Employment Opportunities

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey continually works to enrich, amaze and inspire all who pass through our doors. The Art Center provides an opportunity for employees to deepen their love of art while contributing their skills and talents. Throughout the year a variety of opportunities may become available.

The Art Center provides a competitive benefits package for full-time employees.

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is accepting applications for energetic instructors for our kids (ages 5-9) and tween (ages 10 – 12) and teen (ages 13 – 17) summer camp programs. Our art camps provide campers the opportunity to learn about art, create individual projects, and make new friends.

We are currently seeking instructors with education, training or experience in the creative and visual arts who have a minimum of one year teaching experience. The right candidate will love teaching, enjoy working with kids, tweens and teens and be comfortable interacting with parents. He or she will be creative, flexible, able to manage a busy classroom, and problem solve. We are looking for instructors who are understanding, patient and will strive to help our students learn about art and grow in a camp environment.

Teen and Tween Instructors:
Teen and tween instructors will design and teach morning and afternoon art classes (2 hours and 15 minutes (M-Th) and 1 hour and 30 minutes (F)). They will write and teach the curriculum for their camp and ensure that campers complete their projects throughout the week. We are specifically looking for an instructor for the following media and dates:

Abstract Explorations in Drawing and Painting: August 24-28 from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM, Monday – Friday at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit, NJ

Kid Instructors:
We are looking for engaging instructors with experience teaching art to children ages 5-9. Lessons will be provided and will include the following art media: ceramics, sculpture, watercolor, acrylic, drawing, pastel, colored pencil, mixed media, and markers. Camps run from June 23 to August 28, 2020. Maximum group size is 16 kids and instructors will have a counselor to assist. Positions are available at the

Visual Arts Center in Summit and at the Pingry School in Basking Ridge.
Responsibilities for all instructors:

  • Communicate regularly with summer camp manager and Studio School administration about students, supplies, and any matters of interest
  • Assist in selecting and preparing campers’ artwork for Friday exhibitions
  • Be a positive role model for the campers and summer camp staff
  • Help to promote the best quality art experience possible in an upbeat, positive, and inclusive environment

To apply: Please send your resume and cover letter, as well as examples of your work to dbanaag@artcenternj.org. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Denise Banaag, Studio School Manager, at the aforementioned email address or at 908.273.9121 ext. 214.

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey offers a high-quality art camp for students ages 5-18. The position of Summer Camp Counselor covers many responsibilities, and plays a crucial role in the success of our camp. Applicants must be patient, enjoy working with children, have confidence in their ability to motivate and assist campers, and have an interest in or appreciation for art. A counselor’s role includes being an extra set of hands and eyes for teachers before, during, and after each camp session, as well as being a guardian and guide to the campers in assigned groups. While each teacher will provide direction, the main duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Helping set up classrooms
  • Gathering and preparing materials before each camp session
  • Assisting students with projects during camp
  • Helping teachers during camp as needed (making copies, getting supplies from other rooms, escorting younger students to restrooms, etc.)
  • Helping students and teacher clean up after each camp session
  • Supervising campers
  • Making sure supplies are returned to the appropriate place
  • Making sure storage areas are kept well maintained and orderly
  • Serving as a positive role model for students
  • Other duties as requested

Download an application here. Please submit applications to artcampmanager@artcenternj.org no later than March 2, 2020 with “CAMP COUNSELOR 2020” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed after submission deadline; those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. All applicants must submit paperwork and clear a background check before they can be booked for work.

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey offers Summer Art Camp Internships for students interested in gaining hands-on experience with an accredited arts organization. The Art Center is the state’s largest institution dedicated exclusively to viewing, making, and learning about contemporary art. Comprising a renowned studio art school and a thriving exhibitions and programming schedule, the Art Center engages the community in visual learning, interpretive programs, and hands-on art making experiences.

Each summer, the Art Center offers a variety of Summer Art Camps. Our Kids Camp is for ages 5-9, our Tween Camp is for ages 10-12, and our Teen Camp is for ages 13-18.  Every camp program teaches knowledge of, and appreciation for, the visual arts through hands-on activities. Kids explore a variety of media, including: drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, and printmaking under the guidance of our highly-qualified instructors. Tween and teen campers explore specific art media in depth of the course of a week to develop and refine art skills. At the end of each week, there is a culminating exhibition of artwork created by campers.

Responsibilities of the Summer Camp Intern include administrative prep work, checking-in students during arrival, supporting camp counselors and instructors, assisting with camp projects, organizing and restocking art supplies, preparing art materials as needed, supervising lunchtime, assisting with the installation of weekly exhibitions of students’ work, and other administrative duties as assigned.

Applicants must have excellent writing and communication skills, strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently.  Knowledge of or passion for the visual arts and experience working with children is preferred.  Interns are expected to dress appropriately for working with children and art projects. Essential computer skills include Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

The internship schedule is flexible. The Summer Art Camps run from June 23-August 28. Daily schedule of camp is from 7:45am – 5:30pm, including optional early drop off and late pick up. The internship is unpaid, but hours can be applied towards college credit.

To apply, please send letter of interest and resume to dbanaag@artcenternj.org by May 15th. No phone calls, please.

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