JOBS/INTERNSHIPS/VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

General Education Opportunities

Art Instructor

VisArts is looking for visual art instructors with an interest in multicultural curricula for our thriving DMV art center. We work with artists/instructors of all experience levels and can provide support for beginning teachers as well. Bilingual teachers are encouraged to apply, particularly those with Spanish and Chinese fluency. Hourly rates begin at $23 an hour and go up depending on experience. Degrees and teaching certificates are not required.

Please send a letter to VisArts Education Director Lisa Gallant at lgallant@visartscenter.org describing your area of teaching interest and an online interview will be scheduled.

VisArts está buscando un/a profesor/a con interés en programas multiculturales para nuestra organización de arte. Trabajamos con artistas/instructores de todos niveles de experiencia, también, podemos apoyar profesores/as novatos. Animamos a profesores bilingües a solicitar, sobre todo los que hablan español o chino. Empezamos a $23/hora y la subimos dependiendo de la experiencia. Títulos y certificaciones no son obligatorios.

Por favor, mande una carta de presentación a la Directora de Educación de VisArts, Lisa Gallant a lgallant@visartscenter.org. La carta debe incluir tu área de interés artística. Estaremos en contacto para organizar una entrevista online. 

VisArts正在為我們蓬勃發展的DMV藝術中心尋找對多元文化課程感興趣的視覺藝術講師。 我們與所有經驗水平的藝術家/講師合作,也可以為新手老師提供支持。 鼓勵雙語老師申請,特別是那些流利西班牙語和漢語的老師。 每小時的費率從每小時23美元開始,並根據經驗而有所提高。 不需要學位和教學證書。

請致信VisArts教育總監Lisa Gallant,郵箱lgallant@visartscenter.org,描述您感興趣的教學領域,並將安排在線面試。

Emerging Teacher Mentorship Program

VisArts welcomes artists to apply to its Emerging Teacher Mentorship Program. This program is designed for those who would like to teach art classes but have little or no prior teaching experience. If you have an art background and would like to begin teaching art classes, this program might be for you.

VisArts provides lesson observations, one-on-one feedback, and ongoing support for mentorship teachers to grow and improve in the classroom. VisArts will advise mentorship teachers on lesson plans, curriculum development, and classroom management during the 8-week program time and provide post mentorship support.

Mentorship teachers are encouraged to join the VisArts Faculty Team during the mentorship program to meet other teachers and participate in team curriculum development.

VisArts encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

This is a part-time position. The pay rate for mentorship teachers is $23 per hour.

To apply, email Emily Fucello at efucello@visartscenter.org with your cover letter and resume.

Education Office Assistant Volunteer

A VisArts Office Volunteer will assist the VisArts administrative staff with everyday operational tasks. Volunteers will assist with classroom set up, material preparation and other day-to-day assignments.

Job Description: Education Office Assistants will…

  • Train in the administrative offices and learn about the operations of the organization
  • Set up classrooms and prep materials for classes
  • Help teachers; provide them with the proper materials and paperwork for their classes
  • Assist staff with general daily tasks
  • Assist staff with office cleaning duties

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be able to volunteer for minimum, one entire semester
  • Volunteers must commit to volunteering at least 2 days per week, 3-5 hours per day
  • Volunteers must inform Volunteer Coordinator of any attendance changes  as soon as possible, and must commit to making up the day that they miss
  • Volunteers must have reliable transportation to and from VisArts
  • Volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
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Camp Opportunities

Summer Camp Art Instructor

Description:

VisArts is seeking dynamic, resourceful, and proactive professionals with experience working with and teaching children to join on as instructors for our award-winning summer camp program. A VisArts Summer Camp Instructor will be responsible for inspiring the development of each student’s creative expression through a variety of visual arts. 

Teachers should have some experience working with children and/or teens ages 5 to 17 in at least one of the following media: painting and drawing, ceramics (both wheel and handbuilding), wood working, mixed media, glass and mosaics, costume design, and cosplay. Experienced in a medium that we haven’t mentioned? Apply anyway, we’re always open to new ideas! 

VisArts is actively recruiting applicants from all backgrounds so that our staff more closely matches the diversity of our community. We believe a diverse team creates a better experience for our community, a better place to work, and a better world to live in. We strongly encourage BIPOC, AAPI, and/or LGBTQ+ applicants. 

Please note, all teachers MUST be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the time their assigned session begins.

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Camp Volunteer

Description: 

Do you like working with children, and art? Then volunteering at a VisArts Art Camp might be a perfect fit and a great way to earn some SSL hours! 

A VisArts Summer Camp volunteer will assist with day-to-day camp activities during the summer. Volunteers will work directly with the campers, and act as a partial liaison between the teachers, campers, and staff. Volunteers will assist the summer camp teachers and administrative staff with camp operations.

Expectations:

Volunteers will be expected to assist students, teachers, and staff with various tasks throughout the camp day. This includes, but is not limited to; leading campers to and from classrooms, helping teachers organize supplies/materials, helping staff members inventory materials, assisting teachers with class time activities, etc. Volunteers must be able to commit to at least one, two-week session of camp between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:15 PM, with a 30 minute break period included.

Please note, onsite volunteers MUST be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the time their assigned session begins.

Summer Volunteer hours: 9:00 AM – 5:15 PM (30 minute break period inlcuded)

Application links for Summer Camp positions are below. Summer Camp volunteer sessions will fill up quickly, so please submit your application as soon as possible. Applicants will receive an email to set up an interview. Every applicant must interview with the Camp Director or Assistant Camp Director(s).

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Summer Camp Internship

Description:

Looking to gain introductory work experience in a fun, fast-paced environment? VisArts Camp Internship may be for you!

VisArts Camp Interns will be introduced to a challenging professional environment in which they will learn introductory organizational and communication skills necessary for running a summer camp. Interns will be involved with the implementation of camp protools and activities, as well as assist the camp staff with various administrative tasks.

Expectations:

Interns will be expected to take an active role in the implementation of camp policies, protocols and activities. This will include assisting the senior staff with day-to-day camp activities such as camper check-in/out, daily volunteer management, some parent communication and administrative paperwork. Interns will learn about time management and general professional organization.

Want to gain work experience in a fun, relaxed but challenging environment? VisArts’ Camp department is looking for someone that is organized, responsible, and has initiative. The intern will be an integral part of administrating Camp’s daily tasks. Applicants must be in or entering college. After we receive your application, we will contact you to come in for an interview. You will be contacted by email in early April to set up an interview in between April – early June, 2022. Every intern must come in for an interview.

Please note, onsite volunteers MUST be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the time their assigned session begins.

Summer Internship shifts will be scheduled between 8:00 AM and 5:30 PM, shifts will not exceed 8 hours.

The link for Summer Camp Internship application can be found below. Internships fill up quickly, so please submit your application as soon as possible.

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Camp Assistant

Description:

Looking to gain important professional skills in a fun, creative, and challenging artistic environment? The VisArts Camp Assistant position may be perfect for you!

VisArts Camp Assistants will provide support for VisArts’ camp administrative team and learn about the process and skills necessary to plan and implement a successful artistic program. Camp Assistants will learn a mixture of administrative and hands-on skills that will serve them well as they continue in new professional environments.

Expectations:

Camp Assistants will continue in their growth within the VisArts Camp/Education department by continuing to obtain new skills and professional experience. Assistants will be expected to take an even more active role in the implementation of VisArts Summer Camp. This includes assisting the administrative staff, monitoring interns and volunteers, and overseeing day-to-day camp activities.

Please note, onsite volunteers MUST be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the time their assigned session begins.

Camp Assistants’ shifts will be scheduled between 9:00 AM and 5:30 PM. Shifts will not exceed 8 hours.

Application links for Summer Camp Assistant positions are below. Positions fill up quickly, so please submit your application as soon as possible. Applicants will receive an email to set up an interview. Every applicant must interview with the Camp Director or Assistant Camp Director(s).

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On-Call Substitute Summer Camp Instructor

VisArts is seeking a creative and motivated professional with experience working with and teaching children to join as an on-call substitute teacher for our award winning summer camp program. An On-call VisArts Summer Camp Instructor will be responsible for covering classes that full-time teachers are unable to attend, while continuing to inspire the development of each student’s creative expression through a variety of visual arts. On-call substitutes should be available from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday of their assigned sessions.

Teachers should have some experience working with children and/or teens ages 5 to 17 in at least one of the following media: painting and drawing, ceramics (both wheel and handbuilding), wood working, mixed media, digital arts, glass and mosaics, costume design, and cosplay. Teachers should be able to take over curricula and continue instruction without disruption. On-call teachers will be given a flat on-call rate for each session they are hired to be one call (each session is two weeks long), plus an hourly wage of $25/hour of work it/when they are called in.

VisArts is actively recruiting applicants from all backgrounds so that our staff more closely matches the diversity of our community. We believe a diverse team creates a better experience for our community, a better place to work, and a better world to live in. We strongly encourage BIPOC, AAPI, and/or LGBTQ+ applicants. 

Please note, onsite volunteers MUST be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the time their assigned session begins.

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