ICON Arts Academy

Visual Arts Faculty Member

School information:

ICON Arts Academy is a performing arts boarding high school located in downtown Iowa City, Iowa. Our (initial) mission is to provide students with a safe, interdisciplinary, and holistic arts education with a focus on designing a path specific to each learner’s personal artistic goals.

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We are building a team of innovative educators, artists, and leaders to guide our students’ daily learning.

At ICON, we are seeking a Visual Arts faculty member to design and implement a progressive visual arts curriculum that centers around the performing arts. This faculty member will design and teach a visual arts curriculum to students in grades 9-12, as well as support student-led productions. We desire a leader that can foster growth of the visual arts department into a Design and Production area, collaborating with other like-minded artist-pedagogues as sources of expertise in the areas of costuming, makeup, prop-making, set and scenery design, and lighting.

General Job Description:

We are looking for an experienced visual artist-pedagogue to develop and build our Design and Production program. In this role, you will curate a comprehensive curriculum that develops students’ skill in the basic elements of visual arts as well as introduces students to design and production arts for the stage within the following areas of concentration: visual art, set design, costume design, lighting and sound design, or scenic painting/sculpture. At the most basic level, your work will consist of developing strong and trusting relationships with our students both within the classroom and in performance settings, guiding them to achieve their artistic goals. More broadly, you will also innovate and collaborate with other artists as well as students across disciplines to support successful student-led productions.

You will collaborate with the dance, music, and theater faculty on the ICON Artistic Team (IAT), headed up by the Artistic Director (AD) and facilitated by the Curriculum and Instruction Director (CID). This team will ensure students’ artistic curricular goals are being met and that the most effective and research-driven pedagogical practices are in place inside ICON classrooms. You will serve as the first touchpoint for all Design and Production students at ICON when they need guidance and curricular support. You will communicate student progress with families as outlined by the IAT and be available to provide feedback to your students as they progress through the Design and Production program.

The Visual Arts Faculty position reports to the CID and is supported by the ICON Leadership Team (ILT).

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As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.