Summer Camp Teaching Assistant

Artsmiths of Pittsburgh is seeking enthusiastic teaching assistants to help with 2022 summer art camps. All summer art camps are for ages 5 – 10 and take place 9am – 12pm, Monday – Friday for seven weeks during the summer months. Camp programs are student-led and process based. Students will experience a wide variety of art materials and processes while discussing historical and contemporary art and learning the guiding principals of visual art.


  • Support the classroom teacher with gathering and passing out supplies
  • Arrive 30 minutes before camps begin to set-up and clean-up from camp activities each day
  • Create an engaging and safe learning environment for all camp participants
  • Chosen assistants must commit to at least one full week of camps


  • Experience in working with children and/or education related to studio art, teaching, non-profit administration or art therapy
  • An understanding and knowledge of art materials and processes
  • Act 33/34 and FBI Fingerprint Clearances submitted before the programs begin


Assistants can expect to earn $15 per hour using a 1099 contract. Assistants also earn a discount in the Shop and are eligible for free or reduced camp fees for their eligible children for the weeks they are contracted to assist.


Complete an application below and contact Education Manager, Jena Schieb, at with any questions.