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Art Teacher

Old Mission Peninsula School is seeking elementary classroom teachers for the 2019 - 2020 school year

 Job Title: Old Mission Peninsula Part-Time Art Teacher

Employed By: Contracted Management Company

Position Description

An Elementary School teacher at Old Mission Peninsula School (OMPS) is responsible for the education of Elementary students assigned to his or her class, and is responsible for working with students, parents, other teachers and staff, and the school leadership toward achieving the mission and goals of OMPS. Teachers should embrace a growth mindset, a culture of collaboration, kindness, and lifelong learning. Classroom teachers report to the Head of School.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Support the vision and mission of Old Mission Peninsula School.
  • Model enthusiasm for learning.
  • Teach different art techniques to students of all ages.
  • Teach any art related topic ranging from mixing basic colors to art history.
  • Bring out the inner artists of students to help build skills and self-confidence.
  • Demonstrate techniques in activities across art mediums.
  • Instruct students in proper care and use of tools and equipment.
  • Organize storage areas and control use of materials, equipment and tools to prevent loss or abuse, and to minimize time required for distribution and collection.
  • Evaluate each student’s performance and growth in knowledge and aesthetic understandings, and prepare progress reports.
  • Create art displays exhibiting student’s work for the school and the community to enjoy.
  • May sponsor exhibits from outside the school.
  • Strategically plan the year’s learning objectives.
  • Work with Special Education staff to plan for and meet the needs of students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and English Language Learners (ELLs). Differentiate instruction and provide accommodations and supports as needed. Actively seek to improve knowledge and skills to better address the needs of special education students and ELLs.
  • Develop and revise clear criteria and standards for high quality work and regularly examine student work to ensure that it meets increasingly higher standards of quality.
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of student work using multiple assessment tools including anecdotal records, performance assessments with rubrics, exams, and individualized assessments as appropriate.
  • Regularly analyze student progress to improve instruction and make program recommendations and improvements.
  • Uphold and support the school-wide discipline policies.
  • Meet/plan regularly to ensure consistency of program and curriculum implementation.
  • Actively participate in Professional Development meetings and contribute to sessions by sharing ideas, student work, offering and accepting feedback, and facilitating some sessions or discussions.
  • Conduct conferences with parents for the purpose of sharing results and making recommendations.
  • Support parents in understanding the instructional approach at OMPS through regular communication.
  • Record grades, report attendance, complete report cards, and access online educational materials as directed.
  • Assist the School Leadership in other duties as requested.
  • Maintain a clean and organized art classroom. Regularly collaborate with maintenance to ensure that the environment remains clean, free of clutter, and safe for children.


Our Ideal Candidate

  • Demonstrates and models kindness with children.
  • Desires to work with other teachers for cross-curricular opportunities.
  • Holds students accountable when they are not meeting behavioral expectations.
  • Believes that great teaching can transform the world and that perseverance pays off.
  • Believes that all students can achieve at the highest levels.
  • Is a strategic thinker and proactive, creative, problem-solver.
  • Effectively balances the larger vision and plan for the school with ensuring the day-today operations.
  • Thrives in a forward-thinking, changing, and continually growing environment.
  • Is a team player.
  • Is able to take risks to do what is best for students.
  • Has excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Is willing to grow professionally through further academic studies.

What it means to work at Old Mission Peninsula School

  • Being an active participant as we develop our school culture and environment.
  • Engaging in significant curriculum development work.
  • Working hard to provide results for our students.
  • Working with a diverse student body.
  • Welcoming all who are interested our school.
  • Engaging in a deep and meaningful way with the parents/guardians of all students.
  • Having high expectations for all students, staff, and faculty.
  • Being supported by your peers, school leadership, School Board and the community.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and appropriate Teaching Certificate/Licensure
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with parents
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to an individual’s specific needs
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to differences and changes in characteristics of students, programs, leadership, staff and community
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize varied teaching methodologies to accommodate students’ unique learning styles
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member

OMPS Mission Statement

Provide an active, meaningful, and challenging educational community where learning is collaborative, accessible to all students, focused on continuous academic improvement and social and character growth.

Resume or CV, references and cover letter should be sent to:
Head of School
c/o Old Mission Peninsula School
2699 Island View Road
Traverse City, MI 49486

or via the form on this page, or email to:  employment@ompschool.org

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Old Mission Peninsula School

2699 Island View Rd
Traverse City, MI   49686

Hours: 8:15 to 3:15

Phone: 231.252.0225

Mailing Address
2699 Island View Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686