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A little about us: Founded in 2002, Artscope began as a place for children to come together and explore the creative arts; led by a small, dedicated group of local artists, nestled in a historic cottage studio in Tower Grove Park. For twenty years, we continued to invest in our community, expand our programming, and grow our understanding of what it means to practice creativity in St. Louis. Today, you can find Artscope Teaching Artists heading school art programs, leading specialized workshops in local spaces, directing nature walks and, sometimes, parades down a stream… the options are endless! We are passionate about creating impactful and direct solutions to minimize community barriers to creative expression, and we need your help!

The Summer Camp Director will be responsible for the overall management and execution of our summer camp programs. The Director will oversee all aspects of camp planning and execution, including program development, staff recruitment and training, curriculum development, logistical coordination, and camper recruitment and retention. The Summer Camp Director will report to the Executive Director.

1. Develop and oversee the implementation of a comprehensive summer camp program that aligns with the organization's mission and goals
2. Develop and manage the summer camp budget
3. Recruit and hire qualified staff members, including instructors, counselors, and support staff
4. Train and supervise summer camp staff
5. Develop and implement camper recruitment strategies to ensure high enrollment and retention rates
6. Develop and implement a robust camper evaluation system to track program outcomes and impact
7. Coordinate logistical aspects of the summer camp, including scheduling, transportation, and facilities management
8. Foster positive relationships with campers, staff, and parents/guardians
9. Collaborate with other departments within the organization to ensure that the summer camp program aligns with the organization's overall goals and objectives
10.Develop and implement risk management strategies to ensure camper and staff safety
11.Attend relevant staff meetings and trainings, and perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director


● Bachelor's degree in education, art, or a related field

● At least 5 years of experience in education and/or summer camp management

● Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills

● Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills

● Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities

● Ability to work independently and as part of a team

● Knowledge of and passion for arts education and/or grassroots non-profit organizations

● First Aid/CPR certification and background check clearance required

This is a part-time, seasonal position with a flexible schedule, averaging 20-25 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position ranges from $22-$25 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience. The Summer Camp Director position is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and experienced leader with a commitment to social justice and the arts. If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of children and communities through the arts, we encourage you to apply. Please send a resume and cover letter, with at least 2 references to by February 27, 2023 to be considered.

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