Guide youths in an exploration of how the arts play a role in preserving culture and promoting social change. Development and deliver the curriculum in collaboration with additional guest artists from various disciplines (within the staff team or outside guests).   Applicants must have professional level teaching experience in either the theater arts or studio/graphic arts. Must also have proven collaborative ability.

Job Description: Plan & deliver the “Crossing Cultures through the Arts” workshop to youths, ages 14-18, approximately 2 hours a day, 4-5 days a week. The instructor teaches portions of the workshop and schedules the other art specialist in other disciplines to teach other components, with an eye to the overall theme of each session.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Professional level teaching experience in either studio arts or theater.
  • Desire and ability to work with youth in an nontraditional educational setting (i.e. – residential, outdoors, experiential)
  • Ability to work with a team and to encourage, by example, flexibility in its members.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with participants, staff, and administrators.
  • High energy, motivation, stamina, and patience. Able to provide a role model for the participants.
  • Ability to adapt teaching style to individual needs
  • Ability to create a harmonious group dynamic
  • Proven ability to work with youths in an international or intercultural setting.
  • Fluent in English
  • Age 21 and over
  • Desire and ability to work with youths in an non-traditional educational setting (i.e. – residential, outdoors, experiential)

Responsible to: Workshop Coordinator

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Plan, develop, and monitor the CCTA curriculum in collaboration with other “guest” arts staff and outside guests.  (Approximately 7 teaching days per session.)
  2. Set up teaching space and maintain order and cleanliness throughout the summer.
  3. Communicate with administrative and cabin staff as necessary, regarding an individual youth’s performance and/or special needs.
  4. Teach occasional electives or special activities related to workshop subject matter or in another area of expertise during non-workshop times.
  5. Clean and close down teaching area at the end of the summer, including inventory and storing of equipment and supplies.
  6. Provide detailed report and evaluation of workshop, as actually delivered, with recommendations for next season.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  1. Assist in the design and delivery of select evening programs or other special events, at least once a week.
  2. Teach occasional afternoon activities or electives, or fullfill some other secondary programmatic role of interest.
  3. Fulfill other support functions as outlined in the general job description, applicable to all staff (i.e. being part of a meal clean-up team once a day, helping set up and break down facility, etc.)

Essential Functions:

  1. Ability to communicate effectively with workshop group, peers, and supervisors.
  2. Cognitive ability to plan and conduct activities to achieve youth development objectives.
  3. Ability to observe and assess participant behavior, enforce appropriate safety guidelines and emergency procedures, and provide guidance and discipline as needed.