TAC Summer Camp Job Opportunities!

 

Do you love working with kids? Are you a textile fanatic? We have the the perfect job for you! During the Summer, Textile Arts Center offers day-long child care with textile classes, craft time, museum trips, and playground visits. Our fun and educational textile classes are based on weekly field trips to a current textile exhibition in NYC. TAC is currently seeking motivated, creative, and ENERGETIC individuals who have experience working with kids, arts education, textile processes, and classroom management for our Brooklyn and Manhattan Summer Camps.

 

Qualified applicants with serious enthusiasm for summer camps will join our staff as Assistant Counselors, Head Counselors,  Weaving Instructors, Surface Design Instructors, or Craft Instructors.  

 

TO APPLY

 

Fill out a summer camp application and send a resume and cover letter as a single PDF document to summercamp@textileartscenter.com. Tell us why you you want to be a part of our team, and why you are a good fit.  Application will cover general personal information, camp experience, references, skills, certifications, and interests. Candidates will only be considered with a completed application as well as a resume and cover letter. Please make sure the subject line of your email reads  "[POSITION TITLE], [Your full name]." Applications are due by March 12th and interviews will begin in late March.  Applications received after March 12th will only be considered if openings are still available.

 

Employment Dates:  Summer Camp Orientation: June 27, 28, 29, Summer Camp: July 9 - August 17

 


 

SUMMER CAMP INSTRUCTOR POSITION

 

Responsibilities and Duties: Implement our in-house developed Summer Camp Curriculum with aid of Counselor and Assistant counselor; ensure quality education and offer opportunity for genuine learning experiences. Enact daily operations of classes including: Preparation/Clean up/Inventory for class; Coordinating Counselors/Interns during class time; Leading a group of 10-20 students in textile-based instruction; Photograph work, document and update lesson plans; Supervise campers on field trips to Museums, Prepare the space and artwork for Friday’s Open Studio.

 

Qualifications:  Must be 18 years of age and have a background in education, strong classroom management skills, ability to give and take direction, experience in a creative classroom environment, and a deep demonstrable knowledge of textile processes.  Proactive, gives and takes direction well and always willing to help. 

 

Class Type Options: Weaving, Surface Design, Craft

Age Group Options: 5-6, 7-10, 11-12

Hours: M- F 8:45 - 5:15

Compensation: $3000-$3600 for summer + access to free classes prior to camp for professional development

 

Class Type Descriptions

Weaving: students learn the basics of using a 4-harness loom, and the core principles of weaving and pattern reading while creating fabric of their own to be made into products such as bags and toys. Additional textile skills such as dyeing and sewing are also covered.

 

Surface Design: Students will learn the basics of Surface Design through printing, dyeing, felting, sewing, drawing and design. Students explore stencils, block printing, and photo emulsion processes, as well as about resist and immersion dyeing with both natural + synthetic dyes.

 

Craft: Students use textile and fiber techniques to build their repertoire and experiment outside of specific class time, this includes: screen-printing, hand sewing, embroidery, book making, and tie-dyeing.


 

 

SUMMER CAMP HEAD COUNSELOR POSITION

 

General Responsibilities and Duties: Responsible for daily supervision and safety of campers; supervision of Assistant Counselors and utilization of their help to best run daily activities. Daily management of 10-20 campers; including assisting during art class and craft time, leading free-time and organized play, attendance and dismissal, late stay/early drop, administering first aid or summoning emergency help as needed; maintaining group medical log; escorting to and from all activities and trips; on-going evaluation of assistants and programming.  It is the Head counselors duty to keep to the camp’s schedule and ensure all children are safe and happy.

 

Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age and have prior experience with children in a camp or classroom setting. It is best if they hold interest or knowledge in the arts, and in particular textiles. Experience with groups of children, however, is most important.  Proactive, gives and takes direction well and always willing to help. CPR and First Aid certification is included in training.

 

Hours: M- F 8:30- 5:00 (rotates 8am early drop off and 6pm late stay)

Age Group Options: 5-6, 7-10, 11-12

Compensation: $3,600 for summer + access to free classes prior to camp for professional development

 

 

SUMMER CAMP ASSISTANT COUNSELOR POSITION

 

General Responsibilities and Duties: Responsible for the general safety and well being and happiness of campers, as well as assisting Head Counselors in daily activities on and off camp site. Will be responsible for supervising quiet and free play, field trips, lunch periods, and clean up times.  In charge of supply inventory, as well as packing all materials for off-site activities.  Must be able to stand in to manage campers if Head Counselor is called away on an emergency.  

 

Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age, and hold prior experience with children in a classroom or camp setting. It is best if they hold interest or knowledge in the arts, and in particular textiles. Proactive, gives and takes direction well and always willing to help. CPR and First Aid certification is included in training.

 

Hours: M- F 8:45- 5:15 (rotates 8am early drop off and 6pm late stay)

Age Group Options: 5-6, 7-10, 11-12

Compensation: $3,000 for summer + access to free classes prior to camp for professional development


 

 

SUMMER CAMP ASSISTANT DIRECTOR POSITION

 

General Responsibilities: Responsible for camper documentation plus daily supervision and safety of campers while on the playground and free times at TAC as well as administrative assistance weekly.

 

Specific Duties: Responsible for opening and closing procedures daily, assist in management of all campers during drop off and dismissal and play times, helping leading free-time and organized play, monitoring and maintaining camper forms and documents, administering first aid or summoning emergency help as needed; escorting to and from all play activities; supervising campers on field trips to Museums; on-going evaluation of staff and programming; serves as general communication liaison regarding camp activities. Activities Coordinator also serves as the craft teacher for our 11-13 year old camp group. (This position is a teaching position).

 

Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age and have prior experience with children in a camp or classroom setting as well as experience with textile processes. Experience with groups of children, is most important. Proactive, gives and takes direction well and always willing to help. CPR and First Aid certification is included in training.

 

Hours: M- F 8:45- 5:15 (rotates 8am early drop off and 6pm late stay)

Compensation: $3,600 for summer + access to free classes prior to camp for professional development


 

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