Positions Available:

Summer Camp Teaching Artist

Summer Camp Counselor


Summer Camp Teaching Artist:

The Art Center of Waco seeks qualified teaching artists for summer art camp classes. Students range from rising 1st graders through high school students and come from all walks of life. Each class will have up to 20 students, take place 3 hours a day with a break 1.5 hours into class. Classes occur Monday through Thursday, and there is a morning and afternoon session each day. We are happy to work with teachers who can do just one or both sets of classes (morning and/or afternoon) for a week, and have a variety of topics on offer. We are open to tailoring classes to an individual teacher’s expertise. Art camps in previous years have incorporated painting, printmaking, drawing, cartooning, collage, sculpture and 3D methods, fibers, and textiles. For each class/camp, teachers must complete and submit a curriculum plan and a materials list at least 4 weeks prior to the beginning of the camp. Teachers will have volunteers and and a counselor in the room with them to assist as needed.

Required Tangible Qualities

  • Professional or collegiate level art experience

  • Be available 8:30 am to 4:30 pm during weekdays of camp weeks - June 10-13; June 17-20; and June 24-27.

  • Have at least 1 year of experience working with kids.

  • Pass a background check (ACW will provide).

Intangible Qualities:

  • Honesty

  • Accountability

  • Kindness

  • Respect

To apply: Send resume, cover letter and a 1-2 paragraph synopsis of what your dream camp would be in PDF format with your NAME in the file name to: infoatartcenterwaco.org (use @ in place of the word "at")

Job Type: Temporary

Summer Camp Counselor:

The Art Center of Waco is looking for responsible, fun-loving people to be counselors for our summer art camps. Our counselors must enjoy art, be available in June, and most importantly be responsible and nurturing to our campers, who are rising 1st graders through high school students.

Counselors will stay with our classes of 10-20 campers all day. Classes and teachers will vary week to week, but counselors will be present the entire day, providing consistency for our regulars & all-day campers. Counselors will help the teacher for each class as needed, including coordinating volunteers, assisting children with art projects, and overseeing the Lunch Buddies program. The Lunch Buddies program is 1 hour between camps that kids sign up for separately. It will be the responsibility of the counselor to come up with games, make sure each child eats lunch, and ensure the campers stay safe while they play. The counselor is also responsible for ensuring supervision of children at all times during camp.

The counselors will be overseen and supported by the Director and Education Coordinator of the Art Center, and they will work closely with the teachers of each camp.

Necessary Tangible Qualities:

  • Experience working with kids.

  • Available 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on weekdays during 3 weeks of camp, June 10-13; 17-20; and 24-27.

  • Pass a background check (ACW will provide).

  • Be 16 years old or older.

Necessary Intangible Qualities:

  • Responsibility : Keep track of campers and make sure every child is cared for.

  • Flexibility : We need our counselors to be able to go with the flow and to be comfortable working with different age groups.

  • Love of the arts : Love of the arts does not mean you must be an artist. Ultimately, we want counselors to be able to help their campers discover the wonder, technicality, and skills inherent with art. A love of the arts is crucial to this goal.

To apply: Send resume and cover letter as 1 PDF with your name in the file name to: infoatartcenterwaco.org (use @ in place of the word "at")

Job Type: Temporary