Part-Time Art Teacher: St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School; Joliet, IL

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Diocese of Joliet
Part-time Elementary (PreK-8) Art Teacher 

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School; Joliet, IL
Position available: August, 2020

Ministerial Expectations and Purposes
It is understood and expected that the work of the Catholic Church, its agencies and institutions, has characteristics that differentiate it from the work of other secular and non-Catholic agencies and institutions as a specifically religious institution performing a religious function and mission. Teachers working in a Catholic School agree to work diligently to support and strengthen the Catholic Church and its value system.  By word and example, teachers support all the official religious teachings of the Catholic Church throughout their personal and professional lives. Teachers agree to play a substantial role in conveying the Catholic Church’s message and carrying out its mission. The ministry of teachers  embraces the following purposes:
  • To teach and witness to the tenets of the Catholic faith
  • To integrate learning with faith
  • To instill a sense of Christ’s mission, charity, and service to others
  • To draw the school community into worship
  • To pass on the Catholic Christian faith to each student
  • To build, support and maintain Catholic identity throughout the school
Teachers in a Catholic School accept their roles as ministers in a faith community. Their teaching ministry extends to the formation of the whole person. Teachers are expected to act and speak in public in a way that supports the Roman Catholic Church and its teachings including our belief: 
  • in the life and dignity of every human person, regardless of age, status, or condition.
  • in the centrality of the family for a good society and in Christian marriage defined as the lifelong union of one man and one woman open to participating in the power of God’s procreative love.
  • in the call to witness and proclaim the Catholic faith and its social and moral teachings in public dialogue, and
  • in working to assure that we continue to have and enjoy the rights of religious freedom in our country.
Position Purposes 
-To develop students' interest, abilities, talents and skills for artistic expression and creativity in the visual arts.
-To develop and nurture aesthetic understanding and appreciation by implementing diocesan approved curriculum; developing lesson plans; by modeling the  skills necessary to perform assigned tasks; by providing a safe and optimal learning environment; and by providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc. 

Essential Functions
Under the general supervision of the School Principal, the Art Teacher will:
-Serve as a positive role model and support the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church at all times.
-create a faith-focused learning environment in his or her classroom or teaching area.
-Create a vibrant Catholic culture in his or her classroom that is emphasized through the candidate's words, deeds, and actions
-Facilitate student success and growth in academics and interpersonal skills
-Develop and administer school Art curriculum consistent with diocesan goals and objectives.
-Develop lesson plans and instructional materials and translate lesson plans into learning experiences that best utilize the available time for art instruction.
-Incorporate other appropriate learning activities.
-Implement the school's Reopening Plan with fidelity.
-Provide instruction by which pupils develop aesthetic concepts and appreciation and the ability to make qualitative judgments about music, music appreciation, and what constitutes art.
-Plan, design, execute, and assess high quality visual arts lessons using Electronic platforms such as Zoom, Google, Classroom, etc.
-Conduct ongoing assessment of student skills and learning in artistic techniques and expression, and modify instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs.    
-Conduct individual and small group instruction as needed.
-Develop instructional plans and organize class time to provide a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and artistic performance.
-Instruct pupils in safety and the proper care and use of tools and instruments used in art classes.
-Incorporate religious themes in art lessons whenever appropriate.
-Evaluate each pupil's performance and growth in knowledge and aesthetic understandings, and prepare progress reports and report-card grades.
-Plan and present performance opportunities designed to exhibit pupils' artwork for the school and the community.
-Continue to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in art by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
-Organize and maintain a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by school and diocesan procedures and applicable laws.
-Encourage parental involvement in students' education and ensure effective communication with students and parents.
-Ensure that student conduct conforms to the school's standards and diocesan policies.
-Establish and maintain standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a safe and functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
-Coordinate with other school professional staff members, and actively participate in faculty meetings and on school committees.
-Select and request appropriate books, art education materials, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintain accurate inventory records.
-Understand and follow all tenets of the Roman Catholic Church
-Maintain a lifestyle, both within and outside of the school environment, that is in full accord with Church teachings.

Additional Duties
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and Catholic Schools Office administrators as designated by the Superintendent of Catholic Schools. 

Use standard office equipment such as SMARTboards,  personal computers, printers, copiers, and fax machines.. 

Travel Requirements
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of current instructional teaching methods and educational pedagogy in the area of art education.
  • Ability to differentiate instruction based upon student learning styles and/or needs.
  • Knowledge of art curriculum and concepts.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
  • Ability to use available technology to enhance art lessons.
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work including (but not restricted to) School administrators, pastors, parish priests, peers, colleagues, school families, and prospective parents.
Qualifications Profile
The candidate must hold a current Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL).
An endorsement in the Visual Arts is preferred.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in an education discipline applicable to teaching assignment. (Studio Art, Art Education, Etc.)

Successful art teaching experience at the elementary (K-8) grade levels is a plus. 
Excellent communication and classroom management skills are essential to success.

Work Schedule
This is a part-time (unbenefitted) position. Work hours will not exceed 29 hours per week. This individual will work at St. Paul the Apostle each Tuesday and Thursday from 8 am - 3 pm for a total of 14 hours. A job share with another Catholic elementary school that is in need of an Art teacher is a possibility.

To apply for this Position
Apply online through the Frontline Applicant Tracking System. Interviews will be conducted as applications are received. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


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Diocese of Joliet

1555 Glen Ellyn Rd Suite 2, Glendale Heights, IL 60139

At the following locations

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School

130 Woodawn Av , Joliet, IL 60435