$2,500 Sign-on bonus / mileage stipend

Job title: Part-time Art Teacher Contractor

Position Purpose: The Art Teacher is responsible for preparing art lessons and art materials for students within the classroom for art class according to designated topic areas including but not limited to ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing, and weaving.

Plans and organizes all lessons and materials to support assigned art class
Maintains a clean, safe, and orderly work area to promote a positive learning environment
Prepares and presents recurring reports, incident reports, and time sheets, when necessary to comply with HCA procedures
Works with Teachers by assessing student needs and expectations to promote continued interest in the applied arts
Instruct students for entire duration of class-time, including clean-up to ensure class objectives are met
Follows-up after students leave class to ensure proper and thorough clean up
Prepares glazes, paints, wool, yarn, pens, clay and other supplies for art class
Maintains enthusiasm and tact in all contact with the public, program participants, and other employees to foster a positive public image for the art classes
Request supplies and equipment as needed

Plans and organizes all lessons and materials to support assigned art class
Maintains a clean, safe, and orderly work area to promote a positive learning environment
Prepares and presents recurring reports, incident reports, and time sheets, when necessary to comply with HCA procedures
Works with Teachers by assessing student needs and expectations to promote continued interest in the applied arts
Instruct students for entire duration of class-time, including clean-up to ensure class objectives are met
Follows-up after students leave class to ensure proper and thorough clean up
Prepares glazes, paints, wool, yarn, pens, clay and other supplies for art class
Maintains enthusiasm and tact in all contact with the public, program participants, and other employees to foster a positive public image for the art classes
Request supplies and equipment as needed

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Experience:
·         Working knowledge of school-based programs and activities

·         One-year experience teaching school-age children in a classroom setting

Education:
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Art or related field

·         Current New Mexico teaching certificate in specified field

·         Current endorsements dependent upon specific positions may be required

·         Additional requirements may be applicable for specific positions or temporary waiver

·         Valid Level 1 New Mexico Education license

Mandatory Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

·         Working knowledge of school-based programs and activities

·         Ability to communicate effectively to multiple audiences

·         Able to perform all tasks identified in this job description

·         Positive youth development and effective management techniques

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
·         Keres speaking

·         National Board Certification

·         Three years’ experience in a school setting

·         Effective communication skills, both verbal and written

·         Flexibility, organization, decision making and problem-solving skills.

·         Knowledge of computer system, financial procedures, and legal requirements

·         Ability to meet deadlines, work on multiple projects, and coordinate the work of others

·         Knowledge of all laws, regulations and guidelines affecting teachers and students. Knowledge of effective

classroom management techniques

·         Ability to maintain positive relationships with students, parents, community members and staff

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a Licensed K-8 Teacher encounters while performing the primary functions of this job. Normal classroom conditions exist, and the noise level in the work environment can vary from low to moderate. Travel may be required from time to time.
Physical demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an Elementary Teacher to successfully perform the primary functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to frequently stand, walk, sit, bend, twist, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk and hear. There may be periods of sitting, standing, walking, keyboarding, reading, as well as driving or riding in transport vehicles with groups of students. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include reading, distance, computer, and color vision. Talking and hearing are essential to communicate with students, coworkers, parents and community members.

INDIAN PREFERENCE
The Pueblo of Acoma Department of Education has implemented an Indian Preference Policy. It is the policy give preference to any qualified person who is an enrolled member of a federally recognized Tribe. The application of Indian Preference is not automatic. Applicants requesting consideration for Indian Preference must provide valid Tribal enrollment documents certifying his/her Indian blood quantum.

Aside from employment preference as provided in this section, the Pueblo of Acoma Department of Education shall not discriminate because of race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, medical disability or political affiliation 88-352 (78 Stat. 241).

Confidentiality:   All employees must uphold all principles of confidentiality to the fullest extent. This position has access to sensitive information and a breach of these principles will be grounds for immediate termination. An employee will be asked to sign a confidentiality statement upon hire.

Background investigation:

This position is subject to a criminal history background check, a suitability background check and/or a Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) check. In addition, the position is subject to a 101-630 background check in an effort to ensure compliance with Public Law 101-630 “Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act.” Candidates must be able to successfully pass all required background checks to qualify for this position.

Current valid Driver’s License. Candidates must be insurable through the school’s Automotive Insurance Carrier to qualify for this position.

Drug screening:     All applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening prior to beginning employment and may be subject to random drug testing.

Disclaimer: The information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performance by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. Employees will be asked to perform other duties as needed.

To apply, email the Department of Education human resources at d.dekker@haakuca.org. All applications will be given consideration, however not all applicants will be called for an interviewed or contacted. Haak’u Community Academy is a drug free workplace.

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