CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research. Evaluate and grade students' class work, performances, projects, assignments, and papers.
 
Explain and demonstrate artistic techniques.
 
Prepare students for performances, exams, or assessments.
 
Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as acting techniques, fundamentals of music, and art history.
 
Organize performance groups and direct their rehearsals.
 
Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
 
Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
 
Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
 
Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
 
Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
 
Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
 
Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
 
Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
 
Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
 
Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
 
Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
 
Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks and performance pieces.
 
Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
 
Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
 
Participate in campus and community events.
 
Keep students informed of community events such as plays and concerts.
 
Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
 
Display students' work in schools, galleries, and exhibitions.
 
Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head.
 
Act as advisers to student organizations.
 
Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
 
Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Fine Arts Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
 
Communications and Media Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
 
Philosophy and Theology Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.
 
History and Archeology Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
Sociology and Anthropology Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
On-the-Job Training None or short demonstration
 
Required Level of Education Doctoral Degree
 
Related Work Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
Required Level of Education Master's Degree
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Art Education Professor
Art Educator
Art History Professor
Art Instructor
Art Professor
Arts and Crafts Teacher
Ballet Professor
Ballet Teacher
Band Director
Band Teacher
Baton Teacher
Ceramics Teacher
Choir Director
Choir Teacher
Choral Teacher
College Professor
College or University Faculty Member
Dance Instructor
Dance Professor
Dancing Teacher
Department Chair
Director of Music
Drama Professor
Dramatic Art Teacher
Dramatic Coach
Faculty Member
Fine Arts Teacher
Graphic Design Professor
Guitar Teacher
Music Department Chair
Music Director
Music Educator
Music Instructor
Music Professor
Music Supervisor
Music Theory Professor
Music Theory Teacher
Musicologist
Orchestra Teacher
Organ Teacher
Percussion Teacher
Photography Professor
Photography Teacher
Piano Performance and Pedagogy Professor
Piano Professor
Piano Teacher
Professor
Scene and Lighting Design Lecturer
Singing Teacher
Speech and Drama Teacher
Stagecraft Professor
Stagecraft Teacher
Strings Teacher
Teacher
Theater Teacher
Theatre Professor
Violin Teacher
Vocal Teacher
Voice Professor
Voice Teacher
Woodwinds Teacher
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
 
 
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