• Youth Art Camp Instructor

    Posted: 03/16/2021

    Newport Art Museum 2021 Summer Youth Art Camp Instructor

    The Newport Art Museum seeks experienced, energetic and creative instructors for its 2021 youth camps for children ages 6 – 12 years and teens ages 13 – 16 years. The weekly camps meet Monday through Friday from 9am to 2pm, (Clay Camps meet from 9am to noon), beginning July 5 and continuing through August 13, 2021. Instructors will arrive at 8:30am to prepare for the day’s camp and end their day at 2:30pm after setting up for the next day. Additionally, attendance will be required for one 2-hour planning and training session. Two sessions will be scheduled, one in late June and the other in late July. Each instructor will have a dedicated intern to assist with student check-in, prep, clean-up, etc.

    All camps take place in the Museum’s School’s studios and on its beautiful 3-acre campus. Tours of the Museum galleries are encouraged. The camps are listed on the Museum’s website: https://newportartmuseum.org/education/classes/?category=camps/

    All remaining COVID-19 protocols will be adhered to during summer youth art camps in order to assure a safe environment for our students, teachers, and staff.

    Responsibilities
    • Submission of a camp curriculum, including the elements of art and design that will be covered, learning outcomes, and supply list (to be submitted on or before deadline and aligned with approved budget)
    • Attend one planning meeting and training session
    • Be responsible for a small group of students, amounting to no more than 10
    • Cultivate a culture of respect amongst our program participants and help with group management
    • Facilitate the cleanup of the studios at the end of each activity day and assist with preparing the space for the next day or next activity
    • Oversees and mentors youth camp intern
    • Completes a Background Check before the start of the camp

    Qualifications
    • Previous experience working with youth in a camp-like or other educational setting
    • Strong classroom management techniques, resourceful, and a good problem solver
    • Ability to work as a team member
    • Enjoys connecting with young people from diverse backgrounds
    • Sees the benefit of encouraging and enabling the creativity of young people
    • Exhibits dependable, organized, and professional behavior
    • Excellent communication skills and able to develop a good rapport with students and parents
    • A post-secondary education in Visual Arts or Education is preferred with experience working in various media, including watercolor, acrylic, pastel, collage, dry media, printmaking, and a basic knowledge of art history is a plus. We are looking for exceptional leaders with the ability to work independently, yet function as a team player.

    Compensation: Independent Contractor, starting at $25 / hour

    How to Apply
    Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, work experience, and two references, to: jobs@newportartmuseum.org. No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted until the teaching positions are filled. The Newport Art Museum is located at 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840 / www.newportartmuseum.org.

    At the Newport Art Museum we welcome the unique contributions that new employees can bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

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