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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




$11.00 per hour

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Part time, Seasonal



Job Description:

Counselors will supervise children ages 6 through 13 years old during MOCA Summer Art Camps. This is a temporary position (June 13 - August 19th with a mandatory inclusivity training on June 10th), responsible for assisting Summer Camp Educators and actively participating in daily indoor & outdoor recreational activities. This position works under the direction of the Summer Camp Manager to provide well-organized and continuous supervision of campers during each camp session. We are seeking enthusiastic and energetic individuals to help the campers feel at home and in a safe space during the summer. 
Major Areas of Responsibility:
  • Assist Educators in supervising and ensuring a safe and healthy environment, both physically and mentally, during instructional time at MOCA’s Summer Art Camps. 
  • Advocate and communicate with campers to ensure that safe and healthy communication is established in the classroom. 
  • Be responsible for the general safety, development, and achievement of participants; report concerns to leadership and document any issues. 
  • Organize classroom materials and help prepare for instruction, snack breaks, lunch and games to ensure camp is presentable and welcoming.
  • Manage children's behavior and act as a role model and mentor. Model constructive participation in all daily activities and field trips. 
  • Ensure all children 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 camp and all program areas.  This includes but is not limited to being responsible for campers' safety and their whereabouts at all times onsite and on field trips. 
  • 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.
  • Bilingual in English, Spanish and/or Haitian Creole
This is a seasonal, part-time hourly position that requires some early morning hours. A level 2 background check will be required upon the offer of employment. All Summer Arts Camp Counselors must participate in a mandatory training on June 10th, 2022.
Reports to: Summer Camp Manager
Compensation: $11 an hour, not to exceed 35 hours a week for the duration of the contract with a minimum of 25 hours a week. 
Applicants: Please email a letter of interest and resume to with subject SUMMER CAMP COUNSELOR. No phone calls please.
MOCA maintains a strong policy of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. The museum hires, trains, promotes, compensates and dismisses employees without regard for race, color, creed, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, citizenship, or political belief that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions. We are committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply. 


MOCA North Miami presents contemporary art and its historical influences through exhibitions, educational programs, and collections. Inspired by its surrounding communities, MOCA connects diverse audiences and cultures by providing a welcoming place to encounter new ideas and voices, and nurturing a lifelong love of the arts.

MOCA aspires to be a welcoming center at the heart of North Miami where art and art experiences flow in and out of the building — activating parks, schools, homes, and civic spaces; and connecting local and global conversations about art.

MOCA will tap into the cultural energy of the region to bring new art and perspectives to the public, building on North Miami’s legacy as a cultural destination. Visitors and the community can expect thought-provoking exhibitions that feature underexplored art and artists, and lift up diverse voices and stories.

MOCA will become known and respected locally and nationally for its innovative curatorial approach and research-driven exhibitions that are supported by educational programs for all ages. As a meeting place for cultural expressions and exchanges, MOCA will become a center for cross-cultural understanding and inclusion, connecting diverse communities through the arts.