Job as head of learning and teaching at the NATIONAL SCHOOL OF ART
About the National School of Fine Arts
The National Art School (NAS) is Australia’s leading independent art school with a progressive growth program and a strong commitment to ongoing studio education. NAS is an independent, fully accredited institution of higher education utilizing our independent identity and distinctive studio-based education model to provide exceptional higher education, scholarship, and professional practice that positions us at the forefront of learning, creativity and innovation.
NAS offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, including a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Master of Fine Arts (MFA), and Doctor of Fine Arts (DFA). These courses offer studio specializations in the fields of ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Art History and Theory is taught as a core subject in the BFA and MFA curriculum, with Drawing being offered as a core subject throughout the BFA and offered as a studio specialization at level post-graduate.
In addition to these degree programs, NAS offers NESA-accredited short courses for high school students and a full range of non-award-winning short courses at all studios.
The NAS was established as a Significant State Organization (SSO) by the New South Wales Government, which provided permanent certainty of occupancy at our heritage campus in Darlinghurst and the basis on which build our continued success as a leading independent art school.
NAS offers accredited fine arts degree courses focusing on practice-based learning in the following major areas of studio study: ceramics, painting, photomedia, printmaking, and sculpture. Specialist study in these studio areas is supported by core study in art history and theory and drawing, which is offered in all years of the undergraduate degree and as a specialist area of study at the postgraduate level.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Our three-year BFA is designed to impart the skills, knowledge and creative independence needed to sustain a successful career as a contemporary artist and arts professional. The BFA incorporates three core areas of study including: studio practice, drawing, and the history and theory of art.
Master of Fine Art (MFA)
The MFA is a full-time, two-year degree designed for graduates looking to develop a higher level of specialist knowledge and deepen their professional expertise in their area of studio practice. The course involves a mix of coursework with individual research and studio practice under the direct supervision of experienced professional artists.
Doctor of Fine Arts (DFA)
The three-year DFA program – our highest degree – is a practice-based professional doctorate that provides a platform for integrating professional expertise and scholarly research in the visual arts. This unique offering provides an important alternative to conventional doctoral research for practicing professionals who are committed to the highest standards of professional practice and critical inquiry through the visual arts.
Responsible for learning and teaching
The National School of Art (NAS) is seeking an outstanding visual arts educator to join us as a Learning and Teaching Officer.
NAS is in an exciting phase of development as we seek to consolidate our position as Australia’s leading independent art school and expand our international reach and reputation.
Central to achieving this ambition is our ongoing commitment to individual student development through intensive studio learning under the guidance of experienced artists and educators. The continued delivery of an exceptional student experience ensures that we continue to attract a diverse array of talented and engaged students and provide opportunities that help our graduates succeed professionally.
The successful candidate will provide academic leadership, including the development and delivery of all curricula and programs of study at the school; the management of ministry personnel; and the management of learning and teaching resources.
The Learning and Teaching Leader must provide artistic and scientific leadership by professional example and will have a track record of original and innovative contributions to the advancement of scholarship, research and teaching in their respective domain.
The Head of Learning and Teaching will provide leadership and management of the National School of Art’s higher education programs and associated quality assurance processes in accordance with the School’s strategic priorities and requirements. accreditation.
What you bring to the role
The Learning and Teaching Manager provides academic leadership and management within the NAS academic team. This includes managing department heads and staff, programming and curriculum development.
In accordance with the minimum standards for academic levels under the Australian Higher Education – Academic Staff – 2020 Prices, staff employed at this level can normally be expected to make original and innovative contributions to the advancement of scholarship, research and teaching in their discipline.
Competitive compensation is offered to the successful candidate.
How to register
Please visit the National Art School website www.nas.edu.au for more information and to download the job description.
Please include the following in your application:
- A cover letter explaining how your experience matches the job requirements;
- A full curriculum vitae citing your academic qualifications and outlining your work experience.
If you have any questions or if we can help you make the application process more accessible, please call Juanita Hyde on 02 9339 8672 or email [email protected]
Please send your application to [email protected]
The National School of Art is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
The closing date for all applications will be Sunday, February 27, 2022