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Instructor of Science and Mathematics (Academy)

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

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 Center for the Arts seeks a creative, compassionate educator who can teach science in a boarding arts high school. The successful candidate will have the ability and willingness to teach in the sciences; candidates who can also offer a mathematics course are preferred. Experience in computer science is a plus. The normal course load is five courses with 2-3 preps. There are no residence hall responsibilities. The successful candidate will have a background in teaching using a variety of modalities. All students have laptops, so familiarity with using educational technology is essential.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach a full load of classes in mathematics and science courses

  • Write letters of recommendation for college admissions

  • Mentor an Advisory Group

  • Hold office hours 4 days a week and one evening a week

  • Attend Department, Math and Science Division, IAA faculty, community, and other meetings as necessary

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

  • Prepare and demonstrate progress on a yearly Professional Growth Plan

  • 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 and interim reports

  • Visit other classrooms to observe fellow instructors

  • Attend student performances

  • Ability to teach various basic and advanced science curricula is desirable

  • Performs other duties as assigned



Education: A bachelor’s degree in science or math education is required, and a master’s degree is preferred.


  • Experience teaching high school students preferred. Teaching at an independent school, is preferred but not required.
  • A strong interest and willingness to collaborate with colleagues, both inside and outside the math/science department is important.
  • The ability to work successfully with highly creative students with diverse learning styles is important as is experience and/or an appreciation for the arts.


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

  • Google suite

  • Canvas or another Learning Management System

  • Familiarity with academic content management systems is helpful.


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 35 lbs); 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.


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Application Material:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Transcript


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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