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Visual Arts Curriculum Lead (Grades PK-12)

Company: Public Consulting Group
Location: Hartford
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:


**The Opportunity**

PCG's Education Consulting service line seeksa **Curriculum** **Lead** for a highly complex and excitingVisual Artscurriculumdevelopmentprojectfora major urban district.The project provides motivated individuals a unique opportunity to support educators and students in actualizingtheIllinois Arts Learning Standardsin the creation of a custom curriculumcommittedto equity andinclusive of local arts.TheVisual ArtsCurriculum Lead will overseethe content team, includinglead writers andwriters,throughtraining, drafting,and revisionprocessestoensure the overall coherence of thePK-12curriculum.TheVisual ArtsCurriculum Lead will supportthe content teamthroughouta highly creative, iterative, and collaborative development processtoproduce lessons that are rigorous, engaging, and meaningful to students.Specific responsibilities and skill/experience requirements are detailed below.

This is a remote role, with occasional in-person meetings.Some travel may be required.The start date isDecember 2022, with the possibility of an earlier start for candidates with availability.

**About PCG'** **s Education** **Consulting Service Line**

PCG's Education Consulting Service Line workswith states, districts, and schools to address a wide spectrum of needs such as curriculum development, instructional resources audits, design and facilitation of professional development and professional learning communities, school improvement, and program reviews.

Project engagements have included the development of theEngageNYgrades 6-12 English Language Arts curriculum for the New York State Education Department and the delivery ofrelatedimplementation services across several states; the design and delivery of a system of a K-3 professional learning program for the Connecticut State Department of Education; and the creation of training and resources to support standards implementation for the Florida Department of Education. We recently collaborated with Chicago Public Schools (IL) to develop a full-year, standards-aligned digital curriculum for PK-12 English Language Arts and mathematics and are providing asynchronous and synchronous professional learning to teachers and administrators to support implementation. Currently, we are also developing a K-5 ELA curriculum in partnership with Pinellas County Schools (FL) to support their transition to the new Florida B.E.S.T standards.


**The** **Visual Arts** **Curriculum Lead will:**

+ Developgrades PK-12hiVisual Artscurriculum

+ Contribute to the development and refinement of instructional and technical specifications and oversee adherence to the specifications that will be documented inproject requirements.

+ Provide leadership forcontent teaminthe implementation of instructional and technical specifications, as well as overall quality assuranceand on-time delivery of deliverables.

+ Developmodeldeliverables that comply with specific design criteria and for implementation in a digital and print environment, including core lessons and additional review, support,and challenge lessons to support the development of the artistic processes.

+ Support lead writers in theformalreviewofdraft deliverables andmodelprovidingactionable written and verbal feedback forwritersto apply.

+ Provide supervision and support for lead writers.

+ Work closely withadvisors fromidentifiedpartnerorganizations(e.g., SEADAE),project leadership, and client content teamin arapid development process, includingleveraging these advisors in the conceptualization of the curriculum and in forging connections with local arts providers,coordinating workflowwith partnersas appropriateand engaging them in quality assuranceto ensure alignmenttoclientexpectations.

+ Collaborate with project team to ensure vertical and horizontal alignment of theVisual Artscurriculum,as well as integration of all four artistic processes.

+ Partner with the PK-12MusicLeadto ensure consistency of approach (as appropriate) and share best practices for reviewing and providing feedback on grade-level deliverables in support of their lead writers.

+ Collaborate with projectmanagementandoperationsteamsto ensure that established processes and structures are appropriately implemented.

+ Identifyand act uponopportunities to improve processes, operations, and client services.

+ Have availabilityduringregularwork week, with some night or weekend work as needed.

+ Commitfor the duration of the project (anticipated to bethroughJune2024) with opportunityfor future work.

**Required Skills** **and Orientations**

+ Able to manage logistics and multiple parallel workflows

+ Able to meet deadlines infast-paced environment without compromising quality

+ Self-motivated, self-directed, and comfortable takinginitiative

+ Committed to client satisfaction

+ Oriented around a growth mindset, driven to seek out and use feedback to improve and to grow

+ Open-minded in facing challenges

+ Collaborative, flexible, creative problem-solvers

+ Ability to persist through an iterative process modifying and refining work products over time

+ Attuned to detailandalsoable to see the big picture

+ Excellentverbal and written communication skills

+ Skilled inthe development and delivery ofvisual artscurriculum andinstruction

+ Knowledgeable aboutIllinois Arts Learning Standards and/or National Core Arts Standards inVisual Arts

+ Knowledge of the principals of Universal Design for Learning, Backwards Design, and experience creating authentic assessments.

+ Passionate about Fine Arts and dedicated to achievement for all students


**Required** **/Desired** **Experience**

+ Five or more years teaching experience in K-12 public school setting implementing IllinoisVisual Artsstandards or National Core Arts Standards inVisual Arts

+ Deep content knowledge invisual artsas evidenced by years of teaching, advanced degree,and/or professional arts experience (preferablydistrict-level experience)

+ Experience writing standards-based curriculum at elementary, middle, and/or high school level

+ Experience teaching diverse learners, including EnglishLearners and students with disabilities

+ Previous team leadershipexperience of 3 or more years

+ Experience developing curricular resourcesfor use by other teachers

+ Familiarity with Google Drive

+ Experience with digital learning instructional design (Preferred)

+ Mastersdegree or higher or equivalent experience

**Next Steps**

Interested individuals must submitResume or CV.


**EEO Statement**

Public Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to celebrating diversity and intentionally creating a culture of inclusion. We believe that we work best when our employees feel empowered and accepted, and that starts by honoring each of our unique life experiences. At PCG, all aspects of employment regarding recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programs are based on merit, business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, citizenship status, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. PCG will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PCG believes in health, equality, and prosperity for everyone so we can succeed in changing the ways the public sector, including health, education, technology and human services industries, work.


**Job Locations** _US_

**Posted Date** _3 days ago_ _(10/21/2022 4:48 PM)_

**_Job ID_** _2022-8727_

**_# of Openings_** _1_

**_Category_** _Operation Support_

**_Type_** _Regular Full-Time_

**_Practice Area_** _Education Services_

Public Consulting Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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