Virtus Academy
Open Position

K-12 Art Teacher

General Summary

The Art Teacher will be responsible for developing in each student an interest in and the ability for creative expression in visual terms, using skills and techniques of artistic expression consistent with school guidelines; to develop aesthetic understandings and appreciations; to discover and develop talents of students in the field of art.

Essential Job Functions

The Art Teacher will perform all or some of the following Job description:

  • Teach knowledge and skills in art, including drawing, painting, lettering, and art history,
  • Instruct students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative
    regulations and procedures of the school
  • Provide instruction by which students develop aesthetic concepts and appreciations and the
    ability to make qualitative judgments about art
  • Demonstrate techniques in activities such as drawing and painting
  • Understand the versatility of acrylic paints: dry brushing, staining, layering, underpainting,
  • Understand a variety of “masters” techniques
  • Knows and can apply elements of design and modern principles of art
  • Knows the fundamentals and different approaches to drawing media technique
  • 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
  • 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 time required for distribution and collection
  • Evaluate each student’s performance and growth in knowledge and aesthetic understandings, and
    prepare progress reports
  • Select and requisition books, instructional materials, tools, instructional aids, and maintain
    required inventory records
  • Plan and present art displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit students’ work for the school
    and the community
  • May sponsor exhibits from outside the school
  • Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the school
    and/or in self-selected professional growth activities
  • Communicate with parents and school counselors on pupil progress
  • Participate in curriculum and other developmental programs, such as after school art club
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Administration

General Job Functions

Job Specifications

Minimum Qualifications or Standards Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

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