Minimum Education: Undergraduate Degree in Fine Arts

Minimum Experience: 3-5 years


Position Title: Visual Arts Teacher for 2022 -2023 School Year

Application Deadline: February 1, 2022


St. Mary’s Episcopal Day School is a co-educational Episcopal day school located in Tampa, Florida serving approximately 448 children in Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade. At St. Mary’s we pride ourselves on offering an environment that is both nurturing and challenging to our students. Students graduate with a strong, well-rounded foundation in academics, athletics, visual and performing arts, technology, foreign language, religion, public speaking and community service. Our students exemplify the St. Mary’s Episcopal Day School mission: Learn – Love – Lead – Inspiring curiosity, kindness, and dignity in a caring Christian community.

  Position Description:

St. Mary’s is seeking a Visual Arts Teacher for all divisions. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position for the 2022-2023 school year. The Visual Arts Teacher is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing an appropriate instructional program in a PreK-8th grade learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their potential. The teacher is responsible for creating a positive classroom community and promoting character development. The Visual Arts Teacher will be responsible for delivering an art curriculum and appreciation to grades PreK – 8.  The teacher will promote a respectful working environment with his/her assigned assistant teacher and across the entire faculty. Work is performed under the supervision of the Intermediate Division Head and Head of School.  Participation is required in weekly Intermediate Division teacher meetings as well as full faculty meetings. 


Successful candidates will understand and model St. Mary’s mission statement: Learn – Love – Lead – Inspiring curiosity, kindness, and dignity in a caring Christian community. In addition, the Visual Arts Teacher will have a proven ability to work and communicate well with young children through adolescents as well as their parents, embrace the St. Mary’s Episcopal Day School culture and educational model, collaborate with fellow faculty members, and serve as a contributing member of the school community. The Visual Arts Teacher must be comfortable using and learning new or best-practice technology to present information or to expand on a lesson taught in class.

Essential Functions:

St. Mary’s Episcopal Day School seeks a dynamic teacher who is qualified to teach PreK – 8th grade students and is equally committed to working in a collaborative environment. Candidates must possess specialization in the delivery of the core curriculum and foster character development. Responsibilities include:

  • Foster a professional, respectful and appreciative environment that values the contributions of all team members.
  • Support, carry out, and promote the school’s mission and values and consistently abide by policies and expectations stated in the school’s Employee Handbook.
  • Actively pursue professional growth; participate in the school’s professional growth and evaluation framework.
  • Create and maintain a classroom environment that is “safe” physically, emotionally, and socially for each child. Student safety must always be priority number one.
  • Assess students in multiple ways to evaluate their abilities, strengths, and areas of improvement.
  • Teach knowledge and techniques in art, including drawing, painting, ceramics, and art history.
  • Incorporate digital art processes for older students, using school-supplied student iPads.
  • Teach lessons they have planned to an entire class or to smaller groups.
  • Plan lessons and provide instruction by which students are able to develop and learn aesthetic concepts and appreciation of art.
  • Responsible for planning, arranging and staging the Office Gallery, Christmas ornaments, Christmas card, Admissions Night display and Fine Arts Stroll.
  • Oversee the parent-staffed Artyology Program.
  • Develop and enforce classroom rules as well as helping students uphold the S Mary’s Universals.
  • Create a classroom environment that values diversity and
  • Follow child safety and reporting requirements in the case of suspected child abuse or neglect.
  • Attend conferences and professional development opportunities on a regular basis in order to remain current with industry trends and best practices.
  • Participate in committee, department, and staff meetings as well as school-sponsored events 
  • Uphold professional standards of personal presentation, punctuality, professional courtesy, and discretion.
  • Be involved in the school community at large.
  • Foster a shared sense of purpose and community among co-workers.
  • Assume responsibility for other projects and duties as assigned by the Division Head or Head of School.


Education & Experience:

  • Undergraduate Degree and/or Graduate degree in Fine Arts
  • Preferred 3-5+ years demonstrated experience working in school setting


This position announcement is intended to describe the general qualifications and nature of the level of work to be performed by employees assigned to this job position. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, skills and responsibilities that are required or may be required in the future.

St. Mary’s Episcopal Day School conducts background checks including but not limited to level two fingerprinting, and may use a third party administrator to conduct these checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. St. Mary’s Episcopal Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. St. Mary’s does not discriminate according to race, color, national origin, religion, veteran status, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, sex (including pregnancy) or matters of individual choice. St. Mary’s does not engage in personnel practices prohibited by Federal law. This policy extends to all activities and aspects of the school and specifically to the practices of faculty and staff hiring and management, in student admissions, student evaluation, discipline and student life.


Qualified candidates are invited to submit a current resume and cover letter to: Ansley Kriz, Controller, at