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.
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.
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
Bachelor's degree or higher in Art Education or Education with art certification
Certification in Art Education in Elementary or Middle School
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
A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.
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:
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
University Of Denver