Chelmsford High School
Chelmsford Public Schools
North Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4176814 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: March 13, 2023 Starting Date: August 29, 2023

Job Description
Chelmsford Public Schools - Announcement of Teaching Vacancy for the 2023/ 2024 School Year

The Chelmsford Public Schools is now accepting applications for the following anticipated vacancy. The district reserves the right to change this vacancy or not fill this vacancy based on further staffing changes, enrollment, or budget.

Position: Art Teacher
Location: Chelmsford High School

Reports to: Principal Steve Murray, Chelmsford High School
Dr. Christy Whittlesey, Fine and Performing Arts Dept. Coordinator

General Description:
Teach a variety of Studio Art and Digital Art Classes that may include Studio 1 (2D), Studio 2 (3D), Studio 3 (portfolio), Honors Art, AP Art, Sculpture, Appreciating the Arts, Introduction to Digital Photography, Photo II, Graphic Design, Animation
Regularly assess student work
Facilitate the creation of student art portfolios.
Manage ongoing school and district student art exhibits.
Prepare students for Boston Globe Art, MAEA Youth Art Month Exhibits, and other competitions and outside art events.
Work with K-12 art teachers to facilitate annual Youth Art Month Exhibit at Chelmsford Public Library
Facilitate and participate in field trips.
Collaborate with colleagues to align curriculum and assessment.
Participate in building and department meetings and professional development activities.
Adhere to State and National Visual Art Standards and district curriculum in the art classroom.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Chelmsford High School!

Chelmsford High School is a public high school located in Chelmsford Massachusetts, established in 1927. The school is based on a three-house system. The houses are named after Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and John Whittier, three well-known New England writers. Each house has two to three school counselors, a dean, and an office. All students are assigned a house at the beginning of their freshman year. Chelmsford High School offers opportunities in high-quality academics, community service, performing arts experiences, championship-level athletics, and mentor relationships in a technologically rich environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Chelmsford Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
State DESE licensure as a 9-12 Art Teacher Bachelor’s or master’s Degree or equivalent with a major in Art Willingness to facilitate field trips and educational opportunities for students, including art exhibits at CHS and the surrounding community. Understanding of knowledge and pedagogy required to teach studio and digital art classes. Excellent communication skills and capacity to foster cooperative teamwork. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
    1. Please describe why you are interested in this position.
    Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)

    2. Please describe your teaching experience and your experience with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Flash, Maya and Photoshop platforms.
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    3. Please provide examples of how you have demonstrated a commitment to culturally responsive teaching in prior situations.
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Christy Whittlesey, Fine Arts Department Head
    75 Graniteville Road
    Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824
    Phone: 978-251-5133