K-12 Art Teacher

TITLE:  K-12 ART TEACHER


QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Idaho teaching certificate with appropriate endorsements, such as Art K-12, or Art 6-12
  2. Strong background in teaching methods, developmentally appropriate classroom activities, and effective classroom management
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of subject matter and effective teaching methods
  4. Strong background in curriculum and the Idaho Core Standards
  5. Strong background in the integration of technology with instruction
  6. Ability to maintain a positive learning environment
  7. Works well with students, staff, and the public
  8. Excellent organizational skills
  9. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  10. Able to work under deadlines
  11. Maintain confidentiality of staff and students

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY TO

Building Principal


JOB SUMMARY

To provide students with a daily and ongoing instructional program that will provide for them the best possible academic knowledge of artistic styles, techniques, and history.  To promote academic, social, and citizenship development through leadership and classroom supervision.


MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


Instruction

  1. Prepare for assigned classes 
  2. Design lessons with an appropriate level of difficulty that provide content in a logical and sequential manner 
  3. Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media consistent with the physical limitations of the classroom and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved 
  4. Meet and instruct assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated 
  5. Identify pupil needs and provide instruction appropriate to those needs
  6. Analyze and interpret student data to develop and modify instructional activities
  7. Follow modifications and accommodations as specified in Individual Education Plans (IEPs) 
  8. Implement the Idaho Core Standards, as well as the district’s philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives in lesson plans, classroom instruction, unit planning, and assessments 
  9. Devise written and oral assignments and tests that require analytical and critical thinking as well as the reproduction of facts and use them to evaluate student progress on a regular basis
  10. Prepare students academically for any district, state, and federal testing in the subject area of art
  11. Display command of the subject matter 
  12. Budget class time effectively 

Other Duties to Students

  1. Encourage students to strive to meet their highest potential 
  2. Establish and communicate classroom rules, and encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior
  3. Make provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms 
  4. Work to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning both the academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students 
  5. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities 

Subject-Specific Duties

  1. Instruct pupils in art, such as painting, sketching, designing, and sculpturing 
  2. Prepare participatory lesson plans and establish course goals including art appreciation and the creation of art objects 
  3. Demonstrate method and procedure to pupils 
  4. Observe and evaluate pupils' work to determine student progress and to make suggestions for improvement 
  5. Accompany pupils on field trips to museums or art galleries 
  6. Instruct pupils in taking “virtual trips” to museums or art galleries via the internet 
  7. Direct planning and supervision of student contests and arranging of art exhibits 
  8. Select books and art supplies for courses 
  9. Specialize in teaching one or more areas of art, such as illustration, art history, or commercial art 
  10. Work with students to leave the art room clean at the end of class time 

Professional Contacts and Activities

  1. Attend and participate in faculty meetings 
  2. Attend IEP meetings and collaborate with special education teachers as needed
  3. Keep immediate supervisor informed of activities and any issues that may arise 
  4. Cooperate with other members of the staff in planning instructional goals, curriculum, objectives, and methods 
  5. Provide needed and requested information on a timely and effective basis 

Other

  1. Assist in upholding and enforcing school rules 
  2. Maintain accurate and complete records as required by federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy 
  3. Input data in a timely fashion
  4. Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development by attendance at professional meetings, membership in professional organizations, enrollment in advanced courses, and by reading professional journals and other publications
  5. Adhere to The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession adopted by the Professional Standards Commission and the State Board of Education
  6. Seek assistance should emergencies arise
  7. Represent the school district in a positive manner
  8. Know and follow school district policy and chain of command 
  9. Perform other duties as assigned 

EVALUATION

Performance of this position will be evaluated annually by the building principal in conformance with district policy and IDAPA 08.02.02.120.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

By contract as determined by the Board of Trustees in accordance with federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy.


NOTE

All certificated and non-certificated employees and other individuals are required to undergo a criminal history check and submit to fingerprinting.  Any applicant convicted of any of the felony crimes enumerated in Section 33-1208, Idaho Code may not be hired, and any applicant convicted of any felony offense listed in Section 33-1208(2), Idaho Code shall not be hired.



Legal Reference: I.C. § 33-512 Governance of Schools

I.C. § 33-513 Professional Personnel

I.C. § 33-515 Issuance of Renewable Contracts

I.C. § 33-1201 Certificate Required

I.C. § 33-1210 Information on Past Job Performance

IDAPA 08.02.02.022.03 Art (K-12 or 6-12)

IDAPA 08.02.02.120 Local District Evaluation Policy—Teacher and Pupil Personnel Certificate Holders

 


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