Call to Artists: Children’s Summer Art Camp Teachers


We at Christ Church Cathedral, located at the corner of Fourth & Sycamore in downtown Cincinnati, are a progressive, inclusive Episcopal community committed to serving as a catalyst and a resource for transformative and lasting change within the Cincinnati region and beyond.

Each summer, we offer two children’s spiritual summer camps. One camp is devoted to the singing of sacred choral music; the other is devoted to the arts. Both are designed to nurture the spiritual growth of children.

The 2018 art camp, Camp Create, is being built around the theme of the children’s book, The Woman Who Outshone the Sun by Rose Zubizarreta. The book tells the legend of Lucia Zeneno, which is part of the oral history of the Zapotec Indians of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Camp Create is for children entering the first through sixth grades (ages 6 to 11) and is scheduled for half days Monday through Friday, June 18 – 22, from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, except on Friday when the day will run longer. On Friday, the day will conclude with an exhibition of the children’s work, followed by a reception for the children, parents, other family members and friends.

We seek three teachers to work with the camp director to offer fun, age-appropriate lessons in one of three art mediums –– painting and/or drawing; dance or creative movement; and ceramics, sculpture or textile arts.

Teachers must have experience working with children, be passionate about their art, and be comfortable with a spiritual approach to the arts with Christian undertones. In addition, teachers must pass a federal background check and complete the online Safe Church training.

To apply for a position as one of the teachers, please complete and submit the form below by Wednesday, May 16. Interviews and the selection process will be completed by Friday, May 25. Those hired will need to submit a proposed lesson plan by Friday, June 8.

Compensation will be competitive with local standards and based on experience, including a budget for supplies.