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Every summer, the Emerson seeks high school-aged interns to assist with our children's summer camps. Interns assist camp instructors in preparation in teaching art activities, and assist young campers in achieving their creative vision. This is a fantastic opportunity to build leadership skills and experience. Applications open in early spring. All interns are required to attend training in advance of camp. A weekly stipend is included.
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The role of Emerson Summer Art Camp Instructors is to provide quality art instruction using up to date methods and techniques in correlation with the Emerson’s mission to provide outstanding arts education to learners of all ages.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Works to enhance the value of the Emerson to our community through contemporary art educational offerings.
  • Serves as the face of the organization while interacting with both children and adults in a positive manner.
  • Responsible for maintaining the integrity, safety and cleanliness of the classroom and studio spaces.
  • Utilizes interns’ skills in an appropriate and efficient fashion.
  • Maintains an open line of communication with Emerson staff regarding supply needs, student behavior, classroom cleanliness/ maintenance and staff relations.
  • Be familiar with the potentially hazardous materials and equipment you may use in the classroom and instruct students on use of said materials and equipment in the most safe and successful way possible.
  • Know and observe all current Emerson health and safety protocols.

To Apply:
Application packets should be addressed to Education Curator ( and should include the following:

  • Resume
  • Letter of application addressing how applicants’ skills match the position description. Please refer to the Key Responsibilities outlined above to craft your letter.
  • Three professional references – including contact information and working relationship with applicant.

Applicant reviews begin April 8, 2024. This position will remain open until filled.
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