Direct, manage and provide leadership to support the district’s fine arts department. Ensure that the development and delivery of the fine arts curriculum and instructional program is effective and efficient, incorporates district goals, and supports student achievement. This position works collaboratively with the fine art department to determine needs and advocate for resources for the programs.
Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts or a related field
Master’s degree preferred
Knowledge of fine arts programs
Ability to interpret data and evaluate fine arts programs and teaching effectiveness
Ability to manage budget and personnel
Ability to implement policy and procedures
Strong communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills
Three years experience as a classroom teacher
Two years experience in instructional leadership role
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Instructional and Program Management:
Oversee the development and delivery of fine arts programs that incorporate district goals and support student achievement.
Monitor and reevaluate fine arts programs on an ongoing basis using input from teachers and principals, applied research, and student data to determine effectiveness and improve outcomes. Recommend changes and adjustments to the program where appropriate to meet student needs.
Encourage and support student performances, exhibits, and other displays of student work.
Ensure that the necessary time, resources, materials, and technology to support accomplishment of educational goals are available.
Participate in the district-level decision-making process to establish and review the district’s goals and objectives related to instructional programs.
Engage instructional staff in evaluating and selecting instructional tools and materials to meet student learning needs.
Provides support with classroom observations and evaluations when called upon by principals and provides plans of assistance.
Assists teachers in carrying out Pre-K-12 fine arts (music, art, drama) curriculum through visitations, demonstrations, suggestions, bulletins and monthly staff meetings.
Actively support the efforts of others to achieve district goals and objectives and campus performance objectives (academic excellence indicators).
Participates with fine arts staff and principals in the identification of instructional materials, equipment and other needs in the processes of the budget.
Plan and provide staff development for fine arts teachers that supports instructional programs, incorporates input from teachers and principals, and is consistent with the district’s mission.
Observe classroom instruction and provide feedback and assistance to fine arts teachers to facilitate instructional improvement and innovation. Participate in implementing the designated teacher appraisal system.
Policy, Reports, and Law
Implement the policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy.
Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents as required.
Follow all University Interscholastic League (UIL) rules and expectations.
Develop and administer fine arts department budget based on documented program needs and ensure that operations are cost effective and funds are managed prudently.
Prepare, review, and revise job descriptions in fine arts department.
Select, train, evaluate, and supervise department secretary and make recommendations relative to assignment, retention, discipline, and dismissal.
Establish and maintain a professional relationship and open communication with principals, teachers, staff, parents, and community members.
Communicate fine arts events and opportunities internally and externally.
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals
Posture: Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion: Repetitive hand motions, frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching
Lifting: Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)
Environment: Frequent districtwide travel; occasional statewide travel
Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress
This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.