Philadelphia, PA Middle School
Prepared by Jake Price, Mandy Hummer and Becky Mooney
Job Description: Philadelphia, PA Middle School art teacher position, School District of Philadelphia
Certification in Art Education required. Personal experience in a variety of studio art areas and new media preferred. A background in adolescent psychology a plus.
Six periods per day. Must be flexible and able to teach a plethora of general subjects as well as studio areas, depending on what is required by the students each semester.
Salary: starting $37,000 per year
Curriculum Orientation: The districtÕs curriculum aligns with the Pennsylvania Standards for Art Education and also focuses its goals on helping students to express themselves creatively. Studio skills and art history are valued in this goal.
Demographics: 3000 students all required to take art at this level. Art 1 is covered in 6th grade, Art 2 consists of 7th grader students and Art 3 is the 8th grade requirement. Three teachers cover the classes that each contains approximately 25-30 students. Teachers are encouraged to take their classes in any direction they see fit as benefiting their students to the greatest extent. Therefore the knowledge of various studio and general areas is required.