Employment & Volunteers
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
Summer Art Camp 2019
Call For Teaching Artists
Program Description: Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Summer Art Camp provides low cost art instruction for children ages 7-17 in Philadelphia. The 6 week camp is offered at sites across the city in July and August. The camp is split into two 3 week sessions. Student Artist can attend one or both sessions.
The camp is structured into two 2.5 hour class periods per day. Classes are split into the following age groups:
Junior: 7-9 year olds
Intermediate: 10-12 year olds
Senior: 13-17 year olds
Employment will begin one week before camp. During that week teachers will complete lesson planning, prepare work spaces, create supply list, and attend an orientation to discuss policies and procedures. The week after camp will culminate in an art show. All staff will assist in set up and attend the art show.
Camp Directors at each site will be responsible for keeping administrative paperwork, daily monitoring of the sign in and sign out operation, addressing discipline issues, communicating with parents, opening and closing the camp site each day, keeping teaching artists on tasks, communicating any issues with Visual Arts Coordinator, monitoring supplies, scheduling teenage staff, and other tasks as needed.
Teaching Artists will be responsible for developing lesson plans, leading class projects and activities, setting up and cleaning up class, supervising children and addressing issues, monitoring supplies, attending all camp trips, working with and assisting other teachers, and communicating with camp director/parents/visual arts coordinator as needed.
Assistant Teachers will work in collaboration with Teaching artist and Camp Director. Assistants will be responsible to help set up and bread down supplies, assisting with projects at the direction of the teaching artists, and supervising children. Assistant teachers may help with meal distribution, playground time, walking children to the bathroom, and setting up tables and supplies.
Experience working with youth ages 7-17
Strong background in visual arts
Ability to travel to site
Ability to work outdoors in the summer
Ability to supply or obtain required background checks
Must be age 18 or older
Education: Must have High School diploma or equivalent or higher
Ability to communicate effectively with staff and parents demonstrating customer service skills
Ability to develop lesson plans and complete projects
Program Schedule: 8 weeks of employment
June 24th: Summer Camp Staff Orientation Meeting
June 24-28: Lesson planning and site set up
July 1st: First day of Camp
July 4th: Holiday (no camp)
August 12th: Last day of Camp
August 12-17: Art Show set up and Art Show (Dates TBA)
Rate of Pay: 12.40/hr, 35hrs/week*
*Camp Director position will receive an additional stipend