Employment Opportunities

The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center is seeking TWO reliable, motivated, and enthusiastic individuals to assist with our 2018 Summer Youth Program.

Serving the community since 1986, The Delaplaine Arts Center has grown from an idea into a vibrant, active non-profit organization, housed in a former flourmill on the banks of Carroll Creek in historic, downtown Frederick. Classes and camps are offered in an ever-growing list of media and subjects for all ages and levels of experience. Our award-winning facility features classroom spaces for drawing, painting, jewelry, woodworking, ceramics, and an art reference library.

Mission statement: The Delaplaine Arts Center provides the Frederick region with educational opportunities and experiences in the visual arts through classes, exhibits, and programs.

Vision statement: Everyone deserves art!

Job Title: Summer Youth Program Assistant

Essential responsibilities: The Summer Youth Program assistants are responsible for the general safety and well-being of summer program participants, ages 6-16, while supporting high quality experiences in a small group setting.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Know, follow, and enforce all Emergency Plan procedures associated with the summer youth program;
  • Know, follow, and enforce all Health Plan and Safety Guidelines associated with the summer youth program. This includes but is not limited to being responsible for camper’s whereabouts at all times;
  • Identify and respond to camper behavior issues;
  • Monitor before care or after care participants;
  • Monitor lunch hour participants as needed (morning assistant);
  • Assist instructors as a classroom aide as needed: assist children with projects, art supply distribution, and classroom management under the direction of summer youth program instructors;
  • Organize and replenish art supplies as directed by the Manager of Instruction; assist with class material preparation as needed;
  • Ensure activity areas are kept clean and organized;
  • Assist with classroom cleaning and resetting as needed.

Summer Youth Program Assistants are supervised by the Director of Education.


Minimum age 18
Education classes or experiences in camp, youth programs, or working with children in a related field.
Ability to lead, plan, and implement before and after care activities.
Ability to work as a member of a team.
Ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision.
Strong organizational and communication skills.

College students with art and/or education major preferred.
Current CPR certification preferred

Terms of Employment:

  • Temporary, seasonal, part time position
  • Health and Safety training required prior to camp start date (4-hour session, date to be determined)
  • Start date Monday, June 25, 2018
  • Summer Youth Programs run Monday through Friday for 7 weeks from June 25-29, 2018; July 9 – August 17, 2018 (no camps July 2-6)
  • Morning assistant hours are from 8:30am-1pm
  • Afternoon assistant hours are from 1-5:30pm
  • Compensation is $12/hour
  • Complete a background check (provided by The Delaplaine)

All activities are located at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, in downtown historic Frederick, at 40 South Carroll Street, Frederick, MD 21701.

To Apply: Send the following materials to Virginia Kane, Director of Education at vkane@delaplaine.org:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter indicating availability preference (morning or afternoon)
  • Names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three recommenders

The Delaplaine is accepting applications until the right candidate is found.