This is a 75%, 10-month position, and the employee is classified as exempt in accordance with guidelines of the FLSA.
Responsibilities for this position include teaching visual art to students in grades 4, 5 and 6, instilling in children on all levels of ability a confidence for creative expression through visual arts, using skills and techniques in accordance with departmental curriculum goals.
The position reports to the Director of Visual and Performing Arts. A Bachelors degree is required plus a minimum of three years experience teaching visual arts in a school setting.
Teaches students in grades 4, 5 and 6 in a progressive, skill-based and expressive arts curriculum, consisting of, but not limited to, drawing, painting, mixed-media and sculpture.
Establishes goals and learning objectives for courses of study following department-wide curriculum guidelines
Maintains discipline, realistic rules of conduct, and a suitable learning environment in the classroom and on campus
Evaluates student progress and performance in art, as well as in areas of social interaction, behavior, and emotional growth, and communicates students’ performance to parents, the Director of Arts, and the Divisional Head
Maintains assessment records for each student and prepares reports as required by school
Works effectively in a team of visual art instructors in a dynamic and collaborative multi-divisional art department
Makes referrals to the school counselor when appropriate
Attends all departmental and divisional meetings and development days
Organizes classroom to present a positive and child centered learning environment
Participates in the department’s role of displaying art throughout the school and maintaining a digital student art portfolio
Colorado Academy does not discriminate in any of its programs, procedures, or practices on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, military service, or other protected status.
Additional Salary Information: CA offers an excellent compensation package, wide-ranging opportunities for professional development, and an environment notable for its dedicated teaching professionals and supportive administrators.
Applicants are also invited to visit the CA website (www.coloradoacademy.org) to learn more about the school and its program.
About Colorado Academy
Colorado Academy is a coed, independent, Pre-K -12, country day school located on 95 acres in SW Denver. Founded in 1906, we offer a college prep, liberal arts and sciences curriculum for our 965 students. The school emphasizes 21st century skills. Visit www.coloradoacademy.org to learn more.