Visual Arts Teacher

Center for the Arts - Summer Arts Camp 2016

Eagle Rock, CA


Description: The Visual Arts Teacher will lead inventive visual arts classes for our Summer Arts Camp.

Status: Seasonal Full-time; Monday through Friday for 8 weeks; on site at facility

Start Date: June 13, 2016

End Date: August 5, 2016

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 5:30PM

Pay rate: $1000 per week


  • Three years experience teaching art to youths, preferably elementary school age
  • Experience working in a summer camp environment
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work with a variety of ages, personalities and skill levels
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, self-control
  • Demonstrated ability to generate innovative creative projects that engage individual campers and work well in a group setting
  • Confidence and experience managing a group of up to 25 campers at a time
  • Live Scan certification and TB clearance
  • Familiarity with VAPA standards a plus
  • Experience working in low-income communities
  • Proven ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment and proven ability to work under only general supervision
  • Reliable transportation: automobile, current drivers license, automobile insurance

Responsibilities Prior to Camp:

  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Education to develop age appropriate projects for Summer Arts Camp
  • Be familiar with phone locations, first aid station, information station, etc

Responsibilities During Camp:

  • Plan, organize and execute visual arts projects for campers, age 6-12
  • Prepare weekly advance lists of all materials necessary for creative projects
  • Expose students to art techniques, methods, and creating art as a form of self-expression
  • Provide leadership, encouragement and artistic inspiration to campers
  • Inventory supplies at the end of the week in order to determine what will be required for the next session
  • Prepare, present and clean up daily camp projects
  • Maintain a professional, neat and clean appearance at all times
  • Have crafts, supplies, equipment, etc. all set up and ready to go, 10 minutes before the scheduled start of project
  • Monitor the inventory of arts and crafts supplies to assure proper allocation of supplies to all campers throughout the summer
  • Ensure that all art material is properly used and cared for by all campers and report any damages or loss of equipment
  • Participate in Arts Camp kick-off meeting with fellow teaching artists, Director of Education, CFAER staff, TAs

Responsibilities Post Camp:

  • Fill out assessment form

Proposed Curriculum should include:

  • Elements of Art
    • Develop art projects that illustrate the elements of art and principals of design
      • Scratchboards, zentangles, zines, collages, tessellations
  • Varied Media
    • Use diverse media to inspire campers to think outside the realm of crayons and markers
      • Watercolor, tempera, oil pastels, chalk pastels, recyclables, clay, paper mache, etc 
  • Art History
    • Create inspiring art history projects that use various art periods or cultures such as pop, surrealism, pointillism, etc.
      • Animal piñatas, mosaics, still life, Aztec masks, exquisite corpse, etc
  • Contemporary artists
    • Create projects that involve different artists
      • Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee, Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein, Burton Morris, Rex Ray, Georgia O’Keefe, Juan Quezada, Patti Warashina, Josefina Aguilar, etc

About Center for the Arts Eagle Rock

The mission of Center for the Arts Eagle Rock (CFAER) is to be innovative in providing multidisciplinary, arts-inclusive programming and arts education to the diverse communities of Northeast Los Angeles and beyond. 

Our summer arts camp for ages 6-12 explores visual art, performance, sculpture, architecture, textiles, writing, and more. Our teachers are local, contemporary artists who combine art history, play-based learning, and their own studio practices to create curriculum that gives campers the opportunity to explore artistic expression and establish community.

During the school year, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock is proud to present Afterschool Arts: Imagine Studio, a free arts enrichment program providing standards-based arts instruction in elementary and middle schools throughout Northeast Los Angeles.

Center for the Arts Eagle Rock is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please send resume, references, a one-week curriculum sample, and brief cover letter to:

Angie Reyes, Director of Education at

Subject Line: Visual Arts Teacher

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