Mar 29, 2010

Lead Instructor/Manager for Summer Art Camp

Manager/Lead Instructor
Summer Art Camp

The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) seeks a contract Manager/Lead Instructor to execute MOLAA's annual Summer Art Camp. Summer Art Camp runs Monday-Friday from July 12-August 20, 2010 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with additional childcare hours from 8 a.m.-9 a.m. and 5 p.m.-6 p.m. MOLAA's Summer Art Camp provides participants with a safe, creative, bilingual learning environment in which to learn about Latin American Art and Culture. The Lead Instructor will supervise all Summer Art Camp activities, including weekly field trips and organize the weekly "Open Gallery". The Lead Instructor will report to the Education Coordinator.

Essential Duties:
• Will facilitate, art and culinary workshops, journaling activities, storytelling, poetry readings, weekly "Open Gallery" activities and field trips for children ages 6 to 12 years old
• Maintains control of the classroom environment
• Provides direction and supervision to Summer Art Camp counselors and interns; oversee work schedules, and on-site management
• Monitors the safety of participant activities and program facilities; takes proper safety precautions, anticipates unsafe circumstances, and acts accordingly to prevent accidents
• Supervises the preparation of equipment necessary for the daily program; inspects the equipment to insure safety and cleanliness
• Maintains a variety of records including: reservations, permission slips, accident reports, medical records, and evaluations.
• Maintains supplies inventory
• Other duties as assigned

Abilities: Communicate effectively and diplomatically with participants, parents, and staff. React quickly and correctly in emergency situations, make sound judgments, exercise conflict resolution and exhibit patience when dealing with stressful disciplinary situations. Express ideas clearly. Maintain confidentiality, work from broad direction with limited supervision. Work in a culturally diverse environment. Have the ability to organize activities and tasks and the working environment to maximize efficiency, understand and follow instructions and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications
• BFA in Fine Art or BA in Art Education, Liberal Studies, Art or related field
• Broad range of experience in multiple traditional as well as contemporary art disciplines.
• Managerial experience
• Bilingual in English and Spanish required
• Day camp or teaching experience
In addition, the candidate must demonstrate:
• Demonstrate leadership abilities and strong communication skills
• Flexibility and positive attitude
• Must have a team-player attitude
The candidate must be able to complete a background check and possess a class C California driver's license.

Application Procedure
To be considered for this position you must meet the qualifications and must submit a letter of interest and resume to

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