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Art Therapist

Home Careers Art Therapist
Submitted: April 21
Closing: July 1


Susan Scheller
Academic Director


Location Spero Academy
2701 California Stree NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Categories Licensed
Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Minnesota Teacher's License Required
Work Commitment Full-Time
To Apply

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Job Description

2021-2022 school year

Position Summary:
To provide learning activities appropriate to the age of the students and aligning with the MN State Standards for Arts Education in order to develop an interest in and ability for creative expression and artistic literacy. To be able to differentiate learning activities for students with a wide range of cognitive and behavioral needs. To develop an understanding and appreciation of art in each student.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead students through a variety of art activities in order to improve their self esteem and their social and emotional well-being.
The ability to work with students with a wide range of disabilities.
Uses MN State Standards for Arts to plan units and lessons in the area of visual arts to meet the
needs, interests and cultures of students.
Differentiates curriculum and adapts resources and materials specific to the cognitive and behavioral needs of the students.
Demonstrates and assists students in using different techniques and media to develop art works
aligned to their artistic abilities.
Informs students about cultural and historical influences on art.
Assess and evaluate student performance on a regular basis.
Plans and presents art displays.
Creates a positive learning environment through the establishment of good rapport with students
and staff, and encouraging open discussion.
Understands and implements School-wide Discipline Policy and how it relates to special education students.
Collaborates with classroom teachers to assure student grade-level, IEP, and individual needs are being met.
Demonstrates familiarity with assistive technology and other forms of technology such as interactive boards.
Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Masters degree and certification in Art Therapy preferred OR current Minnesota licensure in the area
of Visual Arts K-12 and Special Education.


Masters degree and certification in Art Therapy preferred OR current Minnesota licensure in the area
of Visual Arts K-12 and Special Education.
Experience with children with disabilities and/or elementary-aged children is strongly preferred.
Demonstrates culturally relevant pedagogy in the three areas of academic achievement, cultural competence, and sociopolitical consciousness.
Demonstrate a sound knowledge of and passion for visual art.
Excellent oral, written and spoken communication skills.
Ability to work in a self-directed manner with limited supervision
Ability to interact well with internal staff, students and parents/guardians.
Detail oriented, flexible and with a sense of accountability and ownership for work results.
Professional demeanor and appearance with a positive attitude.
Excellent planning and organizational skills.
Experience with the following computer applications: Mac equipment, classroom applications and software.
Ability to maintain status of “not disqualified” upon completion of criminal background and MN disciplinary incidence research.
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs on occasion.

Institution Description

Welcome to Spero Academy! We are a tuition-free public charter school in Northeast Minneapolis with programming designed to meet the individualized needs of students with disabilities. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about how our program may be able to help your student grow academically, emotionally, and socially

Application Instructions/Comments

Send resume and district application to:
Human Resources, Attention: Susan Scheller
Spero Academy
2701 California Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

To apply for this job, please contact the person listed.

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