Summer Camp Assistant

Website New Orleans Museum of Art

JOB TITLE: Summer Camp Assistant
REPORTS TO: Youth Programs Coordinator, Department of Learning and Engagement
FLSA STATUS: Full-time, Temporary
EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: 8 weeks (June 6–August 5, excluding July 4–8th), 35 hours per week
RATE: $18–20 hourly, dependent on experience

 

JOB SUMMARY: The New Orleans Museum of Art seeks a motivated assistant to support the needs of the summer camp program. Summer Camps at NOMA are week-long interdisciplinary arts-based experiences for campers ages 5-7, 8-10, and 11-13. This full time temporary assistant is responsible for assisting the Youth Programs Coordinator and summer camp teaching artists with both administrative and program facilitation tasks. This individual must have an understanding of the importance of education within the museum’s mission, a clear communication style, and the ability to anticipate and solve challenges creatively. This entry-level position requires an adaptive and responsive team player who will work closely with the summer camp team to support the needs of teaching artists, campers, and guardians.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Manages camper drop-off and pick up daily
  • Serves as a first point of contact with camp families
  • Helps maintain orderly and organized art studio environment
  • Assists art teachers and education staff both in and beyond the art studio/classroom
  • Provides logistic and administrative support by maintaining paperwork and attendance records, ordering supplies, and completing other tasks as needed

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Coursework in Art History, Studio Art, Art Education, Museum Studies, Arts Administration, Humanities, Education, or similar field; BA preferred
  • Experience working with children and families
  • Experience working collaboratively with colleagues, staff, and partners
  • Excellent verbal and written abilities
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks

 

SKILLS AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:

  • Ability to work with diverse audiences
  • Interpersonal skills, especially with children
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to foster a collaborative team environment
  • Organized, reliable, and punctual

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Occasional lifting (up to 20 pounds of art supplies, tables or other furniture, A/V equipment, computer equipment or paper supplies). Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Normal art studio/classroom and office environment.

NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this position. These statements are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this position.


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