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Art Teacher - Ricks Center For Gifted Children (002585)

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University Of Denver Denver , CO 80208

Posted 2 months ago

Tracking Code002585 Job Description

Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver is an exemplary program designed for gifted children. We provide nationally recognized gifted education to approximately 200 students ranging from ages three years old through eighth grade, who demonstrate exceptional, differentiated abilities and learning.

Position Summary

The Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver invites applications for an Art Teacher. We seek a candidate with expertise in varied media and techniques. We desire a candidate who is adept at working with a diverse group of gifted students from Kindergarten through eighth grade. This position requires a dynamic individual who approaches Art as a holistic component of a child's education.

Essential Functions

Curriculum planning, teaching, and assessment

  • Plan, document, teach, and assess art units and lessons from preschool to Grade 8, incorporating a range of media and techniques (including but not limited to mixed media, digital, classical, ceramics/clay, etc.)

  • Collaborate regularly with teachers and administration in developing integrated units at all grade levels

  • Plan and teach electives classes in the middle school as needed, up to three periods per day

  • Integrate technology throughout the curriculum

  • Balance skills, concepts, and application in the art curriculum, allowing for student direction and interest in creating art works while remaining accountable for meeting grade-level standards and learning goals

  • Teach students to apply elements of design and modern principles of art

  • Provide individual and small-group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students with varying abilities, and to accommodate a variety of instructional activities

  • Evaluate each student's performance and growth according to grade-level standards, using both formative and summative assessment regularly

  • Complete report cards and other assessments as needed

Maintenance and logistics

  • Organize storage areas and control use of materials, equipment and tools to prevent loss and to minimize time required for distribution and collection

  • Select and requisition books, instructional materials, tools, and instructional aids, and maintain supplies inventory

  • Plan and present art displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit students work in the school, DU, and larger community, and seek out collaborations with artists in the community

  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Administration

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Creative and detail-oriented

  • Able to differentiate and allow for students creative expression while teaching foundational skills and concepts

  • Strong sense of order and able to maintain a clutter-free work space

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Art Education or Education with art certification

  • Certification in Art Education in Elementary or Middle School

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate hours in education of the gifted Experience teaching gifted children, Gifted certification, or experience working with Gifted children

  • Experience working with a wide age range (3 yo 14 yo) of children

Work Schedule

  • Monday - Friday, 8:00-4:00, special events as required

Application Deadline

A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an affirmative action employer and that age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by state or local law are not taken into account in any employment decision.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

DepartmentMCE-Ricks Center (202001)Position TypeFull-Time/Regular


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Art Teacher - Ricks Center For Gifted Children (002585)

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University Of Denver