Studio Teaching Artist – Seasonal

Deadline April 01, 2020

Inspired by the Oregon College of Art and Craft’s rich legacy of community arts education, Catlin Gabel Summer Camps is thrilled to launch Art Adventures this summer for youth going into grades 1-7. Art Adventures, seeks to ignite hearts and minds, and to foster global responsibility, through storytelling, imagination, and hands-on creative exploration and discovery. This inclusive and process-oriented camp community engages shared creativity, curiosity, and compassion for our common humanity.
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Studio Teaching Artist
Art Adventures is seeking experienced, innovative, collaborative professional artists and educators, especially in the following areas: theatre, improvisation, storytelling, dance, music, bookarts, puppetry, animation, metal work, and glass. Teaching Artists design and facilitate studio activities in a spirit that supports camp community and promotes a positive learning environment for all.

• Develop, prepare, present, and lead daily/weekly studio projects and activities that reflect the summer’s thematic focus and weekly stories.
• Develop and present projects and activities for a range of ages, skill levels, learning styles, and abilities.
• Ensure that studio projects and activities are materials and process based.
• Use culturally appropriate, relevant, and informed sources to inform and shape projects.
• Collaborate with staff to provide overall cohesive camp experience.
• Promote a passion and cultivation of attitudes that promote racial equity, diversity, inclusion and cultural responsibility.
• Obtain necessary studio project supplies and materials, work within the studio’s budget, and submit receipts weekly for reimbursement
• Maintain clean, organized studios and shared supply spaces and materials and mentor camp counselors as needed.
• Provide a welcoming and joyful studio space for staff, volunteers, and campers alike.
• Attend and participate in all aspects of the camp community.
• Help with setup and breakdown of camp spaces when necessary.
• Animate core values of integrity, respect, curiosity, and community.
• Handle questions, problems and concerns of parents/families/guardians as well as camper behavioral issues on a case by case basis and with staff support.
• Handle emergency situations in conjunction with Catlin Gabel and Arts Camp core staff.

• BFA or BS/BA with an emphasis in the art(s) and/or education or commensurate experience
• Experience leading and working with children ages 6-12, in larger group settings
• Possess a positive and process-oriented teaching style
• Understanding of global awareness, responsibility, the arts, and a passion and ability to share this with others
• Success working with a range of abilities, learning styles and ages simultaneously
• Ability to work collaboratively towards a shared goal
• Ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment with positivity and kindness
• Punctual and timely
• Must pass background check, fingerprints required
• Adhere to Catlin Gabel’s Code of Conduct

• Mandatory Staff Orientation: Friday, June 19, 9am thru set-up.
This position requires attendance at all planning meetings, orientation and training, and all other staff meetings as determined by the Camp Director.
• Able to be on your feet for long periods of time while at camp; combination of sitting/standing/kneeling/bending/crouching and able to lift and carry objects of moderate weight
• Full-time, Monday-Friday, for four weeks (June 22 – July 24, no camp during 6/29 – 7/3), temporary, seasonal, and non-benefitted.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to the Art Adventures Camp Director, Ashley Smith:

Catlin Gabel School seeks to employ the best qualified individuals from available applicants and to provide them with opportunity for advancement in a manner that does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected under local, state or federal equal employment opportunity laws or regulations.

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Catlin Gabel School Campus, 8825 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR 97225

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