Indianapolis Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):
Art Teacher - High School
Location or Department: Graduation Academy
Summary: Instructs pupils in visual arts in media such as: drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, digital design, art history, art criticism, and sculpting, by performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Prepares lesson plans according to District Pacing Guides and State Standards.
Selects art supplies for student use in the study of the visual arts curriculum, adhering to the school’s budget.
Demonstrate a variety of instructional methods.
Observes and evaluates students' work to assess progress toward mastery. Also implements instructional plans for individual student improvement.
Maintains an orderly classroom conducive to creativity and learning. This includes organizational procedures for students, which is inclusive of individual portfolios, art word walls, and art history notebooks.
Contacts parents concerning student academic progress, discipline concerns, and offers learning opportunities for parents.
Participates in District and City student art contests and is responsible for displaying student art in the school, Central Office, and community.
Makes accommodations, as required, for students with disabilities.
Competency: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Technical Skills - Pursues training and development opportunities.
Interpersonal - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively.
Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Promotes a harassment-free environment.
Ethics - Works with integrity and ethically.
Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values.
Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions.
Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness.
Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.
Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.
Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures.
Qualifications: 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.
Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university.
Language Ability: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of parents, students, or employees of IPS.
Math Ability: Ability to calculate proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in word processing and student menu software.
Certificates and Licenses: Valid Indiana Teacher's License in Art.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather); work near moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals and outdoor weather conditions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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 use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus.
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