Youth Camp Teaching Artist / Employment

February 27, 2022

Organization Name: ShoreLake Arts

Organization Location: Shoreline, WA

Type: Employment

Fee: Free


The Youth Camp Teaching Artist (YCTA) designs and instructs ShoreLake Arts School Break Camps and Art Adventure Summer Camps. This position works closely with the Arts Education Director to plan and implement many aspects of ShoreLake Arts’ youth camps, including curriculum, classroom management, activities and art projects, and supplies and materials, as well as to direct the work of volunteers assisting with camps.

The YCTA has the joy and responsibility of engaging youth camp participants in fun, hands-on, and creative art projects and activities. They must work to maintain a classroom environment that is lively and enjoyable, while at the same time being conducive to learning. Clear and effective communication with students and their parents/guardians is essential.

Reports to: Arts Education Director
Type: Temporary; Contract; Hourly
Hours: 20-25 hours per week. See Camp Schedule and Daily Schedule below.
Compensation: $35-40 per hour

– Instruct School Break Camps and Art Adventure Summer Camps for youth participants aged 6-12.
– Develop age-appropriate curriculum and hands-on art projects according to the Camp Themes listed below that foster creative expression and teach artistic skills.
– Work collaboratively with Arts Education Director and volunteers to plan and implement youth camps.
– Create supply lists according to prescribed budgets.
– Ensure an inclusive, safe, fun, and learning-focused environment for camp participants.
– Oversee and direct the work of volunteers assisting with camps.
– Communicate with parents of campers about projects, activities, and behavioral issues when applicable.
– Communicate regularly with Arts Education Director about camp issues, supply needs, etc.

Art Stories: Comics, Graphics Novels, & Illustration (ages 6-8)
Awesome Acrylics: Bright, Beautiful Paintings (ages 6-8 and 9-12)
Bon Voyage: An Exploration of Art Around the World (ages 6-8)
Building Biodiversity: Discovering Nature Through Art (ages 6-8 and 9-12)
Cosmic Creations: An Art Adventure In Outer Space (ages 6-8)
Express Yourself: Abstraction & Action Painting (ages 9-12)
Mishmash Masterpieces: Assemblage & Collage (ages 6-8)
Oceans of Art: Create an Underwater World of Imagination (ages 6-8)
Palette Power: Paint like History’s Superheroes of Art (ages 6-10)
Wild Watercolors: Landscapes & en Plein Air (ages 6-8 and 9-12)
Wonderful Worlds: Creating Imaginary Universes (ages 6-8)

Commitment to racial and gender equity, social justice, inclusivity, and accessibility.
Training (or equivalent experience) in studio arts and knowledge of art materials and techniques, including in the fields of drawing, painting, printmaking, craft, art history, education, or related field.
One to two years direct experience working with elementary-school-aged youth, preferably in an arts education setting.
Experience with classroom management, behavior management, or youth camp leadership.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong organizational, planning, and time management skills.
Positive attitude and passion for working with youth of various ability levels and from a diverse range of backgrounds.
Ability to pass a criminal history background check.
Ability to demonstrate Up to Date status on COVID-19 vaccines (see COVID-19 Protocols below).

April 25-29, 2022 Spring Break Camp
June 27 – July 1, 2022 Summer Camp
July 11-15, 2022 Summer Camp
July 18-22, 2022 Summer Camp
July 25-29, 2022 Summer Camp
August 1-5, 2022 Summer Camp
August 8-12, 2022 Summer Camp
August 15-19, 2022 Summer Camp

Either 8:15 AM – 12:45 PM daily
Or 12:15 PM – 4:45 PM daily
Specific weeks and times will be agreed upon prior to signing an employment contract.

NOTE: Applicants do not need to be available for every camp. However, priority will be given to applicants who are available to teach multiple camps.

Youth Camp Teaching Artists are required to be up to date on COVID-19 vaccines for the duration of their contract. Up to date means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible. For more information about COVID-19 vaccine definitions and eligibility, see “Stay Up to Date With your Vaccines” on the CDC’s website. ShoreLake Arts will make reasonable accommodation for applicants who demonstrate proof of vaccine exemption.

YCTA’s are also required to wear masks at all times when providing in-person instruction and maintain physical distance of at least 6 feet from others whenever possible.

Please submit the online application at The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 11:59 PM PST. No phone calls, please.

Shorelake Arts is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. ShoreLake Arts is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. ShoreLake Arts’ employment policies and programs are nondiscriminatory in regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexualorientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. Candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, person of color, immigrant, low-income, or LGBTQ+ are highly encouraged to apply.

Opportunity Website