Camp Liberty 2023
Compensation and Benefits for All Positions
Compensation is commensurate with education and experience. As a licensed day camp under the New Jersey Department of Health, you will receive the required training topics in order to work with youth at a summer day camp.
The Educational Arts Team benefits include a fun, flexible, creative working environment. We center health and wellness, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging and invest in teaching artists’ professional development. The Educational Arts Team is aligned with state and federal employment law including sick leave benefits.
About Educational Arts Team
The mission of the Educational Arts Team is to engage young people with arts-based programs that connect creativity with critical thinking in order to stimulate personal growth and academic achievement by making their learning experience more meaningful. The arts provide powerful tools for children to achieve academic success and increase self-esteem and are at the center of all Ed Arts programs. We believe all young people should have the opportunity to think, create, reflect, and be heard within a community of engaged learners. Throughout our programs, children are led to question, reflect, deduce, and problem-solve while considering issues, themes, and characters from texts that they read or hear.
The Educational Arts Team was founded in 1974 by Carmine Tabone, who worked with a group of artists, educators, and youth development professionals who believed in the power of the arts to improve literacy, and social-emotional development, and build community. Our fifty-year imprint on Jersey City, Hudson County began with art education programming in community centers, schools, and public spaces through professional development programming for teachers and workshops, theater shows, and enrichment opportunities for low-income students. Camp Liberty follows as our organization's signature program, for more than 40 years, has been a summer oasis offering summer camp programming in the heart of Jersey City. Located on five acres at the edge of Liberty State Park, the Educational Arts Team transforms children, families, and the community through the arts.
The Educational Arts Team addresses literacy, family literacy, equity and inclusion, drug prevention, learning loss recovery, social-emotional learning, life lessons, anti-bullying, writing skills, and academic achievement using theater arts, drawing, and other art techniques. Our in-school, after-school, community and summer programs are designed to be interactive, with children and families engaged in speaking, listening, acting, reading, writing, drawing, and asking questions. Through this process, the programs which include our Professional Development for educators, Bringing Literature to Life, Family Literacy, Art Enrichment, and Camp Liberty work to build community and teach healthy ways for people to interact with one another. Most of our programs occur in Jersey City and Newark and their surrounding communities. We work in low-income neighborhood schools providing interactive programs that support both literacy and social-emotional learning. During the 2021-2022 school year, Ed Arts provided more than 1,100 classroom workshops, assisting teachers in combating COVID-19-related learning loss.
Our organization is proud our programs are founded on these values:
It is our vision to strengthen youth, their families, and the community we serve through art education by:
Empowering young people to take charge of their academic and personal success
Teaching young people the tools and skills to manage adversity and challenges at school, with peers, and at home through the arts
Building tolerance, empathy, and personal resilience
Establishing a foundation for students to say no to negativity and to say yes to working on a positive future.
Empowering teachers and parents to address some of our young people’s most pressing academic and social-emotional needs.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The Educational Arts Team encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
Please note: Potential new hires are required to complete a background check and although they are not required to be vaccinated, if they are vaccinated against COVID, they are required to provide proof of vaccination. Requests for potential accommodation shall be considered in accordance with applicable law if and at such time as a conditional offer of employment is extended to a candidate. Applicants should not provide any medical or genetic information with their application.