CALL FOR ART INSTRUCTORS

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About JAM Art and Supplies

Our Mission
To get affordable art and craft supplies into the hands of people who will use them, create an online community for local artists, and be a source of art information for Sioux Falls.
(A 501(c)3 non-profit since 2014.)

Like a thrift store, we take in donated, barely used supplies on a daily basis and resell them at a low price, making creating affordable for all. It’s a second chance for unused materials and keeps them out of landfills! We offer a range of learning opportunities. From Business Basics for Artists for adults to Creative Reuse Camps for kids, we are passionate about fostering art appreciation and developing creative thinking skills.

Job Description

JAM is currently seeking lead and assistant instructors in Visual Arts for our summer camp programming. Under supervision of JAM Executive Director, the summer camp instructors perform a variety of duties in coordinating and instructing art classes, camp activities, and supervision of children. Lesson plans are provided, with some leeway for creative improvisation.

Creative Reuse Summer Camp lead and assistant instructor positions are part time and classified as an independent contractor with no benefits entitled. Seeking one lead instructor and one assistant for multiple or all camp sessions. 9:00 to 4:00, Monday through Thursday, plus Thursday evening camper’s artist reception. Sessions dates:

JUNE 4-7 (ages 8-12)
JUNE 11-14 (ages 8-12)
JULY 16-19 (ages 8-12)
JULY 23-26 (ages 13-16)
AUGUST 6-9 (ages 8-12)
AUGUST 13-16 (ages 8-12)

One day campers will walk to the art studio of local creative reuse artist Steve Bormes. This walk is a couple blocks from JAM. Other projects will include art, games, and learning about creative uses for unusual materials. A collaborative art installation will be built each week, and will be displayed with a week-ending an art show on Thursday evening for friends and family.

Responsibilities Include

  • Implementing creative reuse art projects for campers ages 8 through 16 years old.
  • Supervising groups of children and facilitating activities, and lunch breaks throughout the day.
  • Walking campers to and from a local artist’s studio, making sure to create a safe environment not only when walking, but also while at the studio. Being alert and present at all times.
  • Strong technical skills in a variety of artistic mediums.
  • Initiative, self-direction and ability to be flexible and adapt to changes.
  • Great interpersonal and public speaking skills. Instructors should be engaging and patient in a classroom environment as you act as the face of JAM Art and Supplies.
  • Attending art reception at week’s end, and giving a short welcome/overview/commentary for guests.

Key Qualifications

  • Ideal candidate is a current art educator or practicing artist/creative.
  • Teaching, camp, or child care experience.
  • Ability to instruct a wide variety of techniques and ages.

Other skills and Abilities

This position requires physical effort. Frequent lifting of up to twenty-five pounds. Some bending, stooping and/or lifting will be required.

For full consideration, candidates must send the following in one complete document:

  • Cover Letter addressing their skills as they fit the job
  • Resume

Application

To apply for this position, please send the required materials to:

Jess Miller | Executive Director
jamartandsupplies@gmail.com

Please indicate your last name and “Summer Camp Lead Instructor Position” or “Summer Camp Assistant Instructor Position” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls, please. We will respond to those candidates whose qualifications are best aligned with the posted job description.

Requirements:
Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position, and undergo a background check.

Hours: 30/camp week up to 180 hours total

Pay: Starting at $250/week

 

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