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Seasonal Art + Nature Camp Instructor - Lincoln, MA

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The Opportunity.

We are looking for creative, passionate, open-minded instructors who are knowledgeable in multiple disciplines and engaged with the world around them. We are looking for artists, carpenters, architects, scientists, naturalists, culturists, and makers of objects, ideas, images, and more. Instructors will collaborate with other instructors and museum staff to create a safe yet stimulating environment in which students can learn and explore.

 

Hive instructors are responsible for a group of up to 10 campers. Instructors and their high school junior instructors work with their own groups in a studio, the Park, or the Museum, exploring the weekly art-inspired themes through observations, artistic explorations, and other activities. Each week will culminate in the construction of a large-scale, collaborative project.

 

The camp day runs from 9:30 am–4:30 pm Monday-Friday, with additional set up, clean up, and organizational time at the beginning and end of the day, a staff meeting on Wednesday at the end of the day, and deinstallation of the weekly project in the Park on Fridays.

 

After a required all staff planning/training meeting around June 1, instructors are responsible for working both individually and in collaboration with other instructors leading up to the hive to develop curriculum and the big project around each week’s theme and prepare their studios for campers. This includes artist, exhibition, theme, and material research; lesson and project planning; remote and/or in-person team meetings; and studio set up.

 

In This Role You Will:

 

  • Research and develop curriculum in connection with deCordova exhibitions and the weekly themes
  • Demonstrate comfort with and ability to work with traditional and unconventional art-making materials
  • Execute singular lessons and extended projects designed to encourage campers to investigate, discover, express themselves, and work together while immersed in art and nature
  • Collaborate to generate large-scale park installations
  • Directly supervise junior instructors and the safe keeping of our campers
  • Communicate on-site with parents around camper safety, discipline, and productivity
  • Collaborate with museum staff on identifying and resolving camper behavior concerns


The Opportunity.

We are looking for creative, passionate, open-minded instructors who are knowledgeable in multiple disciplines and engaged with the world around them. We are looking for artists, carpenters, architects, scientists…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    May 31, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 31, 2021

Benefits

Compensation and Benefits:

Instructors are paid hourly for trainings, meetings, preparation, instruction, set up, and clean up.

 

In addition to competitive pay, The Trustees offers the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team across New England who believe in celebrating and protecting our special places, for everyone, forever.

 

About the hive at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

The hive is designed for children ages 5–12 who are curious about the world around them and interested in exploring nature and contemporary artistic ideas through energizing collaborations in deCordova’s 30-acre site. Daily activities might include visual research in the Sculpture Park and in the Museum galleries, investigating flora and fauna on the woodland trails, designing architectural structures, and making nature-based drawings or sculpture.

 

The goal for each uniquely themed week is to build large-scale, collaborative projects inspired by artists in deCordova’s outdoor and indoor summer exhibitions. Summer 2021 will run from July 5-August 6. Instructors must make a commitment to at least 2 and up to 5 weeks of camp.

 

For more information about the hive and this summer’s exciting weekly themes and projects, please visit: thetrustees.org/program/the-hive/

 

About The Trustees

The Trustees is one of Massachusetts’ largest non-profits and the nation’s first conservation and preservation organization. Today, the places we care about are going fast, and the forces undermining them, including climate change, are moving faster. Our passion is to protect and share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures under our care. We are funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 60,000 member households.

 

The Trustees has been featured in the Top 100 Women-Led Organizations in Massachusetts for six consecutive years.

 

In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees aims to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of its team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission.

 

The Trustees is a signer of the Boston Women’s Workforce Council and a Member of the Boston College Center for Work and Family.

 

We kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.

Compensation and Benefits:

Instructors are paid hourly for trainings, meetings, preparation, instruction, set up, and clean up.

 

In addition to competitive pay, The Trustees offers…

Level of Language Proficiency

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in education, art, the sciences, the humanities, or other relevant course of study is required; graduate work in art and/or education preferred
  • At least 3 years of experience working as an art educator, classroom teacher, or informal educator 
  • A special interest in collaborative, interdisciplinary, place-based education and the intersections of art, nature, and science
  • The physical and mental wherewithal to teach indoors, outdoors, and in a museum setting
  • A familiarity with deCordova’s educational philosophy

 

Other Requirements:

  • A satisfactory criminal background check (CORI and SORI)
  • Must have or be willing to obtain (training is available) Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR certification
  • Able and willing to work across a 30-acre site both indoors and outside in all types of weather
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds


Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in education, art, the sciences, the humanities, or other relevant course of study is required; graduate work in art and/or education preferred
  • At…

Location

On-site
Lincoln, MA, USA

How to Apply

Please apply online via The Trustees website linked here.

Please apply online via The Trustees website linked here.

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