The Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts ®) develops the next generation of artistically gifted, diverse scholar artists through intensive pre-professional training in the arts, combined with a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum. The school approaches the development of students through a whole-student approach and through a continuous learning environment for all staff to continuously develop their understanding of our scholar-artists. We strive to build upon, and improve our practices to make sure we are always serving all of our students to the best of our abilities.
The Chicago High School for the Arts seeks an instructor for a Wearable Sculptures course for the 2018-2019 school year in the Visual Arts department.
The Wearable Sculptures instructor supports the mission of the school by fostering a safe, healthy, and inspiring learning community for students and teachers. Wearable Sculptures (Senior Studio Elective Course) is a 3 hour studio class that takes place Thursdays from 2pm - 5pm.
Wearable Sculpture introduces the students to fashion theory and practice as it relates to wearable sculpture. Students will first gain technical knowledge in machine and hand sewing techniques before applying these skills to their individual projects. Fashion theory concepts will be covered in this course through selected readings and in-class discussions. (Clothing as: Communication, Protection, Modesty, Morality, etc.) The course will include a combination of slide lectures, presentations, sewing demonstrations, class discussions and historical research.
- Embrace and promote the ChiArts vision, mission, educational approach, goals, and core values.
- Prepare structured lessons that encourage and foster skill development, critical thinking, applications, and ethics.
- Instruct conservatory level courses, serving students with various learning styles, abilities and needs.
- Employ outstanding classroom management skills and implement the school code of conduct.
- Regularly assess student achievement, skill mastery and career development skills.
- Submit unit plans on a timely basis.
- Manage classroom administration and record keeping including: grades, attendance records, student progress and documentation of student work.
- Manage studio material inventory and equipment: ordering and upkeep.
- Manage studio set up and break down of equipment and furniture.
- Document student work for digital portfolio files.
- Regularly communicate with students, parents and other ChiArts staff to share artistic progress, encourage positive behavior, and resolve behavioral and artistic issues.
- Attend and participate in faculty and administrative meetings, parent conferences, open house, other school functions, and in- service professional development sessions.
- Collaborate with the staff to develop “best practices” tailored to the unique philosophy and instructional approach of ChiArts and to the needs of its student population.
- Collaborate with other ChiArts artistic and academic faculty and the larger arts community.
- Perform other duties as the needs of the school and needs of the students may demand (e.g., competitions, exhibits.)
- Work with academic staff to ensure student’s overall success at ChiArts