Ceramics/Pottery Specialist

Deadline May 24, 2019

Willowbrook Arts Camp is seeking Ceramics Specialists to lead our Artisan Ceramics (Wheel) and Advance Artisan Ceramics area at our camp, held at Browns Ferry Park in Tualatin, Oregon. Willowbrook is an outdoor, six-week day camp which offers a rich environment of integrated arts and nature.

The Specialist’s primary role is to plan and lead six-weeks of hand-on ceramics 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 ceramics projects (wheel and hand-building) and activities designed to build skills and foster a sense of creativity. 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.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Plan six weeks of age appropriate ceramic and pottery projects and activities; 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
• Lead daily wheel throwing and skills demonstrations
• Coordinate and manage all project firing and electric kiln operations with other Ceramics Specialists
• 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 Program Director
• Actively participate in keeping the Willowbrook’s camp grounds clean and tidy on a daily basis

DESIRED EXPERIENCE | QUALIFICATIONS | ABILITIES
• Must be a college graduate or a professional of graduate age
• Suitable experience in the teaching field or are an artist/professional with a background in teaching arts 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 24 – August 3)
• Punctual and timely for all scheduled shifts
• Able to attend required trainings (6/8) and mandatory set up (6/22) and tear down (8/3) days
• Able to successfully pass a background check

WORKING ENVIRONMENT l PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
• 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 sitting/standing/kneeling/bending/crouching
• Able to lift and carry objects of moderate weight

SALARY
$15/ hour
Full-time, hourly, up to 40 hrs./week, Monday-Friday, early June – early August, non-befitted, non-exempt, seasonal

APPLICATION GUILDLINES/CONTACT:
Please fill out an application and submit a resume through our website, https://www.willowbrookartscamp.org/employment

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.

More Info
https://www.willowbrookartscamp.org/employment

Location
Browns Ferry Park, Tualatin, OR 97062

Contact Email
employment@willowbrookartscamp.org