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Teacher - Visual Arts

Nature of Work

Under general supervision, plans, organizes, and presents instruction and instructional environments which help students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their educational and social development.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provides learning experiences and teaches the course of study prescribed by the District approved curriculum.
Instructs pupils in art, such as painting, sketching, designing, and sculpturing; Prepares lesson plans and establishes course goals.
Provides individual and group instruction designed to meet individual needs and motivate students.
Establishes and maintains standards of student control required to achieve effective participation in all activities.
Selects books and art supplies for courses. Demonstrates method and procedure to pupils.
Observes and evaluates pupils' work to determine student progress or to make suggestions for improvement.
Provides appropriate instruction and activities for students to meet school/district policies, goals, and objectives.
Accompanies students on field trips to museums or art galleries.
May specialize in teaching one or more areas of art, such as illustration, art history, or commercial art.
May direct planning and supervision of student contests and arranging of art exhibits.
Communicates with parents through a variety of means.
Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive community displays such as bulletin boards, interest centers, art gallery, art walk, etc.
Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and/or professional growth activities and university courses.
Participates cooperatively with the appropriate administrator to develop the method by which s/he will be evaluated in conformance with district guidelines.
Selects and requisitions instructional materials; maintains inventory records.
Cooperates in school-wide supervision of students during out-of-classroom activities.
Participates in faculty and/or district committees and the sponsorship of student activities.
Performs other related work as required.

Minimum Training and Experience

Bachelor's degree including all courses to meet credential requirements. Valid North Carolina license in the grade levels and areas assigned.

Essential Job Functions

Must be able to manage art supplies, equipment, tools and classroom, kiln, and storage spaces. Must be able to exert a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural, or composite characteristics of data, people, or things.
Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes receiving instructions, assignments, and/or directions from superiors.
Requires the ability to ready a variety of correspondence, reports, handbooks, forms, lists, etc. Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, simple reports, forms, instructional materials, etc. using prescribed format.
Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form; and to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Requires the ability to conceptualize and create art form(s) and encourage creative flow while applying artistic principles.
Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of technical or professional languages including medical, legal and counseling terminology.
Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with emergency situations.
Requires the ability to talk and hear.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to manage instructional time.
Ability to manage student behavior.
Ability to consult with parents, teachers, and the community to enhance the learning of students.
Ability to monitor student performance.
Ability to interact within the educational environment.
Ability to perform non-instructional duties as assigned.
Reports to:  Principal
FSLA Status:  Exempt
Disclaimer:  The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this job.