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Humanities Instructor - History & English

Interlochen Center for the Arts
Interlochen, Michigan
Salary dependent on education and experience and includes complete benefits package.
Posted Date
Oct 11, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature, History
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

A global destination for artists and arts enthusiasts, Interlochen Center for the Arts nurtures creativity through five dynamic platforms: Interlochen Arts Camp, the renowned summer arts program; Interlochen Arts Academy, the nation’s premier fine arts boarding high school; Interlochen Presents, a producer of more than 600 annual performances by internationally celebrated guest artists, Interlochen students, and faculty; Interlochen Public Radio, two listener-supported, 24-hour public radio stations (classical music and news); and Interlochen College of Creative Arts, a convener for lifelong learning in the arts.

Position Summary: Interlochen Arts Academy seeks a Humanities Instructor able to teach courses in both History and English.  The instructor will teach 5 sections of class total, including a mix of History and English. In addition to teaching, the instructor will be asked to serve as a co-advisor to a small group of students. Position start date of either January 2023 or August 2023, depending upon candidate availability and preferences. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach 5 sections of class, including a mix of History and English/Language Arts

  • Serve as co-advisor to a small group of students who meet weekly for 30 minutes

  • Hold weekly office hours

  • Maintain a course page online through Canvas, take attendance daily in each class, keep electronic gradebook up to date, and prepare timely and thorough grade reports

  • Attend department, division, and full faculty meetings

  • Participate in all-school events at the end of the school year, as well as periodically throughout the semester

  • Seek the best use of materials, equipment and staff to maximize efficiency and effectiveness

  • Comply with ICA policies/procedures and acts as a good steward of ICA finances

  • Respect the culture, diversity and rights of all students, their families and the community

  • Prioritize duties in a manner consistent with organizational objectives and growth

  • Perform other duties as assigned


Job Requirements:

Education: BA in History, English, or related field required; MA preferred

Experience: Experience teaching high school students preferred

Equipment Familiarity: Familiarity with the following technology / software / programs preferred:

  • Google suite

  • Canvas or another Learning Management System

Certifications, Licenses or Special Training:

  • Must meet and maintain background screening requirements as detailed in policy 12.HR.01 Pre-Employment and Employee Background Checks

  • Valid driver’s license and driving record that meets the eligibility requirements of ICA’s insurance carrier (for all positions requiring driving)


Physical Demands:

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (up to 35lbs); to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation, and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Regular, acceptable attendance for work (excluding excused absences and periods of leave) is an essential function of the job and must be maintained to be successful. Reasonable accommodations that do not cause undue hardship may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Employees who wish to request an accommodation or assistance are responsible for notifying the Organization of their request and engaging in interactive communication with ICA to determine available options.

Work Environment:

Work is performed primarily in a standard office and classroom environment with extensive internal and external stakeholder contact

Safeguarding our students, guests, and employees is a valued mission within Interlochen Center for the Arts. As a condition of employment, Interlochen Center for the Arts requires all new hires to receive various vaccinations, including the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, barring an approved exemption. Prior to beginning employment, all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and all new hires will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to their start date.

For a complete job description and to apply, go to

Application Material:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Transcript



  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Employer paid and voluntary life insurance
  • Employer paid short and long-term disability
  • Employee development & tuition reimbursement programs
  • Sick Time
  • Ten company paid holidays
  • Employee discounts to Interlochen events and performances


World-class educational and cultural opportunities converge on our glorious, 1,200-acre campus through Interlochen Arts Camp, our immersive and multidisciplinary summer arts program; Interlochen Arts Academy, the nation’s premier arts boarding high school; Interlochen Presents, a producer of more than 600 annual performances by internationally celebrated guest artists Interlochen students, and faculty, and  Interlochen College of Creative Arts, a convener for continuing arts education and lifelong learning. Interlochen Online brings the Interlochen experience into the homes of emerging artists around the world, and Interlochen Public Radio broadcasts classical music, local news, and cultural programs far and wide.

Interlochen alumni from around the world lead vibrant, purposeful lives in the arts and beyond, having developed confidence and perspective within our diverse and inclusive community. The Interlochen experience equips young people with an enduring skill: the creative capacity to make a positive impact on their world.

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