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Art Camp Lead Instructor

Posted 12/20/2019

Position Overview

The Art Camp Lead Instructor oversees operations of the Rochester Art Center’s program for grades K – 6 Total Arts Day Camp. The instructor supervises assistants and volunteers; develops art-based lessons, art-based recreational activities and field day activities. This position coordinates the daily camp operations including supply inventory and camper forms & lists, scheduling, planning, safety, camper discipline, classroom cleaning, parent communications, and other duties in coordination with the RAC Education and Community Outreach Manager. Salary Range is determined by number of camp sessions taught. Term of position date range: June 1- August 31, 2020.

Essential Duties + Responsibilities

Teach, coordinate and organize daily activity schedule of Total Arts Day Camp and Kids Art Summer Camp. Assure quality programming, appropriate schedules, advance curriculum planning and appropriate record keeping.

Partner with the Education/Community Outreach Manager to communicate openly with parents. Assist Education/Community Outreach Manager with maintenance of all records, evaluations and reports required.

Constructively and effectively guide the assistant staff, volunteers and students through a range of experiences (handle the ups and downs of life as a lead instructor).

Assist in pre-camp staff in-service/training development and staff meetings.

Maintain Motivation – Direction – Enthusiasm – to guide all of the staff in a successful summer experience. Manage time effectively.

Keep Education and Community Outreach Manager informed of all positive or negative comments regarding the program, staff/volunteer, children, parents, general public, and facilities.

Enforce all camp and Rochester Art Center procedures and regulations. Reflect the Rochester Art Center in a positive light.

Perform additional duties assigned to insure the success of the entire Summer Educational program, as needed.

Qualifications / Desired Skills

BFA preferred. Experience will be considered.

Knowledge of contemporary art and art processes.

Ability to organize, plan and execute detailed events.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Previous curriculum development or studio art experience in a variety of media, and management/supervisory experience required.

Must have a positive attitude.

Ability to lift and move program materials (not to exceed 50lbs unassisted).

Ability to walk various distances and keep energy high.

Must pass a background check.

Rochester Art Center  is an equal opportunity employer.  Candidates of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Total Arts Day Camp 

Total Arts Day Camp is Rochester Art Center’s longest running and most robust education program for young children. This program provides children the opportunity to experience creativity, innovation, and the joy of art making in a welcoming studio environment.  Local artist and luminary, Judy Onofrio established summer art camps in 1971 as an immersive contemporary art experience for students grades K – 6. The program continues to be a unique and memorable opportunity for young artists to explore transformative educational possibilities in a variety of artistic mediums. This is a terrific opportunity for all young people to engage with contemporary art—as shared and taught by the region’s most talented professional artists!

Immediate Supervisor:  Education and Community Outreach Manager

Application Instructions

Applications will be accepted through January 20th or until positions are filled. Interested individuals should send a cover letter indicating position of interest, and a resume including three references to:

Rochester Art Center
40 Civic Center Dr. SE
Rochester MN 55904


email: info@rochesterartcenter.org