TAC Summer Camp Job Opportunities!


Do you love working with kids? Are you a textile fanatic? We have the perfect job for you! During the Summer, Textile Arts Center offers day-long camp experiences full of 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 Counselors,  Weaving Instructors, Surface Design Instructors, or Craft Instructors.  

 

TO APPLY

 

1. Fill out a summer camp applicationApplication will cover general personal information, camp experience, references, skills, certifications, and interests. 

 

2. Send a resume + cover letter as a single PDF document to summercamp@textileartscenter.com. Tell us why you want to be a part of our team, and why you are a good fit.   

 

Candidates will only be considered with a completed application as well as a resume + cover letter. Please make sure the subject line of your email reads  "[POSITION TITLE], [Your full name]." Applications are due by March 15 and interviews will begin in late March. Applications received after March 15 will only be considered if openings are still available.

 

EMPLOYMENT DATES

 

Summer Camp Orientation - June 24th, 25th, 26th
Summer Camp  //  July 6th - August 14th

 

SUMMER CAMP INSTRUCTOR POSITION

 

Responsibilities and Duties: Implement our in-house developed Summer Camp Curriculum with aid of Counselor and interns; ensure quality educational experiences and offer opportunity for genuine learning experiences. Enact daily operations of classes including: Preparation/Clean up of teaching space, Inventory of supplies and materials for class; Coordinating Counselors/Interns during class time; Leading a group of 10-20 students in textile-based instruction; Photographing completed work and work in progress, giving notes and feed back on lesson plans; Supervising campers on field trips to Museums, Preparing 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, experience in a creative classroom environment, a deep demonstrable knowledge of textile processes, ability to give and take direction, be proactive and always willing to help. 

 

Class Type Options: Weaving, Surface Design, Craft
Age Group Options: 5-6, 7-10, 11-13
Hours: M- F 8:45 - 5:15
Compensation: $3,930 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 screen printing, as well as learn 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 and various additional printing methods, hand sewing, embroidery, book making, and shibori/tie-dyeing.


SUMMER CAMP 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 textile 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.  Also in charge of free craft supply inventory, as well as packing all materials for off-site activities. It is the 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 or 8:45-5:15 (rotates 8am early drop off and 6pm late stay)
Age Group Options: 5-6, 7-10, 11-13
Compensation: $3,930 for summer + access to free classes prior to camp for professional development

 

SUMMER CAMP ASSISTANT CAMP 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 weekly with parents. Assistant Camp Director 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: $3,930 for summer + access to free classes prior to camp for professional development

 

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