Middle school art teachers are responsible for many students' first experience with creating and analyzing visual arts - with that goal in mind, art teachers:
Help students develop aesthetic awareness
Teach students to use the creative process and problem solving skills
Guide students to search for innovative approaches to meet challenges
Help students manipulate elements, media, and forms to convey messages about their thoughts and feelings
Guide students to construct works of art using various media
Teach students to express feelings and thoughts using words while considering a piece of art
Teach students to express feelings and thoughts through the creative process to make a finished artistic product while considering a theme or criteria
Help students connect art to other subjects, peoples, and the world
Develop appropriate instructional strategies given the age, outcomes and curriculum expectations
Vary teaching and assessment approaches
Address individual student needs for success
Help expose students to a broader social, cultural and historical context through art
Provide opportunities for students to practice patience and perseverance through the creative process
Enthusiastically participate in collaborative co-curricular and extracurricular teams; draw students into these projects
Be ready to receive teaching feedback and support from teaching partners and administration
Demonstrate initiative, resiliency, and frugality, while maximizing student experience
Support the mission and vision of the school
Proactively and reliably communicate with families about student progress using both formal structures and informal feedback
Enthusiastically promote school culture and practices, as well as instructional strategies and student rules
Praise students in meaningful ways related to their academic development and achievements
Collaborate with other educators to advance the school's mission
Develop positive and meaningful relationships with students and their families
Conduct all activities in a manner that practices professionalism.
Assist with duties and supervisory needs as explained by the Director of Upper School
Skills and Competencies:
Strong classroom management
Passion for and commitment to art education
Ability to adjust to on-line instruction if needed
Willingness to adapt CSB curriculum and pacing guides
Strong leadership and team building skills
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
Superb organizational, self-management, and problem-solving skills
Ambition and desire to grow as an educational leader
Commitment to responsive, honest feedback and coaching for teacher growth
Demonstrated success in fostering a positive, collaborative educational environment
Establish and maintain productive, collaborative, compassionate relationships with students, staff, parents, and community members
Willingness to participate in extracurricular clubs and activities as faculty mentor, coach, or sponsor
3-4 days/week from November - April
Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts
or Bachelor’s degree in unrelated field and teaching credential
Master’s degree or beyond in Arts education or related field and CA teaching credential
3-5 years teaching experience
Portfolio of artwork
Prior experience as an art teacher either classroom or community based
Demonstrated excellence in a variety of artistic techniques
About Cathedral School for Boys
Cathedral School for Boys, founded in 1957, strives to provide education in the best tradition of the Episcopal Church and in consonance with the mission of Grace Cathedral. We believe that this education is derived from three main sources: the highest academic and personal standards humanely applied; building a diverse community united in its concern for the school and for the world; and an active engagement with religion and the spiritual dimension.
To provide an excellent education for boys at the elementary level.
To attract a diverse student body of strong academic potential.
To provide a school committed to intellectual inquiry and rigor, centered in the Episcopal tradition, respectful of and welcoming to people of all religious traditions and beliefs.
To develop social responsibility through exemplary programs of outreach and service.
To create a community bonded by open-heartedness, hope, compassion and concern.