Zuni Public School District #89

Zuni , NM

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                                                Job Description


Position:                      Elementary Teacher - Art

Reports to:                  Principal

Site:                             Elementary School

FLSA:                         Exempt

Contract Length:        9 Month/188 days


Purpose:                      To instruct students in general art activities designed to promote social, physical, health and intellectual growth in the subject matter and skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able and responsible men and women.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music, Education or related field;
  • Valid NM PED K-12 Specialty Teacher’s License with an endorsement in Visual Arts;
  • Ability to complete requirements of No Child Left Behind regulations;
  • Experience with computers with the ability to enter data in computers, utilize SMART Board and Microsoft Office programs(s);
  • Ability to plan and implement lessons based on department and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned;
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective relationship with students, peers and parents;
  • Ability to communicate with students both orally and in writing in English Language;
  • Ability to write reports speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format;
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to question from groups of students, managers, clients, customers and the general public;
  • Ability to perform basic concepts of art;
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions;
  • Ability to be confidential;
  • Able to perform the following essential duties, physical and mental functions and utilize the essential equipment of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.


Essential Duties:


  • Teach district approved curriculum;
  • Plans art education program to promote development of student’s artistic attributes and social skills;
  • Teaches individual and group art projects to students, utilizing knowledge of artistic techniques and of artistic capabilities of students;
  • Organizes, leads, and instructs art pieces, designs, history and textures;
  • Instructs individuals or groups in beginning or advanced art, determining type and level of difficulty of art and prescribed outcomes;
  • Incorporates recreational and lifetime activities into curriculum;
  • Incorporates units in experiential activities as well as cooperative activities;
  • Teaches and demonstrates use of various techniques in art projects;
  • Confers with students, parents and school counselor to resolve student problems;
  • Selects, stores, orders, issues and inventories paint, textiles, equipment, materials and supplies used in art education program;
  • Teaches students with disabilities and makes accommodations as addressed in their Individual Education Plan;
  • Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interest of the students;
  • Prepares for classes assigned, to include instructional materials such as SMART Board presentations, media, duplicating, preparing hand-outs, etc.;
  • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities;
  • Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved;
  • Assist the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct and for the classroom, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner;
  • Assesses the accomplishment of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required;
  • Is available to students and parents for education-related purposes;
  • Provides before and after school duty as assigned;
  • Reviews and analysis data to evaluate the students progress and areas of needed improvement;
  • Serves on District Committees, School Activities and Functions as assigned;
  • Meets the NM PED Competencies for Teachers;
  • Perform assigned duties in a timely basis.


Physical Functions:


Frequently required to stand, reach, bend, twist, run, talk, hear and sometimes sit;

Occasionally required to lift up to 30 pounds; may lift up to 75 pounds with the help of another employee;

Hand and eye coordination in operating computer, SMART Board, grading papers, and writing assignment, art projects, demonstrating games and activities, etc.;

            Usually works on even surfaces, may walk on uneven surfaces outdoors;

Exposed to various degrees of noises (talking, music, assemblies etc.). The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud;

            May work in close proximity of other individuals;

General vision, corrected to 20/20, reads a multitude of records, correspondence and data.  Ability to adjust focus from various school tools to include: (SMART boards, computer, written assignments, sports equipment, etc.).



Mental Functions:


Must be able to:

  • apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program;
  • plan and implement lessons based on department and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned;
  • read, analyze and interpret curriculum, and evaluations;
  • interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written and oral form;
  • deal with students and parents in such a way to maintain their goodwill;
  • respond appropriately to student behavior and discipline;
  • respond appropriately to supervision and accept recommendations;
  • communicate both orally and in writing, in English;
  • present information effectively and respond to questions from students; parents, peers and supervisor.




Essential equipment:


Equipment available for the job will include: paint, art supplies, textiles, SMART Board, projectors, copiers, phone, fax, computer, calculator, printer, scanner, etc.

            Large files, paper, writing utensils, staples, and related classroom materials.

  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Art
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