Summer Art Camp –
Teaching Artist Job Posting
Harwood Art Center is looking for Teaching Artists with innovative arts curricula for our Summer Art Camp. Summer Art Camp offers in-depth skill building as well as opportunities for both individual and collaborative creative exploration for campers ages 6 – 14.
Teaching Artists will work with students and Guides at Harwood’s Summer Art Camp to offer in-depth skill building as well as opportunities for individual and creative exploration to campers. Each class will culminate in an exhibition or sharable documentation (short film or video, performance, visual arts display, etc). Teaching Artists will work closely with Guides and Lead Guide in the classroom and Harwood Administration outside of the classroom to provide a supportive, fun, safe and structured learning experience for the campers.
- Provide Harwood with clear and concise class descriptions and titles for each class being taught;
- Provide Harwood with an all-inclusive list of tools, materials, and equipment needs prior to classes commencing;
- Be prepared to teach each class, including preparing the classroom environment each day;
- Present clear and consistent expectations for class structure, behavior and work in the classroom;
- Provide relevant lessons and support the work being done by the students;
- Divide their attention equally among all students;
- Communicate with Guides about how they may best support the work of the class;
- Communicate with Guides, Lead Guide and/or Harwood Admin about any questions or concerns regarding children, tools and materials, or other Summer Art Camp Staff;
- Leave the classroom space, tools and equipment clean, and notify Harwood Admin of any issues with the space, tools, or equipment;
- Prepare and display or direct end of session exhibition or performance.
REQUIREMENTS & PREFERENCES
Knowledge, skills and abilities required:
- Willingness to learn about Harwood Art Center – Escuela del Sol and to serve as an ambassador for our organization by working with guides, administration, campers and parents;
- Excellent verbal and problem solving skills;
- Strong work ethic and attention to detail;
- Experience teaching arts curricula;
- Interest and experience teaching in a visual and / or performing arts environment;
- Ability to embrace creative challenge in the classroom;
- Capacity to give instructions carefully, manage time and students efficiently;
- Experience working with diverse populations;
- Ability to interact and communicate with students, guides, administration and parents in a friendly, courteous and articulate manner;
- Must be 17 or older.
Additional knowledge, skills and abilities preferred:
- CPR and First Aid Certified;
- Bachelor’s Degree in arts related field and / or Master’s Degree in Arts Education desirable, but not required.
- Experience teaching in the arts;
- Experience teaching children and youth, ages 6 – 14;
- Interest in summer camps and nonprofit organizations.
SCHEDULE & COMPENSATION
5 – 15 hours per week, or 1 – 2 classes per session / Monday – Friday during normal business hours throughout June and July 2020.
Session 1: June 1 – 12, Session 2: June 15 – 26, Session 3: June 29 – July 10 (closed Friday, July 3), Session 4: July 13 – 24
Classes are 50 – 90 minutes each, depending of the age group with a 15 – 20 minute recess or snack break in between each class. Lunchtime is from 12:10pm – 12:50pm each day. Each class runs every day at the same time for an entire two-week session. Each session our class offerings and campers change. Some classes are offered multiple times during the summer with an adjusted format to accommodate returning campers. The performance and exhibition is held on the last day of each session at 2pm. Classes on those days are shorter and earlier to accommodate this schedule.
$200 – $375 per class, per session, dependent on experience and class assignment
ABOUT HARWOOD SUMMER ART CAMP
Summer Art Camp offers multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural experiences for youth in grades 1-9. Since 1996, Harwood’s summer programing has fostered creativity and curiosity in young artists of all skill levels. Art Camp provides in-depth skill building as well as opportunities for both individual and collaborative creative exploration. Summer Art Camp runs over four two-week sessions throughout June and July with full and half day options for students.
ABOUT HARWOOD ART CENTER & ESCUELA DEL SOL
Harwood Art Center is a program of Escuela del Sol Montessori, an independent Montessori school. For over 40 years, Escuela del Sol has nurtured creativity, independence and academic excellence. Established in 1991, Harwood Art Center expands the school’s philosophy to serve a broad audience of youth and adults with a variety of programs, including art classes, studio rentals, gallery exhibitions and community outreach projects, as well as apprenticeship, teaching and professional development opportunities. Escuela and Harwood are dedicated to building a love of lifelong learning, creative expression and positive impact on our community and our world.
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Dani Belvin, Programs & Education Coordinator