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Education Department

Lead Instructor - Winter Break Art Camp

Lead Instructor, Winter Art Camp

The Elmhurst Art Museum seeks teaching artists or art educators for seasonal, part-time instruction in our exciting youth camps. This is a terrific opportunity for dynamic, high-energy applicants who are experienced in education, visual art, or museum work. This position is contract-based with an hourly rate commensurate with experience.


  • Bachelor's degree in visual arts, art education, museum education, or related field
  • Prior experience working with children in formal or informal educational settings
  • Knowledge of multiple two-dimensional and three-dimensional art mediums and general studio practices
  • Ability to lead a team of college-bound or college aged assistant counselors
  • A prompt and professional manner
  • Required availability for the following Winter Camp dates:
    • Monday - Friday, December 26 - 30, 2022, 8:30am - 3:30pm
    • 1-2 days as available, prior to the start of camp for on-site training and orientation
  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Hired instructors are subject to background checks prior to the start of sessions


  • Develop and execute visual arts curriculum for children ages 5-12.
  • Facilitate and instruct hands-on instruction which engages campers with fun and creative projects through a variety of mediums
  • Direct and guide assistant counselors in executing art and camp activities each day
  • Prepare and organize art materials
  • Display a positive and respectful attitude while acting as a role model
  • Interact with kids and adults in a professional and courteous manner
  • Communicate effectively and show integrity as a museum representative
  • Follow procedures and expectations as outlines by the Manager of Education and EAM Staff
  • Maintain a positive and safe environment for students and camp staff alike
  • Other duties as assigned


To apply, please email the following to by 11/14/2022:

1). A cover letter

2). Resume/CV

3). 2 to 3 examples of relevant artwork and/or lesson plans in jpeg or pdf format

Contact Info:
Education Department
Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Elmhurst, IL