Figment is looking to expand our team with fun, energetic camp counselors who are ready to engage with and guide kids in their creative processes.
Our camps integrate the concepts we believe in at Figment: S.T.E.A.M. principles, maker mentality, process art and play-based learning. And from Monday, June 8 to Friday, August 7, we’re offering eight weeks of 5-day camps and one 3-day camp (June 29 to July 1).
About the position
Counselors will work Monday through Friday from either 9AM to 3PM for our regular camp or 2PM to 6PM for our Open Studio Aftercare program.
While much of the day is spent indoors being creative, we have a large outdoor area used for snack/play time and lunch. On Fridays, we spend a large portion of the day outside for Water Day.
Our Camp Counselors’ duties include assisting Lead Teachers with project prep and clean up, engaging with and encouraging kids, and monitoring children on the playground.
Our ideal candidate:
- 18 years of age or older
- Patient and loves being around kids and fostering creativity
- Willing to undergo a background check
- Has reliable transportation
- Able to lift 50 pounds
- A team player, who can maintain a clean, safe and creative workspace
- Engages and communicates effectively with children, families and mother team members
- One year of teaching experience is a plus!
Job Type: Seasonal/Part time
Figment Creative Labs was founded by Amber Scardino in 2013. We believe in process art, STEAM (integrating STEM concepts with art) and that all children are uniquely creative and capable.
Our Core Values
- Learning through play is essential.
- We create community through making.
- Design-thinking is the center of art-making.
- The future belongs to critical thinkers.
Heard of STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math)? We believe that adding Art to the equation increases interest and fosters creativity. Because of this hands-on approach to learning, kids get excited about learning and working together as a team.
We believe the process of making art is more important than the outcome. As such, adults are there to guide children by providing the right materials, teach technique and assist along the way. When children take charge of their own creative process, they practice critical thinking, make their own decisions and build confidence. As our artists get older and more interested in new mediums and techniques, we work on skill-building.
Our dedicated Maker Space expands on the foundation of STEAM. Students learn through hands-on, often collaborative projects. This project-based approach builds your maker’s confidence and encourages analytic problem-solving.
Part of our child-directed philosophy is play-based learning. Play is the basis of experimental learning and the Discovery Lab offers something to engage everyone. It’s a place where your child can be anything, a fashion designer, an engineer, a scientist. They can also just grab a book or play a game with friends.