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Position Title: Summer Camp Lead Teaching Artists 

Reports to: Manager of Children and Youth Education  

Position Classification: Temporary, Part Time  

Wage Classification: Hourly, Non-Exempt  

Start Date: Monday, June 10, 2024  

End Date: Friday, August 2, 2024 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Under the supervision of Fleisher’s Manager of Children & Youth Education, Summer Camp Lead Teaching Artists create curriculum, implement lessons, and manage classrooms for up to 16 students throughout the camp day.  

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES   

Lead teaching artists facilitate camp art classes from Monday to Friday from 9:30 – 3:30 pm with a one-hour lunch break between 12 – 1 pm. Classes are between 12 and 16 campers and Faculty are supported by a Teaching Assistant. Throughout the day, the Lead Teacher is responsible for instruction, demos, classroom management, and communicating any issues to the Manager of Children & Youth Education. In advance of their class, Lead Teachers are responsible for creating weekly curriculum for assigned classes, submitting supply requests, and attending a mandatory training session for staff and faculty on Friday, June 14 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.  

Fleisher’s Summer Camp is hiring lead teaching artists for various classes in a variety of mediums for campers between 5 and 12 years old. Please include ages and mediums you’re comfortable working with in your cover letter in addition to which of the following weeks you’d be available Monday through Friday: 

Week 1: June 17 to June 21*
*No class on Wednesday, June 19 

Week 2: June 24 to June 28 

No week 3 classes available 

Week 4: July 8 to July 12 

Week 5: July 15 to July 19 

Week 6: July 22 to July 26 

Week 7: July 29 to August 2 

 
Ideal Candidate: You are an arts educator with a solid artistic skill set, teaching experience creating curriculum for and instructing elementary aged students, and who enjoys working with young artists at all skill levels. You create a positive and thoughtful classroom and are looking for an opportunity to work with a diverse population. You are flexible and can work in a variety of studio environments. You are punctual, organized, and communicate in a timely fashion with Fleisher staff.  
 

Teaching Artist Key qualifications

  • Thoughtful, fun, creative, and culturally appropriate lesson plans and curricula  
  • Flexible and can work in a variety of studio environments with large and diverse groups of people 
  • Punctual, organized, communicates in a timely fashion with Fleisher staff 
  • Language skills in Spanish, Mandarin, or Cantonese a plus 
  • Has or can obtain prior to June the following clearances: 
  1. Report of criminal history from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP)  
  2. Child Abuse History Certification from the Department of Human Services (Child Abuse) 
  3. A fingerprint-based federal criminal history (FBI) submitted through the Pennsylvania State Police or its authorized agent 
  4. Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training Certificate  
     

Key Responsibilities and Duties: 

  • Design and implement a well-planned curriculum  
  • Communicate with Fleisher staff about basic supply needs, curriculum development, and scheduling 
  • Arrive 15-30 minutes before class to set up 
  • Manage classroom time to appropriately clean the studio space with students before the end of class 
  • Respectful of students, parents, partner employees, and Fleisher Staff 
  • Inform relevant Manager of any unexpected change of plans such as illness or other absences as soon as possible 

Benefits: 

  • $35 per hour, including 1 hour of paid additional time per class for set up and clean up (as stipulated above) 
  • Annual Fleisher Faculty Exhibition  
  • One free Fleisher class per term  
  • Digital PMA ID badge with free admittance to many area museums  
  • Professional development resources  
  • Additional discounts on other Fleisher programming for yourself and immediate family members  
     

To apply: If this position seems like a good match for your personality, skills, and career goals, please submit the following via Submittable:  

  • Cover Letter and Current résumé 
  • Images of current work (maximum of 5) 
  • Images of work created by students (maximum of 5) 
  • Three professional references 
  • A course description or curriculum outlines for previously taught course 
  • Please include ages and mediums you’re comfortable working within your cover letter in addition to which of the following weeks you’d be available Monday through Friday. 



Interview Process:
Interviews will be rolling and will include a brief phone call with the Manager of Human Resources, then an in-person interview and tour with the Manager of Children & Youth Education.  

Fleisher’s core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain a diverse and inclusive environment. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position. Fleisher strongly encourages individuals from marginalized and underrepresented groups to apply. Fleisher is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. 

 

ABOUT FLEISHER ART MEMORIAL Founded by industrialist Samuel S. Fleisher in 1898 as one of the nation’s first community-based art centers, Fleisher Art Memorial is renowned for its long-standing mission of making art accessible regardless of economic means, background, or artistic experience. In 2023, Fleisher will celebrate its 125th anniversary as the center continues to provide free and low-cost studio art classes along with opportunities for emerging and seasoned artists to exhibit their work. Extensive arts education and community-based programming also reflects the organization’s commitment to serving and strengthening communities in Philadelphia by developing, sharing, and promoting creative resources. To learn more, visit fleisher.org.

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