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Computers Instructor (residential)

This is a paid summer position at a full-schedule, residential 501(c)(3) non-profit arts program!

*We enthusiastically invite people from historically marginalized communities, such as BIPOC, LGBTQ folx, and people with disabilities, to apply for all positions at every level of staff experience in the summer.*

Buck's Rock Camp is hiring a wide variety of Camp Counselors for its upcoming season in 2023. Counselors arrive in late June, a week before campers, and reside on-site through late August. They spend these two months working with kids and teens ages 10-17, while lodged amongst a thriving community of nearly 500 artists of all ages and from all walks of life and enjoying access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment which they may use to further their own art practice . "Revolutionary" and "life-changing" are some of the words that our alumni have used to describe this unique experience.

Specifically, Buck's Rock is hiring Computer Shop Counselors. Computer Shop counselors work closely with fellow staff and campers as dedicated design/art instructors. They typically work during open shop hours every day from 9 AM to 6 PM, with one hour off per day (in addition to two hours off midday for lunch and rest hour), and one day off per 7-day week. They are lodged on-camp, a short walking distance away from all amenities, in bunks with up to 3 other staff members. Their responsibilities and daily routines include...

  • Introducing campers to the basics of web design, coding, 3D graphics, game design, 2D animation, and various CAD techniques
  • Assisting campers with the use of basic programming techniques and camp-provided softwares (such as Adobe Suite, Corel Bryce 5, and Maxon Cinema 4D) to create artistic renderings and animations
  • Helping to maintain Computer Shop facilities, equipment, and materials, with an eye to ensuring compliance with CT health and safety codes
  • Working with fellow Computer Shop staff (typically a team of 2 under the direction of a Head of Shop) to establish individualized, Montessori-style workshops and lessons with easy points of access for young learners
  • Collaborating with dozens of other instructional staff working in a variety of disciplines across Buck's Rock's 30+ shops, spanning both creative/visual and performing arts
  • Cultivating feelings of joy, belonging, and purpose in young creative minds!

Ideally, qualified applicants...

  • Observe a personal or professional studio art practice at home or at school
  • Are in a dedicated and relevant concentration of study or field of work
  • Have at least six (6) credits worth of study in a related field (or equivalent work experience)
  • Have meaningful experience teaching their craft to young learners - or are hoping for more experience in that regard
  • Work well in collaboration with others, and can thrive in a community of some 500 resident artists, counselors, coordinators, and support staff
  • Have a strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice

For more information, please visit today!

(NOTE: The salary for this position ranges from $2,500-$5,000 per summer, based on prior experience and specific role within the shop)


Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO), and The Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (CFEPA), it is the policy of Buck’s Rock Camp to provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. The policy regarding requests for reasonable accommodation applies to all aspects of employment, including the application process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact us today at, by telephone at (860) 354-5030, or by mail at 59 Buck’s Rock Rd, New Milford, CT 06776