Posted 7 months ago

We are currently seeking a Graphic Arts Specialist (teacher/instructor) who will be responsible for teaching high school students how to properly create and develop the skills to successfully execute his/her own creative media art. To plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. The Specialist is responsible for growth in student learning.  

The Specialist will be required to remain organization, must stay on tasks and have a plan on how s/he executes our curriculum. You must be honest, responsible, dependable, and professional at all times. This position is ideal for EXPERIENCED creative industry professionals that wish to take their skills to lead the next generation of designers/artists. Additionally, you’ll have to work within our creative team with content development, marketing, social media, graphic design, video production or other comparable creative fields of services. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

1.0 SETTING INSTRUCTIONAL OUTCOMES 

The teacher designs instructional outcomes that represent rigorous and important learning in the discipline. Outcomes represent high expectations and rigor. Outcomes are related to “big ideas” of the discipline. The teacher designs instructional outcomes that are clear, written in the form of student learning, and suggest viable methods of assessment. Outcomes are written in terms of what students will learn rather than do. 

The teacher designs outcomes that reflect several different types of learning an opportunities for coordination. Outcomes represent a range of outcomes: factual, conceptual understanding, reasoning, social, management, and communication. The teacher designs outcomes that take into account the varying needs of groups of students. Outcomes are suitable to groups of students in the class, differentiated where necessary. 

  1.  USING QUESTIONING /PROMPTS AND DISCUSSION 

The teacher poses questions to students designed to promote student thinking and understanding. Teacher uses open-ended questions, inviting students to think and/or have multiple possible answers. The teacher creates a genuine discussion among students, providing adequate time for students to respond, and stepping aside when appropriate. 

Discussions enable students to talk to one another, without ongoing mediation by the teacher. The teacher engages most students in the discussion, employing a range of strategies to ensure that most students are heard. The teacher builds on student responses to question effectively. The teacher calls on most students, even those who don’t initially volunteer. 

  1. ENGAGING STUDENTS IN LEARNING 
  1. The teacher provides learning tasks and activities that are aligned with the instructional outcomes and are designed to challenge student thinking, resulting in active intellectual engagement by most students with important and challenging content, and with teacher scaffolding to support that engagement. Most students are intellectually engaged in the lesson. Learning tasks have multiple correct responses or approaches and/or demand higher-order thinking. Students have some choice in how they complete learning tasks. There is a mix of different types of groupings, suitable to the lesson objectives. Materials and resources support the learning goals and require intellectual engagement, as appropriate. The teacher provides students the time needed to be intellectually engaged. The pacing of the lesson provides students the time needed to be intellectually engaged. 

4.0 USING ASSESSMENT IN INSTRUCTION 

The teacher uses formative and summative assessment regularly to guide instruction. The teacher makes adjustments to the lesson to enhance understanding by groups of students when necessary. The teacher makes students aware of assessment criteria and encourages students to use self-assessment. 

  • Students indicate that they clearly understand the characteristics of high quality work. 
  • Students are invited to assess their own work and make improvements. 
  • The teacher attempts to engage students in self- or peer assessment. 

5.0 PROFESSIONALISM 

                The teacher grows and develops professionally through professional development as assigned and voluntarily to teaching and learning. 

  • Attends and constructively participates in meetings and professional development activities. 
  • Experience working with kids/preteens a plus 
  • Expected Areas of Competence 
  • Satisfactorily complete 32-hour INTEL Essential training within 3 years of initial employment. 
  • Satisfactorily complete 9 hours of Promethean training within the first year of employment. 
  • Identifies problems and issues and works collaboratively to contribute ideas and find solutions. 
  • Maintains communication with immediate supervisor, keeping him/her informed of problems, concerns, and significant developments. 
  • Uses verbal and non-verbal communication in a manner respectful of others.  
  • Writes and speaks clearly and concisely so that the message is understood. 
  • Develops and maintains a safe and caring environment for all of our students. 
  • Demonstrates positive support through actions and words as ambassadors of the schools and districts. 
  • Dresses for success according to job responsibilities. 

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION 

  • B.A. or B.S. Degree 
  • Louisiana Teaching Certificate (desired). 
  • Type A, B, C, Level 1, 2, 3, Temporary, CTTIE, or Ancillary (desired). 
  • Must work minimum of 40-hours per week. 
  • Must be available from 7am to 3pm 
  • Must have 2 or more years of experience in Graphic Design 
  • Be authorized to work in the United States 
  • Must have reliable transportation to St. James Parish 
  • Background check required 
  • Experience working with kids/preteens a plus 
  • Expected Areas of Competence 

Job Features

Pay Range

$45k – $48k per year

Position

Full-time Salaried

Opportunities

Career Growth Plans

Benefits

Health, Dental, PTO

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