Full Time Arts Integration Coach and Instruction Specialist - ICSD

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Department: District/Elementary Programs             Date Prepared: 05/23


Job Title: Arts Integration Coach and Instruction Specialist 


Classification (FLSA Status): Exempt


Lane/Salary Grade: Educator






General Function:

Under the direction of the Elementary Education Director, the Arts Integration/Instructional Coach will implement BTS Arts across the LEA and at each BTS Arts school in accordance with ICSD policies and procedures and BTS Arts grant guidelines. 


Organizational Structure:


Job Title: Arts Integration Coach and Instruction Specialist


Supervisor’s Title: Director of Elementary Education


Jobs Reporting to this Title:

  • None


Summary and Overall Objective:

The Arts Integration Coach will collaborate with the grant manager and other Elementary Curriculum Specialists to coordinate  a high quality arts integration program while supporting elementary educators with teaching the Utah Core Standards and focusing on the district and school improvement plans and goals. 


Essential Functions Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support elementary school BTS specialists with monthly PLC meetings

  • Provide quarterly training for art related paraprofessionals (prep aides). 

  • Coordinate and provide professional learning events and formal coaching cycles for classroom teachers, building BTS specialists, and school based instructional coaches with a focus on best practices

  • Arts focused coaching cycles will include a teacher chosen goal related to integration, standards, or instructional strategies (Estimated, 12 cycles first year, 20 cycles second year, and 25 or more cycles each following year)

  • Coaching cycle can and should include modeling, partner teaching, etc. but must include classroom implementation with a student-focused outcome

  • Anonymous data will be gathered as evidence of program implementation 

  • Support school administrators and building leadership teams with planning instructional time for art specialty classes and classroom integration that reflect school based instructional goals

  • Serve as a member of the district leadership team, and attend weekly instructional coach PLC meetings

    • Create a plan for arts integration in the district and assess annual progress. Plan will support ICSD improvement goals

    • Assist the grant manager with reports, etc .

    • Develop and inform parents and community about the district plan for the arts

  • Collaborate with ICSD Public Relations Representative to increase community participation and advocate for the arts

  • Collaborate and facilitate quarterly activities in classrooms with a focus on arts integration. These lessons will function as “model classrooms” for teachers to observe as part of an individual or PLC team formal coaching cycle

  • Coordinate professional learning opportunities with university and private partners

  • Collaborate with USBE representative in the program


    Perform other job duties as required. This description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this job. Incumbents are required to perform other related functions as assigned.


    During times of state or district emergency, all employees may be required to perform additional duties that are not required on a normal basis in support of educational and operational priorities. e.g. Performs general cleaning and sanitizing of work areas, provides remote assistance to students and staff, and any other reasonable duty as needed.


    Teachers are expected to dress in good taste and be well groomed, befitting members of a respected profession. Cleanliness of self and attire, neatness, and attractive grooming are stressed and expected. Teachers should always dress in a manner that professionally sets them apart from students. Exceptions to the dress limitations are school approved special events or activities.


    Competencies (Knowledge, skills, abilities):

    • Ability to collaborate with principals, specialists, classroom teachers, and instructional coaches to support collaboration between specialists and classroom teachers to enhance student learning.

    • Ability to provide clear insight, training, and best implementation practices regarding how specialists take integrated curricula and share it with the school and greater community.

    • Ability to direct a district committee in creating a district wide plan for arts integration. 

    • Ability to support arts specialists and paraprofessionals in classroom management including: expectations, rules, procedures, proximity, cueing, time limits and transitions, and understanding developmentally appropriate practice. 

    • Ability to provide resources for arts specialists and paraprofessionals that address student behavior needs. 


    • Ability to Ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English at a level required for successful job performance. 

    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical journals and legal documents. 

    • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from parents, community, and staff members.

    • Ability to effectively present information to parents, community, and students. 

    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 

    • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. 

    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out essential duties of this position. 

    • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 

    • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems involving concrete variables situations. 

    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

    • Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional programs

    • Ability to plan and implement arts lessons based on grade level objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned. 

    • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers and parents; skill in oral and written communication.


    This description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this job. Incumbents are required to perform other related functions as assigned.




    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, knowledge and experience requirements; the machines, tools and equipment used; and any licenses or certifications required. 


    Required Education and Experience:

    Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from four-year college or university.


    Preferred Education and Job Related Experience: 

    Experience working in the BTS Arts program in a K-12 environment. 

    Required Licenses and Certifications: 

    • Minimum of three years teaching experience in an elementary public school

    • Endorsement in elementary drama, visual arts, music, or dance

    • Instructional coaching endorsement must completed within 18 months of hire



    • Iron County School District expects all employees to practice high standards of moral and ethical conduct which are consistent with the values taught in our schools. 

    • All employees are expected to be law abiding, ethical and honest; and demonstrate respect for the dignity of all students, colleagues, parents and members of the community. 

    • All employees are expected to adhere to all district policies while employed. 


    Working Conditions:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Work Environment: 

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


    Physical Demands:

    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, or feel, and talk or hear. 

    • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. 

    • The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. 

    • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 

    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


    Machines, Tools, Equipment Used: 

    • Personal computer

    • Classroom Technology Tools (i.e., projector, document camera, etc.) 

    • Copy machine

    • Cutting Boards

    • Lamination Machine


    Possible Hazards: 

    • Contact with dissatisfied individuals


    Expected Work Hours:

    • 7 hrs/day during regular school hours


    Travel Requirements: 

    • Some local and out of town travel may be required

    • Personal transportation to and from work is required


    Terms of Employment: 


    Full-time 195 Contract Days


    Job Evaluation:  

    Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the board’s policy on Evaluation of Certified Personnel.


    The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A) and is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.


    Iron County School District is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on account of race, age, color, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, or otherwise as may be prohibited by federal and state law. 

    Posted By

    Iron County School District

    2077 W Royal Hunte Dr , Cedar City, UT 84720

    At the following locations

    District Office West

    2077 W ROYAL HUNTE DR , CEDAR CITY, UT 84720