Seasonal Summer Camp Assistant

ArtsQuest Bethlehem, PA $9/hr

Seasonal Summer Camp Assistant


Reports to:  Visual Arts Manager

Position Overview

This is an opportunity for individuals who are passionate about art and art education to gain working knowledge and build their portfolios and resumes. Summer Staff will gain classroom and lesson plan experience and build confidence through working with children attending the Banana Factory Arts Center’s Summer Art Camps, special summer festivals and events, and Familienplatz Children’s Craft Tent at Musikfest. Summer Staff will assist professional, experienced Teaching Artists with administering lesson plans and curriculum. Classes include ceramics, photography, painting, drawing, crafts, mixed media, glass, etc.

Job Responsibilities:

          Assist teaching artists with their summer camp projects

          Assist teaching artists with classroom management in both camp and at special events/festivals

          Assist with procuring supplies, prep, and clean-up of materials

          Assist with before and after-camp care programs

          Research and prepare materials for craft projects and community offered during summer festivals and Musikfest

          Staff summer festival and Musikfest craft areas

          Responsible for other duties as deemed appropriate and assigned by members of Visual Arts and Education department

Duration of Position: June 1, 2020 through August 21, 2020

Hours of Work:

During Summer Camps:  Assistants will work an average of 25 hours week, Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm or 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Shifts will rotate weekly. Camps run June 15- July 24 and August 10th - August 21st.

During Musikfest (July 31st – August 9th): Assistants will work split shifts from 11 am to 9:30 pm for all 10 days of the festival. 

Summer Camp Assistants are required to be available and able to work during the hours outlines above. Occasional evenings, weekends and holidays may be required for other children’s activities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

          Associate or Bachelor’s Degree preferred in early childhood education, fine art, art history or equivalent work experience; High School Diploma Required

          Previous experience working with children is desired

          Must have the ability and desire to work in a team environment

          Ability to read, write and communicate in English; bi-lingual ability in Spanish or other language is a plus

          Criminal History and PA Child Abuse Clearances required

          Must enjoy working with children and the arts

          Knowledge of visual arts desired

          Strong problem-solving skills and creativity are desired

          Outstanding interpersonal skills; ability to interact with both children and adults

          Reliable transportation to travel between facilities as needed

Physical Abilities Required: 

          Ability to stand, walk, sit, bend, stoop, kneel frequently

          Ability to see, hear, speak, and listen frequently

          Ability to lift up to 10 pounds frequently and up to 25 pounds occasionally with or without assistance or reasonable accommodation

          Ability to work indoors in the air conditioning and outdoors in all types of weather conditions when necessary

This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job.

Work Culture:

ArtsQuest has a culture of CARES; Creativity, Adaptability, Risk Taking, Evaluation and Sustainability; In order to be successful at ArtsQuest you must be willing and able to take ownership, and make significant contributions to the success of the organization:

  • We value a collaborative work style as well as the ability to work cross-functionally.
  • We not only work in an office environment in close vicinity with other staff members, across multiple buildings, we also work outdoors in all types of weather during festivals and events.
  • We sometimes work long and unusual hours, including some evenings, weekends and holidays.

FLSA Status: Seasonal/Hourly

ArtsQuest is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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