Digital Media, Graphics, and Photography Teacher

West Fargo Public Schools   West Fargo, ND   Full-time     Education
Posted on January 12, 2023
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West Fargo Public Schools is accepting applications for a graphic arts and photography teacher to provide students with skills and practical hands-on experiences in digital photography, graphic publications, and photo/digital media.

TERM: Contract for approximately mid-January to end of May of the 2022-2023 School Year
Teachers contracted after January 1 are not subject to the provisions of North Dakota Century Code 15.1-15.

SUMMARY: Provide instruction and practical hands-on experiences to students in digital photography, graphic publications, and fundamentals of broadcast journalism to promote marketable job skills and training in a related career field including includes classroom and lab instruction related to typography, information design, branding-identity systems, illustration, social media tools, interviewing and writing, video editing, and broadcasting. Projects may include logos, brochures, posters, magazine layouts, packaging, digital video creation, photography, animation, and/or emerging skills related to the industry.

Applicants should have related degrees in the one of the following areas:

Traditional: A bachelor's degree with a major or major equivalent (as accepted by ESPB) from an approved institution with appropriate certification in approved field
Any candidate with work experience in the areas of digital media, graphic design, or photography. Provisional certification to teach in a CTE funded program may be granted when the instructor is enrolled in a CTE approved alternative teacher preparation program. Such provisional certification may be renewed annually provided the instructor is continuing to work toward full licensure. Provisional licensing options are available in Occupational, Praxis Testing Option (may be available depending on route), or Alternate Licensing.
An instructor shall earn a minimum of six (6) credits for renewal of the regular (5 year) CTE credential.
Valid Teaching Certificate in Career and Technical Education
Information related to CTE Teacher Certification Licensing and Occupational Work Verification can be found on the ND CTE website at:
Ability to develop positive relationships with students, colleagues and the school community
Ability to work well with others, resolve controversy and conflict through respectful negotiation, and accept constructive feedback
Strong communication skills to facilitate connection and sharing of thoughts and ideas in multiple formats with diverse audiences
Ability to reason, interpret, and analyze information to generate new knowledge and understanding
Adept at problem-solving, resilient when faced with challenges, and skilled in planning and organization
Experience in project management in both digital and print for publications
A working knowledge or interest in media and broadcasting preferred
Experience working in a high school setting preferred
Prior teaching experience preferred

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and education level, the position has a minimum starting salary of approximately $38,423 for a 188-day contract following the 2022-2023 Teachers' Salary Schedule. Contract will be pro-rated based on the number of days of the contract.
In addition, the WFPS District funds the entire 11.75% employee contribution to TFFR, as well as the 12.75% employer contribution.

DEADLINE: Until filled

The West Fargo Public School District is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment free from discrimination and harassment in all employment and educational programs, activities, and facilities. The District prohibits discrimination and harassment based on an individual's race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, or other status protected by law. External applicants are eligible for ND Veteran's Preference: North Dakota veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a form DD214, and if claiming disabled veteran's status, a current letter of disability. West Fargo Public Schools is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in all hiring and employment practices. Applicants who incorporate a holistic perspective and a commitment to inclusion are encouraged to apply.