About St. Mark’s
Founded in 1906, St. Mark's School of Texas is a non-sectarian, college-preparatory, independent day school for boys in grades one through twelve. The School’s charter states that it is “designed to afford its students well-rounded physical, intellectual, moral, and religious training and instruction.” The School is intended to be a diverse community of teachers and students who share a love of learning and who strive for high achievement in whatever they undertake.
St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world. To this end, the School professes and upholds certain values. These values include the discipline of postponing immediate gratification in the interests of earning eventual, hard-won satisfaction; the responsibility of defending one’s own ideas, of respecting the views of others, and of accepting the consequences for one’s own actions; and an appreciation for the lively connection between knowledge and responsibility and the obligation to serve.
St. Mark’s School of Texas seeks an experienced, inspiring, passionate, and well-qualified teacher of filmmaking and video arts. Strong candidates will provide students with the fundamental technical, conceptual, and aesthetic skills required to develop visual narratives through motion picture. Key competencies include concept development, storyboarding, pre-production, camera techniques, lighting techniques, directing, propping, styling, coordinating student collaboration, and video editing. Candidates should have a strong background in film history and film criticism. Additional experience with animation, stop-motion, and documentary filmmaking preferred. The candidate will work closely with the Chair of Fine Arts to develop a plan for the growth and curricular expansion of the film and video arts program. Finally, St. Mark’s School of Texas is committed to character and leadership education, and prospective faculty members should have a desire to help develop these qualities in young men alongside the delivery of art content.
- Teach four or five sections of film and video arts classes for 7th grade through 12th grade
- Prepare and deliver expert instruction in film and video arts that is engaging and inspiring
- Promote and develop an innovative mindset throughout all curricular programming
- Develop curriculum for middle and upper school film and video arts classes that moves students towards definitive project goals
- Evaluate student work through regularly scheduled critique and mentor students throughout project development
- Demonstrate excellent judgement and guide students to produce conceptually, emotionally, and visually evocative films that are age-appropriate
- Establish high standards and encourage regular participation in juried film festivals, video contests, and the Young Arts competition
- Encourage students to leverage skills acquired in support of school activities and/or collaboration with other areas of study
- Oversee the appropriate use of equipment, lab space, and classroom
- Keep current with trends and best practices related to digital filmmaking and post-production technology
- Demonstrate patience and passion to inspire students to take creative risks, fully explore the medium, and experience the satisfaction that comes from the creative process
- Provide an atmosphere of safety and respect allowing for effective collaboration, diplomatic and constructive feedback, and the pursuit of individual ideas and creative motivation