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Belmont University

Summer Camp Counselor – College of Art

Belmont University


Job Summary

This is a temporary position. This position helps coordinate daily operations for the Watkins Community Education Young Artist Programs (ages 6-18) at Belmont that run during the month of June. Summer Camp Counselors report to the Summer Programs Manager and Director of Community Education. Primary responsibilities include assisting with camper supervision, serving as teaching assistants for our teaching artists, and helping organize the end of week camp art exhibition. Work hours are flexible Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Job Responsibilities


  • Arrive on time and be ready to work with a positive attitude
  • Follow Watkins Community Education’s policies and protocol
  • Assist with daily studio preparation and organization
  • Help deliver a welcoming, supportive environment for parents, program participants, and staff
  • Maintain clear, consistent, and respectful communication with parents, students, Watkins staff, members, and camp instructors
  • Develop and employ classroom management skills by monitoring participants during studio sessions, lunch, breaks, and pre-camp and post-camp intervals
  • Provide positive solutions for problem resolution, encourage dialogue, and seek support for behavioral and disciplinary discussions from the instructor, Summer Programs Manager, Director of Community Education
  • Assist staff and instructors in classroom management
  • Help prepare, distribute, and clean up materials; organize supplies; and keep materials stocked at all times
  • Mentor participants, encourage brainstorming and creative problem solving under instructor guidance
  • Encourage and facilitate art-making, games, and positive learning experiences throughout daily camp activities
  • Ensure projects are complete, identified, and prepared for participants to take home when finished
  • Assist with camper drop-off and pick-up
  • Accept projects and additional activities as requested by camp staff and instructors
  • Help with end-of-camp studio organization and cleanup
  • Help coordinate and hang the end of week art show


Preferred knowledge, skills, and personal qualifications:

  • Positive, patient, perceptive, responsible, and resourceful individuals who are able to solve problems with little supervision
  • Customer-service oriented with the communication skills necessary to interact effectively with parents, colleagues, and kids aged 6 to 18
  • Experienced or interested in fine arts or art education

Worksite logistics:

  • Dress code: Casual; closed toed shoes are required
  • Physical requirements: Occasionally lifting up to 25 pounds
  • Working conditions: Studios with children
  • Background Check: Background check required for interns 18 + years old
  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours a week from June 1 – June 24. Required Summer Camp Orientation).

Additional Information


  • Compensation: $9.00/hour

Watkins College of Art at Belmont adheres to EEO guidelines, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability in hiring and employment policies and encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply


  • Date Posted: May 17, 2022
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Salary Range: $9.00/hour