Concord Academy, an independent college preparatory school for grades 9 through 12 located in Concord, Massachusetts, is seeking a teacher of film for a one-year position, to begin July 1, 2021. Chartered in 1922, the school currently enrolls approximately 400 boarding and day students from ten countries and territories and fifteen states. 

Students are engaged in a community animated by a love of learning, enriched by a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, and guided by a covenant of common trust. Students and teachers work together as a community of learners dedicated to intellectual rigor and creative endeavor. In a caring and challenging atmosphere, students discover and develop talents as scholars, artists, musicians, and athletes and are encouraged to find their voices. The school is committed to embracing and broadening the diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and talents of its people. Common trust challenges students to balance individual freedom with responsibility and service to a larger community. Such learning prepares students for lives as committed citizens. 

We actively seek applicants who reflect and support our mission-driven commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse and equitable school community. The successful applicant will have demonstrated experience with inclusive teaching practices and a commitment to advancing the core tenets of the school’s mission. 

Concord Academy Mission Statement 

We are a community animated by love of learning, 

diverse and striving for equity, 

with common trust as our foundation. 

Honoring each individual, we challenge and expand 

our understanding of ourselves and the world 

through purposeful collaboration and creative engagement. 

We cultivate empathy, integrity, and responsibility 

to build a more just and sustainable future. 

The school seeks to appoint an experienced teacher in support of a strong and well-established Visual Arts program. The successful candidate will value and seek out opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and engage with a diverse community. They will bring a creative and innovative interest to curriculum design and experimentation and a keen commitment to their own development as a teacher. We are looking for candidates with genuine enthusiasm for working with adolescents, curiosity about learning, a commitment to professional and personal growth, and experience engaging inclusive and equitable practices in order to build community in a diverse environment. 

Concord Academy’s Visual Arts Department offers an ambitious film program deeply rooted in the idea that the cinematic art is ultimately an exploration of the human condition. Students study narrative, documentary, and experimental techniques in both live production and animation courses. The highly active production program is supported by a series of rigorous courses in Screenwriting, Film History, and selected topics in Film Theory. A capstone experience is the Feature Film Project, a year-long major that tasks the students with the production of an original feature-length film. Past productions have gone on to screen in festivals across the globe and have received attention from Sight and Sound magazine. Applicants for this position should be trained in general film production techniques from the development phase through post-production. The ability to teach an introductory animation class and/or the desire to teach another intermediate course of the applicants choosing is also preferred. 

The school anticipates being open for in-person learning for the school year 2021-2022 and may need its faculty to be willing and able to adapt to remote or Hyflex (some students in the classroom and some remote) conditions. 

The school provides a competitive benefits package subject to the terms and conditions of those programs, and salary is commensurate with experience. All faculty members at Concord Academy participate fully in the life of the School; responsibilities include advising, serving on committees and/or clubs, and periodically providing an adult presence at school events. Coaching an athletic team is welcomed but not required and is remunerated separately. On-campus housing may be available, but it is limited, and faculty members are not required to live at the school. 

Interested candidates are asked to send a resume with a cover letter, link to a demo reel or sample film, and the names and contact information of three references. Please send materials by May 3 to: 

Laura Twichell ‘01 

Interim Dean of Faculty 

HR+visualarts@concordacademy.org 

To learn more about Concord Academy, please visit our website: www.concordacademy.org.