academic staff to ensure student’s overall success at ChiArts.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities/Attributes:
- Minimum (4) years professional experience in the visual arts field
- Minimum (2) years previous teaching experience at a pre-professional or professional level experience working with high school students is preferred but may not be required
- Bachelor’s degree and Illinois State Teacher Certification is preferred, but may not be required
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Strong Personal Art Portfolio and experience advising students
Job Hazards: This position requires a fingerprint and background check conducted by Chicago Public Schools.
Job Tasks: Must be able to lift up to 35 lbs.
Travel Requirements: This position does not require travel as part of the job responsibilities however travel may be required to attend professional development/conferences.
Salary and Benefits:
Pay will commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Qualified applicants should apply online at www.chiarts.org and upload the following documents:
- Cover Letter
- Contact Information for 3-5 Professional References; do not include letters of recommendation.
Applicants who do not follow the submission directions will not be considered. Please be aware that every item listed on a resume is subject to verification, and that any offer of employment is contingent on a successful background check.
ChiArts has a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency. Our aim is to maintain an inclusive, respectful and equitable workplace in order to most effectively achieve our mission and secure the best possible outcomes for our students.
Please visit www.chiarts.org for more information.