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Art Teacher Interview Questions

To help you prepare for your Art Teacher interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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Tell us something about yourself outside the educational realm.

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This is an icebreaker of sorts to ease the nerves at an interview. The interviewer does want to make sure you fit into the community of the school. Share something that makes you stand out, speaking to something you are passionate about besides art.

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30 Art Teacher Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Tell us something about yourself outside the educational realm.

      How to Answer

      This is an icebreaker of sorts to ease the nerves at an interview. The interviewer does want to make sure you fit into the community of the school. Share something that makes you stand out, speaking to something you are passionate about besides art.

      Written by Shane Reinhard on May 5th, 2021

      1st Answer Example

      "Besides arts, I care a lot about music. I play a lot of different musical instruments. But, my favorite is the keys. I own a Nord Stage 3, which I like to play at local cafes and other venues."

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  • 2. Describe how you help students feel like they belong.

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      Belonging in a school is a big part of every community. Share how you help students feel connected in a classroom setting. Of course, we all wants students to know that they are valued and a part of something bigger than themselves. Speak to how you create this kind of culture.

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      1st Answer Example

      "Having a conversation more than 'how are you?' goes a long way with students. I try to look them in the eye, ask something specific about them, and show them that I truly care for their well-being. Our world has a hard time modeling this. I will do everything in my power to make this happen for the good of the community."

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  • 3. Share how you get boys to engage in art.

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      Boys not engaging in art may be a stereotype. But, the administration wants to see how you break this kind of thinking. Speak to how you draw interest from this gender.

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      "I have had a lot of amazing boys in my art classes over the years. To break the stereotype of it not being a manly subject, I work to show students the work of males and females to get a fuller perspective of the art world. This handling of the misconception goes a long way to getting boys in my art classroom."

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  • 4. How would you describe a great teacher?

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      A description of a teacher can look a lot of different ways. Share your experience on what make a quality teacher. This way, the administration can see what you value in your life.

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  • 5. Share about a lesson that was unsuccessful, but you learned a lot.

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      Lessons will not always be perfect. Speak to a time things worked out. But, make sure to reflect upon how you can improve it or how you have improved the lesson over time.

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  • 6. Use three words to describe you.

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      With this question, think carefully through the words describing you. This way, you can explain why you choose those specific words. Think through words that are original and not commonplace.

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  • 7. How do you promote interest in an art course?

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      Art courses are not for everyone. But, it is still a teacher's job to promote interest in the subject. Explain how you bring students along with your passion and excitement for art.

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  • 8. How do you keep students on task?

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      Keeping students on task can be one of the hardest things to do as a teacher. Speak to your protocol on how you encourage students the best way possible. In turn, show how student perform better in this way.

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  • 9. Why does art matter to an education?

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      Some states are questioning if art matters to a student's education. Back your subject here giving essential reasoning. This way, the interviewer will see how much you care about the subject.

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  • 10. How do you get art supplies on a small budget?

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      Art supplies can be expense. What is harder is the fact that a budget usually does not cover everything an art teacher wants. Brainstorm some ideas with the interviewer on how you would make things work with a small budget.

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  • 11. What art projects do your students love?

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      Art projects can look a lot of different ways. Share what students enjoy in your class. This way, the administration can get a sense of the joy your class brings to the community.

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  • 12. What artists have influenced you?

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      Any profession has people that bring about influence. The same can be said for art teachers. Speak about artists that have got you excited about art. Speak to the reasons you are impressed by their work.

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  • 13. Show and explain some pictures of your own work.

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      An interviewer wants to see what kind of artist they are hiring. If an art teacher has a quality portfolio, then they can expect that teaching may come more naturally. Bring along your best pieces during any interview, just in case.

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  • 14. How do you like to display art work around the school?

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      Displaying art around a school is a big part of culture. Students should be proud of their art. By presenting it, students will enjoy art even more, as they see their hard-work play out in-front of the rest of the school.

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  • 15. Share one strength and weakness you have.

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      With this question, the interviewer wants to see all sides of you. Speak to a strength and how it makes you better. Also, describe a weakness and how you try to make it a strength.

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  • 16. Why did you decide to become an art teacher?

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      During an interview, you may get asked this question to get to know you better. Share about the moments in your life that brought you to the place you are today. This way, you can impress your interviewer right off the bat.

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  • 17. What questions do you have for us?

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      The interviewer wants to see how much you care about this job. Make sure to check out the website of the school or research other materials to get a perspective of your prospective job. This way, you will have a few questions in mind, if this does come up.

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  • 18. How do parents get involved in your art classes?

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      Parents getting involved in art might not be priority one of an administration. But, it is imperative that parents can see and help with what is going on. Share a few ideas of what parents can do to be a part of your program.

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  • 19. What does technology look like in an art class?

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      Technology is the present and future of teaching. Share how technology is enhancing art to it true potential. Casting vision for tech in an art class may be helpful for the administration, too.

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  • 20. Where do you want to be in the next five years?

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      An administration wants to make sure that you are here for a few years when applying for a job. Speak to the vision you have to be a part of the school for the next five years. This way, there will be peace of mind coming from the administration, knowing that you will stick around for awhile.

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  • 21. How have you resolved a conflict with another teacher before?

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      Conflicts will arise for any educator. Still, conflict is not only involving students, but sometimes with other teachers, too. Speak to the professionalism you have when you have an interaction with another teacher that could be more tense than usual.

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  • 22. What is the hardest part of teaching?

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      There are a lot of different things that can be hard about teaching. Pinpoint one of them and share it with your interviewer. Be sure to speak how you work to improve this day in and day out.

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  • 23. What does the average day of school look like for you?

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      Every teacher has an average day of what class looks like. Explain how your ordinary day still brings joy and excitement to students. This is the kind of teacher any school is looking for.

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  • 24. As a teacher, what do you need from the adminstration?

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      An administration is a vital part of every school. But, there needs to be a balance of how much a teacher needs administrative support. So, speak to the needs you have, but also how your are a self-starter.

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  • 25. How do you work with challenging students?

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      Challenging students are a part of the job description. An interviewer wants to understand your methodology to make things happen positively in your classroom. Talk through the steps you take for directness towards the student, but also how you defuse any situations.

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  • 26. Why did you apply for the job at this school?

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      A typical school gets lots of applications during any given year. They certainly want to understand if you are in it for the right reasons. Share your perspective on education and why you picked this school to apply for the job.

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  • 27. What has your experience been with special need students in your class?

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      Special need students certainly need more support than the typical art student. Share how you help these students along in the right way. Speak to your awareness of these students here.

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  • 28. What teaching methods do you enjoy?

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      With so many teaching methods out there to consider, the interviewer wants to see where you fall in the conversation. Think through methods that involve as many students as possible. This way, the administration can get an understanding of your style.

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  • 29. If an administrator walks into your class, what will they see?

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      Since more administrators will not see the classroom of a teacher they are looking to hire beforehand, you have to paint the picture for them. Share what things will be taking place. Speak to the joy of your classroom every day.

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  • 30. What is your experience with art?

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      As an administration looks to hire a new art teacher, they want to understand your background in the subject. Share your life experiences that have brought you to this point with art. Give specific examples to clear any confusion on the subject.

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