Chesterton Academy of Detroit, a classical high school in the Catholic tradition, seeks talented and joyful part-time Studio Art teacher to join our team starting in the 2020-21 academic year.

Students learn multiple mediums, shading, perspective, calligraphy, color theory, and oil painting. Studio art is studied all four years, culminating in the creation of a magnum opus in oil, generally either an original work or a reproduction of a masterpiece.

The Fine Arts Program has a prominent role at Chesterton Academy in the development of the human person. Besides Studio Art, all student learn chant and sacred polyphony, participate in drama, and practice ballroom dance.

In addition to their teaching responsibilities, faculty at Chesterton Academy participate in the House system, which is designed to promote character and virtue, and to help students grow in holiness. Faculty members are required to attend daily Mass with the entire student body, and assist in leading spiritual retreats and school activities.


A bachelor’s or master’s degree is required, with previous experience teaching studio arts. Three to five years of teaching experience is preferred, as well as experience in and passion
for Catholic classical education. The candidate must be a practicing Catholic and willing to take the Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium. Candidates must demonstrate excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills, and possess a track record of contributing to the vision and mission of an apostolic and educational enterprise.


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three to five references to


Chesterton Academy of Detroit is a member of the Chesterton Schools Network. Founded in 2008 as a result of a grass-roots movement of parents, Chesterton Academy offers a
rigorous, integrated high school curriculum centered on the Incarnation of Jesus Christ. Focusing on the classics, the school develops complete thinkers who learn to draw on faith and reason for the purpose of building a culture of life. Learn more about Chesterton Academy and the growing national Chesterton Schools Network.