Summer Art Camp Teaching Artist


The Birmingham Museum of Art offers a summer camp program for youth every year inspired by its global collection and special exhibitions. We are seeking dynamic, experienced teaching artists to help design and lead our six camps for elementary-aged children to teens.

With direct oversight with the Program Director, summer camp instructors are responsible for planning and implementing art curriculum. They are responsible for teaching age appropriate classes that inspires creative processes and self expression through learning the skills, genres, and fundamentals of art. Instructors will create a fun and inclusive atmosphere, promoting camper participation through art examples and technique demonstrations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs daily operational duties by communicating schedules with staff, inventorying supplies, and communicating safety hazards to director
  • Provide lesson plans and supply lists at least 30 days in advance for review that culminate in student exhibitions at the end of each camp week
  • Maintain excellent on-time arrivals and attendance during summer contract (Length of camp is approximately 6 weeks, but open to scheduling negotiations)
  • Direct and engage in daily set up and clean up of camp studios
  • Establish and maintain good public relations with campers, staff, parents and caretakers

Special Skills and Requirements:

  • Must be a State or National Board Certified Instructor
  • Must be a creative team player with strong collaborative, communication, and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Must be able to lift 25lbs
  • Valid driver’s license and transportation to offsite events

To Apply:

Candidates should submit online a letter of interest and a resume with a list of two professional references.


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Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of the Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA) to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants for employment with the BMA and to BMA staff without regard to sex, race, color, religious belief, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotions, termination, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Commitment to Diversity

The Birmingham Museum of Art is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination. The BMA is a diverse community in terms of race and ethnicity, culture, religion, personal values and traditions. BMA values this diversity recognizing that our differences contribute to our strength as an agency serving a diverse population. It is to this end that the BMA is committed to non-discrimination and advocates for an environment of tolerance with regard to cultural and personal differences. It is our belief that every employee has the right to be treated with dignity, respect, and self-worth and that it is in our best interest as an agency serving the public good to act in a manner free of bias, exclusion, and discrimination whether on the basis of faith, race, gender, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political affiliation, or any other personal differences.