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If you’re looking for the best art teacher resume, you’ve come to the right place. We built this guide based on real data from over 1,000,000 resumes and job postings so you know exactly what to put in your art teacher resume. Let’s get started.

Methodology

The goal of this guide is to give you real data what the “must haves” of art teacher resumes are.

To do that, we compiled and analyzed data from art teacher resumes and 11 art teacher job listings to get the data used for this our art teacher resume guide. 

In addition to art teacher-specific resume data, we built a database of nearly 1 million resumes and job listings, and we use a proprietary machine learning model to understand the anatomy of the best resumes in general.

Quick note: using the data below can help you build a competitive resume, but it’s always important to be creative, unique, and personal to stand out.

If you want more info on our methodology, you can check it out here.

Art teacher resume objective data + art teacher objective examples

Pop quiz: do art teacher’s really need to use an objective? 

In general, whether or not you need an objective or professional summary can depend a lot on your personal career level (check out our article on resume objectives), but this is what our analysis found for art teacher’s specifically:

  • 34% of art teacher’s included an objective section
  • 26% of art teacher’s included a professional summary
  • 47% of art teacher’s included neither an objective nor a summary

Art teacher objective examples

A highly creative art teacher , and a resourceful individual looking for a responsible position to gain practical experience.

A highly motivated art teacher who aims to make use of their interpersonal skills to achieve goals of a company that focuses on customer satisfaction and customer experience.

Seeking a challenging role as an art teacher in a private school, utilizing my expertise in fine art techniques and my ability to create a positive and inclusive learning environment for students of all skill levels.

To secure a position as an art teacher in a public school system, leveraging my experience in developing and implementing art programs for diverse student populations, as well as my ability to foster a love of art in students of all ages.

To obtain a position as an art teacher in a school setting, utilizing my passion for art education and experience in curriculum development to inspire and engage students in the creative process.


Skills for art teacher resumes

These are the skills that occurred most frequently in in art teacher resumes, which means they tend to be core competencies or highly desired skills. 

Of course, you should only list skills that you actually have, and you should prioritze skills most relevant to the job you're applying for. But these are good core skills to include on your resume.

To get more detail on building a powerful skills section, take a peek at our article on resume skills.

*Note: to find skills our machine learning model basically looks for common words, so take these with a grain of salt and use your best judgment. 

Most common art teacher resume skills

Most common hard skills for art teacher resumes: smart board, canvas, google classroom, ms office, and adaptability.


Most common soft skills for art teacher resumes: interpersonal skills, resourcefulness, listening skills, customer-service skills, and patience


Other good art teacher resume skills

  • Age appropriate activities
  • Assessment
  • Classroom management
  • Curriculum development
  • Departmental planning
  • Early childhood learning concepts
  • Film editing software
  • Music editing software
  • Painting techniques
  • Safety and sanitation policies
  • Visual imaging
  • Active listening
  • Creative thinking
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication
  • Time management

Art teacher skills section examples

Note: these examples are formatted the same here just because it’s simple, but we have more detailed formatting advice (and examples) in our guide to resume formatting.

Art teacher skills example 1

Age appropriate activities | canvas | classroom management | curriculum development | ms office | adaptability | departmental planning

Art teacher skills example 2

Assessment | interpersonal skills | early childhood learning concepts | resourcefulness | film editing software | listening skills | music editing software

Art teacher skills example 3

Interpersonal skills | painting techniques | patience | customer-service skills | visual imaging | resourcefulness | active listening

Work experience for art teacher resumes

Your work experience section is almost always the most important part of your resume. Because it’s difficult to pull trends from this kind of section, this section is mostly just examples. 

For some advanced strategies for writing about work experience on a resume, refer to our article on building a strong work experience resume section. We also have a guide on writing a resume with no experience if you’re just starting your career.

For now, it’s good to remember that the most important experience for any art teacher resume is the most relevant experience.

A couple examples for you:

Art teacher work experience examples

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Art Teacher

Hooli, 2021-2022

Responsibilities

  • Monitor financial markets and the performance of individual securities
  • Contact prospective clients to present information and explain available services
  • Supervise students outside of the classroom, such as between classes, during lunch and recess, and on field trips
  • Manage the finances of the facility, such as patient fees and billing
  • Oversee the maintenance and repair of machinery, equipment, and electrical and mechanical systems

WORK EXPERIENCE

Associate Art Teacher

Wonka Industries, 2015-2022

Responsibilities

  • Address complaints regarding food quality or service
  • Repair or replace malfunctioning components, parts, and other mechanical or electrical equipment
  • Helped to instruct students with language, communication, reading, and daily life skill activities
  • Communicated and worked closely with teachers, administrators and parents; and built a positive rapport with students
  • Helped reinforce behavior modification strategies, taught lessons, helped to implement evidence-based teaching practices, and helped students reach their maximum learning potential by providing constant support and encouragement

WORK EXPERIENCE

Art Teacher Intern

Jaguar Ventures, 2011-2012

Responsibilities

  • Created lesson plans and provide instruction for various courses, that include Digital Arts, Fundamentals of Art, Sculpture, Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Banking and Credit courses
  • Evaluated student performance and grade students’ classwork, homework, assessments, and projects
  • Collected and analyzed information on students learning progress based on documented lessons
  • Collaborated with teachers to collect information on students tests scores
  • Proofread students essays and reports

Education for art teacher resumes

For most positions, work experience is more important than education, although it can be important for new grads or for fields in which specific classes are industry-standard. 

So it’s not a big section, but it’s still important, and often, art teacher job postings list a minimum education requirement. 

Check out our blueprint for education on resumes for our full playbook on education sections.

Data from our sample of 957 art teacher resumes

  • 9% art teacher resumes listed an associate’s degree
  • 59% art teacher resumes listed a bachelor’s degree
  • 26% art teacher resumes included a masters degree
  • 1% art teacher resumes mentioned a doctoral degree

Art teacher resume education examples

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Management Studies

Erie Institute of Technology Inc, 2021

Awards & Honors

  • Class Rank Recognition
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Cum Laude

EDUCATION

Associate of Science

Blinn College District, 2015

Certifications for art teacher resumes

Certifications aren’t a strict requirement for every job, but there are almost always certifications you can get to boost your chances of success. 

If you want to see how to build these sections, we have a guide about certifications on resumes.

We did a little research and found certifications can help art teacher’s specifically, according to CareerOneStop.

Art teacher certification examples

CERTIFICATIONS

National Board Certification – Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood – Art

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, 2021

Teacher Certification Program

Teach Away, 2015

CERTIFICATIONS

National Board Certification – Early Childhood through Young Adulthood – Library Media, Teacher Certification Program, Nationally Certified Teacher of Music

Art teacher resume action verbs

Using our database of nearly 1,000,000 publicly available resumes, we compiled an index of action verbs and cross-referenced it with our sample of 957 art teacher resumes and job postings to uncover which action verbs are most commonly used by art teacher’s and art teacher employers.

The most common action verbs on art teacher resumes are: program, process, assist, prepare, and lead.

The most common action verbs on art teacher job postings are: manage, plan, review, develop, and field.

Other action verbs for art teacher resumes: 

  • Perform
  • Handle
  • Design
  • Test
  • Direct
  • Create
  • Supervise
  • Monitor
  • Track
  • Drive

Full art teacher resume example

Lastly, we wanted to give you a couple full art teacher resume examples.. 

Please note: you can write a better resume than this. This is just a quick illustration to show you how these pieces might fit together. 

If you’d like to see “perfect” resumes, we have a showcase of resume examples.


Art teacher resume example

Anthony Perez
Art Teacher

1948 Alexander Drive, Decatur, TX


To secure a position as an art teacher in a public school system, leveraging my experience in developing and implementing art programs for diverse student populations, as well as my ability to foster a love of art in students of all ages.


WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Art Teacher

Hooli, 2021-2022

Responsibilities

  • Taught knowledge and skills in art, including drawing, painting, typography, page layout and art history and communicated with parents on pupil progress
  • Provided instruction to help students develop skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Provided individual and small-group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students with varying intellectual and artistic abilities, and to accommodate a variety of instructional activities
  • Evaluated each student’s performance and growth in knowledge and aesthetic understandings, and prepare progress reports and report cards

Associate Art Teacher

Wonka Industries, 2015-2022

Responsibilities

  • Planned and presented art displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit students’ work for the School and the community
  • Develop and plan classes that engage students in the creative process, while deepening their knowledge and understanding of art, design and art history
  • Help students to develop personal styles and express themselves through the medium of art
  • Introduce techniques and procedures for painting, sketching, design and sculpting

Art Teacher Intern

Jaguar Ventures, 2011-2016

Responsibilities

  • Plan and prepare art lesson plans every week according to the county curriculum
  • Making mindfulness activities for students throughout the school year
  • Communicate with students and parents
  • Focus on development of skills in all mediums as well as knowledge of artists and cultures

CERTIFICATIONS

Nationally Certified Teacher of Music

Music Teachers National Association, 2021

Teacher Certification Program

Teach Away, 2015


SKILLS

Age appropriate activities | departmental planning | databases | listening skills | interpersonal skills | smart board | painting techniques


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Management Studies

Erie Institute of Technology Inc, 2021

Associate of Science

Blinn College District, 2015

What experts say about art teacher resumes

Before we wrap it up, we want to leave you with some advice from other experts we admire.

“Fulfilling the organization’s goals, standards, mission, and vision; that kind of language should be in your resume.” – How to Write a Teacher Resume Part 01 | 3 Important Elements | Kathleen Jasper | NavaED


“It is helpful to have what kind of art you make too.” – 5 Tips to Land your Dream Job as and Art Teacher


“As a teacher, you’re going to have to be organized; you’ll need to organize your resume, your transcripts, your three reference letters, your diploma, your teacher’s license, and your paperwork.” – 5 Tips to Land your Dream Job as and Art Teacher

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And that’s a wrap!

We hope this guide has helped you understand what makes a great art teacher resume. If you have questions, just drop them in the comments.

Methodology

In addition to our own expertise as professional resume consultants, for every resume guide we write, we curate dozens of recent job postings and resumes to make sure all our recommendations align with current trends for each specific industry and career path. Learn more about our methodology here. 

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Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle has worked in recruiting & HR for 10 years and has taught resume writing at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She has helped build teams at two large startups (Wyzant and, currently, Brilliant) in the last decade, which means she views hundreds of resumes per day. Michelle guides our overall resume value system, ensuring our recommendations are high-quality and effective in the current job market.

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