Elementary Art Teacher 860 (2020-2021)

Kansas City Public Schools Kansas City , MO 64126

Posted 3 weeks ago


Job Description

Job Title: Elementary Art Teacher

Job Title Code: 860

Salary Grade: T01 -T06

Department: Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development

Reports To: Building Principal

FLSA Status: Exempt

Date Prepared: November 2017 - Reviewed 2019

PURPOSE OF JOB: Teaches various arts to students in Elementary School.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Teaches skills in the various arts to elementary students.

  • Plans a balanced art program and organizes daily class time so that student preparation for class and instructions are accomplished within the allotted time.

  • Provides individual and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each individual student.

  • Utilizes a variety of art materials and subjects that are appropriate for the ages and skill levels of the students.

  • Controls the storage and use of art supplies.

  • Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior to provide an orderly, productive environment.

  • Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records.

  • Identifies pupils' needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health problems.

  • Supervises students in out-of-class activities.

  • Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs.

  • Participates in facility committees and sponsorship of student activities.

  • Maintains professional competence through in-service education provided by the district and in self-selected professional growth activities related to art.

  • Makes provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.



  • Bachelor's degree in Education from a four-year College or University.

  • Missouri Art Teaching Certification (K-12)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job requires that the employee be able to: sit, stand, walk, speak, hear, use hands, fingers, reach with hands and fingers; bend, stoop, lift objects of at least ten pounds. The job requires the employee occasionally to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Visual ability requires mono and color vision, close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Length of work year: 8 hours per day; 5 days/week; 185 workdays

Benefits: Health and Dental Insurance are provided.

KCPS Defined Benefit Pension plan - mandatory 9% contribution is required from employee and matched by KCPS; Voluntary retirement savings plans are also available.

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