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Summer Camp Teaching Assistant

Portside Arts Center

Summer Arts Camp 2021 - Assistant Teacher - $13/hr 

Portside is seeking creative individuals to work with us this summer! As the assistant art teacher you will work alongside one of our lead art teachers which will give you valuable classroom and teaching experience. Portside is looking for someone who has a strong work ethic, who has a love for teaching and who is confident in their abilities. 

Portside is a 501c3 non-profit community art center located in the Fishtown / Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia.  Portside provides a creative and nurturing environment that empowers the artists of tomorrow and creates lifelong patrons of the arts. Through dynamic visual arts programming, we encourage students to be globally-minded citizens and fearless artists.

Portside is seeking Teaching Assistants to work with our minnows classroom, ages 4-6, and sharks classroom, ages 7-13.  Portside’s Summer Arts Camp introduces young minds to hands-on visual arts experiences keeping them growing and learning during their break from school. Our kids are fun, creative, thoughtful and excited to be at our center.  

We are seeking assistants to work part-time between the dates of June 21st and August 20th, 2019. Hours vary between M-F 8:00am - 6:00 pm and schedules are to be determined. 


Supervising children at the park

Assisting with lesson prep and clean up 

Assisting children with their art projects

Checking students in each morning during drop off (am shift)

Overseeing parent pick up (pm shift)

Overseeing snack and lunch breaks 

Helping to ensure children are on task and meeting behavioral expectations

Must be able to fill in as needed if a teacher were to call out


Must have experience working with a large group of children or in a classroom environment 

Must be over 18 years of age 

Must have a background in visual arts or education

Must have a strong desire to work with children

Must be a happy, organized and self motivated person

Must have or acquire a child abuse clearance & criminal background check 

Must be able to serve as substitute teacher if lead teacher calls out

Education Level: 
High School
To Apply

To Apply:
Email a copy of your resume and a cover letter to:

Sarah Damiano

Education Director