Art Teacher, Part-time

Schenectady, NY, US
Sep 18, 2019
Job Type
Art Teacher, Part-time

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.

Art Teacher Role

This position reports to the building principal. The SCSD is seeking innovative Art Teachers for an exciting teaching opportunity in our district. The Art Teacher should be familiar with using growth mindset practices in their classrooms. The Art 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.

Art Teacher Expectations
  • Use growth mindset practices in their classrooms to cultivate student curiosity;
  • Teach students how to use art to communicate thoughts, feelings and messages that initiate action;
  • Robust working knowledge of how to teach art to those grade levels.

Art 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.

Minimum Qualifications

(A) NYS certification.

(B) Experience teaching art in a variety of ways and context.

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.

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