Artist Specialist – Seasonal

Deadline June 07, 2020

Willowbrook is an outdoor, six-week summer day camp which offers a rich environment of integrated arts and nature. It provides opportunities for children to develop their creative potential through experiences in the arts and environmental studies in an atmosphere that mentors and nurtures the whole child, promotes a spirit of peaceful collaboration, and encourages individual exploration and expression. For more information, visit

Willowbrook Area Artist Specialist

Willowbrook Arts Camp is seeking Area Artist Specialists to plan and lead six-weeks, of hand-on arts or nature activities designed to help children, of various ages, develop their creative potential in a free-flowing, child-directed camp environment. They are experts in their field and have experience leading children through projects and activities designed to nurture creative skills and foster a sense of discovery. Additional responsibilities include: directing and mentoring area staff; oversight of area and supplies; planning and coordinating with the Program Director and other Specialists as needed.

We are seeking artists and educators with experience in:
Performing Arts: Drama and Directing, Voice and Piano, Costuming, and Stagecraft
Visual Arts: Weaving and Fiber Arts, Ceramics and Pottery, Stained Glass, Printmaking, Basketry,
Puppetry, Printmaking, Film, and other visual arts.
Nature and Environmental Science

• Plan six weeks of age appropriate projects and activities in area of focus; communicate daily/weekly
offerings; coordinate with area staff and prep ahead for upcoming days
• Set up, manage, and break down area; plan and manage area supplies; keep tent and surrounding
area clean and tidy
• Engage and guide campers in activities designed to nurture creativity, build skills and encourage a
sense of discovery
• Ensure a safe and welcoming camp environment; promote a positive and inclusive community that
encourages cooperation and values diversity and self-expression
• Manage and evaluate area staff; mentor and direct College Assistants and High School Apprentices
in any associated skills and teaching methods; provide positive, constructive guidance and feedback
• Manage behavioral issues and emergencies as they arise within the area, with the help of the
Willowbrook Community Support Specialist and Program Director
• Actively participate in keeping the Willowbrook’s camp grounds clean and tidy on a daily basis

• Must be a college graduate and/or have 3+ years of relevant professional experience
• Suitable experience in the teaching field and/or an artist or professional with a background in
teaching arts or environmental sciences to children
• At least 2 years experience working with children
• Experience supervising direct reports; experience working with high school and college students
preferred, but not required
• Comfortable leading in an unstructured and sometimes chaotic outdoor environment
• Able to work full-time, Monday-Friday (approximately 7-8 hrs/day) for the entire six-week camp
program (June 27 – August 8), a couple weekend days, and some evenings if required by area
specialty – a part-time schedule may be granted in special cases; include any date conflicts in
• Punctual and timely for all scheduled shifts
• Able to attend required trainings/orientation and mandatory set up and tear down days
• Able to successfully pass a background check

• During camp, work is performed outdoors at Brown’s Ferry Park, Tualatin, OR, rain or shine; art areas
are covered
• Able to be on your feet for long periods of time while at camp; combination of
• Able to lift and carry objects of moderate weight
• $17 per hour
• Full-time, hourly, up to 40 hrs./week, Monday-Friday, mid June – early August, temporary, seasonal,

Willowbrook Camp is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a work environment which is free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of sex, gender, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military service, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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Browns Ferry Park, Tualatin, OR 97062