Summer Camp Counselor

WonderArts believes that summer enrichment is a vital outlet for families and children during the weeks away from school and we have been providing camps to the community for over 20 years. Every summer, WonderArts offers 6 weeks of nature and art themed summer camps. This year, we are hosting the majority of our summer camps at Lakeview Union Elementary, as well as two weeks of camps at the Highland Lodge and the Highland Center for the Arts. These camps serve children ages 6 - 14.

Position

Camp Counselors are a very important component of summer camps, helping Camp Leaders provide spectacular activities while creating a fun and safe atmosphere for campers. Reporting to the Program Coordinator and Camp Leader(s), Camp Counselors are responsible for assisting camp activities and facilitating the safety of campers. Camp Counselors monitor campers throughout the day, adhere to the daily camp schedule, support camp leaders, lead games & activities, maintain an enriching camp environment, and make sure that appropriate adult to child ratios are maintained.  

Employment

Camp Counselor positions are seasonal, nonexempt hourly positions available at a part time level. There are 3 Camp Counselor Positions available, which vary slightly in their hours and duties (see descriptions below for more details). Camp Counselors are expected to be available for the entire 6-week duration of summer camps, including participating in a three-day training and camp preparation session June 20th - 22nd. Counselors will have July 4th off, but are expected to work during the Greensboro Funky Fourth Parade on June 30th.

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 16 years of age and have reliable transportation
  • Prior experience working with children
  • Background check and fingerprinting required
  • Team player, with the ability to work effectively with staff, parents and campers
  • CPR/First Aid certification required (we can help schedule a training if necessary)
  • Working knowledge of child development and non-violent communication
  • Experience working with underserved populations preferred
  • Sense of play, humor, and creativity
  • Knowledge of age appropriate games, activities and songs preferred
  • Ability to consistently perform job responsibilities during the core hours of the position  
  • Morning Counselor: knowledge of or affinity for nature and the outdoors a bonus!
  • Midday Counselor: knowledge of or affinity for art and/or theater a bonus!
  • Afternoon Counselor: lifeguarding experience a bonus!

Expectations

  • Maintains camp rules & expectations
  • No phones except during breaks
  • Displays a positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Completes bi-weekly timesheets
  • Comes to work on time and ready to go
  • Has fun!

Morning Counselor

7:45 - 3:30, Monday - Friday

The Morning Counselor will monitor the campers utilizing early care from 8 - 9 before assisting with the nature themed camps for the core camp activities from 9 - 12 and snack at 10:30. The Morning Counselor will also assist with lunch, afternoon play, quite time, and the afternoon beach time at Caspian Lake.

Midday Counselor

9:00 - 4:30, Monday - Friday

The Midday Counselor will assist with the creative and art themed camps for the core camp activities from 9 - 12 (and snack at 10:30) before assisting with lunch and the afternoon beach time at Caspian Lake. During the three weeks of intensive camps (Creative Dance July 9 - 13, Sculpture Arts July 23 - 27 and Theater July 30 - August 3), the Midday Counselor will assist with the core camp activities occurring in the afternoon, from 1:30 - 3:30. Please note, the Creative Dance and Theater intensives will take place at the Highland Center for the Arts. The Midday Counselor will also assist with end of day clean up.

Afternoon Counselor

12:00 - 5:30, Monday - Friday

The Afternoon Counselor will assist with the distribution of lunches and facilitate lunch clean up before leading the campers to Caspian Lake for beach time. During beach time, the Afternoon Counselor is responsible for monitoring the safety of campers on the beach and in the water. The Afternoon Counselor will also assist with end of day clean up.

Join us for a fun and rewarding summer!

How to Apply

Send application, resume, and three references via email to: jobs@wonderartsvt.org


Afterschool Teaching Artist

WonderArts reaches kids in after-school programs at multiple elementary schools in the area. These fun and engaging classes provide necessary creative enrichment. Students are introduced to new materials, skills and ideas while developing their abilities to problem solve and make things!

We are currently looking for instructors who specialize in animation, culinary skills, fiber arts, art history (with the ability to lead hands-on art projects), and/or sculpture. 

Have an idea for a class you'd like to teach? We are always accepting proposals for future classes! Please reach out to Skye Livingston with your proposal. 

Position

Reporting to the Executive Director and Program Coordinator, Teaching Artists are responsible for planning and implementing their own curriculum, including teaching lessons, facilitating activities, and bringing their own materials for classes.  

Employment

Teaching Artist positions are contract-specific positions available at a part time level. Teaching artists are independent contractors who submit an invoice for services and receive a 1099 at the end of the year. Teaching Artists run off-site activities at schools and community venues. Teaching artists are eligible for mileage reimbursement. This position is for 1.5 - 5 hours a week, depending upon availability and schedule. Multiple contracted positions are available. Current schools include Lakeview Elementary, Hardwick Elementary, Craftsbury Academy, Wolcott Elementary and Albany Community School. 

Qualifications

BA/BS preferred in education, child development, dance/music/arts or related field 

Minimum 2 years work experience in education, human services, private and/or after school dance and/or music instruction

Experience working with underserved populations

Background check and fingerprinting required

How to Apply

Send application, resume, and three references via email to: jobs@wonderartsvt.org


Dance & Movement Teaching Artist

WonderArts hosts a wide variety of programs throughout the year for diverse age groups. One of our programs, Get Up and Move! is a movement and dance class for pre-schools, emphasizing body positivity and movement development for kids 5 & under. Students are introduced to new music, motions, and fun games lead by experienced teaching artists.

We are looking for instructors who specialize in early childhood education and can create and lead classes based on movement, dance, and music.

Position

Reporting to the Executive Director and Program Coordinator, Get Up and Move! teaching artists are responsible for planning and implementing the curriculum of the WonderArts in-school programs, including teaching lessons, facilitating activities, maintaining communication with schools, and documenting student progress in a manner consistent with organization systems and standards. 

Employment

Get Up and Move! teaching artist positions are contract-specific positions available at a part time level. Teaching artists are independent contractors who submit an invoice for services and receive a 1099 at the end of the year. Teaching artists run off-site activities at schools and community venues. Teaching artists are eligible for mileage reimbursement. This position is for 1.5 - 5 hours a week, depending upon availability and schedule. Multiple contracted positions are available. Current schools include Four Seasons of Early Learning, Saplings, Wolcott Pre-School and Craftsbury Pre-School.

Qualifications

BA/BS preferred in education, child development, dance/music/arts or related field 

Minimum 2 years work experience in education, human services, private and/or after school dance and/or music instruction

Experience working with underserved populations

Background check and fingerprinting required

How to Apply

Send application, resume, and three references via email to: jobs@wonderartsvt.org


Afterschool Instructor

Do you have a passion for teaching kids through experiential education and the arts? 

Afterschool Instructors are responsible for planning and implementing the curriculum of the WonderArts Afterschool Programs, including teaching lessons, facilitating activities and events, maintaining communication with schools, and documenting student progress in a manner consistent with organization systems and standards.

During the academic school year, WonderArts teaches a wide variety of experiential and art based classes at over seven local elementary schools, four preschools, and two high schools. Classes include: visual art, music, improv, design & build, engineering, nature exploration, fiber arts, sculpture, and more. We believe that the process of creating builds self-confidence, positive communication skills, social & emotional development, and more. We are looking for instructors who can positively engage grades K-8 with creative materials and topics, in the afterschool setting.

Please click here for the job description and details on how to apply.