Job Category
Professional
Exemption Status/Test
Exempt
Reports To
Principal/Visual and Performing Arts Director
Date Revised
02/20/2015
Department
Assigned Campus
Primary Purpose
Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences in the visual arts, designed to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, artistic and social growth. To enable students to develop skills and competencies to reach their intellectual, creative and artistic potential.
Education Certification

Bachelor’s degree in Art Education of Studio Art

Valid Texas teaching certification with required endorsements for art, grades 9-12

Demonstrate competency in high school art instruction

ESL Certification preferred

Special Knowledge/Skills

General knowledge of curriculum, high school art instruction and state art standards

Knowledge of interdisciplinary teaching strategies integrating art with other subject areas and other fine art disciplines

Experience in local, regional and state professional art organizations preferred

Experience with TAEA Visual Art State Exhibition (VASE) preferred

Training in AP/IB Art curriculum preferred as appropriate for assignment

Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Visual art skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics and digital media as appropriate for assignment

Work closely with school administration to ensure that the arts are a valued and viable part of the curriculum

Demonstrate willingness to improve competency and teaching effectiveness by participation in professional

growth opportunities and professional learning communities

Experience

Successful completion of student teaching in art on the high school level, with professional recommendations  

Major Responsibilities and Duties
  • Prepares, plans and participates in Regional and State VASE  
  • Participates in all district and campus art exhibits
  • Prepares lessons that reflect accommodation for individual student differences
  • Plans and uses instructional/learning strategies and activities appropriate for assignment
  • Works cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula as needed to meet individual education plans
  • Cooperates with other members of the staff in planning and implementing instructional goals, objectives and methods according to district requirements
  • Manages student behavior in the classroom and administers discipline according to campus and Board policies
  • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities
  • Uses acceptable communication skills to present material accurately and clearly
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings, committee meeting and work sessions as required at the campus and district level
  • Demonstrates behavior that is professional, ethical and responsible
  • Work closely with community, educational, art and business organizations to promote the arts in the local community
  • Performs other functions that may be assigned by the administration and/or supervisor
  • Integrates technologies in the teaching/learning process
Tools/Equipment Used
Art materials and equipment appropriate for the assignment
Posture
Employee is frequently required to stand for long periods of time
Motion
Use of hand to demonstrate, handle tools, objects and controls; bending standing, stooping, kneeling, pushing and pulling
Lifting
Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs
Environment
Exposure to dust, fumes and heat and moderate noise levels
Mental Demands
Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written), coordinate campus/district functions, maintain control under stress