Arlington Center for the Arts

20 Academy Street
Arlington, MA 02476
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Date Posted:
December 06, 2022

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Education/Instruction

Type:
Seasonal

Visual Art Teacher - February and April Camp 2023 (Gr 1-6)

Description:

The Arlington Center for the Arts offers a variety of fun, creative art camps for children in Grades 1-12. Our camps value imagination, artistic exploration and self-expression.

We have openings to teach in our Art Academy program, though we might have additional openings as the weeks progress (as well as opportunities to teach and work year-round). Art Academy is for kids ages 8-12 and is focused on visual arts. Learn more here: https://www.acarts.org/summer-arts-camps

During the 2022 camp season, our in-person camp programs are scheduled to run Monday – Friday, from 9am - 4pm. Teachers will be contracted to work 8:45am - 4:00pm each day, with paid prep time and an unpaid hour break each day. We are currently seeking camp visual arts teachers for our February and April Camps for the following weeks: 

February Vacation week : 2/20-2/24
  • VAC: Arctic Adventures...Join us as we explore the frigid waters, icebergs and mountains of the Arctic and Antarctic this February. What kinds of creatures will we meet? Seals, whales, fish, narwhals and more are sure to join us. We’ll explore snow and ice and make some amazing artwork for home to remind us of our explorations. It’s all for puffin this week!

  • Art Academy: Mixed Media...We’ll explore the mountains of ways to create mixed media artworks. From creative collages to designing thrilling 3D paintings, let your imagination run wild this week!


April Vacation week: 4/17-4/21

  • VAC: Fabulous Festivities...You are invited as ACA sets off on a world journey, exploring how cultures around the world celebrate all sorts of different holidays and events. From the country of Mexico’s Dia De Los Muertos to the Hindu holiday of Holi, we’ll learn about different cultures and create artwork inspired by celebrations worldwide.

  • Art Academy: Drawing & Painting... Campers will draw and paint the week away! We’ll explore drawing essentials such as line, composition, shading, etc as well as the many creative possibilities of paint- from watercolor to acrylics!



Camp teachers will have their own rooms where campers in groups of no more than 12 will be led by their counselors to your activities. Teachers are responsible for lesson planning, requesting supplies in a timely manner, classroom management, and facilitating a creative space that is welcoming and supportive of all children.


All camp programs will comply with required EEC guidelines and local health & safety policies/procedures in light of COVID-19. For more info, please visit our website (https://www.acarts.org/camp-policies) or contact ACA's Education & Programs Director, Cat Beaudoin, at cat@acarts.org.

For more information about our Camps, please visit: https://www.acarts.org/


Qualifications:
  • Teaching experience in a PreK, Elementary classroom (schools, art centers, community centers, museums, etc.)

  • Refined classroom/behavior management skills

  • The ability to meet deadlines and submit materials accurately and on time

  • Refined supplies management skills

  • Enthusiasm for the arts

  • Outgoing, demonstrates preparedness, problem-solver, good communication skills

  • Organizational skills in the classroom and in lesson preparation

  • A commitment to creating equitable, inclusive and accessible classroom environments 

How To Apply:

Please note the position title in your e-mail subject line, and include a copy of your resume, 3 images of your students’ artwork, 3 images of your artwork, and 3 professional references. Send your information to Cat Beaudoin, our Education & Programs Director, at cat@carts.org.

Please limit resumes to 2 pages maximum.

The rate for instruction is $20-26/hr based on experience.

Apply by:
December 15, 2022
Salary:
$22 / Per hour
About this Organization:

The Arlington Center for the Arts (ACA) is a private nonprofit organization that transforms lives and builds community through the arts by:

• providing opportunities for creative expression by children and teens through camps and classes that foster skill-building, instill confidence, and promote teamwork;

• nurturing leadership development in teens and young adults through hands-on work experience in ACA camp programs;

• offering classes and workshops for adult learners who want to grow their artistic practice and connect with community in a dynamic and supportive environment;

• cultivating a cultural hub where local artists can create and share their work;

• collaborating with other arts organizations and nonprofits as well as town agencies and local businesses to make Arlington a cultural destination; and

• enriching community-life through exhibits, performances, and signature events like Arlington Open Studios, Porchfest, and the Jug Band Festival.