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Summer Camp Counselors
Brushstrokes Studio

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Summer Camp Counselors

Brushstrokes Studio

Job Summary

Job Type
Full-time, Part-time, Summer
Job Last Posted
Job posted 6 days ago
Job Role
Camp Counselor, Art Instructor
Employer's Industry
Other, Arts & Entertainment
Job Schedule
Weekdays, Mornings, Afternoons

Job Description

At Brushstrokes Studio Summer Camps, we teach young artists how to do a wide variety of art projects across many mediums including: pottery painting, sculpting with clay, warm glass/glass fusing, mosaic making, watercolor painting, and collage. Our instructors prep and implement each project by setting up materials, giving verbal instructions, demonstrating techniques, and assisting campers one-on-one with their artwork.  Instructors also work with Counselors in Training (CITs) and campers to keep the classroom clean and orderly.  During free time, instructors facilitate (and are welcome to participate in) games with the campers in order to get out extra energy and help maintain a positive, inclusive and creative classroom.  Teaching at Camp Brushstrokes is a great chance to develop leadership skills during the long summer ahead. It is also a great foray into the field of Arts Education and to nurture the playful, creative spirit that makes the Bay Area such a beautiful and inspiring place to live.

We are currently hiring several positions:
- Seasonal Summer Camp and AfterCare Teachers for our 5-9 year old campers
- Summer Workshop Teachers for our 10-14 year olds
- Year-Round Youth Programs Teacher

Important Camp Information

  • Each Summer Session is a week long. Sessions begin June 8th and go through late August
  • Brushstrokes Camp for 5-9 year old goes from 8:00am-3:30 Monday-Friday. Teachers must work the entire week. 
  • Brushstrokes Summer Workshops, for kids 10-14, include a morning and an afternoon session and meet Monday through Friday. **Counselors for these sessions should have a thorough knowledge of the medium
    • Morning - Fine Arts: Drawing & Painting Session from 8:30am-12:30,
    • Afternoon - Creations in Clay Session from 12:30-4:30
    • (Note: workshops meet every other week, see website) 
  • AfterCare Sessions are loosely structured creative time with both free play and guided crafts. AfterCare Counselor shifts are from 2:30-6:30/7pm Monday-Friday
  • Please check out our website for more information about our camp offerings
  • All positions are paid hourly, rate commensurate with experience

The ideal Brushstrokes Camp Counselors possess the following characteristics & qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm for supporting children’s creative growth
  • Confidence and clear, direct communication skills
  • Kind and patient leadership experience
  • Experience working with children, including: previous camp experience, assistant teaching in any capacity, nannying or babysitting
  • Visual arts experience in any medium, including fine arts and/or crafts

If interested, applicants should submit a to brushstrokeskids@gmail.comPlease introduce yourself and include: 

  • What kind of art you like making (or would like to make)
  • What experience you have with Brushstrokes Studio (if any, no experience necessary to apply)
  • What experience you have helping others (i.e. babysitting, tutoring, volunteering, etc) 
  • Which weeks you are available to teach and the total number of weeks you would like to do. 
  • Which sessions you’re interested in teaching (5-9 year olds, 10+ workshops, and/or AfterCare)
  • Any questions or concerns you may have, or anything else you may want to say about yourself and/or your interest in teaching.

Thank you so much for your interest!
The Brushstrokes Studio Team

Business Overview

Our Story

Welcome to Brushstrokes. A spacious, bright, art oasis. What will you make today?

Exercise your imagination. (Re)connect with family and friends. Build community.

DIY or DIT (do-it-together). Paint pottery, create a mosaic masterpiece, fuse a glass suncatcher, take a class, have a party. For all ages and abilities. Stop by, slow down, and make something beautiful with us! Drop-ins welcome or register online for a class.

Why Work With Us?

Our staff are a small and close-knit group of artists and makers. We love facilitating creativity for our customers and helping kids and adults achieve their artistic visions in our beautiful studio.

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