Employment Opportunity

Summer Art Camp
Lead Instructor

About GCCA

Greenville Center for Creative Arts (GCCA) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2015 by a dedicated group of artists, arts advocates, and community leaders. Located in the historic Brandon Mill in the Village of West Greenville, GCCA’s mission is to enrich the cultural fabric of the community through visual arts promotion, education, and inspiration. It is the only art center of its kind in the Greenville, SC area, specializing in hands-on visual arts instruction. GCCA offers art classes for all ages and skill levels, private artist studios, free high-profile public exhibitions, and innovative outreach programs for underserved children and young emerging artists. Its vision is to build an engine for creativity and community building that crosses boundaries and overcomes barriers.

GCCA has made its mark on the Greenville community and beyond, being named “One of Five Places to Visit in Greenville” by the New York Times.

Position Overview

With direct oversight from the Program Director, Summer Art Camp Lead Instructors are responsible for planning and implementing art camps that reflect age-appropriate lesson plans in a range of mediums, genres and fundamentals of art. Summer Art Camp Lead Instructors will plan art project curriculum, organize supplies, manage classroom, and implement 8 weeks of art camp programming for kids ages 5 – 8 and 9 – 12.  Lead Instructors are paid positions ($30 per hour for instruction time) that are also eligible for college course credit.  Lead Instructors are expected to work in cooperation with other instructors, Summer Art Camp Assistants, and GCCA staff.


8 weeks beginning June 5 – August 4, 2023

(No Summer Art Camp the week of July 4th)

Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Primary Responsibilities

  • Before Summer Art Camps, work with GCCA Program Director and Summer Art Camp instructors to plan weekly lessons and order camp supplies
  • Implement daily art projects and activities
  • Lead instruction and supervision of children in either 5–8 year old or 9–12 year old age group
  • Adapt to the needs of students, modifying instruction as needed to create a meaningful and positive experience for age and skill level of campers
  • Organize and oversee all classroom activities, arrival and departure time
  • Model positive behavior
  • Monitor children to ensure appropriate behavior and safety at all times
  • Be responsible for camp materials prep, classroom set-up, and clean up daily
  • Maintain a clean and organized learning environment in the classroom
  • Maintain and organize classroom supplies, making sure that supplies are clean and put away in the supply closet after camp daily
  • Communicate supply and classroom needs to the Program Director
  • Oversee Summer Art Camp Assistant Instructors
  • Organize and install Summer Art Camp Exhibition in August with Summer Art Camp Assistant Instructors


  • Previous experience working with children is essential
  • Some college credit or work experience in Child Development or related field preferred
  • Minimum age of 18
  • CPR/PR and First Aid Certification a plus
  • Ability to create a fun and inclusive atmosphere 
  • Ability to promote teamwork and a positive environment
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to create, monitor, and enforce standards of behavior
  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Flexibility and the ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • A background check will be required before hire


How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume to Liz Rundorff Smith, Program Director, at liz@artcentergreenville.org. Please include the name of position and name of applicant in the subject line of your email.

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related duties required by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship. GCCA is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse and pluralistic team.