Art Camp Teacher

Want to make a difference this summer? The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is hiring Art Camp Teachers. Art Camp Teachers, will provide school aged children with engaging art instruction through the summer camp program. The Art Camp Teacher develops and leads meaningful, multisensory, and fun art-making and art-looking experiences in the Museum’s studios, galleries, and gardens for children of varying backgrounds and abilities.
  • Support the Museum’s mission, vision, and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, respect of individuals, commitment to our community, and accountability and ownership.
  • Develop and facilitate engaging art-making and art-looking experiences utilizing and highlighting artworks on display in galleries and aligned with the designated theme for each week.
  • Promote creativity, confidence, and skill building while creating opportunities for authentic art making and the close looking of art.
  • Actively lead the class session in an organized and professional manner, giving instruction, feedback, and encouragement to campers while prioritizing safety and respect for all while having fun. Manage camper behavior through positive behavior management.
  • Responsible for the set up and cleanup of spaces and materials, ensuring that all supplies and materials are appropriately maintained and returned to designated spaces.
  • Responsible for learning the basic facilities, layout of museum, and the communication system in the event of an emergency. Be familiar with phone locations, first aid stations, information stations, etc. Training and orientation will be provided.
  • Assist with before and/or after care.
  • Responsible for other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Candidates should be degree seeking; or hold a Bachelor’s degree in education, art history, or other related field; or hold equivalent work experience
  • Experience and enthusiasm working with and managing a group of children, such as classroom teaching, camp counselor, para-professional, substitute teacher, elementary education or working in a daycare
  • Experience working with various art mediums such as, painting, ceramics, printmaking, and drawing
  • Knowledge of process over product art
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of educating the whole child and child behavior development
  • Strong problem-solving skills, ability to make decisions about the day’s lesson based on engagement levels and skill level of campers, ability to respond to customer service needs, be reliable, and have a positive attitude and a welcoming nature
  • Ability to effectively communicate with museum staff, campers, and parents
  • Able to commit to Monday through Friday schedule for the duration of the 9-week camp season (2020 camp prep: June 1 through 5; camp dates: June 8 through July 31; no camp the week of July 4) and be available to attend camp training and orientation (May 26 through 29).

 

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Must be able to regularly lift/move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift/move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift/move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to work in an active indoor and outdoor environment during warm summer months.  

 

Qualified applicants send cover letter and resume to the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Attn: Human Resources Department, 829 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32204 or jobs@cummermuseum.org.