Art Teachers – Elementary and Secondary


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  • Bachelors degree from an accredited university or college
  • Valid Nebraska Certificate with endorsement in visual arts
  • Successful teaching and/or practice teaching in experience
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board of Education may find appropriate

REPORTS TO:  Building Administrator

RECEIVES GUIDANCE FROM:  Building Administrator

JOB GOAL:  To organize and conduct a learning situation which will enable student to acquire the development of knowledge of basic art concepts and skills, development of a performance of basic art activities through student active participation; and development of an interest in art as it pertains to their future lives

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Nine month year or as established by the Board of Education

EVALUATION:  Evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the district’s Personnel Evaluation Policy


  • This is a generalized job description.  Specific art teaching assignments (art fundamentals, advanced drawing, pottery, sculpture, painting, commercial art, and/or creative art) may vary somewhat in essential functions and physical requirements.  Applicants should be made aware of specific requirements prior to employment.
  • Performs all the functions of the academic teacher with the addition of the following:
  • Plans instructional objectives and activities consistent with art curriculum guidelines
  • Plans, prepares and carries out physical demonstrations using various supplies and equipment
  • Implements and evaluates a course in art fundamentals: Encourage students to develop subject interests and techniques via drawing
  • Implements and evaluates a semester course in advanced drawing:  Designed to give student additional experience in drawing techniques, composition, and media development
  • Implements and evaluates a course in pottery:  Teach students hand-building and wheel thrown pottery construction techniques, and glazing/decoration methods
  • Implements and evaluates a course in painting:  An advanced class for students to improve and further develop their basic painting skills and to explore new techniques
  • Implements and evaluates a course in commercial art:  Designed to explore the projects and methods for producing advertising in art projects include posters, package design, logos, typography, and illustration
  • Implements and evaluates a course in creative art:  An intense studio art class for the serious art students who wish to pursue an art related career
  • Implements and evaluates a course in sculpture:  Designed to cover basic sculpture techniques using additive and subtractive methods projects involve plaster, wood, and asssemblage
  • Teaches and observes safety precautions at all times
  • Follows proper precautions in the storage and handling of supplies
  • Takes inventory of supplies annually
  • Collects fees from students
  • Submits annual budget for equipment and supplies

OTHER REQUIREMENTS (Intellectual, Sensory):

  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Skills in leadership, organization, problem solving and conflict resolution
  • Skills in human relation, ability to deal with a diversity of people
  • Visual acuity in judging artistic accomplishments
  • Skills in assessment and evaluation

Zone 3


K–4, 9–12



Additional Information

2023-2024 School Year

Salary Info:

Contact Information

Norfolk Public Schools
512 W Phillip Ave
Norfolk, Nebraska 68701

Angie Baumann
(p) (402) 644-2500 1112
(f) (402) 644-2506