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Job Type:
Part Time
Apply To:
Mariama Richards
Lower School
Grade Levels:
Preschool/Nursery, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade
Job Description:

Lower School Part-Time Art Teacher

Friends' Central School, an independent, coeducational, Quaker day school founded in 1845, and serving around 800 students in Nursery through grade 12, seeks a part-time, experienced Lower School Art teacher. The Friends’ Central Lower School art program provides a rich curriculum using applied and fine arts, including both two- and three-dimensional work, and incorporating a diverse range of artists and their work. Often the work of the art rooms integrates with the classroom studies and other specialists’ curricula. A successful candidate will have both a passion for the subject matter and for teaching students with a wide range of abilities, ideally originating in their own creative practice. They should be able to provide technical instruction in an engaging manner while simultaneously fostering creativity and problem-solving. Such a candidate will be a team player interested in collaboration, have excellent interpersonal skills, complement the perspectives of the existing department, and see the value of nurturing the whole child. This ten-month position will report to the Lower School Principal.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities include the following:

  • Teaching a variety of media including but not limited to: drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and ceramics to ages 3 - 11
  • Showcasing student work on campus (throughout the halls and as scenery for dramatic performances) and off campus (neighboring library)    
  • Working with members of the department to create a scope and sequence that builds from Nursery through 12th grade
  • Attending faculty meetings and professional development days
  •  Continuing to develop and map the curriculum
  • Serving as a student advisor for independent projects, teaching an elective to grades 4 and 5  
  • Maintain a working studio, including ordering of art supplies, storing and returning student work, maintaining the kiln, and overseeing the firing of student ceramics
  •  Collaborate with the Light Lab Director around innovative cross-disciplinary project ideas
  • Other duties as assigned
Applicant Requirements:
  • BA or BFA in related field required, MFA preferred   
  • Experience teaching art to elementary-aged students    
    Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, three references, and examples of personal and student work to

Friends’ Central School seeks candidates with a commitment to fostering an inclusive learning community, who will address issues of diversity, as well as enhance the Philosophy of Inclusivity and Awareness articulated in our Diversity Statement.

Additional Info:
Job Posting Expiration Date: 06/28/2019
Non-discriminatory Statement:
Preschool/Nursery, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade
Position Level:
Lower School
School Name:  Friends' Central School
Street Address: (Upper School) 1101 City Avenue
(Lower School) 228 Gulph Road
City: Wynnewood
State: PA
Zip Code: 19096
Phone: (US) 610-649-7440
(LS) 610-642-7575
Fax: 610.649.5669
Headmaster: Craig N. N. Sellers
Founding Date:
Day / Boarding: Day Only
Age / Grade Levels: PreK-12
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Admissions Contact: Dwight Dunston
Admissions Email:

08/03/2017 (Upper School) 1101 City Avenue
(Lower School) 228 Gulph Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096

(Upper School) 1101 City Avenue
(Lower School) 228 Gulph Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096 School

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