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Watkins College of Art

Summer Programs Manager

Watkins College of Art


Job Summary

This is a temporary position, filled mid-May through the end of July. Watkins Community Education summer program includes Summer Camp (ages 6-14) during the month of June. The Summer Programs Manager reports to the Coordinator and Director of Community Education.

Job Responsibilities

Summer Art Camp Duties:

  • Arrive promptly and ready to work with a positive attitude
  • Follow Watkins Community Education’s policy and protocol
  • Assist with pre- and post-camp studio preparation and organization (this includes preparing amazon shopping lists for needed supplies, creating packets or carts with the instructors supplies, etc.)
  • Maintain a welcoming, supportive environment for parents, children, teens, and staff
  • Maintain clear, consistent, and respectful communication with parents, campers/teen workshop attendants, Watkins staff members, and camp instructors
  • Develop and employ skills of classroom management by directly supervising participants during studio sessions, lunch, pre-camp and post-camp care, breaks, etc.
  • Provide positive solutions for problem resolution, encourage dialog, and seek support for behavioral and disciplinary discussions from the Coordinator and Director of Community Education
  • Support instructors in classroom management
  • Oversee Opportunity Now Grant Program youth as they participate in the classrooms
  • Assist with preparation, distribution, and clean up of materials and supplies
  • Organize supplies and keep materials stocked at all times
  • Prepare materials, supplies and studio materials before camp begins and assist preparing the studio for the next class
  • Directly engage with campers: encouraging art making, playing games, and facilitating positive learning experiences throughout daily camp activities
  • Help prepare for, clean-up and supervise daily lunches
  • Ensure projects are completed, identified, and prepared for participants to take home when completed
  • Help to supervise Summer Interns during the month of June and first part of July
  • Facilitate parent drop-off and pick-up of participants in a safe, organized manner
  • Help guide Grant Program students through the process of presenting their portfolios
  • Assist with end-of-camp studio organization and clean-up
  • Accept projects and additional activities as requested by Community Education Coordinator, Director and camp instructors

Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours a week from June 8 – July 17; flexible schedule, 20 hours a week from mid-May to June 8 and from July 17 – July 31.


Education/Work Experience: Some college preferred with at least one year of experience in education, art education, or studio art.

Required knowledge, skills, and personal qualifications:

  • Be positive, patient, perceptive, and resourceful
  • Be responsible, intuitive, observant, and adaptable
  • Be able to solve problems and troubleshoot with little supervision
  • Excellent communication skills and customer service-oriented attitude with parents, campers and workshop attendants between ages of 5-18
  • Experience or interest in arts education is preferred

Additional Information


This is a temporary position with no additional benefits.

How to Apply

Application Procedures: If interested, please email cover letter and resume to Applications will be considered on a continuous basis until an appointment is made.

Watkins College of Art 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.


  • Date Posted: March 12, 2020
  • Type: Contract / Temp
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Start Date: 06/08/2020
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk M-F