We are looking to find a teacher, an artist, someone to whose life their practice is central and for whom explaining and physically teaching the skills of drawing and painting is a mission. The successful applicant will show us a portfolio of their work past and recent, evidencing secure and confident drawing skills and an ability to see the extraordinary in the world around them. Bedales is a school where a high proportion of its A Level students will study Art and so the applicant should feel excited about shepherding a cohesive cohort of 20+ 17 year olds to the lush pastures of the visual arts. We hope they will show sound knowledge of the History of Art - an understanding and familiarity with the work of the masters as well as contemporary practitioners. Further down the school where Art is compulsory, the departmental team must deliver compelling and exciting lessons that capture the minds of those students who will not return to the studio after they are 14.
The Head of Art should want to play a part in helping the school become and remain a beautiful place so, while predominantly a painter or draftsmen, an interest in all the visual arts will be desirable. They will teach with their team in an outstanding new art building, perhaps the best in the country, and we would like them to deliver an art education every bit as exciting.
We have an outstanding Art Department which regularly achieves excellent results in public examinations and which occupies a central place in the life of the school. Over 40% of students opt for Art in years 10 and 11 with 25% doing Art at A level. On average, 20 pupils apply for Foundation courses and other courses in Art and Design each year at tertiary level. A large number of former Bedales art students are prominent in careers in the Arts world.
The successful applicant would be responsible for an art staff of four specialist teaching staff – all part time and all successful practitioners - and two technicians.
If you are interested in applying for this post, please read the Recruitment Pack which includes full job description and person specification along with terms & conditions before completing your application. CVs cannot be accepted in lieu of an application form.
Candidates must apply directly to Bedales Schools via the recruitment portal on the Bedales website: http://www.bedales.org.uk/home/about-bedales/jobs/support-staff-vacancies
Further assistance can be obtained via our Recruitment Team on 01730 711566 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: 9:00am, Tuesday 6 February 2018
Interview date: Wednesday 21 February 2018