Teach what you love

If you love teaching and have a knack for arts and crafts, you could be hired as an Arts and Crafts instructor. In addition to both craft work and fine arts, your camp could offer activities in film making, photography, copper enameling, jewelry making, fashion design, pottery, and just about any other art you can think of. Campers will all have different backgrounds and abilities, so it’s important that you can teach campers a variety of skills.

Am I the right fit for this job?

Arts and crafts are very popular among camp, and every camp has an art department. While some campers may choose to focus on a favorite type of art, it’s common for camps to introduce kids to new things they’ve never tried before- think ceramics, woodwork, stained glass and blacksmithing. To be an Arts and Crafts instructor, you don’t need to be the next Picasso, but you should have basic skills in a variety of arts.

You need to have

Creativity, particularly in coming up with full lessons

Confidence teaching the basics of a variety of skills

Patience & enthusiasm

Bonus points for

Previous experience teaching arts and crafts

Technical background in ceramics, stained glass, pottery, woodwork, looms, sewing, or another unique skill

Experience using equipment and tools

What does an arts and crafts instructor do?

As an arts and crafts instructor, you will work in the arts building to teach campers new skills and learn new ways to express themselves. Nearly all summer camps offer a variety of arts and crafts, so it’s not just drawing (well, some days it could be.). In the same week, you could teach campers how to mix watercolors, dip candles, paint beads and create a relief. As an arts specialist, you could also be hired to teach a particular type of art, such as ceramics, silver smithing or photography.

While it’s important that you enjoy art, you don’t need an existing talent in fine art to be a fantastic instructor. It’s more important that you can help campers develop their own abilities, so if you’re very creative and love to teach, this could be the perfect job for you.

Arts and Crafts

What you get for your money

  • Freedom to book flights
  • J1 Camp Counselor Visa
  • SEVIS & Insurance
  • Up to $2,000 salary
  • Food & Accommodation at camp
  • Invite to hiring fairs
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Job with Summer Camp
  • 30 days in USA

The summer of a lifetime

You'll spend your day teaching campers how to use their creativity and develop their art skills.

Why Camp USA?

The summer of a lifetime

Two months working in the sunny outdoors, plus a month of US travel to go wherever the wind takes you. #livingthedream

A job that never feels like work

Get the role you're born to do - where you're appreciated, where you have fun and where your loud voice/ embarrassing laugh is actually encouraged!

The chance to learn new skills

And to remember ones you've forgotten you had. Remember when you were convinced you'd be a world-class actress? You've got the green light to wow on that stage.

Lifelong friends from all over the world

Meet your fellow counselors from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and more... handy if you ever need a place to crash while travelling!

Craic on tap

We mean banter. Of course. It's an experience fuelled by silliness, by acting like a big kid yourself and by having the time of your life. And actually getting paid for it!

No cash woes

We’ll cover your Insurance & Sevis fee. You have the freedom to book your own flights so that you can find the best deal for you. Plus we’ll give you a parting gift of up to $2,000 to fund that epic road trip.

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