Job Overview

  • Experience Level Mid-Level
  • Total Years Experience 3-5
  • Education Certification
Organization Exploration Elementary Charter School for Science and Technology Reports To Principal Duration 11-Month Position 
Position Summary Exploration's Art Teacher is responsible for developing student's interest in art and their ability for creative expression in visual terms. This person will utilize skills and techniques of artistic expression consistent with school guidelines and best teaching practices to develop students aesthetic understanding and appreciation of the arts. 
Essential Functions 
  • Plan and prepare art lessons for students the align to and complement a multidisciplinary curriculum 
  • Develop a classroom environment that welcomes participation for each student in the class
  • Modify and differentiate lessons to meet the varied needs of students
  • Problem solve with students, families, and other school personnel for find solutions that meet student needs for behavioral and academic needs
  • Provide interventions for all students in the classroom using the universal supports of Exploration's Multi-Tiered System of Support 
  • Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues to contribute to a positive school culture
  • Teach knowledge and skills in art, including drawing, painting, lettering, and Art History
  • Provide instruction by which students develop aesthetic concepts and appreciation and foster the ability in students to make qualitative judgments about art 
  • Demonstrate techniques to the students in activities such as drawing and painting 
  • Apply knowledge of elements of design and modern principles of art 
  • 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 
  • Attend professional development 
  • Participate in weekly special area teacher meetings and collaborate with teammates
  • Regularly use Microsoft Office 365 for calendaring, accessing important information, and checking email 
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the school leaders 

Minimum Qualifications 
  1. Current valid New York State Teaching Certificate in Arts education
  2. Master’s Degree in Arts education field
  3. Fingerprint clearance from NYS Department of Education 
  4. Prior experience with inquiry-based instruction preferred
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Master’s Degree in Arts education field
  2. Prior experience with teaching students in an urban setting prioritized
  3. Prior experience working in a charter school setting