Job Description

About Gulliver Preparatory School

Established in 1926 by Arthur Gulliver in Coconut Grove, Gulliver was likened to the prestigious academies of the northeast and initially attracted families who wintered in Florida. In late 1953, Marian Krutulis purchased the school. A pioneer in education, Mrs. Krutulis envisioned Gulliver as grand home where both students and teachers would feel part of a caring, inspiring family of learners. Over the course of 25 years, she relocated the school to Coral Gables, built an upper school for high school students in Pinecrest and achieved ‘Blue Ribbon School of Excellence’ designation by the US Department of Education. In 2000 Gulliver became a non-profit. Today, Gulliver Preparatory School serves approximately 2,200 students in Grades PreK3 – 12 on four campuses. Despite its significant growth over the last 60 years, Gulliver still upholds Marian Krutulis’ vision to maintain the physical and social-emotional health of its students and trains them to become people of integrity in everything they say and do. 

 

Job Summary

Gulliver Preparatory Upper School Campus is seeking an Architecture teacher for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. The Architecture Program at Gulliver Prep is very teaching intensive and offers a full curriculum of architectural design, urban planning and industrial design classes, and is one of six Signature Programs (Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Law and Litigation, International Business and Entrepreneurship, and Field Studies). Students in our program often participate in summer or school-year internships, and upper-level courses always involve solving real-world challenges, including presentations to local practicing architects, urban planners, designers, and government officials. 

Qualified candidates should be prepared to teach the following topics: 

  • Technical drawing/drafting
  • Architectural History
  • Architectural Presentation Drawings
  • Architectural design
  • Architectural Working Drawings (Structures, Surveys, Standards, Research, Scheduling)
  • Storyboarding
  • Process Documentation
  • Portfolio Preparation 
  • Digital and manual model building
  • Layout Presentation
  • Basic and, preferably, advanced principles of urban planning, green design, and industrial design

In addition, responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Manage the program budget and oversee all purchases for the program (i.e., equipment, supplies, etc.)
  • Work collaboratively within the Visual Arts department, with colleagues in other departments, and with the broader Miami community.
  • Have knowledge and experience with 21st century approaches to teaching and learning.
  • Model and teach professional presentation skills as well as professional etiquette.
  • Write student letters of recommendations for college/university, summer programs.
  • Attend school functions and open house events.
  • Help students prepare work and enter work in competitions (Scholastic, Florida State, Miami-Dade County; pre-registrations, mounting, packing, transporting).
  • Stay abreast of advances and changes in the field of architecture, urban planning, design and technology through professional development and networking opportunities.
  • Ensure the program remains aligned with the Gulliver Prep mission and strategic direction.

 

Students in the program go on to the nation’s top undergraduate architecture schools including Cornell, RISD, Pratt, Syracuse, Rice, SCI-ARC, Tulane, Carnegie Mellon, UCLA, University of Chicago, Yale, Virginia Tech., Georgia Tech, Cooper Union, Architecture Association in London, and more.  

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture or Art Education
  • Minimum of three years teaching experience
  • Must be proficient in the following technology and software; ArchiCad, Revit, InDesign, SketchUp, 3ds Max, Adobe Acrobat DC, and Google Drive. 

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in related field
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills including but not limited to completing instructional designs/lesson planning.

 

Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal Background Check, Level II Fingerprint Screening(s), and Drug screen. 

 

Gulliver is deeply committed to the principles of equity and diversity and seeks to create an inclusive community for all faculty and staff. Gulliver is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and a Drug Free Workplace.