DEPARTMENT: Upper School (Grades 9-12)

REPORTS TO: Director of the Upper School




Hathaway Brown School seeks a full-time Secondary School Visual Arts Teacher. Responsibilities include a full-time teaching load requiring expertise and knowledge in teaching drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, digital and analog photography, and other visual arts media. Responsibilities may include yearbook production, including graphic design, and publication using a digital platform. Experience teaching Art History is a plus. This teacher will also be a mentor (adviser) to a group of approximately ten students, helping guide them through their high school academic experience. 


  • Teach a full load of classes, including Studio Art Survey, a foundation introductory course to high school visual arts in various media, and other advanced art courses as needed, including ceramics, digital and analog photography, publication and design, and Art History.

  • Oversee production and design of the Upper School yearbook.

  • Be a Mentor (Adviser) to approximately ten students at one grade level, working with students and parents in an academic and personal advisory role, including helping students manage their academic lives, course selection, and parent conferences. 

  • Maintain the art studio as a well-organized and safe learning environment.

  • Help to manage a budget and order materials and supplies in a responsible and cost-efficient manner. 

  • Curate and display student art throughout the building.

  • Be an active member of the faculty, including serving on faculty committees, attending faculty meetings and in-service days, and being an active member of the Visual Arts Department. 

  • Use technology to support curriculum and administrative responsibilities. 

  • Continue to develop knowledge and skills through personal and professional growth. 


  • A minimum of a  Bachelor’s of Art or Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Visual Arts or Arts Education

  • Experience teaching at the Upper School level

  • Practicing artist is considered an asset

  • A passion for teaching and learning 

  • The ability to develop and implement an effective and engaging curriculum; a highly competent teacher

  • High-level of familiarity and competence across cultures and multiple perspectives

  • Familiarity and competence in technology skills

  • Superb communication skills

  • A growth mindset, energy and initiative


  • Competitive salaries for Independent Schools

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision package, 403(b) plan with matching

  • Employer covered life insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Voluntary insurance offerings: additional life, accident, critical illness, 

  • Professional development program

  • Wellness credit

  • Collaborative teaching environment with seasoned professionals


Hathaway Brown School is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning community through our admission policies, hiring practices, professional development, curricular and extracurricular programming, and school culture. We believe that these communities must be centered on the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people who are members of other marginalized communities. Click here to be directed to our full DEI Statement.


Hathaway Brown School has a rich 146-year history of educating and empowering girls. As Ohio’s oldest continually operating college-preparatory for girls, Hathaway Brown has earned a reputation for academic excellence and innovation in the region and around the country. Home of the Learn for Life signature approach, Hathaway Brown has long been devoted to a fusion of cutting-edge curriculum and experiential learning. Our approximately 850 students and 225 faculty and staff come to Hathaway Brown from 89 different communities in Northeast Ohio, and enjoy our stunning 16-acre campus in Shaker Heights, Ohio – just minutes from the cultural attractions of downtown Cleveland.



Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to If you have any questions you may contact Meredith Cavell, Director of Human Resources at 216-320-8112.

Hathaway Brown School
19600 North Park Boulevard
Shaker Heights, OH 44122 



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