Middle School Woodworking Teacher
Full-time (10 months), Faculty, Salaried Exempt
General hours for this position will coincide with the daily schedule of the Middle School. Typical schedule is 7:45AM - 4PM depending on duties. The position will begin August , 2018.
Head of Middle School
St. Christopher's School seeks a Woodworking teacher for its Middle School Division.
All Middle School boys take a required 12-week Intro to Woodworking class in either 6th or 7th grade. In 8th grade, the boys have the option of taking a trimester elective Woodworking class that enables them to work in more detail, having already acquired basic skills in 6th or 7th grade.
Woodworking is a branch of the Fine Arts Program. The course material progresses from one level to the next with each designed to broaden the base of knowledge and skills, thereby equipping each student to explore woodworking in an increasingly independent and creative way. At each level, there are four areas of study. These include: wood as a material--its makeup, working characteristics, and limitations; design, drawing, and planning skills; methods of hand tool and machine use; surface preparation and finishing.
Class sizes are limited to fewer than 12 students in order to keep a necessary ratio to ensure safety and personal instruction. The total number of classes that meet daily will average four per trimester.
The role will include other duties expected of full-time faculty members at St. Christopher’s. These duties may include advising, coaching, study hall proctoring, recess duty, and leading other extracurricular activities as needed throughout the School.
The role will include working closely with the Upper School Woodworking teacher who will share shop space with the Middle School classes.
Qualifications & Key Skills:
Formal training as a furniture-maker. Masters preferred. To include:
Additional Information: Candidates interested in pursuing this position should send a cover letter, resume, and reference contact information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications deadline is Friday, February 16, 2018.
School Website: www.stchristophers.com
School Information: Established in 1911, St. Christopher’s School is a JK-12 all boys school in Richmond, VA. With over a century of rich history in the education of boys, St. Christopher's has the reputation as a national and international leader in the education of boys. Our work with the International Boys’ Schools Coalition and our very own Center for the Study of Boys, supports the School’s Second Century Vision to be a global leader in understanding boys, engaging and teaching them effectively, and developing in them the strength of character, wisdom, and life skills required to succeed in college and to make a positive impact as leaders in a rapidly changing world. The School's single-campus location consists of 43 contiguous acres and 23 buildings with over 300,000 square feet. St. Christopher's School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or disability.