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Art Teacher

Summary Information:
Employer: Reading School District
Position Type: Teaching
Categories: Art
School / Org: Reading Intermediate High School
Location: Reading, Pennsylvania
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: 220
Posting Date: Wednesday, 02 October 2019
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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Reading School District is seeking qualified applicants for the following position:

Art Teacher

Position Goal:
To develop in each student an interest and the ability for expressing himself creatively in visual terms, utilizing skills and techniques of artistic expression appropriate to the studentís interests and abilities; to develop aesthetic understandings and appreciations; to discover and develop talents of students in the field of art.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Other duties may be assigned.

The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to the following fundamental duties:

Teaches knowledge and skills in art, including crafts, drawing, painting, lettering, design, commercial art, art history, and three-dimensional art to secondary students, following the course of study adopted by the Board of Education, and other appropriate learning activities.
Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
Provides instruction by which students develop aesthetic concepts and appreciations and the ability to make qualitative judgments about art.
Demonstrates techniques in activities such as drawing, painting, and modeling, using standard and teacher-prepared instructional aids.
Develops instructional plans and organizes class time to provide a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and working time.
Provides individual and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students with varying intellectual and artistic abilities, and to accommodate a variety of instructional activities.
Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly and productive studio environment.
Instructs students in proper care and use of tools and equipment.
Organizes storage areas and controls use of materials, equipment and tools to prevent loss or abuse, ad to minimize time required for distribution and collection.
Evaluates each studentís performance and growth in knowledge and aesthetic understandings, and prepares progress reports.
Selects and requisitions book, instructional materials, tools, instructional aids, and maintains required inventory records.
Plans and presents art displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit studentsí work for the school and the community. May sponsor exhibits from outside.
Maintains professional competence through in service education activities provided by the district and/or in self-selected professional growth activities.
Maintains an auditable record of student attendance and makes daily reports of students absent each period. Assigns citizenship and scholarship marks.
Participates cooperatively with the appropriate administrator to develop the method by which he will be evaluated in conformance with district guidelines.
Communicates with parents and school counselor on student progress.
Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs within the school of assignment or on a district level.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee. This job description does not constitute an exhaustive list of responsibilities and management may revise it at any time.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Possession of appropriate degree


Pennsylvania Instructional Teaching Certificate


Ability to speak clearly and distinctly.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to speak effectively with other employees, students and parents.


Ability to apply basic arithmetic calculations.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions for practical situations.
Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or schedule form.


Ability to coordinate activities with related and specialist staff.
Ability to develop and maintain required records and reports.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, parents and the community.
Good knowledge of procedures, practices, materials, and equipment required to provide appropriate learning experiences for students to whom assigned.
Ability to work as a member of a team.
Must be courteous and able to deal effectively with people.
Must be cooperative, congenial and service-oriented.
Ability to maintain personal self-control in stressful situations.
Ability to operate a personal computer and software.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Some driving is necessary; light lifting Ė up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception. Occasionally, yet essential to this position, the individual must meet deadlines with severe time constraints.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet but may be moderate to loud at times. The employee is frequently required to interact with the parents, public and staff during and after the normal workday. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and exhibit good human relation skills including courtesy, tact and patience.


The employee will be formally supervised and evaluated with regard to his/her duties on a regular basis by the Building Principal.

The position holder must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. It is the responsibility of the employee to inform the school district administrator designated as immediate supervisor of the position, of any and all reasonable accommodations that will be required. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

The Reading School District is an equal opportunity employment, educational and service organization.

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