Title: Elementary Art Teacher (Grades 3-6)
Employee Status: Exempt
Contract/Agreement Period: 10 months, Part time (Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-12:30 PM)
Reporting Relationship: Lower School Principal
- Must be mature evangelical Christians who agree with the school’s Statement of Faith and whose lifestyle is consistent with the school’s Declaration of Moral Integrity.
- Must be a member in good standing of a local evangelical church. Senior management positions require joining Briarwood Presbyterian Church.
- Must be able to articulate a deep understanding of a biblically informed philosophy of Christian education.
- Must possess strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Must have a minimum of an earned Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university
- Should have demonstrated experience in working effectively on teams of Christian professionals in meeting high academic and spiritual standards and goals.
Scope of Responsibilities:
- The Art Teacher will be responsible for developing in each student an interest in and the ability for creative expression in visual terms, using skills and techniques of artistic expression consistent with school guidelines; to develop aesthetic understandings and appreciations; to discover and develop talents of students
- Teach knowledge and skills in art, including drawing, painting, lettering, and art history
- Provide instruction by which students develop aesthetic concepts and appreciation or art
- Demonstrate techniques in activities such as drawing and painting
- Knows the fundamentals and different approaches to drawing media technique
- Provide individual and small-group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students with varying intellectual and artistic abilities, and to accommodate a variety of instructional activities
- Instruct students in proper care and use of tools and equipment
- Organize storage areas and control use of materials, equipment and tools to prevent loss or abuse, and to minimize time required for distribution and collection
- Evaluate each student’s performance and growth in art
- Select and requisition books, instructional materials, tools, instructional aids, and maintain required inventory records
- Plan and present art displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit students’ work for the school
- Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the school and/or in self-selected professional growth activities
- Communicate with parents, teachers, and the Lower School Principal on pupil progress
- Participate in curriculum and other developmental programs
- Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Administration
Spiritual and Lifestyle Requirements:
Briarwood Christian employees are to conduct themselves in private and in public consistent with the doctrinal and lifestyle standards of Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Briarwood Christian School and as stated in church and school contracts, agreements, and handbooks and manuals.
Briarwood Christian School is a Christian ministry of Briarwood Presbyterian Church representing Jesus Christ throughout the local community. As a ministry of Briarwood Presbyterian Church, BCS employees are called to minister to students and parents. Because every subject is integrated with biblical truth, there is no secular/sacred division in the work that teachers and school staff perform. Consequently, Briarwood Christian School requires its employees to be born-again Christians who live their lives as Christian role models and to integrate biblical truth in everything they teach and do. Employees will conduct themselves in a way that will not raise questions regarding their Christian testimonies. A Christian lifestyle should reflect the biblical perspective of integrity and of appropriate personal and family relationships, business conduct, and moral behavior. An employee is expected to demonstrate a teachable spirit, an ability to share love for others, and a willingness to live contentedly under authority.
Briarwood Christian School expects all of its employees and volunteers to model the same Christian values and lifestyle that it seeks to inculcate in its students. Employees must be able to declare (a) that they have not engaged in, (b) that they are not engaging in, (c) that they will not engage in, and d) that they will not condone or advocate in personal, teaching or professional standards during the term of their employment or volunteering: any marriage relationship, civil union, or other union replicating marriage, other than between one man and one woman, or inappropriate sexual conduct. Inappropriate conduct includes, but is not limited to, such behaviors as the following: heterosexual activity outside of marriage (e.g., premarital sex, cohabitation, extramarital sex), homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning (one’s gender or sexual orientation), other aberrant sexual activity or other sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, use or viewing of pornographic material or websites, and sexual abuse or improprieties toward minors as defined by Scripture and federal or state law. They must understand and agree that this position is firmly rooted in the inerrant and infallible Word of God as expressed in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. Example applicable verses include but are not limited to Hebrews 13:4; Luke 6:40; Romans 1:21–27; Romans 10:9–10; I Timothy 4:12, and 1 Corinthians 6:9–20.