Art Teacher

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Detroit Public Schools Community District
Position Details: 

Art Teacher  



Starting Date: August 27, 2018

Salary Range: DFT Salary Schedule

In accordance with the Agreement between the Detroit Federation of Teachers and the Detroit Public Schools Community District, the following vacancy is announced:

Job Type: Instructional

Benefits Eligibility: Successful candidates will be eligible for medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, as well as illness and vacation days.

Reports to: Principal/Designee

Location: Various locations

Minimum Qualifications


1. Possess a Bachelor’s Degree from an institution accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools or an equivalent agency.   

  • Successful candidates who possess degrees beyond a Bachelor’s Degree will be eligible for the appropriate salary differential.

2. Must possess a valid Michigan Teaching Certificate or Michigan Temporary Teaching Authorization (T2EA), Art (LX),(LQ) endorsement(s).



  • Ability to relate positively with students, teachers and parents.
  • Ability to work with other professionals in a collaborative manner.
  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Time management and administrative skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to handle challenging behavior.
  • Ability to motivate a group of students and explain things as creative as possible. 


Essential Functions

Under the direction of the principal or designee, the teacher will:

  • Cooperate with teachers, parents and community members.
  • Enhance teaching team practice and grow professionally.
  • Offer rigorous curriculum aligning with State of Michigan Common Core guidelines.
  • Provide alternative force choice and creative assessment for students.
  • Enable field studies to improve classroom curriculum.
  • Offer input and assist grade level, subject matter and leader led conferences.
  • Oversee school uniform ad discipline policies.
  • Develop parent and family involvement in school life and curriculum.
  • Engage and lead professional development programs.
  • Offer individual help to students to ensure satisfactory progress.
  • Synthesize with colleagues on school activities to ensure academic success.
  • Discuss with parents on student progress and academic achievements.
  • Instruct rules of conduct and ensure classroom and campus discipline.
  • Counsel students during academic and adjustment problems.
  • Handle attendance, progress reports and grade records.
  • Plan study programs to meet students’ needs, interests and abilities.
  • Design curriculum as per the needs of the students.
  • Evaluate and assess students’ progress on a periodic basis.
  • Monitor individual student’s progress.
  • Take corrective measures to enhance student-learning abilities
  • Instruct students on proper use of equipment, materials, and textbooks.
  • Maintain inventory of instructional materials, aids and equipment.
  • Maintain accurate complete student records, and prepare reports.



If you are a current Detroit Public Schools employee, presently employed with the district, you do not have to submit a fee related to obtaining the Detroit Public Schools security clearance.


If you are hired to fill a vacant position, you will be required to submit a Detroit Public Schools security clearance.

At point of offer to hire, please be advised that you will be responsible for a non-refundable payment of $64.50 via Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover Card, cashier's check, or money order, payable to the DPSCD Police Department. No personal checks or cash is accepted. DO NOT SUBMIT PAYMENT WITH APPLICATION.

Method of Application

Applicants MUST apply through the online application system. ONLY applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position. All applicants are to attach a copy of their transcripts, most recent resume and cover letter. A copy of your valid teacher certification must be attached if certification is required for the position you are applying.

Applicants will receive an automated confirmation once they have successfully applied for a position.

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's employer(s) prior to hire.

It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested. All documentation must be submitted along with the letter of interest. Documentation will not be accepted subsequent to the closing date of the announcement. Incomplete information will not be considered. Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Division of Human Resources at (313) 873-6897.

The Board of Education of the School District of the City of Detroit does not discriminate against, deny benefits to or exclude participation by any person in its programs, activities or employment on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, creed, religion or handicap.

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