As a “Best of Essex” independent Catholic school in Upper Montclair NJ, Lacordaire Academy has a long standing legacy of excellence in it’s curriculum and community. We are recognized for achieving outstanding academic results with students from diverse backgrounds, and we have created an innovative PK-12 school model that is preparing current and future generations of children with the subject mastery and skills to succeed in college and life. We now need a talented and charismatic Art Teacher to join our school community.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Building a classroom culture in which students love art!
  • Engaging students in the creative process and cultivating their talents, while deepening their knowledge and understanding of visual art and art history
  • Collaborating with our teachers and across the local communities network to build a world-class art program, while cultivating a school environment that prioritizes aesthetics and makes learning visible to the community
  • Building a culture of self-expression that utilizes discourse and critique to promote scholarly critical thinking about art and identity
  • Working with administration to provide an open and vibrant classroom that allows for alumni, prospective families, and students to witness the creative process at our school
  • Ability to teach across multiple grade levels (PreK —12th Grades)

Successful candidates should also have the following experiences and characteristics:

  • Prior experience in establishing creative environments in which art is explored, discovered, and observed both in and out of the classroom
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Art or Art Education, with an outstanding record of academic achievement and leadership;
  • A person of high moral character; and passionate about art and learning
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills preferred
  • A willingness to work in a fast paced environment is essential
  • A great team player with a good sense of humor
  • A pleasant personality that enjoys interacting with children of all ages, parents, administration, and staff

To join our team, please send a cover letter and resume that outlines your candidacy to cdelpozzo@lacordaire.net .  Your cover letter should explain in detail your qualifications for the position.

Lacordaire Academy is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.