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Elementary Art Teacher

Brookings Harbor School District


Kalmiopsis Elementary School
Full time

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PURPOSE: Keeping within the law, board policies, and administrative rules, the primary responsibility of the teacher is in the instruction of students. Instruction refers to the teaching/learning process that includes student guidance and management, as well as a demonstration of skills and knowledge in subject area(s) to be taught. When required, the teacher will also contribute to total school planning in the areas of budgeting, curriculum, and evaluating programs.

The teacher builds appropriate relationships with students that foster a safe and supportive learning environment. The teacher provides the opportunity for each student to meet the state standards through sound instructional and assessment practices aligned with the vision of the Brookings-Harbor School District. The teacher provides opportunities for each student to develop socially, intellectually, emotionally, and physically. Provide for the health, welfare, and safety of all children.

REPORTS TO: Principal or Vice Principal

1. Prepares students to be more visually aware of the world around them.
2. Trains the student to respond to and justify judgments of works of art.
3. Teaches students to express ideas and feelings through visual form.
4. Guides students in the study of historical and contemporary aspects of visual arts from all cultures.
5. Identifies, diagnoses, and prescribes remediation for problems in the students' creative work.
6. Matches activities and materials to individual and groups skills and needs.
7. Designs or selects and uses planned sequences of instruction for the development of design ideas and media technique.
8. Maximizes time when students are paying attention and working on tasks directly related to the subject matter.
9. Conducts interesting and well-paced classes using a variety of instructional techniques and materials.
10. Make sure students understand what to do before undertaking assignments.
11. Assesses, keeps track of, and provides feedback promptly and often to students on their progress and assignments.
12. Uses a grading system that is consistent, fair, and supportable.
13. Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities as assigned.
14. Provides instruction based on designated instructional guides, or develops alternate materials in prescribed district format.
15. Maintains an orderly and supportive classroom environment in which students are actively participating and show respect for one another and for the teacher.
16. Ensures that instructional activities and materials are clearly related to District, school, and department goals and objectives.
17. Participates cooperatively on school, area, and district-wide activities.
18. Follows specific standards, policies, and procedures of the building and district.
19. Selects and requisitions required art equipment and supplies.
20. Ensures that art equipment is properly used, maintained, and stored, and that inventory records are accurate and current.
21. Develops and implements annually an approved plan for professional growth and development.
22. Identifies opportunities for professional growth intended to increase the teacher’s instructional effectiveness
23. Participates in District sponsored service offerings appropriate to assignment.
24. Cultivates and models a respectful working and learning environment.
25. Maintains effective working relationships with school personnel, students, and parents. Effectively works and communicates with students, parents, and staff from diverse cultures or backgrounds including those who speak limited or no English.

The statements contained above reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may at times perform other duties as assigned which could include work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.

1. Bachelor’s degree or higher in education or other acceptable educational training.
2. Valid Oregon teaching license with appropriate subject endorsement if needed.

The Teacher works primarily within the school building. Although the primary work is indoors, the Teacher frequently works outdoors supervising students, in variable weather conditions including inclement weather. Some teachers have assignments that are routinely outside, such as a Physical Education or Agriculture Teacher. The incumbent must be able to stand and/or walk for long periods of time. The incumbent will need to walk quickly at times, as well as speak and hear in often loud environments.

The position involves a high level of interaction with students and families from multiple and diverse backgrounds many who have particular or unique needs. The mental demands on the Teacher are considerable. The incumbent must maintain control under stress, and must manage him/herself in the presence of emotionally challenging interactions with staff, students, and parents.

Planning and assessing and communicating with students and families includes frequent, prolonged, and irregular hours including evening and weekend time.

Work Year: 11-month
Employee Group: BHEA Licensed
FLSA Status: Exempt
Date Revised: June 1, 2015

The Brookings-Harbor School District recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups. It is the policy of the Brookings-Harbor School District that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, age, veterans status, genetic information or disability in any educational programs, activities or employment.