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Art Teacher-Elementary

Company: Newton Public Schools
Location: Newton
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

Department: Fine and Performing Arts Job Title: Elementary Visual Art Teacher FLSA Status:

(Exempt/Non-exempt) Exempt; Unit A Reports to: Principal & K-8 Fine Arts Coordinator In compliance with state and federal laws, newton public schools is committed to equity, anti-racism and a nondiscrimination policy for students, employees and prospective applicants. All educational and employment determinations are based on an individual's qualifications and achievements without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, ancestry, homelessness, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by state and/or federal statute.


This is an opportunity for an energetic and highly organized teacher of visual art to teach a comprehensive array of visual art methods & materials and elements & principals of design. Emphasis will be placed on teaching 2D/3D studio skills and craft as well as visual art literacy, history, and media arts. Understanding and experiencing applying Studio Habits is desirable.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Ability to handle multitude of varying and complex issues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with Computer/media technology

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3-years' experience teaching elementary visual art
  • Experience working with students with special needs
  • Excellent portfolio of individual artwork and student artwork
  • Experience with Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)
  • Experience with ceramics and kiln operation
  • Maintains artistic endeavors and art making in any medium
  • Broad knowledge of visual art history
  • Studio skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, and ceramics
  • Experience collaborating with fine arts and academic colleagues
  • Experience exhibiting student artwork
  • Experience with media arts production and instruction

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities (Not Limited To):

The candidate appointed to this position will

  • Work in collaboration with building colleagues and citywide visual art teachers to maintain citywide visual art curriculum and assessment practices
  • Maintain student art exhibits in designated areas throughout the school and at the Newton Education Center
  • Assist students with artworks submitted to adjudicated competitions (e.g. Scholastic Art, MAEA, other)
  • Consistent, reliable and punctual attendance is essential for supervision and instruction of the students
  • Responsible for implementing "other job related duties" as needed.

Work Environment & Physical Requirements:

Work Environment:

Majority of work is performed in a school/classroom environment. The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the teacher is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear. The teacher is regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel. The teacher is occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Must have sufficient mobility to navigate within a large school building.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Keywords: Newton Public Schools, Newton , Art Teacher-Elementary, Other , Newton, Massachusetts

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