Elementary School Teaching | Art | Aurora Charter School


Aurora Charter School
The mission of Aurora Charter School is to operate a center of learning that embraces academic excellence and celebrates the gift of Latino culture.

Our unique dual language program is designed around the three pillars of dual language education; Bilingualism and Biltieracy, High academic achievement, and socio-cultural competence. We strive to ensure that each child develops strong biliteracy skills, achieves at their highest potential, and develops a socio-cultural competence that helps them develop into noble citizens of our community.
The Art Teacher K-8th Grade, under the supervision of the principal is responsible for planning and executing high-quality lessons in the content area they are responsible for. This teacher should be connected to and/or have a broad knowledge of the Latino culture and be able to plan culturally-sensitive lessons.


  • License to teach art in grades K-8 in Minnesota
  • Bachelor’s Degree with major or minor in art education or related degree
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish strongly preferred but not required

The essential job functions include, but are not limited to, the following fundamental duties: 

  • Provide instruction in the core curriculum areas for which employed; make appropriate use of instructional resources and technologies. 
  • Develop and implement innovative methods for providing instruction to students. 
  • Utilize school curriculum and resources to inform instruction and ensure that students learn at a high level.
  • Evaluate student performance in accordance with system used by the school; promote student achievement; maintain required student records; make related reports to the school administration. 
  • Maintain contact and communications with parents of students and work with them to achieve student academic development; participate in parent teacher conferences. 
  • Manage classroom and student behavior within the classroom; enforce rules governing the conduct of students; take appropriate disciplinary action with students when necessary. 
  • Continue to seek professional growth and development in the curriculum areas for which employed; attend professional development required by the district; maintain active teaching license. 
  • Serve on a minimum of one school committee.
  • Contribute to the District’s inclusive workplace efforts by fostering a safe, welcoming, and respectful environment. 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Teachers at Aurora Charter School are expected to:

  • Develop lesson plans according to state standards
  • Create lessons that may be required for adaptive education or students with special needs
  • Develop classroom standards for behavior and acceptable social norms
  • Create substitute lesson plans
  • Collaborate with other teachers for integrative lesson planning
  • Adhere to the school’s discipline policies
  • Attend all-staff meetings
  • Meet with students, parents, counselor, teachers, and others in special group meetings to develop individual lesson plans
  • Attend after-school functions
  • Assist the school with its Environmental Education initatives by implementing EE in the classroom
  • Participate in field trips
  • Organize, clean, and decorate your classroom
  • Take attendance and prepare progress reports for grades
  • Attend open house and back-to-school nights
  • Hold parent/teacher conferences

Salary and Benefits:

  • Beginning salaries are determined based on years of experience and level of education.
  • Full-time employees are offered health and dental insurance. Based on the health plan selected, the school pays all or the majority of the employee’s insurance premium.
  • Employees are offered a variety of voluntary benefits.
  • All employees are offered paid time off for illness, personal days, and bereavement.
  • All employees are automatically enrolled in a retirement plan. Both the employee and the school contribute to retirement.