Reporting to their respective Principals, and responsible to the Art Department Chair, Art teachers will establish a safe and secure work environment and set appropriate classroom standards for students through being attuned to the creative process.
Continually assess student work and communicate to parents both informally and formally in biannual written progress reports.
Maintain collegial relations with fellow teachers both within and outside of the department. Prepare student artwork for Lab School exhibitions.
Attend regular department and faculty meetings and, as required, meet with the department chair, administrators, parents, and others in the Laboratory Schools' community.
Work creatively with students who have a variety of learning styles and personal needs.
All teachers are expected to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and are expected to work the required 179 days or days as stipulated in that agreement.
The anticipated start date for this position is 9/1/2019.
Ability to quickly adapt to changing circumstances and be flexible in work with students.
Ability to interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and parents required.
Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion issues, and dynamics in the classroom and in developing healthy, supportive relationships with all students.
Strong knowledge of course subject matter required.
Knowledge of instructional methodologies required.
Strong knowledge of child development required.
Ability to develop curricula, lesson plans, and assessment tools required.
Analytical skills required.
Problem-solving skills required.
Decision-making skills required.
Attention to detail required.
Organizational skills required.
Computational skills required.
Verbal and written communication skills.
Interpersonal skills required.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
Ability to manage stressful situations required.
Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required.
Ability to use standard productivity software (Microsoft Office, calendar/schedule software, etc.) required.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree in art education, art or BFA required.
Master's of Fine Arts or Master of Arts Education degree preferred.
Minimum 3 yrs Primary or LS teaching experience in a school-based art studio classroom required.
Experience developing curriculum preferred.
Practicing artist preferred.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Ability to move in and around the classroom/building to interact with students, faculty, staff, parents, and other members of the community.
Ability to move class-related equipment/tools, as appropriate, around school property.
When appropriate, the ability to escort children from one classroom to another, in and out of the building during arrival and dismissal, and in an emergency situation.
Ability to demonstrate lessons, when appropriate.
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