This position is responsible for providing leadership, alignment, coordination and delivery in the development and improvement of the Division’s K-12 Fine Arts curriculum programs for the school division. Fine Arts programs include music, theatre and visual arts. The coordinator ensures that resources are available for teacher and student use and provides the necessary staff development for implementation of the assigned instructional program.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Develops a philosophy for the k-12 fine arts curricula which is research-based and which provides guidelines for developing the curricula.
- Develops a scope and sequence; sets goals, objectives, and exit standards; and identifies strategies appropriate for implementing the Elementary fine arts curricula. Works with curriculum leads and teachers to develop and revise curriculum as needed.
- Plans and leads teacher professional learning experiences in order to keep staff up-to-date in best practices for music, theatre and visual arts.
- Meets and works with curriculum leads and teachers to organize and schedule division fine arts events such as concerts, plays and shows.
- Chairs textbook adoption committees for fine arts.
- Evaluates and disseminates curricular materials and resources to the appropriate personnel in each school
- Serves as liaison with appropriate personnel in the Virginia Department of Education and local school divisions.
- Actively participates in local, state and national professional organizations related to music, theater and visual arts as well as professional development.
- Works closely with other coordinators to plan and implement k-12 fine arts curriculum elements as well as professional learning offerings.
- Collaborates with other Central Office departments as needed.
- Works closely with principals to review and respond to building needs in fine arts.
- Conducts classroom observations to provide formative feedback to teachers.
- Oversees the division budget for fine arts. This includes allocating funds for replacement, repair and purchasing of new equipment in fine arts.
- Collaborates with community partners for programs, performances and other events in which WJCC teachers and students participate.
- Models the WJCC Public Schools Strategic Plan Values: Individualism, Integrity, Innovation, Accountability and Collaboration.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)
- Master’s Degree in education administration and five (5) years of teaching experience.
- Certification in Administration and Supervision PreK-12-Central Office Only or Administration and Supervision PreK-12 preferred.
- Demonstrated leadership ability in organizing and working with other individuals or groups.
- Knowledgeable concerning English/language arts and reading; assessment practices; state and national reports related to curriculum. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively with teachers, administrators, parents, and other community representatives.
Performs duties under the supervision of the Director for Elementary Curriculum and Instruction.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Must have high tolerance for change and the ability to work on several projects and assignments concurrently. Strong interpersonal skills required in working with diverse groups. Must have initiative and assume responsibility for working productively with a minimum of supervision. Demanding schedule includes morning, evening, and weekend meetings. Some standing, walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching, handling, pushing, and pulling. Ability to lift 25 pounds.