Middle School & Upper School Art Teacher Position

April 25, 2023

Middle School & Upper School Art Teacher Position

Job Description:

Middle & Upper School Art Teacher

Houston Academy, Dothan, AL

Houston Academy is a premier independent, college preparatory school located in Dothan, AL. Houston Academy is searching for a Middle and Upper School Art teacher for the 2023-24 school year to strengthen an already accomplished visual and performing arts department.

The fundamental objectives of the Art Department are to promote visual literacy and an understanding of the historical importance and the continued relevancy of the arts in an ever-changing world. Through educating our students, we spark their intellectual curiosity, nurture their aesthetic appreciation and encourage their creative endeavors. The curriculum provides them with technical skills, professional tools and global awareness to succeed in their personal artistic path.

The ideal applicant will possess the following:

  • A degree with a major or minor in Art or Art Education;
  • Experience teaching and a willingness to teach students in middle and high school;
  • A strong commitment to students and their learning;
  • Strong leadership skills;
  • The personality traits of enthusiasm, creativity, imagination, and a strong desire/ability to

    collaborate across content areas; and

  • An inspiring, innovative, and charismatic teaching style.

    Job Duties:

  • Teach Middle and Upper School Art courses;
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of


  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues,

    and participating in professional conferences;

  • Select and obtain resource materials and supplies such as textbooks and electronic media;
  • Participate in campus and community events;
  • Participate in department activities and clubs to enrich the art department; and
  • Other professional responsibilities including supervision duties and advisories.

    Salary will be commensurate with degree level and teaching experience.

    Houston Academy is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Southern Association of Independent Schools, and the Alabama Independent School Association.

    Houston Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It strives to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, handicap or disability in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. It is the intent and resolve of Houston Academy to comply with the letter and the spirit of the law in the implementation of all facets of equal opportunity. This equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, compensation and training.

If interested in this position, please email your vitae, list of references, and a personal/educational statement to Dr. Vincent Janney at janneyv@houstonacademy.com . For more information, please visit our website at www.houstonacademy.com and our Facebook page.