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Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

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.   (O'Net 25-1121.00)

 
Reported job titles:   Adjunct Art History Instructor, Adjunct Instructor, Adjunct Instructor of Theater Appreciation, Adjunct Professor of Voice, Adjunct Professor Piano and Ear Training, Art Education Professor   (view all job titles)
 
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    Wages
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
    Yearly $31,970   $38,140   $50,400   $80,200   $101,870   $60,980  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
    Yearly $29,970   $35,200   $44,110   $81,250   $100,480   $56,520  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
    Yearly $31,820   $41,950   $67,280   $88,930   $107,850   $69,730  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
    Yearly $35,310   $41,000   $48,480   $63,600   $83,010   $54,350  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
    n/a - For some occupations that do not generally work full time year-round, only hourly wages or annual salaries are reported depending on how they are typically paid.
     


    Employment Trends
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 378 393 0.4% 9
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Educational services; state, local, and private 99.7%
    Self-employed workers, all industries 0.2%
    Performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries 0.1%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
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  • Explain and demonstrate artistic techniques.
     
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, performances, projects, assignments, and papers.
     
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
     
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
     
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
     
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
     
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011
     


    Knowledge
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  • 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.
     
  • Fine Arts - Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
     
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • History and Archeology - Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
     
  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011
     


    Skills
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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
     
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
     
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
     
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011
     


    Abilities
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  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
     
  • 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).
     
  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011
     


    Work Activities
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  • Training and Teaching Others - Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
     
  • Thinking Creatively - Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
     
  • Coaching and Developing Others - Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
     
  • Interacting With Computers - Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
     
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People - Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
     
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011
     


    Interests
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  • Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
     
  • Artistic - Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
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  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
  • Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
     
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
     
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
     
  • Innovation - Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
     
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011
     


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    Education and Training Requirements
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  • Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
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  • Training: Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
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  • Experience: Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011
     


    Schools
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      Related Instructional Programs
     
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
     
    • Art Teacher Education.
     
    • Art/Art Studies, General.
     
    • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, Other. (NEW)
     
    • Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General. (NEW)
     
    • Ballet.
     
    • Brass Instruments. (NEW)
     
    • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics.
     
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
     
    • Commercial Photography.
     
    • Conducting.
     
    • Costume Design. (NEW)
     
    • Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry.
     
    • Dance, General.
     
    • Dance, Other.
     
    • Design and Visual Communications, General.
     
    • Digital Arts. (NEW)
     
    • Directing and Theatrical Production.
     
    • Documentary Production. (NEW)
     
    • Drama and Dance Teacher Education.
     
    • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
     
    • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other.
     
    • Fashion/Apparel Design.
     
    • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts.
     
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies.
     
    • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other.
     
    • Fine and Studio Arts Management.
     
    • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
     
    • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
     
    • Graphic Design.
     
    • Industrial and Product Design.
     
    • Intermedia/Multimedia.
     
    • Jazz/Jazz Studies.
     
    • Keyboard Instruments.
     
    • Metal and Jewelry Arts.
     
    • Music History, Literature, and Theory.
     
    • Music Management.
     
    • Music Pedagogy.
     
    • Music Performance, General.
     
    • Music Teacher Education.
     
    • Music Technology. (NEW)
     
    • Music Theory and Composition.
     
    • Music, Other.
     
    • Musical Theatre. (NEW)
     
    • Musicology and Ethnomusicology.
     
    • Painting.
     
    • Percussion Instruments. (NEW)
     
    • Photography.
     
    • Playwriting and Screenwriting.
     
    • Printmaking.
     
    • Sculpture.
     
    • Stringed Instruments.
     
    • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.
     
    • Theatre Literature, History and Criticism.
     
    • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management.
     
    • Visual and Performing Arts, General.
     
    • Visual and Performing Arts, Other.
     
    • Voice and Opera.
     
    • Woodwind Instruments. (NEW)
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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