Summer Art Camp Administrator

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Summer Art Camp Administrator
12001 Market Street, Suite #103
B.A. in Art History, Education, Fine Arts (B.F.A.) or related field preferred.
Job Overview

Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art (Tephra ICA) is hiring a Summer Art Camp Administrator for Summer 2021. Tephra ICA Summer Art Camp in partnership with Reston Association (RA) provides a safe and educational environment for campers to explore contemporary and historical art and to expand creativity and critical thinking skills through art-making and creative play. Summer Art Camp is held at the RA’s Glade Recreation Area.

The Tephra ICA Summer Art Camp Administrator will provide assistance to the Summer Art Camp Instructor and camp participants for all six weeks of the 2021 Tephra ICA Summer Art Camp (June 28 –August 6). The Summer Art Camp Administrator will help the Instructor implement fun, engaging, and educational visual art content. The Summer Art Camp Administrator will report directly to the Education Manager and the Executive Director of Tephra ICA.

Responsibilities include:

  Collaborating with the Education Manager and the Summer Camp Instructor to plan daily and weekly art projects/lessons, games, and recreation time that are developmentally appropriate, intellectually engaging, and in keeping with the theme of the camp week. This responsibility will be performed during the spring prior to the beginning of camp and include some paid planning/meeting time.

  The Summer Art Camp Administrator is assisted by high school and college Interns.

  Daily and weekly camp set-up and break-down, including cleaning and organization of materials with the assistance of Camp Instructor and Interns.

  Managing parent/guardian sign in/out each day

  Acting as main contact between Reston Association (RA) and parents/guardians as necessary

  Providing guidance in getting campers settled at the start of each day, during transitions, and at the end of day.


The Summer Art Camp Administrator must have experience working with elementary school-aged children, be calm in moments of stress, and have the ability to multi-task while providing a high level of attention to the safety and wellbeing of campers. The ideal candidate will have a background and interest in art; experience in providing art education to children; B.A. in Art History, Education, Fine Arts (B.F.A.) or related field preferred.

  Sessions are one week and run June 28–August 6, 2021

  Campers range in ages 6-10

  Daily work hours are 8:30am–4:30pm, Monday–Friday; campers are present 9am-4pm

  Pay is $12/hour


Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to the Education Manager, Sarah Berenz, at


Session themes

My Mom Would Never Let Me Do That!

Explore the possibilities of art! Using a variety of materials, this session combines scientific exploration and the creative process to create the messiest and silliest of art projects. Come make art at camp that your parents would never let you do in the house!



In this camp, kids investigate all things 3-D! From blankets to boxes, we cover the basics of building the best forts ever! Campers will spend their days creating new spaces to explore and will come away with a basic understanding of engineering, and a fort of their own to take home!


Fibers & Friends! Tie-Dye, Friendship Bracelets, and More!

Have you ever wondered how a spider builds its web, how a bird weaves a nest, how your friend made such an AWESOME key chain? Become a wonder-weaver as we explore all things fiber— tie-dyeing, friendship bracelets, basketry, and more!


Wondrous World of Art

Ready, set, jet! Campers in this session will spend the week exploring different global cultures and their art making processes across time and space. By considering both contemporary work and traditional craft, campers will create projects inspired by the diverse art of our world.

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