Employment

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Artist Staff Positions

Statement of Non Discrimination

The Great thou Art Camp does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, gender, gender expression, age, national origin or ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and termination of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. The Great thou Art Camp is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of its staff, volunteers, program attendees and their families.

Background checks are required for all staff age 18 and above.

Studio Artist

Studio Artists for The Great thou Art Camp or other camp or class events are either professional artists, teaching artists, or have 10+ years of art experience in a specific artistic discipline. Must have proven success leading large groups of children, and large groups with mixed ages 6 – 12 in specific artistic areas of interest. Must be diplomatic and possess excellent communication skills, and present a welcoming presence to all campers.

Artists must be committed to the success of the camp, holding to the camp values, vision and mission, thus providing professional role models and mentorship for ASAs, Counselors and Counselors-in–Training.

Most Studio Artists hold BFAs. Studio artists are asked to present a portfolio of their work or website presentation at interview time. Performing artists may present an example of their work either at The Great thou Art Camp or via a live or video performance.

Studio artists are required to attend all scheduled orientations prior to The Great thou Art Camp. All projects being presented at The Great thou Art Camp, classes or workshops, must be pre-approved by The Great thou Art Camp Director for artistic originality, relevance and cultural content at least two weeks before anticipated use. Position pays $18 – 20 per hour, depending on experience and longevity in the camp. Hours vary depending upon studio.

Usual Range of Current Studios:

Dance (5 days)
Fiber Arts (5 days)
Music (5 days)
Theatre (5 days)
Visual Arts (5 days)
Sculpture (5 days)
Paper Arts/Printmaking (5 days)

Applicants should contact motheresme.staidans@gmail.com with a resume, portfolio and/or website demonstration.

 

Assistant Artist

The Assistant Artist must have demonstrated experience in one or more specific artistic areas and possess a resume and portfolio or website reflecting the same.  This position assists the studio artist in preparing for studio work, in implementing projects in studio and in any other areas related to studio work as assigned by the artist, but is not responsible for project planning.  Assistant Artists must have the capability of helping artists present projects to children in an interesting and lively manner, so that the project is well described and attractive to campers, and take over the studio if the artist is absent.

The Assistant Artist is expected to assist in set up and clean-up of the studio at the end of each day and after camp on Friday.  All Assistant Artists are considered part of the camp team and are expected to enter into the life of the camp along with all other staff members, taking part in various activities which lift up the core direction of the camp in any specific year.

Assistant Artists typically work in studios where the projects or safety considerations require it, working in a specific studio. Assistant Artists are required to attend artist cultural orientations, special meetings and project reviews whenever possible and/or as requested. Position pays $16.00 per hour. Hours vary depending upon studio.

Applicants should contact motheresme.staidans@gmail.com with a resume, portfolio and/or website demonstration.

 

Assistant Studio Artist (ASA)

The Assistant Studio Artist must have demonstrated experience showing or performing in one or more specific artistic areas and possess a resume and portfolio or website reflecting the same.  This position assists the studio artist in preparing for studio work, in implementing projects in studio and in any other areas related to studio work as assigned by the artist.  This position is open to aspiring artists who wish to develop a professional career in a specific area of artistic interest and have begun serious work in that direction.  ASAs must have the capability of assisting artists to present projects to children in an interesting and lively manner, so that the project is well described and attractive to campers.  ASAs must be able to take over the studio if an artist is absent.

The Assistant Studio Artist is expected to assist in set up and clean-up of the studio at the end of each day and after camp on Friday.  All ASAs are considered part of the camp team and are expected to enter into the life of the camp along with all other staff members, including but not limited to singing the camp songs at assemblies and taking part in various activities which lift up the core direction of the camp in any specific year.

Assistant Studio Artists typically work in a specific studio. ASAs are required to attend artist orientations, special meetings and project reviews whenever possible and/or as requested. $12.00 per hour.

Applicants should contact motheresme.staidans@gmail.com with a resume, portfolio and/or website demonstration.

Storytellers

The Great thou Art Camp usually invites specific storytellers for particular stories or cultural emphasis. The Great thou Art Camp Storytellers are professionals in the field of storytelling and may have other artistic areas of interest. Rates are negotiated depending on event or extent of activity. Please contact contact motheresme.staidans@gmail.com for more information.