Job Title: Art Teacher 2019-2020
Contract Length: 192-day contract
FLSA Status: Exempt
Position is responsible for creating a classroom environment to develop an interest in, and the ability for, creative expression in visual terms, using skills and techniques of artistic expression appropriate to the students’ interests and abilities; and to discover and develop talents of students in the field of art.
Essential Duties 1. Teaches courses in art utilizing curriculum designated by Accomack County Public Schools and other appropriate learning activities. 2. Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of Accomack County Public Schools. 3. Develops lesson plans to include a balanced art program and organizes daily class time so that instruction can be accomplished within the allotted time. 4. Adapts the curriculum to provide individual, small group, or remedial instruction to meet the needs of the individual student compatible with the division’s basic instructional philosophy and congruent with course / SOL standards. 5. Demonstrates techniques in activities such as drawing, painting, and modeling, using standard and teacher prepared instructional aids. 6. Evaluates academic and social growth of students, prepares report cards, and keeps appropriate records to include attendance reports, checklists, census forms, and other recordkeeping activities as necessary. 7. Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment. 8. Instructs students in proper care and use of tools and equipment. 9. Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve learning, health and attitude problems. 10. Communicates with parents and school counselors on student progress. 11. Supervises students in assigned out of classroom activities during the assigned working day. 12. Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities. 13. Plans and presents art displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit students’ work for the school and the community. 14. Administers testing in accordance with division testing practices. 15. Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
Other Duties 1. Maintains professional competence by attending staff development programs, curriculum development meetings and other professional activities. 2. Participates in various student and parent activities which occur in school including PTA, student clubs and afterschool activities. 3. Creates an effective learning environment through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and activity/learning centers. 4. Performs any other related duties as assigned by the Principal or other appropriate administrator.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)
Must possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education or a related field and meet the Virginia Department of Education licensure eligibility requirements to teach music. Must possess effective instructional delivery techniques and excellent communication skills. Must possess an in-depth knowledge of music techniques and skills. Must possess the ability to instruct students in music. Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school administrators, parents, and students.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to dial a telephone, to enter data into a computer terminal; to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms, outdoors and on the telephone; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds; and to bend, stoop, climb stairs, and reach overhead.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are normally performed in a school/classroom environment. Duties may be occasionally performed on field trips away from school. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Criminal Justice Background check, Fingerprinting, TB Assessment
Supervision Exercised: Dependent on grade level and subject; may include instructional assistants, volunteers and tutors.
Supervision Received: Principal
Tagged as: Coach, Teacher, Trainer
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