The Department of Arts Education has made it a strategic priority to increase peer-to-peer learning by involving the district’s exemplary Arts teachers in the development of quality instructional supports. Arts Instruction Specialists (AIS) are outstanding CPS arts teachers with expert-level disciplinary knowledge and instructional skill. AIS’s collaborate with the Department of Arts Education to develop instructional supports, including curricular resources and professional learning. Each AIS serves as an invaluable source of support and information for Arts teachers across the district. AIS’s represent five disciplines (visual art, music, dance, theater, media arts) across two grade bands (PreK-8 and 9-12). Strong candidates have in-depth knowledge of Illinois Arts Learning Standards.

Eligibility: Full time Art Teacher.

Competency Alignment

Influences others to positive action: The Arts Instructional Specialist develops curricular resources and professional learning accessible by hundreds of Arts teachers across the district.

Fosters trusting relationships to enable productive change: The Arts Instructional Specialist collaborates with the Department of Arts Education and serve as a source of support and information for Arts teachers across the district.