Summer Camp Instructor
Dates of Employment: June 14 – July 16, 2021
Position Summary: The Biggs Museum of American Art is looking for a Summer Camp Instructor for 4-weeks of ArtVenture camps taking place June 21 – July 16, 2021. This position is 32.5 hours/week for four weeks with four days of training taking place the week of June 14th. Under the supervision of the Curator of Community and Academic Programs and with the assistance of the Education Intern, the Summer Camp Instructor is responsible for understanding the camp curriculum; preparing materials; maintaining a welcoming, creative, and efficient classroom; assisting the Curator of Community and Academic Programs with morning activities, and leading the afternoon portion of the curriculum. This position requires an individual who is comfortable communicating with children and delivering basic art and art-history instruction in an informal setting. Qualified applicants will demonstrate enthusiasm, flexibility, punctuality, and a willingness to learn. The Instructor is expected to follow the provided curriculum and demonstrate the ability to communicate an understanding of art/art-history to students. Applicants should be excellent communicators, be able to complete tasks with minimal supervision, and be comfortable in a leadership position.
Biggs’ Summer Camps are full-day, week-long camps developed for 6-13 year olds which explore a range of topics. Summer 2021 camps are as follows:
- June 21-25: Explorer Camp (6-9 year old)
- June 28 – July 2: Mini Masters Camp (6-9 year old)
- July 5 – 9 : Science of Art Camp (10 -13 year old)
- July 12 – 16: Illustration Summer Camp (10-13 year old)
- Deliver Biggs camp curriculum in an engaging way
- Maintain strong classroom management throughout the day
- Supervise campers in the classroom, throughout the museum, and outdoor; ensuring all campers are accounted for at ALL times.
- Apply appropriate policies/procedures to enforce safety regulations.
- Ensure all campers are adhering to the Camp Behavior Agreement.
- Daily set-up, breakdown, and clean-up of Camp studio area
- Other duties as assigned
- Actively pursuing or already possesses a Bachelor’s Degree or higher
- Strong understanding of art and art history
- Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
- Experience with teaching in a classroom or museum setting
- Enjoys working with children and pre-teens
- Responsible and detail oriented with the ability to think on your feet
- Strong collaborative mindset
- Basic Microsoft Office Suite knowledge
- Hands-on art and teaching experience is not required but strongly recommended
This position is expected to be in-person at the Biggs Museum Monday- Friday 9AM – 4PM with at 30 minute break at 12:00 for lunch for a total of 130 hours with additional training days/length of training based on the individuals previous experience. This position’s salary is $15/hour.
To apply, please send your resume to the Curator of Communuty and Academic Programs Kristen Matulewicz at kmatulewicz@BiggsMuseum.org