Indianapolis Art Center Seeks Summer Art Camp Instructor

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Indianapolis Art Center Seeks Summer Art Camp Instructor




2023 Summer Camp Dates: June 12-July 28

  • No camps on the week of July 3-7
  • Additional training dates TBA

Three Locations

  • Broad Ripple Campus (820 E 67th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220)
  • Hillside (1145 East 22nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202)
  • Fishers (8100 E 106th St #260, Fishers, IN 46038)

Job Summary

The Indianapolis Art Center promotes life-long learning through hands-on art classes and activities. The Art Center’s Summer Art Camp focuses on the art-making process to promote children’s curiosity, problem solving, independence and confidence and serves a wide variety of ages and skill levels.  

Camp Instructors offer young students high-quality and age-appropriate fine art instruction, encouraging creative self-expression and fostering positive risk-taking within a nurturing artistic community.  

The ideal candidate will have experience working with youth, a general knowledge of various art techniques and materials, be dependable and have a positive and friendly attitude. All camp staff will promote and nurture the education of students by planning and tailoring courses of study; providing a safe, supportive, and positive environment conducive to learning; and keeping students informed about various Art Center opportunities. Camp staff must be friendly and enthusiastic ambassadors of the Indianapolis Art Center’s mission and provide exemplary customer service to students and patrons.  
Essential Job Functions 

  • Assist with general operation of Summer Art Camp  
  • Enforce all safety guidelines to maintain a safe, secure and healthy educational environment 
  • Maintain a safe, secure, and healthy educational environment by establishing classroom behavior expectations with consistent enforcement
  • Teach students utilizing best practices from both the Art Center and Artistic Judgement 
  • Assist with management of materials, equipment and studio space
  • Research, develop and present lesson plans that include elements of art making, art history, aesthetics, and criticism 
  • Tailor courses of study by developing modifications for special needs, various levels of ability, and prior student experience 
  • Ensure accurate documentation of class outcomes by taking attendance and facilitating student surveying, 
  • Maintain positive interactions with parents of students, including communicating with them about their child’s achievements or struggles 
  • Manage materials in an effective and sustainable manner

Engagement & Responsiveness 

  • Attend meetings, trainings and program events as determined by program staff  
  • Respond to emails and/or calls in a timely manner  
  • Complete, correct and approve timecard in a timely manner  

Competency Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)  

  • Possesses the proficiency (either through education and/or experience) to engage students of all abilities and to teach concepts for specific courses taught
  • Ability to engage, enlighten, and inspire students
  • Time management, organizational and planning skills
  • Flexibility, resourcefulness, and problem-solving skills   
  • CPR certification (preferred) 

Education and Experience 

  • A combination of education, training and experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree in art or art education
  • Experience working with youth
  • Experience working with diverse and underserved audiences
  • Classroom and behavior management experience  
  • Professional art experience – a personal art portfolio may be requested

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions 

  • Camp Instructors are required to work onsite
  • Occasionally required to lift heavy objects up to 50 lbs  
  • Perform physical tasks related to the medium being taught 

All Employees must pass a criminal background check prior to employment.

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