K-8th Grade Art Teacher

Posted on: February 18, 2021 |

Position Description:

A Distinctive Schools Art Teacher is responsible for developing in each student an interest in and ability for creative expression in visual terms, using skills and techniques consistent with school guidelines; develop aesthetic understanding and appreciation; discover and develop talent in the field of art.

A Distinctive Schools Art Teacher is the creative mastermind behind the campus art program. This person will:

Plan lessons that expose students to a variety of art mediums including drawing, painting, lettering, and art history

Provide instruction by which students develop aesthetic concepts and appreciations as well as the ability to make qualitative judgments about art

Instruct students in proper care and use of tools and equipment

Provide individual and small-group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students with varying intellectual and artistic abilities, and to accommodate a variety of instructional activities

Evaluate each student’s performance and growth in knowledge and aesthetic understandings

Plan and present art displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit students’ work for the school and the community

Has a mindset of using restorative justice approach with discipline

Create a developmentally appropriate, positive, inclusive and safe learning environment

Monitor progress to ensure all students are demonstrating high rates of growth

Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development

Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse social-emotional, cultural, economic and ability backgrounds

Work closely with team members and parents to best meet the needs to students


Bachelor’s Degree

Illinois Professional Educators License

Endorsement in the content area

Why Join the Distinctive Schools Team:

We are a collaborative team of professionals supporting each other to instill a love of learning in our students

We empower students, families and staff to contribute to our mission in a meaningful way

We make an impact in our communities by serving some of the most historically marginalized in the city

We offer a great benefits package for full time employees (Medical; Dental; Vision; PTO; 403b match, discounted gym membership, tuition reimbursement options, referral bonus)

4% pension contribution

Salaries starting at $50,000 for licensed teachers