The Spruill Center for the Arts is looking for highly qualified teachers for the summer of 2017.  If you are energetic, innovative, and passionate about the arts and want to share your passion with young campers, Spruill is the ideal summer experience for you.  

 

Spruill’s Summer Camp is a 10 week day camp (9:30am-3pm, M-F) for 5-14 year old campers that focuses on a wide selection of fun yet engaging art and drama camps.  We provide 4 distinct programs:  Creative Arts (ages 5-6), Visual Arts (ages 7-10), Performing Arts (ages 7-10) and Studio Arts (ages 11-14).  Camp runs from May 30th – August 4th, 2017!

Visual Arts Teachers

The Children’s Visual Arts Camp provides exciting hands-on activities that allow each camper to explore art, meet creative challenges and exercise the imagination.  Campers will broaden their creativity through drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and many other artistic mediums.  

  • Hours:  9:00am – 3:00pm Monday – Friday
  • Age groups:  5-6, 7-8 and 9-10 year olds
  • Prepare and submit written lesson plans that relate to the assigned weekly camp topic. Include a list of all necessary supplies needed to complete each art project.  
  • Prepare room and organize supplies prior to the start of camp each day at 9:30am.
  • Prepare and implement an engaging daily schedule that includes art projects, lunch, and breaks for the campers.
  • Organize room and supplies, store art projects before the end of camp at 3:00pm.
  • Participate in carpool Monday – Thursday at 2:55pm.
  • Participate in the Friday Art Show for parents at 2:30pm.  Instructors provide a 10 minute synopsis of the projects completed by the campers.

Performing Arts Teachers

The Children’s Performing Arts Camp teaches campers about acting, improvisation, song, dance, and how to perform before a live audience.  Campers will explore how to create characters, props, costumes, and scenery while learning about stage direction.

  • Hours:  9:00am – 3:00pm Monday – Friday
  • Age group:  7-10 year olds
  • Write and submit a 15 minute skit that relates to the assigned weekly theme.  The skit should include one song and/or dance.
  • Engage campers in creating simple props, costumes and scenery for the skit.
  • Plan lunch and breaks for the campers each day.
  • Organize room and props, store any art projects before the end of camp at 3:00pm.
  • Participate in carpool Monday – Thursday at 2:55pm.
  • Create a program to be printed and presented to parents at the final performance on Friday.
  • Organize a dress rehearsal at 11:30am on Friday to present to entire camp.
  • Prepare a final performance for parents to attend on Friday at 2:00pm.

Assistant Director of Summer Camp

  • Assist Camp Director as needed prior to the start of camp with planning and preparing for the start of summer camp.
  • Length:  
    • February – May 26th:  As needed
    • May 30th – August 4th, 2017:  10 Weeks (Monday-Friday) 8:30am-3:15pm
  • Pay:  $15 per hour
  • Organize classrooms as needed.
  • Check in on teachers to provide breaks as needed.
  • Replenish art supplies for teachers as needed
  • Assist with weekly paperwork.
  • Assist with morning and afternoon carpool.
  • Assist with Pizza Day each Thursday, this includes collecting pizza money, ordering pizza and distributing to classrooms.
  • Assist teachers with prepping for Friday Art Shows.
  • Reach out to local organizations and high schools to hire volunteers to work during summer camp
  • Manage volunteers each week and explain roles & responsibilities
  • Must be able to speak with parents in a professional manner
  • Create Pinterest boards based on the camps provided

Volunteers

The Spruill Center for the Arts is in need of volunteers, aged 15+, to assist their Summer Camp staff and to better the experience for their campers.  The duties and responsibilities of volunteers are as follows:

  • Hours:   8:45am – 3:15pm Monday

9:00am – 3:15pm Tuesday – Friday

  • Assist with carpool in the morning and afternoon.
  • Assist with prepping rooms before camp and organizing rooms in the afternoon.
  • Assist instructors with creating sketchbooks; organizing, setting up, and putting away supplies; creating set backgrounds; assisting groups learning theatre lines, songs, and dances; designing and creating costumes.
  • Assist with monitoring outdoor play time.
  • Dress in an appropriate manner that will allow volunteers to perform daily duties such as bending, lifting and other interactions with supplies and campers.  Shorts are permitted as long as they aren’t too short.
  • Take directions from and assist Spruill Summer camp instructors and staff if asked.

Letters can be provided to validate volunteer hours.

If you are interested in a paid, teaching position for 1+ weeks this summer, please email your resume, the type of camp session you are interested in teaching, and the age group to Rochelle Nation, Director of Summer Camp, at spruillsummercamp@gmail.com.  Interviews for prospective instructors are ongoing! Thanks for your interest!