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Overview of School
Sonoma Academy is an independent, co-ed, college preparatory high school located in Santa Rosa, CA. Founded in 2001, it provides a premier education that engages and supports motivated learners from Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Lake, and Mendocino counties. Located one hour north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa is a rapidly growing area widely known for its wineries and telecommunications technology. In 2008, Sonoma Academy moved to its newly-built, 34-acre permanent campus at the base of Taylor Mountain in the southeast corner of the city, surrounded by 1,000 acres of protected open space. The school currently serves 310 students in grades 9 through 12 and is increasing its enrollment each year. 
Commitment to Diversity
We share the conviction that a diverse, inclusive community is fundamental to a meaningful educational experience. We are deeply committed to having a faculty and student body that reflect the rich diversity within the North Bay, and we strongly encourage candidates of color to apply.

Sonoma Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Sonoma Academy does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Part-Time Ceramics Instructor, Spring Semester, 2019

  • Candidates are required to have an extensive knowledge of physical materials; chemical properties of clays/glazes, experience with alternative firing procedures and processes, equipment operation/maintenance
  • Understanding of related health and safety issues
  • Preferred candidates should have an MFA or equivalent degree and prior teaching experience at the secondary level
  • Qualifications for this position include knowledge of ceramics and its role in contemporary visual art and culture
  • An active professional creative practice
  • Teaching two eighty-minute sections of beginning ceramics.
  • Instructor should be highly skilled in, and able to teach, both hand building and wheel techniques
  • Responsible for ensuring that the studio space is clean and in functioning order, and stocked with the necessary supplies and equipment. Additional studio duties include purchasing supplies, cleaning, and ensuring safe working conditions
  • Familiarity with appropriate digital tools such as Blogger and Blackbaud
  • In charge of displaying the work at the end of the semester
Interested candidates should contact Assistant Head of School Ellie Dwight: ellie.dwight@sonomaacademy.org. This is a one-semester position.
2500 Farmers Lane
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Sonoma Academy is...

The only independent, college preparatory high school in Sonoma County. On its beautiful 34-acre campus nestled at the base of picturesque Taylor Mountain in South Santa Rosa, Sonoma Academy students are able to explore their interests and passions in a challenging environment that prepares them for college and life beyond.