Visual Arts Curriculum Lead (Grades PK-12)

at Public Consulting Group in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description


About Public Consulting Group

Public Consulting Group LLC (PCG) is a leading public sector solutions implementation and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986, PCG employs approximately 2,000 professionals throughout the U.S.-all committed to delivering solutions that change lives for the better. The firm is a member of a family of companies with experience in all 50 states, and clients in six Canadian provinces and Europe. PCG offers clients a multidisciplinary approach to meet challenges, pursue opportunities, and serve constituents across the public sector. To learn more, visit .

About PCG’ s Education Consulting Service Line

PCG’s Education Consulting Service Line works with 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 of related implementation 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. We are also partnering with the Texas Education Agency to develop and/or revisea number ofcurricula to respond to stakeholder feedback, including K-12 Reading Language Arts, K-6 Spanish Language Arts, K-5 Mathematics, K-5 Social Studies, K-2 Spanish Skills, K-5 Science, and K-5 Integrated (Science, Social Studies, Reading Language Arts).

The Opportunity

PCG’s Education Consulting service line seeks aCurriculum Lead for a highly complex and exciting Visual Arts curriculum development project for a major urban district. The project provides motivated individuals a unique opportunity to support educators and students in actualizing the Illinois Arts Learning Standards in the creation of a custom curriculum committed to equity and inclusive of local arts. The Visual Arts Curriculum Lead will oversee the content team, including lead writers and writers, through training, drafting, and revision processes to ensure the overall coherence of the PK-12 curriculum. The Visual Arts Curriculum Lead will support the content team throughout a highly creative, iterative, and collaborative development process to produce 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 anticipated start date is May/June 2023, with the possibility of an earlier start for candidates with availability. The projected end-date is January/February 2025, with a potential opportunity for an extension, dependent upon schedule finalization with the client.


The Visual Arts Curriculum Lead will:

+ Developgrades PK-12 Visual Arts curriculum

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

+ Provide leadership for content team in the implementation of instructional and technical specifications, as well as overall quality assurance and on-time delivery of deliverables.

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

+ Support lead writers in theformal review of draft deliverables and model providing actionable written and verbal feedback for writers to apply.

+ Provide supervision and support for lead writers.

+ Work closely with advisors from identified partner organizations (e.g., SEADAE), project leadership, and client content team in a rapid development process, including leveraging these advisors in the conceptualization of the curriculum and in forging connections with local arts providers, coordinating workflow with partners as appropriate and engaging them in quality assurance to ensure alignment to client

+ Collaborate with project team to ensure vertical and horizontal alignment of the Visual Arts curriculum, as well as integration of all four artistic processes.

+ Partner with the PK-12 MusicLeadto 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 project management and operations teams to ensure that established processes and structures are appropriately implemented.

+ Identify and act upon opportunities to improve processes, operations, and client services.

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

+ Commit for the duration of the project (anticipated to be through June 2024) with opportunity for future work.


Required Skills and Orientations

+ Able to manage logistics and multiple parallel workflows

+ Able to meet deadlines in fast-paced environment without compromising quality

+ Self-motivated, self-directed, and comfortable taking initiative

+ Committed to the development of culturally and linguistically relevant and responsive materials

+ 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

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills

+ Skilled in the development and delivery of visual arts curriculum and instruction

+ Knowledgeable about culturally responsive teaching practices

+ Knowledgeable about Illinois Arts Learning Standards and/or National Core Arts Standards in Visual Arts

+ Knowledgeable about WIDA

+ 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 Illinois Visual Arts standards or National Core Arts Standards in Visual Arts

+ Deep content knowledge in visual arts as evidenced by years of teaching, advanced degree, and/or professional arts experience (preferably district-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 leadership experience of 3 or more years

+ Experience developing curricular resources for use by other teachers

+ Familiarity with Google Drive

+ Experience with digital learning instructi

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Job Posting: JC226963942

Posted On: Oct 24, 2022

Updated On: Jun 10, 2023

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