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SUMMER CAMP CREATE TEACHING ARTIST

Artscope’s mission is to foster emotional well-being, expansive and intentional inclusivity, and environmental harmony through imaginative art. . 

 

Position Summary

 

As a Camp Create Teaching Artist, you will be responsible for creating and teaching art lessons to children ages 5-11. In addition to art instruction, you will lead walks, outdoor games, and facilitate group discussions to help children explore the environment and connect with nature. Your duties will include, but are not limited to:

  1. Preparing lesson plans and materials for daily art classes

  2. Instructing students in various art techniques and mediums

  3. Leading nature walks and discussing the environment with children

  4. Fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment for all students

  5. Encouraging creativity, imagination, and self-expression in students

  6. Collaborating with other teaching artists to create a cohesive program

  7. Attending scheduled trainings leading up to Summer Camp Create

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Arts Education, or related field.

  • Availability of up to 35 hours/week from June 3rd-August 23rd, from 8am-3:30pm

  • Experience in teaching or facilitating art workshops/classes for K-8 students or relevant age groups.

  • Proficiency in one or more art forms (e.g., painting, drawing, theater, music, dance, etc.).

  • Strong communication skills to engage with students and parents.

  • Flexibility to adapt teaching methods for diverse learners.

  • Passion for inspiring creativity and nurturing students' artistic expression.

  • Collaborative mindset to work effectively with teachers and school staff.

  • Cultural sensitivity and ability to incorporate diverse perspectives.

  • Patience and empathy in guiding students' artistic growth.

  • Demonstrated classroom management skills.

  • Ability to pass a background check

  • Access to a reliable method of  transportation to and from partner school site assignment across St. Louis City and County

  • Ability to stand more than 7 hours, including walking on unpaved ground throughout Tower Grove Park

 

Our Ideal Candidate will Embody the Following Traits:

Flexibility: Naturally adaptable and open to embracing different teaching environments, student needs, and community dynamics. Adjusts lesson plans and approaches to meet student needs.

Good-humored: Uses humor to foster a positive and engaging learning atmosphere, connecting with students and diffusing tension when needed.

Problem-solving skills: Creative problem solver, finding innovative ways to deliver impactful lessons despite limited resources.

Cultural Sensitivity: Respectful of diverse cultural backgrounds, integrating culturally relevant content into teaching.

Empathy and Patience: Builds a supportive and inclusive learning environment, recognizing students' unique backgrounds and learning styles.

Passion for the Arts: Evident enthusiasm for creativity and artistic expression, inspiring students to explore and appreciate art.

Excellent Communication Skills: Conveys ideas and instructions clearly to students, staff, and community members.

Collaborative Spirit: Works harmoniously with teachers, parents, and community leaders to achieve common goals.

Resilience: Committed to making a positive impact, even in challenging educational landscapes.

Growth Mindset: Actively seeks opportunities for personal and professional growth to improve teaching practice.


 

Compensation

Starting pay is $25 per hour for Camp Create Teaching Artists. Compensation may vary based on qualifications, experience, and other factors. 

 

Artscope’s Dedication to Expansive Inclusivity

Artscope is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or any other protected category. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to these characteristics. We value the unique perspectives and experiences that a diverse workforce brings to our organization and welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

 

How to Apply
Does this sound like an incredible fit? Send a cover letter, resume and two professional references to Artscope's internal team at info@Artscopestl.org If you have any clarifying questions, feel free to call our studio at (314) 865-0060.

 

 

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