Lead Camp Instructor

Come spend your summer sharing your love of creative play in our newly formatted camps at the Newport Art Museum! This summer will feature camps with 7 unique themes, all informed by our special exhibitions at the Museum, and other inspirational sources found in Newport. We have two positions open for Lead Educator, one for ages 7-10, and one for ages 11-13.

Camps run 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Mon – Fri from July 1 – August 16. See newportartmuseum.org for details.

Responsibilities

  • Attend planning meetings with the Director of Education to prepare the content of our camps, drawing from our Museum for inspiration.
  • Test, prepare, and set up materials for all activities and request supply orders.
  • Supervise and lead a camp of up to 12 participants with the support of a Teacher’s Assistant. Activities will vary from team-building games, to studio activities, to off-site walking field trips.
  • Cultivate a culture of respect amongst our program participants and managing behavior challenges with the support of the Education staff.
  • Facilitate the cleanup of the studios at the end of each activity and day.
  • Share ongoing feedback about activities, student behavior, and student achievements.

Qualifications

  • Must have experience developing art and/or design-based curriculum for the age of the group you are applying to work with (7-10 or 11-13)
  • Experience or interest in museum-based arts education or community-based arts education.
  • Availability for up to 10 hours of planning time in advance of camp, and one debrief meeting after camps end. Dates will be determined based on the availability of the hired educators; attendance is mandatory.
  • Preference given to those who are available for all 7 weeks. Hired educators must be available for all dates in the camps they are working.
  • All final candidates are subject to a background check.

Compensation

$25 per hour

Dates of Employment

July 1 – August 16, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. M-F. Includes a 30 minute paid lunch break
Plus up to 10 hours of planning time and one debrief meeting (dates TBD)

TO APPLY:

Please include a cover letter, current résumé, and three references. No phone calls please. All requests should be emailed to: jobs@newportartmuseum.org, with “Lead Camp Instructor” in the subject line. The Newport Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

The Newport Art Museum & Art Association, established in 1912, educates and inspires a diverse audience by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting historic and contemporary visual arts of the highest quality with an emphasis on the rich heritage of the Newport region, and integrates appreciation for the arts and art-making into all its programs. The Museum is fully accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Teacher’s Assistant

Come spend your summer sharing your love of creative play in our newly formatted camps at the Newport Art Museum! This summer will feature camps with 7 unique themes, all informed by our special exhibitions at the Museum, and other inspirational sources found in Newport. We have two positions open for Teacher’s Assistant, one to work with ages 7-10, and one to work with ages 11-13. This is an excellent learning opportunity for those who are interested in pursuing a career in community-based arts programming or a degree in education.

Camps run 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Mon – Fri from July 1 – August 16. See newportartmuseum.org for details.

Responsibilities

  • Attend planning meetings and trainings.
  • Assist with all aspects of camp programs including activity prep, setup, and cleanup.
  • Support the Lead Educator in a variety of activities including team-building games, studio activities, and off-site walking field trips.
  • Cultivate a culture of respect amongst our program participants and helping with group management, which includes escorting campers to the restroom.
  • Facilitate the cleanup of the studios at the end of each activity and day, and assist with preparing the space for the next day or next activity.

Qualifications

  • Experience or interest in museum-based arts education or community-based arts education.
  • Availability for up to 10 hours of planning time in advance of camp, and one debrief meeting after camps end. Dates will be determined based on the availability of the hired educators; attendance is mandatory.
  • Preference given to those who are available for all 7 weeks. Hired teacher’s assistants must be available for all dates in the camps they are working.
  • All final candidates are subject to a background check.

Compensation

$11 per hour

Dates of Employment

July 1 – August 16, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. M-F. Includes a 30 minute paid lunch break

Plus up to 10 hours of planning time and one debrief meeting (dates TBD)

TO APPLY:

Please include a cover letter, current résumé, and three references. No phone calls please. All requests should be emailed to: jobs@newportartmuseum.org, with “Lead Camp Instructor” in the subject line. The Newport Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

The Newport Art Museum & Art Association, established in 1912, educates and inspires a diverse audience by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting historic and contemporary visual arts of the highest quality with an emphasis on the rich heritage of the Newport region, and integrates appreciation for the arts and art-making into all its programs. The Museum is fully accredited by the American Association of Museums.