This day camp is the summer program of LREI, a historic Progressive Education school located in the West Village. Our priority is to offer a safe, creative, engaging place for children to grow in the summertime. We foster a non-competitive, welcoming environment for all children who attend. Children are encouraged to make new friends and to participate in fun activities that interest them and provide opportunities to learn new skills.
Season dates and hours:
June 25th-August 4th, Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Requirements in advance of the camp season:
Planning Retreat (TBA): June 1st – June 3rd (depart NYC in afternoon, return NYC evening)
Orientation (NYC): June 18th-22nd, 10am-6pm
*Candidates must be available for all pre-season and season dates in order to be considered for employment, without exception. Please do not apply unless you are available for all dates listed.
Responsibilities of Art Specialists include:
-Create a safe, welcoming, and engaging environment for children in an age-specific art classes (between 4 and 13 years old).
-Plan and lead daily visual arts classes and projects inclusive of camper interests.
-Support Head Counselors and Homegroups on weekly camp-wide field trips around the city.
-Supervise and delegate to supporting teachers during art classes.
-Work collaboratively with other counselors.
-Communicate with administrators on a daily basis; accept feedback and process camp-based challenges and successes.
-Work to uphold the program’s progressive education and diversity initiatives in every camp activity.
Salary: $4,200-$4,650 for the camp season
Art Specialists: Minimum fine arts college degree in visual art and/or art in education (masters degree preferred), at least three years experience as lead teacher in an arts-based educational and/or camp program; ability to generate and lead group activities for children between the ages of 4 and 13; ability to work collaboratively with other teachers and communicate effectively. All Head Counselors are required to get current CPR and First Aid certification.
For more information about the program visit: summers.lrei.org.
To apply, email a resume with cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Write ART SPECIALIST APPLICANT in the subject header.