Lower School Art Teacher
Shorecrest Preparatory School
Essential Functions Provides art instruction to students in kindergarten through fourth grade Designs and plans child-centered, culturally responsive art curriculum and assessments guided by the National Art Education Association standards Prepares lessons, activities and observes in order to evaluate students' progress Implements age-appropriate lessons that introduce students to diverse and multicultural aspects of art Establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects Adapts teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests Instructs students in large and small groups and individually, using various teaching methods Collaborates with teachers and music instructor on grade level productions and community performances Assists grade level teachers with project work when time permits Leadership in organizing Lower School’s Celebrate the Arts event Assists parent volunteers with art items for the “Big Event” annual fundraiser Provides after school art class when time allows Writes narrative progress reports on students and provides “grades” for effort and conduct Meets with families and guardians to discuss their children's progress Collaborates with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of the school’s art education program Attends professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence Supervises lunch duty once a week, Before Care on a rotation with other special subject teachers, and helps supervise other school-wide special events Communicates with families, returns phone calls, writes weekly blog, and emails and notes in a timely manner Displays student art on a regular basis in the school display cases , hallways , and Lower School office Leads professional development and parent workshops Develops and maintains a professional growth plan Participates fully in the life of the school community (i.e. attends theatre productions and games, teaches after school, helps out with Open Houses, etc.) Performs other duties as assigned by the Head of the Experiential & Lower Schools
Qualifications Qualified candidates should hold a BA in Fine Arts (master’s degree preferred) Minimum of five years experience teaching art to elementary-aged students (preferably in an independent school) Ability to develop and design curriculum and lesson plans Knowledge of art-making techniques, art history, critique, and aesthetics (Portfolio samples are encouraged) Strong classroom management skills (experienced with Responsive Classroom a plus) Outstanding ability to collaborate with colleagues on class projects and themes, providing in-class support as the schedule allows Excellent verbal, written and observational skills Demonstrates patience, good listening skills, and the ability to multi-task Strong organizational and time management skills Commitment to progressive philosophies of teaching and learning, as well as culturally responsive pedagogy Have an interest in service learning and “changemaking” Flexibility in addressing the children’s, as well as the school’s, needs Embraces the school’s mission, vision and progressive philosophy of teaching and learning Proficient in using technology in instructional and web based tools Able to use basic office equipment
Physical Requirements and Work Environment Works in a very busy and involved environment with wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time Be able to occasionally lift up to 20 lbs Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled classroom environment Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold
About Shorecrest Preparatory School
Founded in 1923, Shorecrest is one of the oldest independent schools in Florida serving approximately 950 students from PK to Grade 12. Last year, more than 60% of its graduates matriculated to universities outside the state of Florida. Its curriculum is challenging and offers students multiple opportunities for advanced study through its extensive AP program, advanced elective offerings, and an I
... ndependent Study option. St. Petersburg is a vibrant and growing city, named as one of the world’s most attractive small cities for art. It has a lively downtown, abuzz with outdoor concerts and markets, and it is within minutes of some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.
Shorecrest Preparatory School welcomes candidates for admission or employment, regardless of age, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, national or ethnic origin, and does not discriminate on the basis of any category protected by law in the administration of any of its programs.
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