Title: Kids Art Summer Camp Instructor                                   

 Department: Education

Position Reports to: Education Department


Summary and Explanation
Total Arts Day Camp (TADC) and Kids Art Summer Camp (KASC) are the longest-running education programs at the Rochester Art Center (RAC), providing students in grades 1-12 (TADC) and ages 4-6 (KASC) with a unique contemporary art experience that is designed to simulate a working artists’ studio. Students work individually and collaboratively to create both traditional and experimental artwork, exploring concepts in a wide variety of media.

This is a seasonal position, effective from July 9 – 13.


  • July 9 – 13: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Monday through Friday
  • Potential for an afternoon session running the same week


  • Sole Instructor for KASC, aided by Education Intern
  • Design and implement appropriate lesson plans for 4 – 6 year old students
  • Maintain a clean working environment for students

Expected Professional Characteristics

  • Respect & Diversity– Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy, shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences, promotes a harassment-free environment, embraces differences and utilizes those differences to the company’s benefit.
  • Ethics & Integrity– Treats people with respect, keeps commitments, inspires the trust of others, works with integrity and ethically, upholds organizational values, maintains confidentiality.
  • Professionalism– Approaches others in a tactful manner, reacts well under pressure, treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position, keeps emotions under control, focuses on resolving conflict not blaming, maintains confidentiality, accepts responsibility for own actions, follows through on commitments. Represents a professional image of RAC in conduct and adherence to dress code requirements.
  • Responsibility –Know and adhere to all federal, state, and/or local laws as well as company policies and procedures contained in the manuals, handbooks and training provided by RAC or as otherwise communicated (verbally or in writing) to employees. RAC will conduct a background check on applicants.
  • Resourcefulness –Understands how to get results and where to find answers to problems.
  • Adaptability– Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, changes approach or method to best fit the situation, able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality– Is consistently at work and on time, ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.

Desired Professional Skills

  • Language Skills –Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, MSDS sheets, basic maintenance instructions, and procedural manuals. Ability to understand and communicate with supervisor and tenants.
  • Reasoning Ability –Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Computer Skills –Ability to efficiently use and navigate on the internet, use MS Office and use web based timekeeping software.
  • Physical Demands –While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required:
    • Constantly (66-100% of the time) – to be on feet, stand, walk; climb stairs; bend, stoop, crawl, crouch, squat, kneel; use hands and fingers to grasp, grip, turn and feel; reach above shoulders, push, pull, lift and carry; and talk and hear or effectively and safely communicate. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Employee must be able to visually determine the difference between clean and unclean. Lift up to 10 pounds.
    • Occasionally (1-33% of the time) – lift and/or move 10 – 25 pounds; climb ladders and balance; lift and/or move more than 25 pounds, although usually with the assistance of another employee and/or equipment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Studio Art, or Art Education, or three years relevant experience, or a combination of education and experience
  • Experience working with children


$500 stipend, paid on July 13th


Submit CV, cover letter, and three (3) professional references to Anna Johnson, ajohnson@rochesterartcenter.org by June 1st at 5:00 PM.

Visitor Experience Associate

Summary and Explanation

The Visitor Experience Associate (VXA) plays a vital role at the Rochester Art Center. This entry-level position orients all visitors to the Art Center and additionally, assists clients, guests, caterers and other vendors with set up, facility, sound system and other needs during rental or RAC event time.

This position includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Receptionist Responsibilities

    • Provide a professional and welcoming environment for every visitor/customer.
    • Open and closes the Desk and Galleries.
    • Oversee the security of the Desk and Galleries.
    • Under performance guidelines, handle and process all cash and/or charges of the Desk and Shop.
    • Provide daily reports on cash, receipts and/or charges.
    • Provide daily report on attendance, facility usage, and/or demographic data.
    • Assist with display of merchandise.
    • Replenish and stock merchandise and supplies.
    • Handle all kinds of promotional events/sales.
    • Maintain the cleanliness, tidiness and organization of the Galleries and Desk.
    • Help with different setups and projects based on departmental needs.
    • Participate in in-service training and professional development as required.
    • Records visitor experiences from Desk Guest Book.
    • Organizes and handles all event and Desk materials in front closet.

Event Responsibilities

    • Be assertive in introducing yourself to the event contact.
    • Provide a professional and welcoming environment for event clients and guests.
    • Serve as primary contact for clients and caterers during events.
    • Inspect kitchen with caterer pre and post event – prepare kitchen checklist and kitchen usage report. Give catering fee summary to caterer and make copies as necessary.
    • Enforce policies such as no outside food or beverages, no children above the main floor without an adult, etc.
    • Make notes about how the event went on proper documentation.
    • Assist with client set up and sound system as needed.
    • Take photographs of event for RAC documentation and usage.
    • Custodial and facility duties: sweeping, light mopping, replenishing of paper goods in restrooms, moving chairs and tables, event set up and tear down, as well as occasionally removing trash to the dumpster, and snow shoveling before guests arrive for an event.
    • Maintain security of facility.

Job Skills

    • Strong communication skills – verbal and written.
        • Self-motivated with good organization skills and attention to details.
        • Ability to maintain composure and professionalism in stressful situations and can think on his/her feet.
        • Works well with people of all ages and backgrounds.
        • Ability to work under little or no supervision.
        • Ability to multi-task efficiently is a necessity.
        • Should be dependable, friendly, cooperative, flexible, pro-active and solution-oriented.
        • Should also be positive, enthusiastic and helpful.
        • Experience in customer service, event coordination and banquet serving preferred.
        • Knowledge of cash handling and record keeping experience is preferred.
        • Experience with MS Office applications is required.
        • Background in art-related fields is preferred.
        • Ability to lift 50 lbs.


This position requires a flexible schedule that includes evenings, weekends, and occasionally early morning shifts. There is also potential for setup and tear down hours during the week.

Compensation: $10/hour with opportunities for growth.


Send resume with cover letter and three (3) professional references to: Anna Johnson, ajohnson@rochesterartcenter.org. No phone calls, please. This position is open until filled.