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Lead Summer Teacher

Seasonal Contract: June 1st-August 19th (11 weeks of camp. Three days of training)

*Opportunity for this job to be year round

Location: Craftsman & Apprentice 1335 E. 22nd Ave. Denver, CO 80205

Hours: 8:15-3:45 M-F 

Pay: $21-25/hour 

PTO: 1 hour for every 30 worked

Start Date: Training days June 1st-3rd

Contract: Must be able to work at least 5 weeks of camp

As the Lead Summer Teacher you will facilitate week-long creative camps for kids ages 5-11 at the Craftsman & Apprentice workshop. We have a rotating curriculum of creative build-play themes each week. Your job is to make sure that every kid that walks through our doors feels love, joy, and connection. Our ideal teacher deeply respects children, understands the power of process based creative work and is enthusiastic and playful while keeping order. As a lead teacher, you must be confident in supervising and collaborating with your assistant and communicating with caregivers and kids in a positive and proactive manner. You’re organized and manage the day as well as upcoming programming needs including preparing materials and communications. 

Our ideal teacher has a passion for all things handcraft and is a confident and creative problem solver in all aspects. A background in art education is preferred but not required. Must have at least two years of experience working with school-aged children.


Lead Teacher/Instructor

School-Based Enrichment & In-Chop Programs 2022-2023 School Year

Pay: $50 per one-hour class (off-site rate). In-shop teaching/work paid at $19-25/hour depending on experience.

The ideal candidate is available M-TH afternoons and at least one weekend/month.

We are hiring part-time enrichment and in-shop instructors for the 2022-2023 school year! If you are passionate about kids and crafts, this is the perfect opportunity to earn extra cash while doing what you love. 

Teach our incredibly popular Craftsman & Apprentice curriculum in a K-5 setting. We will provide all the materials, tools, supplies, and support to ensure that each class is a fantastic experience.

Teachers will travel to schools in the Denver area to provide after-school enrichments M-Th. Exact hours are determined by location. Teachers may work 3-20 hours/week depending on programming and availability. 

Additional opportunity to pick up school break camp days, birthday parties, summer, and weekend classes.

One hour/PTO for every 30 worked

Start Date:  August 2022.  Must be able to commit 100% of classes in any series. 

Contract: Continuing



Additional Functions: 

  • Ability to adapt quickly to children’s needs 
  • Fun, energetic, and positive affect 
  • Knowledge of best practices in arts education 
  • Ability to differentiate instruction and support 
  • Stay aware of current programming and be able to “sell” our clients 


  • 2 + years of experience working with children in a creative setting (visual arts education background a plus) 
  • Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license
  • First Aid/CPR certified (we can help with this) 
  • CBI background check 
  • 21+ years old 
  • Physical 
    • Be able to lift 50 lbs 
    • Be able to walk, bend, stand, sit on the floor with children 
    • for up to 8 hour day 
    • Be able to respond in an emergency physically 
    • Understand the risk of exposure to blood and bodily fluid 
    • and use universal precautions in such situations

Declaration: The previous description of duties and responsibilities is not a complete description. Other tasks and responsibilities may be assigned as needed. 

Nuts & Bolts

We’re here to make working with kids joyful & fulfilling

We’ll pay for you to be CPR/First Aid certified!

Must pass a state and national fingerprint background check.

Potential for year-round employment.

Must be comfortable utilizing a range of materials, tools (power included), and techniques.

We have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. There’s no place for hate here at C&A.

Please only apply if you are able to work at least 90% of any contract. Consistency is key.

How To Apply

We want to get to know you

1. In an email, tell us about a defining moment when you were working with kids. How did it impact you, make you think, bring you joy, etc?

2. Attach your resume and contact info

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