Howe-Manning Elementary School

Tri-Town School Union (Topsfield, Boxford & Middleton Elementary Schools PK-6)

Middleton, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3049507
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : February 1, 2019
  • Starting Date: February 25, 2019

Job Description

This position is Monday through Friday from 9:15am-12:55pm.

The Art Teacher shall perform all job functions and assume all responsibilities outlined in the Elementary Teacher or Secondary Job Description. The Art Teacher is an integral part of the total school program and has specific professional responsibilities related to the certification held and professional position assigned, and shall:
1. Plan and implement instruction to ensure that all students meet and exceed the State Core Curriculum Content Standards in the five broad categories of the visual and performing arts: Developing aesthetic awareness; Creating visual art; Demonstrating critical, analytical, judgmental, and evaluative skills; Understanding the historical, social, and cultural context of artistic accomplishments; and Using skills to design space, sound and events.
2. Emphasis shall be on understanding the processes and cultural context of the arts as well as on the traditional emphasis of creating visual products.
3. Provide a variety of learning experiences so that students demonstrate skills and concepts learned through displays, portfolios, and a variety of communication mediums, including electronic media presentations.
4. Incorporate each of the Core Curriculum Content Standards into the visual arts instruction, when appropriate, to reinforce the school’s responsibility to ensure that all students meet and exceed all of the Standards.
5. Coordinate instruction with other teachers of the school. Communicate regularly and assist classroom teachers with integrating the visual arts into the instructional program.
6. Provide and supervise opportunities for students to demonstrate individually and in groups the skills and talents developed in the art program, bringing pride of accomplishment to students and to the school. These opportunities may occasionally be outside of the normal work day for teachers, including evenings and weekends.
7. Provide instruction in the proper use of artistic materials and equipment, ensuring safe use.
8. Maintain in safe working condition all art equipment.
9. Engage the learners in differentiated learning experiences for the range of skill levels and developmental needs found in the classroom, managing, when appropriate, multiple instructional activities simultaneously.
10. Provide and effectively organize a variety of materials, equipment, media, and community resources to support the instructional program, using school approved procedures.
11. Monitor the pacing of instruction and budget class time efficiently by providing clear directions, outlining expectations, and effectively bringing to closure instructional experiences.
12. Use effective presentation skills when employing direct instruction, including appropriate vocabulary and examples, clear and legible visuals, and articulate and audible speech.
13. Use excellent written and oral English skills when communicating with students, parents, and colleagues.
14. Provide a nurturing, supportive, and positive classroom climate that encourages student responsibility, using positive motivation, clear classroom routines, challenging instructional strategies, and effective classroom management techniques.
15. Discipline students in a fair and consistent manner, using school approved procedures. Seek assistance of the parents and the Principal or designated supervisor when needed.
16. Establish a professional rapport with students that earns their respect.
17. Employ a variety of methods for students to demonstrate learning and accomplishments. Evaluate and grade homework, assignments, and tests in a timely fashion, providing feedback to the student on performance.
18. Maintain records and provide evidence of growth and progress to parents and to students.
19. Work cooperatively with adults assigned to the classroom (e.g., paraprofessionals, student teachers, parents, and volunteers), establishing clear expectations for roles and responsibilities.
20. Maintain positive, cooperative, and mutually supportive relationships with the administration, instructional staff, students, parents, and representatives of resource agencies within the community.
21. Protect confidentiality of records and information gained as part of exercising professional duties and use discretion in sharing such information within legal confines.
22. Perform any duties that are within the scope of employment and certifications, as assigned by the Principal and assigned supervisor, and not otherwise prohibited by law or regulation.

Work Environment:

Be able to work in a close environment
Be able to work in moderately noisy environment
Be able to handle frequent interruptions

Physical Requirements:

Ability to lift 25lbs.
Be physically and emotionally capable of carrying-out responsibilities and duties in a busy, computerized environment. This position requires sustained physical activity such as sitting at a desk for several hours a day, hand/wrist movement as in writing or using a computer keyboard/mouse. Other activities may include moderate to frequent exertion in body movements such as reaching, bending and twisting.

Vision Requirements include the ability to read routine and complex documents and to use a computer.

Middleton Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

It is the policy of the Middleton Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, color, homelessness, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity in its education programs, services, activities or employment practices. Every opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability.

Applicants are informed that school systems are required to obtain all available criminal offender record information (CORI and SAFIS Background Check per 603 CMR51.00) from the criminal history systems board (CHSB) of any current or prospective employee of the school department.

  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Classroom Teacher > Art
  • Welcome to Howe-Manning Elementary School!

    The Mission of the Middleton Elementary Schools is to provide the academic foundation and the social and emotional support for children to meet the challenges of citizenship expected of life-long learners in an increasingly technological and interdependent world.



    The Core Values of the Middleton School District include the beliefs that:
    1.Respect for oneself, and other children and adults, promotes belonging and is essential to learning.
    2.The strongest possible instructional program for children and adults is based on quality research, world-class standards, and high expectations.
    3.All children can and will learn when provided equal access to educational opportunities appropriate to their individual needs and capabilities.
    4.Life-long learning is achieved in partnership with the home, school and community.
    5.Our schools are a shared resource for the entire community. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Tri-Town School Union (Topsfield, Boxford & Middleton Elementary Schools PK-6) is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • James Sforza , Principal
    • 26 Central Street
    • Middleton, Massachusetts 01949-1714
    • Phone: 978-739-2800
    • Fax: 978-774-1411
    • Email: click here

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