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ceramics & pottery jobs

are you?

Creative, Encouraging, Patient, Artistic

bonus qualifications:

If you have a relevant qualification, let us know - you'll easily nail down your ultimate summer job. If you don't have anything in paper, it's not a problem.

All you need is a positive attitude and a level of experience to be able to teach children at camp.

why should I teach ceramics & pottery at camp?

If you’re someone who loves getting creative and coming up with cool designs, being a ceramics and pottery instructor at camp is the role for you.

Making this activity fun for campers is the main goal, so even if you don’t have any experience with ceramics and pottery, you can always transfer your skills from other areas of art to teach your passion at camp.

what does a ceramics & pottery instructor do at camp?

In one of the most rewarding jobs at camp, you will be giving kids the opportunity to create a memory they will cherish for a lifetime, as well as a lifelong skill.

Projects are generally taught over two sessions - the first with campers moulding wet clay, and the second teaching them how to paint and glaze their creations, allowing for time in between for it to dry.

ceramics & pottery faq's

Will I be trained?

When you arrive at camp, you will spend around a week getting trained in your activity, to make sure you give the best experience to campers, whilst at the same time ensuring their safety. Don’t worry if you don’t have any relevant qualifications, all we’re asking for is that you’re willing to get stuck in!

Why should I be an activity specialist instead of a general counsellor?

Most importantly, being an activity specialist gives you the opportunity to develop your skills in an area that you are passionate about, getting experience that’s not available anywhere else. Whilst you’ll be teaching your activity 5 or 6 periods a day, you’ll generally have more time off, with many specialists staying overnight with other specialists rather than campers. You’ll also get to know the whole camp, spending your days seeing different groups of campers into the activity and seeing them grow both in the skill and as people.

How many children should I expect to teach?

Campers come down to sessions in divisions (age groups). These can vary in skill level, but usually are made up of 10-30 campers. You’ll then be paired with an individual camper or a group, and don’t worry - you’ll be supported by your fellow specialists and counsellors.

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