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Position Title: Summer Camp Lead Teaching Assistant 

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 Teaching Assistants are essential to camp as they support Lead Teaching Artists during class periods, transition campers between activities, and act as counselors by leading games and ensuring safety throughout the day. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES   

Teaching Assistants for Fleisher’s Summer Camp have varying schedules of six-to-eight-hour shifts between 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. Depending on the shift, Teaching Assistants support camper drop-off, art classes, lunches, and After Camp Club. Teaching Assistants are assigned to support art classes for ages between 5 – 18 years old. During art class, this position supports set-up, clean-up, and works with campers who need further instruction or behavioral support. During drop-off, lunch, and After Camp Club, Teaching Assistants act as camp counselors, maintaining safety procedures, playing games, and engaging with campers, a well as transitioning campers from space to space.  

All Teaching Assistants must attend a mandatory training session for staff and faculty on Friday, June 14 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.  

Please say which of the following weeks you’d be available Monday through Friday and if you’d have a preference starting earlier or ending later in the day. 

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 over 18 years old and interested in or have experience in the arts and working with children. You are comfortable working as a team member and with teaching artists, other teaching assistants, and Fleisher staff. You are high energy and comfortable spending long periods on your feet. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Must be at least 18 years old.  
  • Experience working with children in formal or informal settings (babysitter, camp counselor, after-school etc…) 
  • Familiarity working with neurodivergent students preferred. 
  • Enthusiastic about spending time playing with children. 
  • Familiarity with art education preferred. 
  • Ability to work as a team member with other teaching artists, teaching assistants, and Fleisher staff.  
  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks outside in various climates.  
  • Language skills in Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese a plus.  
  • Clearances and Certifications required before the start of Camp:  
  • PA Child Abuse History  
  • FBI Background check with fingerprinting  



COMPENSATION $16/hour, Part-time

 Benefits for Temporary, Part-time Staff Include:  

  • Annual Household Membership to Fleisher Art Memorial.  
  • Tuition iswaived for one class or workshop per semester.  
  • Free admission to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 



Key Responsibilities and Duties: 

  • Setting up and cleaning up studios with Lead Teaching Artists 
  • Supporting students in class who may need additional support 
  • Interacting and engaging with students during non-class time (drop-off, lunch, and After Camp Club) 
  • Respectful of students, parents, partner employees, and Fleisher Staff 
  • Inform therelevant Manager of any unexpected change of plans such as illness or other absences as soon as possible
     


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 
  • Three professional references 


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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