Art Teacher

Career Opportunity

How to Apply

To apply for this position, send you cover letter and resume to our office

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Art Teacher

Position Description: Under the general supervision of the Principal, the teacher is responsible to facilitate student success and growth in academic and interpersonal skills through implementing the core curriculum.

Essential Functions:

  • Design and present instructional experiences that are developmentally appropriate for all students and meet them at their points of development.
  • Nurture creative and mental growth for all children grades kindergarten through fifth grade.
  • Cultivate caring and cooperative attitudes among young artists.
  • Teach good craftsmanship in a wide variety of materials, processes, techniques, and skills including drawing, painting, printmaking, fibers, and sculpture.
  • Encourage children to express their thoughts, feelings, and ideas while increasing visual literacy.
  • Expect students to recognize, define, identify, utilize, and analyze the seven elements of art in their work and in the work of others.
  • Relate the interdisciplinary connection of art to math, reading, music, dance, drama, science, social studies, and history across cultures and time.
  • Provide opportunities to study famous art and visit local museums as possible.
  • Provide guidance and instructional experiences that are academically and developmentally appropriate for each student,
  • Develop a literate and informed student body in the visual arts,
  • Provide skills and knowledge directly applicable to further specialized study and participation.
  • Provide understanding and attitudes which will allow children to perceive and respond to the aesthetic qualities in the visual arts.
  • Provide experiences which clearly define and demonstrate the interrelationship of visual art elements.
  • Provide art instruction for students in Kindergarten through grade 5.
  • Instruct, inspire and help students express themselves through art.
  • Provide a balance of theoretical and practical knowledge of art theory, color theory, design, art history and other art-related subjects.
  • Communicate the level of student achievement and progress toward established classroom, school and state standards to parents.
  • Ensure that students’ conduct conforms with the standards and policies at Schools of Perea and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  • Coordinate with grade level teachers, to evaluate and access curriculum to support and work cross-curricularly.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities, staff meetings, committees and school wide events.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate and complete records as required by law and school policy.
  • Follow State Education Department Regulations.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Principal

All employees of the Schools of Perea are expected to demonstrate:

  • A commitment to the vision and mission of the school
  • Acceptance, appreciation and respect for cultural diversity
  • A commitment to continuous professional growth
  • A commitment to work cooperatively and effectively with other staff members
  • A sense of flexibility in working with an expanding school
  • A commitment and passion for improving the education of children
  • The ability to reflect on one’s own performance

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have experience working with school-age children in a structured setting
  • Must obtain a clear background check through fingerprinting
  • Must be able to follow oral and written instructions
  • Must be available for meetings and trainings outside working hours as needed
  • Must have the ability to reflect on one’s own performance
  • Must be committed to work the full school year and summer as needed
  • Must be able to interact positively with others individually and in teams
  • Must be sensitive to each family’s values, beliefs, traditions and cultural influences

While this description summarizes the core functions of the long term / day-to-day substitute, other duties may be assigned based on the Schools’ needs.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Tennessee teacher licensure with appropriate endorsement strongly preferred
  • Minimum 1 year of teaching experience preferred
  • Commitment to the mission and vision of Schools of Perea
  • Working knowledge of computer processes and platforms used in educational settings

Hours and Compensation:

  • Monday through Friday according to the Schools of Perea calendar 7:30am–3:45pm
  • Competitive compensation as well as a full-suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, retirement, and life insurance with employer contributions

How to Apply

Interested applicants may apply by sending a resume and cover letter to careers@pereaelementary.org