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Summer Camp Instructor

Cincinnati Art Museum
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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The Cincinnati Art Museum is seeking 4 Summer Camp Instructors to work in the Summer Art Camps at the Cincinnati Art Museum. This is a FT temporary hourly position scheduled from 10 weeks between June 1 and August 13, 2021.


The Summer Camp Instructors work closely with the Summer Camp Coordinator and Associate Director of Interpretive Programming in the development, implementation, and evaluation of Summer Camp. This position works with three other instructors to write lesson plans and teach art lessons for groups of up to 24 children ages 6-12. To reduce the risk of infection from COVID-19, Instructors will work in teams of 2 assigned to 12 students each in separate classrooms during the weeks of camp. This position works cooperatively with Art Museum staff to decide on tour stops and topics. This position will also be responsible for day-to-day operations and be charged with prepping, cleaning, and organizing supplies. They will be expected to communicate with the Learning & Interpretation Division about managing supply levels. This position is required to work for 8 weeks of camp plus 2 weeks of planning. Planning weeks will be between June 1 and June 11.


The Summer Camp Instructors have these primary responsibilities:

  • Help coordinate, develop and implement the Art Museum's Summer Camp in close cooperation with the Manager of Accessibility and Gallery Programs and Associate Director of Interpretive Programming.
  • Collaborate with other Art Museum staff and volunteers.
  • Assist in writing lesson plans for ages 6-12 based on a predetermined theme.
  • Facilitate meaningful art making experiences for children ages 6-12
  • Enforce and maintain any necessary COVID-19 regulations and precautions.
  • Facilitate the proper check-in and check-out process for each child.
  • Prep, organize, and clean supplies.
  • Work to engage all children in the Art Museum and help them learn about the Museum's collection through interactive experiences in the gallery as well as in the studio.
  • Maintains the art studio so that it operates efficiently, is sufficiently supplied, is clean and hazard-free, and suitably supports family programming at the Art Museum.
  • Cooperates in a teamwork fashion with all co-workers to accomplish goals.
  • Demonstrates respect and dignity to co-workers and visitors.
  • Provides excellence in service and portrays a positive and professional image of the Cincinnati Art Museum.
  • Maintains confidentiality and upholds professional standards.
  • Follows Cincinnati Art Museum protocols, procedures, rules, and policies.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Learning & Interpretation Division.


Qualified candidates will have three or more years of experience teaching art education in a classroom setting.

BA in art education, fine art, art history, museum education, or related field preferred. An ability to lead art making experiences with children ages 6-12 as well as manage a classroom setting is necessary. Previous education, art, special education and museum experience is an advantage, but not required.

The position requires excellent management and organizational skills, the ability to communicate with both children and adults, and a demonstrated ability to collaborate with volunteers and other professionals. Ability to organize a large inventory of art supplies and learning resources is also required.

Please submit a resume, cover letter and an example lesson plan as application materials.


Posted: 2021-03-11 Expires: 2021-04-12

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