Art Teacher -West Kearney High

West Kearney High School is in need of a 9-12 Art teacher with a flair for student engagement.  As our students come to us from all differing backgrounds, our new Art teacher will need to be diverse in many ways. A caring heart and an understanding spirit complete our new Art teacher. This is an opportunity to work with a cohesive group of fellow teachers coming together for a united goal. Join us in engaging our students in reaching their best selves. Come be a part of our team!

Our work in this role supports the successful provision of critical services to vulnerable Nebraskans. Apply today and join us in achieving our mission!  

 What we can offer you:
• Teacher Retirement Plan
• Stable Employment Opportunity
• Continuous Learning Opportunities, including LinkedIn Learning courses
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Comprehensive Benefits Options
• Consistent Work Schedule M-F 7:45-3:45; no Conference days required

The State of Nebraska offers a comprehensive benefits package, learn more here!

DHHS State of Nebraska values our employees as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job classifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or genetics. 

Examples of Work:  Duties include:

• Develop and implement both group and individual lesson plans for daily learning experiences.

• Maintains accurate and complete records as required by laws, policies, and regulations.

• Instructs students utilizing a variety of classroom methods, adapting methodology and instructional materials to meet student needs, abilities, and IEPs.

• Assigns and grades class work and homework; prepares, administers, and grades tests.

• Establishes and implements behavioral protocols; observes and evaluates student behavior, performance, social development, and physical health.

• Maintain professional communication with administration and facility administrators and leaders

• Oversee classes for high acuity youth ages 14-18. Additional duties may include, but not limited to, escorting students, community projects, and collaborative projects with other faculty / staff members. 


REQUIREMENTS: Valid Nebraska Teaching Certificate with at least a 7-12 endorsement. 

PREFERRED: Art Endorsement strongly preferred. DHHS will consider elementary endorsed willing to pursue a 7-12 endorsement. Transition to Teach candidates are welcome to apply.

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school
• Previous Teaching experience in the field preferred but not required
• Knowledge of NE State Standards and Rule 10
• Teaching experience with at risk youth is beneficial, but not a requirement.
• Classroom Management will be essential for the optimal learning opportunity. 


Evaluate students abilities and interests through assessments and interviews, help students with individual planning to achieve academic and career goals, collaborate with teachers to help students succeed educationally.

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Additional Information

Hiring rate of position: Based on the SCATA contract.  

Location: Kearney, NE

Please submit applications to  DHHS.NE.Gov/Careers

For more information about this great opportunity, reach out to Savannah Decker at Decker,

Contact Information

Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center - Kearney NE
2802 30th Ave
Kearney, Nebraska 68845

LaDene Madson
(p) (308) 390-0214

How to Apply

Please submit applications to  DHHS.NE.Gov/Careers