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Ruby Tresch

Kidstreet Summer Camp | Teacher + Assistant

Lillstreet Art Center is hiring camp teachers and assistants for our 2024 Summer Art Camps! Camps begin the week of June 12 and end the week of August 23.

This year, Lillstreet will host more than 200 different camps over a twelve-week period. We provide a wide variety of art experiences for children of all skill levels, ages 3 to 16 years. We are seeking individuals who work within the arts, and have a passion for and experience working with children.

Lillstreet offers full-day and half-day camps that run 9 am-3:30 pm, 9 am-1 pm, 1:30-3:30 pm, and 1:30-4:30 pm every weekday throughout the summer. All applicants must be available from 8 am-5 pm, Monday through Friday.

Skills & Qualifications:

Camp Teacher

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Art, Education or related field OR 2 years of undergraduate art or education program
  • Experience teaching and managing children (ages 3 - 16) in an artistic setting
  • Knowledge and experience in applicable camp medium (clay, drawing, painting, sewing, metalsmithing, wheelthrowing, illustration, digital photography, movie-making, or other mixed-media)
  • Must be able to create and provide in-depth lesson plans and communicate supply requests by a given deadline.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Responsible and able to follow studio rules and guidelines
  • Quick thinking, flexible, and highly engaging in a classroom setting
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Must be available to teach and/or assist Monday - Friday

Camp Assistant

  • Experience in clay, drawing, painting, metalsmithing, sewing, digital arts and other mixed-media.
  • Experience working with children ages 3-16 years
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Ability to organize and help set up/clean up for camp
  • Must be available to assist 8:30am - 5pm, Monday - Friday


  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (please include the week(s) you are available for employment. All teachers and assistants must commit to the whole week.)
  • Link to website or online images of your work and/or student work

How to apply

  • Apply to
  • Subject Line: “Summer Camp Teacher” or “Summer Camp Assistant”
  • No phone calls or drop-in applicants will be considered.
  • Must pass a background check


  • Teacher: $24/hour including set up and clean up
  • Assistant: $16/hour

Please see our website for the complete camp schedule for 2024!

Contact Info:
Molly Eisenberg
Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Ravenswood, Chicago, IL