Art Teacher: Kindergarten to Grade 2



Position overview:

The Art Teacher will be responsible for developing and implementing a fine arts program in Kindergarten- Grade 2. This is a part time position.


The Art teacher must have:

  • Current teaching certification appropriate to age level and subject
  • A minimum of an undergraduate degree in Education
  • Previous teaching experience, and strong knowledge in the area of art at the required levels of study

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Strong organizational and time management abilities
  • A team player with the ability to take initiative
  • A positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of and experience using “Understanding by Design”
  • Experience with a wide range of fine arts techniques
  • A strong background in using an inquiry approach to teaching art
  • Collaborates with colleagues and fosters strong, positive relationships with adults and students
  • A solid understanding of the developmental needs of a lower elementary organization, programs and students
  • An ability to communicate well with elementary school students, faculty and parents
  • Expertise in building active, collaborative classroom programs which encourage problem solving, critical thinking skills, and which develop a sense of classroom community and trust
  • A proven ability to differentiate instruction and integrate learning through units of inquiry
  • Ability to use technology as a tool for teaching and learning in a fine arts context
  • Strong classroom management skills

Performance Responsibilities:

Teachers at AISJ are expected to:

  • The lower elementary art teacher will have responsibility for teaching a range of units within a fine arts framework. This teacher will also work closely with the upper elementary art teacher to align the elementary art curriculum with AISJ’s standards and benchmarks.

In addition to the subject responsibilities, teachers at AISJ are welcomed into a collegial and collaborative working environment. In support of this, teachers are expected to:

  • Communicate and liaise on a regular basis with fellow department/grade members with regard to planning, assessment, parent and community contact, subject organization and classroom issues including discipline, expectations and routines
  • Communicate and liaise with other school colleagues in an effort to promote and establish integrative links and/or awareness
  • Take an active role in behavioral management and pastoral care of classes
  • Attend and constructively contribute to staff and department/grade meetings
  • Assist in supervision of students during recess
  • Coordinate class and division wide events and activities as deemed necessary
  • Contribute to and support school improvement plans and initiatives
  • Maintain up-to-date records of assessment, attendance, planning, reports, conferences, and communication with parents
  • Establish regular links with the parent community to ensure that parents are kept well informed about student progress
  • Assist, as required, in the development of curricular materials
  • Lead co-curricular after school activities
  • Participate in and assist with school events as required

Work Hours:

  • 7:10 am to 3:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and
  • 7:10 am to 4:00 pm on Wednesday


In order to complete the AISJ application process, please click the application link above and complete the electronic form. Information captured on this form will be stored on a secure database and will be used to complete a quick reference check on vacancy compatibility. Please take note all faculty couples need to submit individual applications.

Saddlebrook Estate, Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
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