WonderArts is dedicated to fostering an inclusive, supportive and employee-centered work environment where employees are valued, recognized and celebrated for their diverse talents and perspectives. Forgoing the traditional 9-5 framework in favor of a 3/4 time commitment for most employees, WonderArts staff are trusted and allowed the freedom to manage their own schedules with flexible in-office and remote work hours to maintain a real work/life balance. Instead of a top-down hierarchical structure, WonderArts takes a more progressive approach to leadership with a round-table style of discussion based decision-making and a checks-and-balances system of accountability and consultancy through collaboration.
Our team is innovative, motivated and ambitious. Driven by a desire to support each other and our community, we take complex challenges head on and work together to build solutions and implement a collective vision.
See below for opportunities to join us.
Camp Chef + Instructor
Camp Chef will work Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 2:00. Fridays are ‘lefties’ or left over days allowing time for the chef to order food, deep clean, and prep as needed. Please see more detailed duty and responsibility information below. It is preferred for Camp Chef to commit to the entire 5-week duration of summer camps, including participating in a two-day training and camp preparation session June 26th - 27th, and a meeting with camp directors to order supplies, identify menu options, and prepare kitchen. Camp will not be in session July 4th. Camp Chef is a non-exempt seasonal employees and earns between $18 - $20 an hour depending on experience.
Must be at least 18 years of age and have reliable transportation
Prior experience working and cooking with children
Background check and fingerprinting required
Team player, with the ability to work effectively with staff, parents and campers
Working knowledge of child development and non-violent communication
Sense of play, humor, and creativity
Ability to consistently perform job responsibilities during the core hours of the position
Experience effectively running a kitchen and menu planning
Maintains camp rules, expectations, and policies
No phones allowed (except during breaks)
Displays a positive and enthusiastic attitude
Completes bi-weekly timesheets
Provides weekly menu
Excellent communication skills
Comes to work on time and ready to go
Able to think quickly and problem solve
How to Apply
Community Class Instructor
Do you have a skill or two and a desire to share your knowledge with others?
WonderArts facilitates a variety of adult and family-friendly community classes throughout Craftsbury, Greensboro and the greater Hardwick area. These classes emphasize whole-body wellness by providing opportunities for creative expression and experiential learning. Community Class Instructors are responsible for planning and implementing their own curriculum.
Some previous examples of Community Classes include:
painting and drawing
oil infusions and salve making
Please contact Skye Livingston at firstname.lastname@example.org
In- or After- School Instructor
Do you have a passion for teaching kids through experiential education and the arts?
WonderArts reaches kids in pre-k classes and after-school programs at multiple elementary schools in the greater Hardwick area. These fun and engaging classes emphasize whole-body wellness by providing necessary creative, healthy, or outdoor enrichment. Students are introduced to new materials, skills and ideas while developing their abilities to problem solve, make things or get active!
Reporting to the Executive Director and Program Coordinator, Instructors are responsible for planning and implementing their own curriculum, including teaching lessons, facilitating activities, and bringing their own materials for classes.
Instructor positions are contract-specific positions available at a part time level. Instructors are independent contractors who submit an invoice for services and receive a 1099 at the end of the year. Instructors run off-site activities at schools and community venues. Instructors 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, Woodbury Elementary and Albany Community School. Current pre-k sites include Albany Headstart, Hardwick Headstart, Craftsbury Pre-K, Saplings Community Care Center and 4 Seasons of Early Learning.
Experience working with kids in education, human services, private and/or after-school and/or summer camp instruction
BA/BS preferred (but not required) in education, child development, dance/music/arts/theater or related field
Background check and fingerprinting required
How to Apply
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 and a resume.
The Spark Education & Outreach Coordinator VISTA has a significant role in developing, coordinating, and building youth programming, mentorship opportunities, and volunteer systems. The VISTA builds relationships within the community and supports staff and Spark Crew members in collecting data, identifying community needs, and building systems to address these needs. There are 3 major activities that this role supports: entrepreneurship opportunities for students, technical assistance and tutoring for students outside of schools, and collaborating with schools and community partners to create opportunities for students to engage in expanded learning opportunities that connect with their personalized learning plans. In addition, the VISTA has the opportunity to develop programs and events, evaluate systems, and engage 1-on-1 with students and adults.
This position has been filled for 2018 - 2019.