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Museum of Contemporary Art-North Miami
770 N.E. 125th Street
North Miami, FL, United States

Phone: (305) 893-6211
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Summer Arts Camp Counselor


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North Miami, FL, United States




$9.00 per hour

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Counselors will supervise children ages 6 through 13 years old, during the MOCA Summer Arts Camp & Dynamic Design Camp. This is a temporary position (June 10th – August 17th), responsible for assisting MOCA Summer Camp Educators and actively participating in daily indoor & outdoor recreational activities to include: figure drawing, site-specific installation, sculpture, craftsmanship, weaving and beading techniques, three dimensional works, portraiture, furniture design, mold making, linoleum stamping and other visual art related activities. This position works under the direction of the Education Curator and MOCA Education summer staff to provide well-organized and continuous supervision of campers during each 2 week camp session. We are seeking enthusiastic and energetic individuals to join our team, and aim to bring new and exciting programs to campers while creating a safe and fun experience through the art making process.  Counselors report directly to the Curator of Education.
  • Assisting MOCA Educators in supervising and ensuring a safe and healthy environment, both physically and mentally, during instructional time at MOCA’s Summer Arts Camp. 
  • Be responsible for the general safety, development, growth, and achievement of the participants in his/her group; report concerns to leadership. 
  • Organize and provision a variety of small and large group activities each week in accordance to MOCA Educators’ class curriculum. Activities include art projects, games, field-trips and final studio showings. This also includes time spent on the bus and during snack & lunch. 
  • Manage children's behavior and act as a role model and mentor. Model constructive participation in all daily activities and field trips. 
  • Lead children through the day-to-day operation of camp, including set up and clean-up of equipment and supplies for camp activities. 
  • Communicate with campers' parents/guardians regarding experiences and report concerns to camp leadership. 
  • Ensure all children in assigned group are accounted for onsite, and on field trips; conduct headcount for groups when loading buses, upon trip arrival/departure and throughout the day. 
  • Know, enforce, and follow all safety guidelines associated with the camp and all program areas.  This includes but is not limited to being responsible for your campers' safety and their whereabouts at all times onsite, and on field trips. 
  • Ensure campsite is presentable at all times, and is kept clean, organized and free of litter. 
  • Interact effectively and professionally with fellow employees, program participants, supervisors, staff, instructors and the general public. 
  • Assist in maintaining accurate program records including incident reports, logbook documentation, and daily attendance. 
  • Know and understand ALL emergency procedures associated with the camp program. 
  • Punctuality and regular attendance are essential functions of position. 
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned. 

Job Requirements:

  • Prior experience working or volunteering with children ages 6 – 13
  • Minimum one (1) season as summer camp volunteer or one (1) season of paid experience with a summer camp, school or recreational program; one (1) year prior experience instructing children in a recreational setting, in any of the following areas: visual arts, fashion design, craftsmanship or fine art.
  • Must be 15 years or older. 
  • Effective written and oral communication skills; 
  • Ability to enforce museum specific etiquette with students; 
  • Be able to work collaboratively and inclusively with all constituent groups of students, teachers, museum staff and visitors; 
  • Ability to convey a professional appearance and attitude.
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Ability to exhibit the energy and physical stamina to work with children of varying ages. 
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and the ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision. 
  • Ability to deal with stressful conditions in a calm and professional manner. 
  • Skill to work with children of various ages by demonstrating patience, enthusiasm, and the ability to handle disruptive children effectively. 
  • May be required to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. in various forms. 
  • May be required to work outside for extended periods of time. 
  • May be required to sit, stand, or maintain physical activity for extended periods of time.  
Terms of employment: Seasonal employment; not to exceed 40 hours a week for the duration of the contract; All Summer Arts Camp Counselors must participate in a mandatory training on June 7th, 2019; This position requires a level II background check, which includes fingerprinting. 

Applicants: Please email a cover letter, resume and three references to with subject ART CAMP INSTRUCTOR.  No phone calls please.