Employment Opportunities

Art Camp Lead Instructor

Part-time; Seasonal

The Elmhurst Art Museum seeks a teaching artist or art educator for seasonal, part-time instruction in our exciting youth camps. This is a terrific opportunity for dynamic, high-energy applicants who are experienced in education, visual art, or museum work.


  • Bachelor's degree in visual arts, art education, museum education, or related field

  • Prior experience working with children in formal or informal educational settings

  • Knowledge of multiple two-dimensional and three-dimensional art mediums and general studio practices

  • Ability to lead a staff of college-bound or college aged counselors

  • A prompt and professional manner

  • Availability for the following Winter Sessions:

    • Session 1: December 24 & 26-28, 2018  

    • Session 2: December 31, 2018 & January 2-4, 2019


  • Develop visual arts curriculum for children ages 5-12

  • Facilitate hands-on instruction which engages campers with fun and creative projects from a variety of mediums

  • Direct and guide counselors in executing art and camp activities

  • Prepare and organize art materials

  • Display a positive and respectful attitude while acting as a role model

  • Interact with kids and adults in a professional and courteous manner

  • Communicate effectively and show integrity as a museum representative

  • Follow procedures and expectations as outlines by the Director of Education and EAM Staff

  • Maintaining a positive and safe environment

  • Other duties as assigned


To apply: email a brief cover letter and resume to education@elmhurstartmuseum.org by November 23, 2018.



About EAM:

The Elmhurst Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Located 25 minutes from downtown Chicago by car or train, the Elmhurst Art Museum features rotating contemporary art exhibitions, a rare single-family home designed by Mies van der Rohe, and frequent educational programs. It is a destination for school groups, families, and others interested in enriching their lives through art and design.