Art Teacher, Youth Summer Art Camp

Art School
Type: 
Part Time

The Art Teacher at the Youth Summer Art Camp is responsible for creating the opportunity for young campers (ages 5-12) to explore the wonders of art in a fun, playful, stimulating environment while offering high quality visual arts instruction and the completion of high quality works of art. Campers will exercise their imagination each day through interactive activities utilizing sculpture, collage, drawing, painting, and/or cartooning.

OVERVIEW 

Art Camp runs for 10 weeks. Each week is a different theme. Teachers may apply to instruct one or more weeks of camp. Weekly Youth Summer Art Camp meets 9:00am to 4:00pm. Class sizes range from 20 to 25 students. Teachers meet with each of the three age groups twice a day for 60 minutes, each day. This includes a morning and afternoon session. Each teacher is assigned two high school students as counselor/teacher assistants.  Children have exercise and lunch time supervised by another trained staff member.

PREPARATION BEFORE START OF SUMMER (before May 1, 2018)

  • Prepare and submit written lesson plans to the Coordinator of Youth Programs for multiple projects that relate to the assigned weekly camp topic. Three to four art projects for each age group are to be completed within the week. Must be age level appropriate and modified for each of the three groups, 5-7, 8-10, 11-12 year olds.
  • Include a list of all necessary supplies needed to complete each art project and submit to the Coordinator of Youth Programs
  • Attend mandatory staff training session(s) in the spring. TBA

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES DURING SUMMER CAMP

  • Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday
  • Prepare room and organize supplies prior to the start of camp each day at 9:00am
  • Prepare and implement an engaging daily schedule of art projects that may be supplemented by games, storytelling, music, and/or dance
  • Organize room and supplies, store art projects before the end of camp each day at 4:00pm
  • Organize shelves of in-progress and completed projects, confirm that child’s name is on every artwork and each student has a bag with their name on it as their personal “portfolio”
  • Supervise high school counselors assuring that they are actively helping campers
  • Follow end of day dismissal procedure
  • Attend the Student Art Exhibit at The Boca Raton Museum of Art in August
  • Adapt art and sensory activities to match each campers' abilities
  • Maintain a positive and accepting attitude towards campers, parents and fellow staff members
  • Ensure safety of campers by maintaining constant vigilance. Maintain a safe camp environment by following appropriate protocol for any and all security and safety hazards, accidents, incidents, or other endangering circumstances. Report any issues immediately to the Coordinator of Youth Programs
  • Assist in the setup and cleanup of camp area as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Coordinator of Youth Programs

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum B.A. or B.S. in education, elementary education or arts education
  • Experience teaching elementary art education
  • Effective communication and classroom management skills
  • Creative and flexible teaching style
  • Ability to develop lessons plans for each age group that are both challenging and are designed for successful art projects
  •  Must pass a background records check

TO APPLY:  Email resume and cover letter to Trish Duebber: [email protected]

LOCATION
Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 West Palmetto Park Road
Boca Raton, FL 33486