Arlington Center for the Arts

20 Academy Street
Arlington, MA 02476
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Date Posted:
April 08, 2022

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Education/Instruction

Type:
Seasonal

Movement/Dance OR Games Instructor - Summer Camp 2022

Description:

Arlington Center for the Arts provides arts activities and education during school vacation periods in our Vacation Arts Camps programs for kiddos ages 5-12.

During the 2022 camp season, our in-person camp programs are scheduled to run Monday – Friday, from 8:45am - 4:45pm. Teachers will be contracted to work 8:30am - 4:00pm each day, with paid prep time and two unpaid half hour breaks each day. We are currently seeking camp games/movement/dance teachers for our Summer 2022 season and will be running camp for the following weeks:

Week 1: 6/27-7/1

Week 2: 7/5 - 7/8 (4 day week)

Week 3: 7/11-7/15

Week 4: 7/18-7/22

Week 5: 7/25-7/29

Week 6: 8/1-8/5

Week 7: 8/8-8/12

Week 8: 8/15-8/19

Week 9: 8/22-8/26

Week 10: 8/29-9/2

We are looking for an instructor who is available most weeks and will give preference to applicants with more availability.

The Movement Instructor will lead outdoor and indoor games and activities (e.g. yoga, dance fundamentals, movement games, or PE games like Museum Guard, Four Corners, Freeze Dance, etc.) with one-to-two groups at a time, and will additionally assist with camper check-in and check-out processes each day. The Movement Instructor will ultimately work with all groups and ages throughout the course of a given camp day, and should have familiarity and comfort with engaging elementary aged children (grades 1-6).

Teachers are responsible for planning daily activities, requesting supplies or equipment in a timely manner, behavioral management, and facilitating a creative space that is welcoming and supportive of all children of all abilities. Exemplary candidates will demonstrate clear communication skills, have classroom management strategies, as well as leadership skills to safely include all youth in each activity.

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 Manager, Cat Beaudoin, at cat@acarts.org.


Strengthening Equity

Arlington Center for the Arts is making an intentional effort to center access, equity, and inclusivity as we expand our team. Historical and institutional barriers have a significant impact on who has had access to what opportunities. At the ACA, we believe these marginalized communities must be centered in our work. With this in mind, ACA strongly encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds including people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, intergenerational voices, people of varying abilities and other marginalized communities to apply.

Benefits: welcoming environment, supportive administration, use of general art supplies, preparation of space by ACA staff, professional development, connection to other opportunities to show and sell work, multiple teaching opportunities (classes, workshops, camps, after school)

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

  • At least one year of experience teaching or coaching for PreK, Elementary or Middle School/High School students

  • Refined classroom/behavior management skills

  • Enthusiasm for movement/games and interactive learning environments

  • 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 send a resume and a description of what activities you could offer to ACA's Education & Programs Director, Cat Beaudoin, at cat@acarts.org, as well as our Education and Programs Manager, Delia Tharnish, at delia@acarts.org. 
Apply by:
May 20, 2022
Salary:
$18 - $22/hr, commensurate with experience / 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.