Summer Camp at TAC
Textile Arts Center Summer Camp welcomes children ages 5-14 to create within the world of contemporary and historical textiles in exciting week long programs! Each camp week features an in-depth project using fiber & textile techniques, with concepts drawn from textile exhibitions and local textile artists.
Textiles exist in nearly every aspect of our everyday lives and function in the world of utility as well as fine art & design. Learning about how something is made and the labor that goes into an object promotes appreciation of making and our ecological impacts. Textile Arts Center empowers youth to see themselves as the makers and innovators of the future and to continue a love of textiles long after summer camp is over.
TAC staffers are all working artists, designers, researchers, creative practitioners, trained and passionate about working with creative young people. We pride ourselves in creating a nurturing camp community with attention to each individual child while fostering an engaging group dynamic. Campers are sure to leave with incredible textiles, great friendships, and lasting memories.
Supervisor: Summer Camp Director
Employment Dates: Orientation: June 20, 21, 22, 2023 / Summer Camp: July 10 - August 25 (7 weeks)
Hours: M-F 8:30-4:30pm (alternates weekly staying until 5)
Compensation: $19/hr for summer employment & training
General Responsibilities: Responsible for daily supervision of campers & implementation of summer camp curriculum. It is the Counselor / Instructor’s duty to keep to the camp’s schedule and ensure that all children are safe and happy.
Specific Duties: Daily management of 12-20 campers with another Counselor / Instructor at Textile Arts Center and local parks. Primarily responsible for leading textile art classes, leading free-time/free-craft and organized play, and leading attendance at drop off and dismissal. Position also entails: occasional late stay, administering first aid or summoning emergency help as needed; maintaining group medical log; escorting campers to and from all activities and walkable field trips; on-going evaluation of programming by photographing work, updating lesson plans if needed, and other administrative tasks.
Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age to apply. A background in youth education with strong classroom management skills, proactive, gives and takes direction well and always willing to help. Strong applicants are experienced in a creative classroom environment, with interest and knowledge in the arts, in particular textiles. CPR and First Aid certification is included in training.
After submitting this application, send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line [POSITION TITLE], [Your full name].
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 and cover letter.
Applications, including resume and cover letter are due by March 31 and interviews will begin in mid-April. Applications received after March 31 will only be considered if openings are still available.