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Elementary Art Teacher Resume

Art and craft are given due importance in schools. Children are trained in art and craft along with other subjects such as English and Math. Teachers try to boost and infuse artistic abilities in children from a very young age, i.e., the time when they are in preschool and kindergarten or elementary school.

An elementary art teacher is responsible for teaching art and craft to children in an elementary school. Since children in these schools are very young, they need not be taught very complicated designs or art techniques. However, the teacher needs to teach this subject in a way that, at this age, a child's artistic abilities are boosted and he develops an interest in the subject.

These teachers can work with private or public schools, art schools, art studios, or community centers. To work at this position, one needs to be licensed by the state. The sample of elementary art teacher resume followed by the vital information given below, which gives a brief idea of the said job profile, will make things easier for any aspiring candidate.

Brief introduction of the career scope and profile of an elementary art teacher:

As mentioned above, elementary art teachers provide training on art and craft to children of elementary schools. They usually specialize in a certain category such as portraits, sculptures, landscape, etc. However, they need to possess a combined knowledge of the same. A teacher will have to combine drawing, sculpture, craft, etc., to teach various concepts of art to children. They need to help children get used to paints, clay, sketching, etc.

Speaking about career scope, these personnel should get immense opportunities in southern and western parts of the USA. As per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, elementary, public, private, and kindergarten schools are expected to grow faster in these areas - almost by 13% until 2018. Thus, it should create a huge demand for these teachers.

The resume sample given below will help you to understand more about the skills, job responsibilities, qualifications, and format of resume for the said position.

Zeus F. Dsouza
6th Park Avenue Drive
Chicago, IL 60624
Phone: 783-784-7748

Career Objective:

With a total work experience of 4 years and having gained thorough expertise in imparting art and craft education to elementary school children, I am looking forward to work with high school children or dedicated art schools, wherein I can make utmost use of my art and craft skills.

Career Summary:

I am currently employed with Kidzone Rosemary Elementary School as an Art Teacher. I am responsible for teaching art and craft to children aged between 5-12 years. I am responsible for devising an art and craft syllabus for children, training them in the same, conduct fun activities, tests, etc. Prior to this, I worked with Illuminati Kindergarten and taught art and craft to children as per the syllabus devised by the senior teachers.

Summary of Skills:

  • Expertise in sketching, coloring, portrait drawing, and landscape painting
  • Expertise in using various art and craft equipment and colors
  • Expertise in helping children to learn the art as well as enjoy it
  • Expertise in devising art and craft syllabus for children and conducting various fun activities or tests to boost up their interest further
  • Hands-on experience in sculpture making and painting to help students make use of clay and portray their skills
  • Expertise in contemporary and modern art
  • Excellent teaching skills and dealing with children

Professional Experience:

Current Employer: Kidzone Rosemary Elementary School, Chicago, Illinois (2012-till date)
Designation: Sr. Art Teacher
Roles and Responsibilities

  • Work in coordination with students and parents
  • Develop syllabus for children and provide the required inventory including drawing papers, clay, colors, etc.
  • Help children to understand the skills and techniques of drawing
  • Boost the artistic abilities of children by organizing fun activities and holding exhibitions of their drawings for the parents
  • Make children aware of different forms of drawing and give them a brief idea of the same
  • Conduct tests and review their drawings or sculptures to ensure that the subject is taken seriously by both children and parents
  • Help children enroll for different drawing or art and craft competitions and help them to prepare for the same

Previous Work Experience

A] Illuminati Kindergarten, Chicago, Illinois (2010-2012)
Designation: Art Teacher
Roles and Responsibilities

  • Conduct sessions on art and craft for children aged between 5-9 years
  • Help children to get acquainted with different drawing equipment and materials such as scales, stencils, colors, clay, etc.
  • Help children to understand and gain expertise in handling basic drawing equipment
  • Conduct drawing tests at regular intervals


  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Chicago School of Fine Arts, Chicago, Illinois - 2010


Available on prior request.


Zeus F. Dsouza

The elementary art teacher resume sample presented above thus gives a clear idea of the roles and responsibilities associated with the said position. A person willing to work at this position must possess excellence in art and craft along with patience and the required skills to handle a class of children aged between 3-8 years. All this presented in a well-written resume will help you to get an interview call and move ahead in your career. To increase the chance of getting selected for interview call, write a unique professional cover letter. Check this cover letter sample to get some help in your writing.

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