Temp PK-5th Grade Art Tech Teaching Artist
TEMPORARY PK-5TH GRADE ART TECH TEACHING ARTIST(DANCE,VISUAL ARTS, MUSIC, DRAMA/THEATRE)
OFFICE OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION, VARIOUS LOCATIONS STATEWIDE
Teaching Artists (TAs) are experienced local artists who will work with schools to provide monthly hands-on Arts Experiences for PK-5 students and collaborate with classroom teachers to connect Arts Experiences to Fine Arts curriculum. TAs will be trained in high-quality instructional practices, classroom management, and culturally responsive teaching to facilitate high-quality Arts Experiences with students in their classrooms. They will be supported by OSDE Art Tech Specialists. Work performed will take place primarily during the school day.
PLEASE NOTE: These temporary position are funded through a federally awarded grant from the U.S. Department of Education that will expire on September 30, 2025. It is the goal of the Oklahoma State Department of Education to apply for additional funding opportunities as they become available.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Must be at least 21 years old;
• Proof of a high school diploma or GED;
• Must submit a resume with your portfolio and list of references;
• Five years of experience in the art field or currently pursuing a degree or mastery in your art field;
PLEASE NOTE: You must submit a resume with your portfolio to JOBS@SDE.OK.GOV
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Associate’s or bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Education or related art field. [official transcript(s) required];
• Experience working with students ages 4-12.
• Knowledgeable about at least one artistic discipline (visual arts, dance, drama/theatre, or music) with some experience tutoring, training, or teaching learners;
• Knowledge of or ability to learn about Oklahoma Academic Standards. With initial training and on-going support, align artistic activities to standards;
• Ability to monitor participation of students and, with support and training, ensure student engagement;
• Ability to manage records and commitments. With initial training and on-going support, keep track of school schedules, meetings, and organize instructional materials, supplies, etc;
• Ability to effectively organize one’s own time and complex collaborative projects;
• Ability to exercise good judgment in analyzing situations and making decisions; organize and present facts and perspectives clearly; follow instructions; effectively conduct all matters in accordance with agency policy; establish effective working relationships with other school staff and faculty; and exercise tact, courtesy and initiative;
• Conscientious commitment and willingness to provide courteous, consistent, and efficient service through the performance of the prescribed job duties;
• Willingness and ability to exercise job-related travel, in-state. The Oklahoma State Department of Education does not provide an employee vehicle, but does compensate for travel costs;
• Willingness to learn new management skills for small and large student groups.