Are you interested in working in an energetic, forward thinking district that understands the value and importance of the arts? SCSD’s belief in educating the whole child is so strong that a NEW K-5 ELA Curriculum has been adopted that utilizes visual media/art as access points for students to build strong literacy skills. We are looking for art teachers who are passionate about building relationships to inspire our young artists to be innovative, creative, expressive, and well versed in artists of various cultures, backgrounds, and mediums.
Visual Arts Teacher Role
This position reports to the building principal. The SCSD is seeking innovative Visual Arts Teacher for an exciting teaching opportunity in our district. The Visual Arts Teacher should be familiar with using growth mindset practices in their classrooms. The Visual Arts Teacher will teach students how to perceive, understand, and reflect back in their art the realities of the human condition. This position requires a high degree of energy, creativity, and innovative thinking.
Visual Arts Teachers Expectations
- Engage students using culturally responsive practices with many forms of visual arts, such as, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, drawing, design, crafts, photography, video, filmmaking, and architecture;
- Use growth mindset practices in their classrooms to cultivate student curiosity about the world;
- Teach students how to use art to communicate thoughts, feelings, and messages that initiate action;
- Robust working knowledge of how to teach art to all grade levels.
Visual Arts Teacher Key Qualities
- Curiosity to understand the lives of students and align with lesson planning;
- Open-minded and uses art to open student minds to the world;
- Models a growth mindset;
- Acts as a facilitator and coach to support learning in the classroom;
- Inspires student to be creators and discover artistic talents;
- Uses students' lived experiences to guide instructional practices in the art classroom.
About Schenectady City Schools
With a population of nearly 10,000 students, the Schenectady City School District is one of the largest in the Capital Region. With an incredibly diverse population we are committed to ensuring that all children feel valued, are safe and will learn. We place the highest priority on a culture of equity, ensuring that race, economics, and disability are never predictors of student achievement. Every child in our district counts and will be supported each step of the way, along the path to graduation.
The Schenectady City School District is committed to hiring members of protected classes and residents of the City of Schenectady. For more information on the District’s recruitment and hiring plan, please contact the Human Resources Office at 881-2000 ext. 40133.The Schenectady City School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race or gender. This policy is in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Regulations and By-Laws of the Board of Education of the Schenectady City School District.