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Re: Art teaching jobs during the school year??

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Thu, 28 Oct 1999 19:14:17 EDT

Let me see--some possible suggestions about how to go about finding an art
job in the middle of the year. My grandma always said I went about things in
the most "bassackwards" way, but it has worked for over forty years..I don't
see me changing anytime soon.<G>
1. Substitute teach for art teachers in your area. DO NOT tell them
you are looking for a job, but quietly keep your ears open. Step forward and
volunteer that information if the opportunity arises. If you are certified
already, you may get more pay than someone who is not. One advantage is that
the administration will know you are available, and if you get good
recommendations, they will beat a path to your door when they need you.
2. Someone always gets sick, or is expecting a baby, or someone's
husband or wife gets transferred and, well, there you go. Prepare a current
resume and fill out the application and have it on file in the Personnel
Office. Keep the application updated and current. Most systems keep them on
file for a year.
3. Your state arts organization, as well as the NAEA, has a job
search listing. I can't get you there (Can't send links with this version of
AOL) but check it out. They may have postings for available jobs in your

Good luck in your search,