TITLE: Coordinator II, K-12 Visual Art & Theatre
REPORTS TO: Associate Superintendent, Educational Services
SUPERVISES: Certificated staff and classified staff
Under the direction of the associate superintendent, this person will provide leadership and coordination of the district’s visual art and theatre programs, as well as, supervise and support the visual art and theatre staff in developing and implementing all aspects required in order to maintain excellent visual art and theatre programs.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (include but are not limited to the following)
- Provide central coordination of the District’s K-12 visual art and theatre programs, including development, implementation, and review of curriculum.
- Supervise and evaluate K-8 Visual Art and Theatre teachers and consult with high school visual art and theatre departments as needed.
- Manage the K-5 SPECTRA Elementary Art Program, including hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating art instructional assistants.
- Supervise scheduling of visual art classes in the elementary schools.
- Document successful SPECTRA lessons and formally writes selected lessons (according to accepted and appropriate templates) that become part of the ongoing SPECTRA curriculum.
- Disseminate such lessons/curriculum (above) to SPECTRA teachers on a regular basis and to classroom teachers online and/or as requested; select and maintain appropriate resource materials as called for by the lessons.
- Provide relevant and appropriate staff development related to visual art and theatre curriculum and instruction.
- Recruit, train, and supervise volunteer docents to implement the K-5 elementary and middle school art history projects.
- Coordinate the effort of secondary visual art and theatre instructional staff to develop, revise, and refine course descriptions, curriculum materials, and assessment strategies and to review and revise adopted content standards.
- Research grant possibilities and write grants to local, state, federal, and private agencies to strengthen all arts in the District; manage such grants as awarded in accordance with stated goals, objectives, and expectations.
- Coordinate the preparation and exhibition of student art work in public places and manage the district’s exhibition calendar.
- Seek and maintain partnerships with community arts organizations and providers in order to strengthen and enrich District visual art and theatre curriculum and programs.
- Oversee the inventory and purchase of visual art materials for the elementary art programs.
- Develop and monitor budgets for elementary visual art
- Collaborate with the Music Coordinator for district special events, presentation, and professional development: K-12
- Perform other duties as directed
- Ability to pass a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint clearance
- Completion of a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred
- Demonstrated teaching or school site administrative experience, in relevant content area
- Legal authorization to work in the U.S.
- Possession of valid California Administrative Services and Teaching Credentials, in appropriate content area, as required by the California Education Code
- Within 60 days of start, provision of TB (tuberculin) clearance, as mandated by the California Education Code
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES (KSAs): (include but are not limited to the following)
- Ability to contribute significantly to staff development programs and planning
- Ability to interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures
- Ability to promote positive staff morale
- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
- Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
- Collaborative yet decisive in decision-making, seeking consensus whenever possible
- Demonstrated knowledge of state and national arts standards and art instruction
- Effective interpersonal, communication (written and verbal), and conflict resolution skills
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. Employee will frequently work at a computer and travel to attend meetings.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work environment includes working directly with children. There are a number of activities and situations happening at once, and the employee must ensure that children are supervised at all times, and that children are involved in safe and appropriate activities. The employee must be prepared to handle accidents and emergencies at any time
The job entails potential for exposure to adverse weather conditions and temperature extremes; exposure to blood-borne pathogens and communicable diseases; and for interaction with disruptive and/or unruly individuals.
WORK YEAR: 213 days (in full academic year)
SALARY RANGE: Placement on the Management salary schedule
REVISION DATE: May 19, 2017