US Art Instructor
Job Details
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Upper School Art Instructor

(Part-time (.8 FTE) beginning August, 2021) Application materials should be submitted through our website


Head-Royce School is seeking a culturally responsive, flexible, enthusiastic and innovative Visual Arts teacher to teach 2D art (drawing and painting) in the Upper School. We seek to develop artists by establishing an appropriate and engaging learning environment and offering varied learning activities. 

Our educational philosophy focuses on preparing students for the skills necessary to succeed as global citizens in the 21st century. Our faculty create classrooms that encourage students to participate in experiential learning, take risks, view the world through multiple lenses, utilize innovative tools, and demonstrate proficiencies through a range of assessments that include real-world problems and performances.  

We seek teachers who are not only excited by the content they teach, but who are also actively engaged in evolving their classroom pedagogy to reflect the needs of 21st Century learners.  We want teachers who are excited to join our community of learners and collaborate with us on meeting our Strategic Plan Goals. 

Head-Royce teachers serve as advisors, club sponsors and participate in the life of the community.  We seeks applicants who have a strong academic background, experience in anti-racist pedagogy, an awareness of ecological literacy, an understanding of adolescents, and a genuine fondness for working with students at this specific age level.



  • Expertise in media and processes related to drawing, painting, and printmaking

  • Thorough understanding of art history and contemporary critical discourse around art practice 

  • Collaborative, collegial, flexible colleague with the Fine Arts Department 

  • Clear communicator with students, colleagues and parents  

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Demonstrated understanding of and curiosity regarding curriculum design, varied pedagogical approaches as well as different styles and types of assessment

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art

  • Minimum of three years teaching experience across multiple grade levels

  • Active studio practice or commensurate experience working with 2 and 3-dimensional media 


Additional Qualifications we hope to find, but not required:  

  • Advanced degrees/certification in a related field or in Education 


Head-Royce School Overview 

Located on a 22-acre campus in Oakland, California, Head-Royce is a pre-eminent, co-educational, independent, K-12 day school with a 134-year history. Our mission is to inspire in our students a lifelong love of learning and pursuit of academic excellence, to promote understanding of and respect for diversity that makes our society strong and to encourage active and responsible global citizenship.


Head-Royce enrolls 900 students in the three separate divisions — Lower, Middle and Upper Schools — and provides a dynamic, whole-child education to every student. With our Strategic Plan, Bridge to 2022, the school’s current initiatives include advancing an innovative, student-centered program, promoting an inclusive community, driving deeper civic engagement, sustaining a culture of balance and well-being and carefully stewarding our resources.

Other Considerations

Compensation: Competitive among comparable schools
Location: Oakland, California
Education: Bachelor’s degree required
Start Date: August 2021


To Apply

Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest and a current resume.  Application materials should be submitted through our website.  


Head-Royce School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on age, color, creed, disability, gender, marital status, national origin or ancestry, race, religion, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, a medical condition including genetic characteristics, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. Head-Royce School seeks to be a community in which every individual is treated with sensitivity, courtesy and respect.