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One of Europe’s premier international schools, St. Stephen’s offers a challenging academic program with outstanding individual support in a small, supportive community.

The school was founded in 1964. Current enrollment is 300 students with 57 nationalities represented in the student body. There are more than 50 faculty with an average tenure of 10 years. The school operates a generous professional development budget, including a sabbatical and several teaching awards, to ensure all teachers are continuously developing their craft and model lifelong learning. In addition, there are over 20 administrative staff members.

St. Stephen’s School is committed to rigorous child protection procedures and protocols and fully complies with Italian and US law as well as the Council of International School recommendations.

All new hires undergo a comprehensive vetting process, including criminal background checks from countries lived and worked in as well as calls to former employers.

Job Vacancies

Visual Arts Faculty

Salary Exempt Job Description
Job Title: Visual Arts Faculty
Date: February 27, 2023

Basic Function
Teaches Sculpture, Drawing, Painting, and Mixed Media, as well as new Digital Art forms, by developing and implementing an innovative curriculum to ensure a relevant, challenging art education of the highest standard through the International Baccalaureate program.

The position is full- time, follows the faculty calendar, and reports to the Director of Teaching and Learning.

Specific tasks
This full-time position would include:

  • preparation of lesson plans and course timelines, including timely compliance with clerical and administrative responsibilities

  • proper evaluation, follow-up and reporting of student academic progress

  • supporting and developing the work of highly creative students with diverse learning styles

  • providing a safe and inclusive environment for all students, regardless of their background.

  • planning and accompanying students on field trips

  • work cooperatively with staff and students

  • providing direction for visual arts curriculum development, serve on committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; participation in appropriate professional development activities

  • visual art budget projections and tracking yearly purchases

  • collaborate in arranging guest artist visits and gallery shows

  • schedule and curate student art exhibits

  • advocating and representing the Visual Arts program at St. Stephen’s

  • creating and supporting cross-curricular initiatives 

  • a willingness to build strong networks/partnerships with other educators

  • maintain formal office and campus hours; participate in department, division and full-faculty meetings; attend school functions as identified by the administration

  • perform additional ancillary duties as may be assigned by the administration

The successful candidate should possess an M.F.A. degree, or equivalent, from an accredited postsecondary institution in Visual or Studio Art and Art History and will have proven teaching experience with significant knowledge of the field. Preference will be given to those candidates who have taught both higher level and standard level in the International Baccalaureate Program. Professional visibility as a working artist with exhibition experience is required. 

In addition, the candidate must possess:

  • Significant practice in the field, including a portfolio of both your own and your student's work

  •  Ability to work with a variety of mediums from pencil, charcoal, watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and oil paints, printmaking techniques, as well as non-traditional mediums and mixed media

  • excellent written communication skills in English and strong interpersonal communication skills to communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues

  • Extensive knowledge of Art History, including Contemporary Art

  • Excellent knowledge of photoshop and digital applications for creating video and animation.

  • Basic computer skills, including Google Classroom

  • Ability to work with a variety of mediums from pencil, charcoal, acrylic, gouache, oil paint, mixed media, traditional methods, and unconventional methods of 3D art

  • Knowledge of materials to purchase supplies and keep a well-stocked and cost-efficient art studio

  • Advanced knowledge of 3D material and ability to use the electric wheel and ceramics kiln

  • Knowledge of Italian and Teaching Certification preferred but not required.


  • Regularly uses close and distance vision

  • Able to work long hours & weekends as necessary

  • Able to lift up to 30 lbs.

  • Turns, bends, reaches regularly

Must meet all employment requirements including, but not limited to, country and state employment requirements, institution education requirements, reference checks, and criminal background checks. The above description covers the most significant duties performed, but does not exclude other occasional work assignments not mentioned.  

Please email the School directly by clicking on the link below. Please indicate the position you are applying for and attach your CV. Thank you.

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