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Report to their respective Principals, as well as the Fine Arts Department Chair. 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. 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.
Strong knowledge of course subject matter required including printmaking, mixed media, digital processes, and basic studio drawing practices.
Skills in a variety of media and thorough knowledge of all tools and materials to be employed required.
Experience in teaching knowledge and skills in photography including analog and digital camera skills
Darkroom and digital lab experience (with Adobe Creative Suite software, including Photoshop and Illustrator)
Maker Space experience preferred, but not required
Knowledge of art (including photo) history, early through contemporary
Provide instruction by which students develop aesthetic concepts and appreciations and the ability to make qualitative judgments about art
Knows and can apply elements of design and modern principles of art
Provide individual and small-group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students with varying intellectual and artistic abilities, and to accommodate a variety of instructional activities
Instruct students in proper care and use of tools and equipment
Organize storage areas and control use of materials, equipment, and tools to prevent loss or abuse, and to minimize the time required for distribution and collection
Evaluate each studentâ™s performance and growth in knowledge and aesthetic understandings, and prepare progress reports and grades
Select and requisition books, instructional materials, tools, instructional aids, and maintain required inventory records
Communicate with parents, advisors and school counselors on student progress
The assignment includes teaching two sections of middle school (6th and 7th gr)
Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Administration
An 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.
â‹Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree in art education, art or BFA required.
Master's of Fine Arts degree preferred.
Minimum 1 yrs HS/MS teaching experience in art required.
2 years HS/MS teaching experience preferred.
Experience developing curriculum required.
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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