Position type: Full time, exempt; Grade levels 4th - 8th grade Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. (unless otherwise specified) Reports to: Head of Middle School
Position Summary: The Art Teacher is a special area teacher who is responsible for teaching art curriculum to students in grades 4 through grade 8. Curriculum elements will include: elements and principles of design; drawing; color theory; art criticism; aesthetics; and art history.
Responsibilities: Teach students the knowledge and skills of elements of design and principles of art. Develop an aesthetic understanding and appreciation that allows students to make qualitative judgments about art. Further the students' knowledge of visual arts and media through art theory and history Demonstrate techniques in activities such as drawing and painting. Evaluate each student’s performance and growth in knowledge and aesthetic understandings, and provide trimester assessments. Plan and present art displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit students’ work. Maintain communication with parents, faculty, staff, and students. Participate in end of year summative review with Division Head. Attend faculty, staff, and division meetings. Attend workshops and other professional development opportunities to continue to grow professionally in the areas of gifted and art education.
Qualifications & Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university Certification in Art Education strongly preferred Demonstrated lead teaching experience Understanding of and ability to differentiate curriculum, especially with gifted students Knowledge and understanding of color theory; elements and principles of design; art historical eras and various cultures Ability to draw well with a firm understanding and mastery of perspective drawing, shading, figure drawing, blind-contour drawing, etc. Knowledge of the academic and emotional needs of gifted students is highly preferred Experience working in a team teaching environment and with interdisciplinary projects Capability to develop and maintain appropriate working relationships with parents Familiar with using current technology integrated in the art curriculum
Sycamore School exists so that academically gifted children can experience the enriched, accelerated education they need to reach their potential and to lead responsible, constructive, fulfilling lives.