Visual Arts

International Baccalaureate 

(IB) Visual Arts Teacher

Job Description


Department: Instruction

Term Of Employment: 2 years

Band: Teaching Faculty

Reporting Accountability: Principal


Duties and Responsibilities

Under general supervision, plans, organizes and presents instruction and instructional environments that help students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their educational and social development.

· Provides learning experiences and teaches Visual Arts Standards study prescribed by the district-approved curriculum. 

· Instruct pupils in art, such as painting, sketching, designing, and sculpturing: Prepares lesson plans and establishes course goals.

· Provides individual and group instruction designed to meet individual needs and motivate students.

· Establishes and maintains student control standards required to participate in all activities effectively.

· Selects books and art supplies for courses. Demonstrates method and procedure to pupils.

· Observe and evaluate pupils' work to determine student progress or to make suggestions for improvement.

· Provides appropriate instruction and activities for students to meet school policies, goals, and objectives.

· Accompanied students on field trips to museums or art galleries.

· May specialize in teaching one or more areas of art, such as illustration, art history, or commercial art.

· May direct planning and supervision of student contests and arranging of art exhibits.

· Communicates with parents through a variety of means.

· Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.

· Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive community displays such as bulletin boards, interest centers, art galleries, art walks, etc.

· Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the school and professional growth activities and courses.

· Participates cooperatively with the appropriate administrator to develop the method by which s/he will be evaluated according to school guidelines.

· Selects and requisitions instructional materials; maintains inventory records.

· Cooperates in school-wide supervision of students during out-of-classroom activities.

· Participates in faculty and district committees and the sponsorship of student activities.

· Follow the Code of Conduct in the Child Protection Policy.

· Performs other related work as required. 



· IBachelor's degree and above from an accredited college or university in education or related field.

· IB MYP experience is an asset.

· Demonstrated ability to employ a wide variety of teaching techniques, including utilization of technology.

· Collaborative, energetic teacher with demonstrated creativity and passion for teaching.

· Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop strong professional relationships with students, colleagues, administration, and parents.

· Exemplary communication, problem-solving, negotiation, and mediation skills.

· Concern for the whole student, not just academics.

· Effective team member.

· Strong attention to detail, organization, and planning.

· Ability to recognize individual learning styles and the characteristics of learners and to differentiate instruction accordingly.

· Personal qualities associated with Sias IS school-wide learner outcomes are the IB Learner Profile attributes. 


Sias IS is committed to the protection of all children and young people from harm. Belief in and alignment with Sias IS beliefs and educational philosophy is non-negotiable.