Art Teacher Resume Sample

Are you looking for an eye-catching and creative art teacher resume? This example is sure to grab the reader's attention and really helped Denise stand out from the competition!

We included an appealing, relevant icon at the top of the page, which demonstrates Denise's creativity. In this example, we've utilized a light blue border to brighten up the resume and make it more visually appealing. The formatting for this art educator resume has been kept very clean and easy to read; thus, allowing the hiring administrator to peruse through it efficiently, without missing key items.

Instead of using a long art teacher resume objective we used the title of the job she wishes to secure. Denise's resume begins with a strong professional summary profile detailing her strengths as an art teacher. It touches on both her art skills and ability to teach a variety of different artistic methods, as well as her general teaching and classroom management expertise.

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Since Denise's education and teaching credentials are relatively recent, we listed them right after the resume profile. In addition to being obtained somewhat recently, they are also pertinent to the teaching position she is seeking, since her bachelor's and master's degrees are in fine art and education respectively.

When you review this art instructor resume example, you will see many examples of educational keywords, which are critical to obtaining an art teacher job interview — this is especially true if your teaching resume is scanned through ATS Applicant Tracking System. To help with this, we've also included an areas of expertise section with important keywords listed, such as classroom management, technology integration, and artistic instruction.

Denise's elemetary school job history is also very solid, making it easy to come up with several relevant teaching accomplishments that will impress the school principal or school district superintendent. As she is currently employed as an art teacher, this job experience is very important to highlight thoroughly.

We began her job experience by describing her daily duties including designing creative lesson plans in paragraph form. This is followed by bullet points showcasing her accomplishments. She has achieved many accolades in her position. One such strong achievement includes: "Initiated an after school art club to provide students with additional opportunities to further their artistic capabilities and discover new mediums".

Art Teacher Resume Sample - Page 1

In page two, Denise's art instructor resume conveys her many teaching talents and skills, while communicating her passion to instil art appreciation within her students. As well, her accomplishments really sell her as a potential job candidate. We demonstrated how Denise was able to achieve student participation, encourage student creativity, motivate children, and incorporate interdisciplinary elements.

You will also notice that the second page has included a page header that contains her name and the page number. This is important, as all pages of your application should contain your name, and by including the page number, this ensures that your resume will remain intact with all pages included.

The second page of Denise's resume continues her professional experiences with another art teacher position followed by a substitute teaching job. Once again, we have described Denise's duties and accomplishments in her second art teaching position. This time we have highlighted different responsibilities and achievements that show her ability to teach art to a wide variety of student populations in different grade levels and school communities.

Her substitute teaching experience is also highlighted because it demonstrates her ability to teach in additional subject areas, as well as her ability to adapt and be flexible in her teaching. This resume format works excellent with her background.

Achievements are the most important part of a resume, so make sure to include them in your art teacher resume. Instead of just listing your duties and skills, accomplishments show what you have done for a school in the past, letting a potential school know what you can do for them in the future.

Achievements should follow the C.A.R. method: challenge, action, result. What was a challenge you faced, what actions did you take to solve it, and what was the result? For instance, in Denise's resume, one of her accomplishments is as follows: taught third grade students the division of space in creating their own compositions through the use of mixed media, watercolors, and acrylics where they created original paintings by observing other artists' works. If your job search isn't working it may be time to revisit your resume and make sure you have relevant achievements included.

Following her experience section, we have included a professional development section and a professional affiliation section. It's always important to demonstrate how you are dedicated toward your own self-growth as an educator, as well as your commitment to remaining up-to-date with your skills. Denise has completed courses in art-related areas as well as in more general teaching subjects. Her membership in the National Art Institute and National Education Association has also been highlighted.

Since Denise's resume started with a bang, we wanted to close with one too! At the end of this art teacher resume example you will find a positive quote from a famous artist. We have numerous other ideas for building a creative resume, and are always open to suggestions!

Art Teacher Resume Sample - Page 2

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Resourceful and imaginative teaching professional highly trained in a wide array of artistic mediums. Talent for instilling art appreciation, and promoting creativity and open-mindedness. Proven ability to maintain a well-disciplined and highly motivated classroom. Offer individualized support and provide positive encouragement to ensure that each child succeeds. Collaborative educator, with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills to cultivate and sustain strong relationships within the school community.

Areas of Expertise

  • Classroom Management
  • Student Motivation
  • Artistic Instruction
  • Interactive Learning
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Thematic Units
  • Visual Aids
  • Technology Integration


Master of Art Education
Art University, Anywhere, TX, 2016, GPA 4.0

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art
Art University, Anywhere, TX, 2012, GPA 3.8

State of California Teaching Credential, K-6




Art Teacher

Design and present exciting lessons that actively engage learners, while educating on proper artistic methodologies and various technical aspects. Provide students with opportunities to reach their fullest potential through creative expression, cognitive strategies, and broad range of aesthetic, historical, critical, and production experiences. Offer extracurricular tutoring to ensure each student is able to understand the material.

  • Initiated an after-school Art Club to provide students with additional opportunities to further their artistic capabilities and discover new mediums.
  • Developed and implemented various thematic lesson plans utilizing age-appropriate material and focusing on relevant topics including wildlife, greenery, and landscapes.
  • Successfully achieved student participation by utilizing creativity and incorporating a "real life" connection into the classroom in order to gain and maintain students' interest and encourage self-expression.
  • Prompted student motivation, participation, and effective listening skills through the implementation of positive reinforcement and weekly rewards.
  • Positively impacted classroom activities by utilizing overhead projectors, computers, movies, outside speakers, and puzzles gearing lessons both visually and conceptually.


Art Teacher

Raised student awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the visual arts through creative instruction. Assessed and evaluated approximately 700 students. Acted as creator and promoter of student displays at ABC Art Gallery. Held parent-teacher conferences to keep parents up-to-date on their child's progress and address disciplinary matters. Developed creative, multidisciplinary lesson plans on various art topics; focused on diverse areas of interest and the real world to effectively convey concepts and aid in learning.

  • Developed an innovative art program with strong interdisciplinary connection, which integrated all subject areas and numerous diverse cultures.
  • Created fun and engaging educational and recreational projects, enabling students to gain knowledge with numbers, letters, patterns, sounds, shapes, colors, and reading.
  • Taught third grade students the division of space in creating their own compositions through the use of mixed media, water colors, and acrylics where they created original paintings by observing other artists' works.


Substitute Teacher

Travelled throughout the school district substitute teaching all core subjects for grades K-5. Implemented pre-planned lessons and activities in accordance with school standards and teachers' guidelines. Utilized a cooperative discipline model and established a reward system to maintain a positive and focused classroom.



Art Appreciation • The Well-Disciplined Classroom • Rubrics Scoring

Computer Integration • Discipline Made Easy • Parent Communication

Using Positive Reinforcement in the Classroom • Incorporating Visual Images



National Art Institute • National Education Association

"The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place; from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web."

::: Pablo Picasso :::

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