Elementary Art / Media Design Teacher

Job | Posted 2 months ago
Start Date


Hastings, Michigan
September 10, 2020
 2020 – 2021 School Year
Northeastern Elementary School:               Art and Media Design Teacher

See attached job description
(Appropriate State of Michigan teacher certification is required for this position.)
Please apply at: http://www.applitrack.com/barryisd/onlineapp
Deadline for applications:           Until filled
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Assistant Superintendent of Student Achievement
232 West Grand Street
Hastings, MI 49058

Art and Media Design Teacher Job Description
Qualifications: Valid Michigan teaching certificate with endorsement in teaching assignment area.  Bachelor's Degree.
Supervises:  Children enrolled in his/her classes as assigned by the building principal; aides; volunteers who have been assigned to his/her instructional area of responsibility.
Job goal: Guides students toward gaining knowledge and skills in the fine Arts, as well as engineering, design and problem solving in order to become productive citizens.
Major Responsibilities and Duties: The duties and responsibilities of the Art and Media Design teacher involve instruction directly related to Art, STEAM and computer science in our Innovation/Maker Lab.
The Art and Media Design teacher shall: 
  • Demonstrate the ability to deliver, and craft rich student-centered learning experiences in Art, as well as integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math into problem solving and design experiences.
  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of the connection between technology, computer science, art and other fields of study.
  • Understand and be able to design, develop, assess, and manage STEAM learning experiences.
  • Identify and apply educational and technology-related research, the psychology of learning, and instructional design principles.

  • Align all lessons to Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, to include:
    • Empowered Learner - Provide learners with a personalized learning environment where learners set personal learning goals, choose their own path, self-reflect and self-evaluate.
    • Digital Citizen - Educate students on their rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, in a safe, positive, legal, ethical and informed manner.
    • Knowledge Constructor - Guide students to critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.
    • Innovative Designer - Guide students through a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions.
    • Computational Thinker - Provide coding and automation strategies for understanding and solving problems in ways that leverage the power of technological methods to develop and test solutions.
    • Creative Communicator - Provide opportunities for student to communicate their ideas clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals.
    • Global Collaborator -Encourage students to use tools that broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally.
  • Participate in professional development experiences that allow him or her to observe, evaluate, and apply the use of technology to support instruction.
  • Share STEAM events and activities through social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Initiate new programs that support the STEAM vision.
  • Meets and instructs assigned classes in the location and at the times designated.
  • Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity, interest, and abilities of students.
  • Guides in the learning process toward the achievement of established district curriculum goals, establishes and communicates clear objectives to the students for all lessons, units, and projects.
  • Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
  • Strives by instruction and action to implement the district's philosophy of education, instructional goals and objectives and performance expectations as outlined on the Teacher Performance Criteria list.
  • Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis, provides progress reports as required, and communicates with parents as deemed necessary.
  • Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulation.
  • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Develops a code of conduct for the classroom, which is consistent with established administrative policies and develops rules of classroom behavior which are enforced in a fair and just manner.
  • Makes provision for being available to students and parents by appointment for education-related purposes thirty minutes before and thirty minutes after the instructional day or during planning periods unless there is a district approved reason.
  • Plans and supervises assignments for teacher aides, volunteers, and student teachers, and makes written evaluation as required.
  • Maintains an ongoing program of professional growth that satisfies district requirements but also satisfies personal expectations as a professional.
  • Takes an active part in the district-approved teacher evaluation process, contributing to a mutual agreement concerning the results of that evaluation.
  • Attends building and district meetings to promote communication and mutual decision making among staff; said meeting to be held during the school day generally defines as thirty minutes before and thirty minutes after the instructional day.
  • Serves on district committees, which develop curriculum and enhance instruction, committee work beyond the regular school day will follow guidelines established in policy.
  • Attends established traditional school-sponsored activities (e.g., Back-to-School Night, Open House, programs, activities) agreed upon by the building administrator and the faculty.
  • Contributes to the decisions made by the district and building regarding budget, facilities, curriculum, and personal well-being.
Preferred Qualifications 
  • Teaching certification from an accredited college/university.
  • Experience and knowledge of design thinking processes and how students can use them to solve authentic problems. 
  • Adept with technology and 21st century learning understanding and application. 
  • Deep knowledge of content standards (CCSS and NGSS), effective instructional strategies, and assessment driven instruction. 
  • Strong Google Apps for Education skills (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites, etc).  Experience (or familiarity with) tools such as, but not limited to: 3D printing, Tinkercad, Makey-Makey, Dash and Dot, littleBits, Osmo, Squishy Circuits, Sphero, Tynker, BeeBot, Parrot MiniDrone, etc.
  • Highly effective communication, listening, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.  Effective written, verbal, and technology-based communication skills.
Core Competencies:
In addition to the tasks outlined above, it is the responsibility of the STEAM teacher to: 
  • Understand and support HASS mission and philosophy and to promote a positive image of the school. 
  • Contribute to a harmonious school atmosphere by working cooperatively with all colleagues. 
  • Respect the confidentiality of private information relating to students, colleagues and the operations of the school. 
  • Demonstrate responsibility and punctuality. 
  • Display flexibility in responding to new situations and expectations, a positive attitude and a helpful, nonjudgmental demeanor. 
  • Show willingness to consider and implement suggestions for improvement. 
  • Model the good character traits using PBIS strategies students are expected to embody.
  • Evidence of planning, organization, and time management skills that will bring structure and accountability to the position.
  •  Uses technology to promote learning, creativity, and collaboration.

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Hastings Area School System

519 East Grant Street, Hastings, M, Hastings, MI 49058
Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $12,292

% ELL Students


State Average: 6%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 18.25

% IEP Students


State Average: 13%



State Average: 199