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Artist in Training (AIT) - Summer Camp
Princeton, NJ
McCarter Theatre Center
Part Time
Posted April 01, 2024
Join our Education Department this summer as an Artist in Training (AIT) and be part of our vibrant summer camp team! We're seeking energetic and motivated individuals eager to enhance their leadership and facilitation skills in a fast-paced, exciting environment. If you thrive in dynamic situations, are outgoing, and possess excellent multitasking abilities, we want you as a member of our ensemble. Reliable transportation is a must, as you'll be an integral part of the action on-site during camp hours.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Collaborate with and support the education staff, Director of Education, and Lead/Assistant Teaching Artists to ensure a successful, safe summer camp, while supporting lesson plans aligned with the theme of the camp classes.
• Attend and contribute to training and planning meetings with Education staff
• Receive constructive feedback from education staff and adjust lesson plans and facilitation as needed
• Engage in daily interaction with students, parents, and caretakers
• Under the direction of the education staff, understand, respectfully communicate, and facilitate alignment with all summer camp guidelines and policies as set forth by McCarter
• Respond to email, phone, and in-person correspondence in a timely manner
• Foster a safe, welcoming, and inclusive classroom environment for all students, assisting with adjusting and adapting lessons as needed based on individual student-needs
• With calm and precision, assist in executing appropriate emergency procedures in the event of an emergency.
• Support the Education Associate and Director of Education with administrative duties, as needed
• Initiate a positive experience while communicating with a diverse student base, including the embodiment of McCarter’s Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility (EDIA), and Antiracism expectations for both staff and campers.
• Follow safe working practices while embodying McCarter safety and code of conduct policies.


• Availability to work summer camp hours, June 17th – August 16th, (Skipping the week of July 1st) Monday – Friday, 8:45 am – 3:15 pm, and attend planning meetings as needed.
• Possess a positive, energetic, and inclusive attitude that makes all campers and staff feel safe and welcomed
• Some previous teaching experience with K-10th grade students
• Experience working collaboratively within a team, while also functioning independently as needed
• Possesses a confident and approachable personality
• Attention to detail and proactive nature
• Ability to problem solve creatively, in a time-sensitive environment
• Must be a team player and thrive in a collaborative environment with a good sense of humor
• Interest in the values and practices that can help build and sustain an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace
• Open to collaborate with diverse needs, personalities, and work styles with optimism and a solution discovery mindset

Preferred Qualifications
• CPR/AED/First-Aid Certification
• Bilingual in English and Spanish, or other languages
• Experience in working with students with unique learning needs

How To Apply

PAY: $15.50 per hour BENEFITS INCLUDE: Access to complimentary and discounted tickets, institutional professional development opportunities, free parking within 0.8 mile radius, and other perks. We encourage all candidates to apply, even if they do not currently meet all qualifications. We know there are great candidates who may not have all of the qualifications listed above, but possess intuitive knowledge or other fully transferable skills. If that is you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. McCarter is committed to on the job training and mentorship. If you are interested in supporting McCarter’s vision, we would love to hear from you. Please email with your name and “AIT Summer Camp” in the subject line. Please submit a resume; do also mention where you heard about the position. We look forward to learning more about you!