University of Florida in Florida

Deadline Open until Filled
Date Posted February 27, 2014

Job Description: High School Studio Visual Arts Instructor PK Yonge Developmental Research SchoolP.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, a publicly-funded K-12 laboratory school affiliated with the College of Education at the University of Florida, seeks nominations and applications for the position of a Secondary Studio Visual Arts Instructor (9th-12th grades). This is a full-time, instructional position that reports to the Principal of P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School.
P.K. YongeSecondary Studio Visual arts curriculum includes a combination of skill-based and open enrollment courses.
Two full-time Secondary Studio Visual Arts instructors work in collaboration with a full-time Elementary Studio Visual Arts instructor. Together the three P.K. Yonge visual arts instructors showcase student artwork throughout the school and in the Blue Wave Gallery. The Annual TumblinCreek Arts Festival highlights student artwork K-12. In addition, university and community venues are utilized for public exhibition of student work.
The 9th-12th grade Studio Visual Arts Instructor will be responsible for the artistic integrity and quality of assigned classes, as well as designing and installing various gallery events, selecting and preparing art for framed installation throughout the school, and preparation for the annual TumblinCreek Arts Festival in the spring. Specific responsibilities and expectations for this position include the following:
Visual Arts Courses: 2-Dimensional Studio Art; Ceramics and Pottery I and II; Portfolio Development Drawing Honors; AP Portfolio (Drawing, 2-Dimensional Design and 3-Dimensional Design) Motivate students and successfully employ effective teaching methods Employ strong classroom management and organizational skills Recruit and identify students for the high school Portfolio and AP Portfolio courses Plan and collaborate with the P.K. Yonge Studio Visual Arts teaching faculty to provide an integrated, comprehensive, and sequential K-12 curriculum experience for students Monitor and prepare students for public exhibition of their work Identify, organize, and program extracurricular and community shows for assigned groups Lead and supervise studio hours for refinement and development of student work Organize and lead extra-curricular art clubs for students who may not be currently enrolled in art classes Encourage and assist students with securing college scholarships Assume responsibility, plan, and accompany students on discipline-based field trips Communicate effectively with administrators, parents, and teaching colleagues regarding scheduling issues, upcoming exhibitions, and studentsacademic progress Design and produce printed programs for art shows Manage assignment and care of studio classroom, prep and kiln room, and the gallery space Participate in appropriate professional organizations
Required Qualifications (Education and Experience):(1) A degree in art education (BFA and graduate degree preferred); (2) Florida teaching certification in K-12 art education; (3) 3+ years of 6-12 teaching experience; (4) strong studio skills in drawing, painting and ceramics (also desired is studio experience in photography and/or printmaking); (5) excellent oral and written communication skills; (6) demonstrated commitment to diversity and effective strategies for motivating and teaching students with differing abilities from a variety of backgrounds; and (7) strong personal and teaching portfolio.
Starting Date and Salary: The starting date is August 7, 2014. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with rank and experience. This position is a 10-month appointment.
Closing Date:The position is open until filled. Applicants should complete a candidate profile at and submit a letter of application, a complete curriculum vitae with contact information for professional references, and three letters of recommendation providing evidence of effective 6th-12th grade teaching and leadership in school-based visual arts programs.
About P.K. Yonge:Established in 1934, PK Yonge Developmental Research School is a public school district affiliated with the University of Florida and located on its campus. The school serves approximately 1,150 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The school is designated as a special school district under Florida Department of Education funding and is given the responsibility to develop innovative solutions to educational concerns in the state and to disseminate successful instructional programs to other school districts. As a developmental research school, PK Yonge works closely with members of the College of Education and the College of Fine Arts on a variety of projects aimed at enhancing student accomplishments at all grade levels and in all subject areas. For more information about the PK Yonge Developmental Research School, visit our website at:
About the College:The UF College of Education, founded in 1906, ranks among the top 25 public education colleges in the elite Association of American Universities. The college105 distinguished faculty members engage in innovative research and public scholarship that enhance school improvement, student achievement, school readiness and leadership development in the numerous education disciplines. Current research projects have generated more than $29 million in external funding. Nearly 1,900 students are enrolled in 20 bachelorand advanced degree programs, offered within the academic areas of Teaching and Learning, Special Education and Early Childhood Studies, Counselor Education, School Psychology, Educational Administration and Higher Education, and Research and Evaluation Methodology. Online course enrollment tops 2,900. The collegeeducator preparation programs have been continuously accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954. For more information about the College, visit our website at:
The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution. The selection process will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Floridain the Sunshineand Public Records laws. Search Committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and all applications, resumes, and other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection.
Minimum Requirements: 1. A degree in art education (BFA and graduate degree preferred) 2. Florida teaching certification in K-12 art education 3. Three plus years of 6-12 teaching experience 4. Strong studio skills in drawing, painting and ceramics (also desired is studio experience in photography and\/or printmaking) 5. Excellent oral and written communication skills 6. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and effective strategies for motivating and teaching students with differing abilities from a variety of backgrounds 7. Strong personal and teaching portfolio.
Preferred Qualifications BFA and Graduate Degree
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