|Qualifications || |
Candidates must be committed to continuous improvement with the fundamental goal of advancing student achievement in an urban public school district. In addition, we are seeking candidates with the following educational, experiential requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Candidate must demonstrate abilities such as:
Strong interpersonal skills include working collaboratively, sharing their thinking with others, offering space for multiple perspectives, and building and sustaining highly productive relationships.
-Work cooperatively and effectively with administrators, colleagues, teachers, parents, students, and the community.
-Foster imaginative thinking and meaningful action to advance and deepen the learning of District youth and faculty.
-Demonstrate sensitivity to ethnic, religious, cultural, and sexual differences.
-Effectively advocate for the District's goals in arts education.
-Maintain schedules, prioritize tasks/needs of the department, and meet deadlines.
-Work independently with minimal direction.
-Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
-Use computer applications, including word processing, presentation, and database programs.
-Write grants and complete applications for the county, state, and federal funding proposals/resources.
-Value, demonstrate, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
|Essential Job Functions || |
1. Work collaboratively with the Senior Program Officer of Arts Education and the Coordinator of Performing Arts to create and implement arts education programs aligned with Pittsburgh Public Schools initiatives.
2. Provide instructional leadership for Visual and Media Arts programs and formulates and continually update curriculum guidelines in grades PK-12.
3. Coordinate, design, and facilitate ongoing, Visual and Media Arts professional development opportunities for PPS teachers (single-day events and multi-session courses).
4. Seek out and disseminate Visual and Media Arts training, education, career development, and performance opportunities for PPS students and teachers.
5. Cultivate and sustain relationships with community partners.
6. Facilitate the FIRST3 support program for new Visual and Media Arts teachers; identify newly hired Visual and Media Arts teachers to participate in the program; promote the program to schools; mentor and support faculty.
7. Actively seek new research, regulations, and practices relevant to Visual and Media Arts to improve professional practice, align support strategies to district strategic goals, and disseminate them to teachers.
8. Serve as a Visual and Media Arts liaison to parents, teachers, students, and the community.
9. Represent the district at state-level meetings related to Visual and Media Arts.
10. Collaboratively plan and implement the overall aspects of the annual All-City arts events and exhibitions.
11. Coordinate the participation in national and statewide visual and media art competitions (i.e., Scholastic Art, Congressional Art Competition, PAEA Student Art Exhibition, etc.)
12. Serve as custodial guardian of the District's >100-year collection of 325+ artworks, donated by the consortium of Friends of Art and Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, displayed in 14 satellite galleries, or stored for safe-keeping. Thoroughly and accurately maintain online inventory and archives of the collection.
13. Coordinate, review and manage appropriate Visual and Media Arts assessments.
14. Prepare narrative and statistical reports related to the Visual and Media Arts Department
15. Conduct informal observations for all Visual and Media Arts teachers and provide constructively and focused feedback on improving teaching practices.
16. Other relevant duties as assigned by supervisor in support of the department's goals and objectives and the District's mission and strategic plan.