Summer Art Camp Teaching Artist

Summary

The Birmingham Museum of Art offers a summer camp program for youth every year inspired by its global collection and special exhibitions. We are seeking a dynamic, experienced teaching artists to help design and lead our seven camps for elementary-aged children to teens.

With direct oversight with the Program Director, summer camp instructors are responsible for planning and implementing art curriculum. They are responsible for teaching age appropriate classes that inspire creative processes and self expression through learning the skills, genres, and fundamentals of art. Instructors will create a fun and inclusive atmosphere, promoting camper participation through art examples and technique demonstrations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs daily operational duties by communicating schedules with staff, inventorying supplies, and communicating safety hazards to director
  • Provide lesson plans and supply lists at least 30 days in advance for review that culminate in student exhibitions at the end of each camp week
  • Maintain excellent on-time arrivals and attendance during summer contract (Length of camp is approximately 6 weeks, but open to scheduling negotiations)
  • Direct and engage in daily set up and clean up of camp studios
  • Establish and maintain good public relations with campers, staff, parents and caretakers

Special Skills and Requirements:

  • Must be a State or National Board Certified Instructor
  • Must be a creative team player with strong collaborative, communication, and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Must be able to lift 25lbs
  • Valid driver’s license and transportation to offsite events

To Apply:

Candidates should submit online a cover letter and a resume.

 

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