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Fine Arts Center – Fiber Arts Long-Term Substitute
The Fine Arts Center – South Carolina’s first public arts high school – is seeking a teaching artist for a long-term substitute position in the Fiber Arts Studio.
The Fine Arts Center provides a world-class arts education to high school students in Greenville County Schools. Students at the Fine Arts Center are identified as artistically gifted and experience a rigorous, pre-professional arts education taught by artist/educators in an inclusive, collaborative learning community. Graduates go on to top colleges and universities in their arts field of study and regularly receive sizable scholarships. The faculty of the Fine Arts Center are practicing professional teaching artists who are highly skilled in their craft and are capable of effectively passing their craft to highly motivated students.
The school is organized so that students attend their home high school for core academic classes and then spend the other half of their school day receiving highly specialized instruction in their arts area at the Fine Arts Center. Visual Arts students submit a portfolio to gain admittance to the program. The Fine Arts Center also features a professional art gallery and a permanent art collection that includes works by Elizabeth Catlett, Sue Coe, Alice Neel, Nancy Spero, and Robert Rauschenberg, among others. For
more information, visit www.fineartscenter.net.
● Dates: Spring Semester: Jan 3 – May 23, 2024
● Grades: 9th-12th (High School)
● Class Size: 9-12 students / class
● Class Topic: Fiber / Textiles
● Schedule: Monday – Friday
○ AM Class – 9:15 am – 11:05 am
○ Admin/Class Prep – 11:05 am – 1:25 pm
○ PM Class – 1:25 pm – 3:15 pm
● Master of Fine Arts in Fiber, Textiles, or Fashion Design (or closely related field)
● Exhibition Record
● Minimum of three years of teaching experience (preferably at the college level)
● Ability to instruct a wide variety of fiber/textile/fashion techniques including but not limited to: sewing, pattern-drafting, draping, weaving, basketry, felting, crochet, etc.
● Experience maintaining a fiber studio including dye kitchen, sewing equipment, weaving looms, etc.
● Proficiency in maintaining computer lab, Adobe Creative Suite, and large-format printer
● Experience in photo documentation, video, new media technology, and / or related software.
● Experience in working with AP Studio Arts, guiding students through the requirements and the portfolio submission process.
● Ability to foster student success, by showing flexibility in style and delivery methods.
● Teaching gifted and talented high school students (two two-hour classes per day) in a well-established fiber program.
● Advise and prepare students for post-secondary study in visual arts
● Maintaining a well-equipped fiber studio that includes: sewing machines, dye kitchen, darkroom, table looms, printers, scanners, and basic studio materials, etc.
● Provide solid instruction in fiber techniques, design concepts, idea development, research, portfolio presentation, and sketchbook practice.
● Help students submit, prepare, and pack artwork for internal and external exhibitions opportunities.
● Take an active role in the Visual Arts Department in close coordination with instructors of Drawing/Painting, Ceramics, Photography, Metals, and Design, by tackling committee duties such as organizing student and professional exhibits in the Center’s gallery and in the community; reviewing portfolios, etc.
● Maintaining strong oral and written communication with students, parents, and faculty.
● Monitoring and reporting student attendance, progress grades, and using this information for instructional adjustments and providing student support in the form of feedback, coaching, and other academic assistance.
● Providing a well-managed, safe, student-centered environment that is academically challenging and respectful.
● Cover letter addressing candidate’s qualifications specific to this job description
● Curriculum Vitae
● Name and contact information for three references (letters will be requested for finalists)
● 10-15 images of recent work
● 10 images of student work – if applicable/available
● Artist Statement (one page or less)
● Teaching Philosophy (one page or less)
Interested teaching artists should send above items as one PDF to Mr. Vee Popat, FAC Director – email@example.com. The deadline to submit application materials is November 1, 2023. Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt.
Fine Arts Center
Greenville, South Carolina United States