Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply.

Currently Hiring:

Teaching Artist: Summer Camp Lead Instructor | Bistro Server

Teaching Artist: Summer Camp Lead Instructor

Reports to: Education & Programs Associate
Type: Contract
Term: One week camps run July 6-August 14 – teaching artists will be contracted for one week increments, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4pm (camp contact hours are 9:30am – 3:30pm). Multiple week contracts may be available for teaching artists who have experience with a variety of ages and/or art skills/camp themes.
Compensation: $1,200 per week

Position Description
The Summer Camp Lead Instructor develops and teaches BIMA Summer Camps, designed to engage youth in the exploration of art and craft in a fun and creative environment. This position works closely with the Education & Programs Associate to plan all aspects of BIMA Summer Camp during the contracted week(s) – including logistics, curriculum, classroom management, art projects, and other camp activities and games.

Responsibilities & Duties 

  • Develop curriculum and art projects that foster individual and collaborative teamwork-based experiences.
  • Correlate themes and activities to BIMA’s mission, and encourage connections to exhibitions when possible.
  • Work cooperatively with the Education staff on camp logistics, projects, supply list and schedule.
  • Teach and facilitate art projects, games, and other fun, focused and safe camp activities.
  • Communicate with Education staff and/or parents about camp projects, events, and any behavioral problems.
  • Work with and supervise  the Summer Camp Assistant
  • Organize a tabletop gallery or showcase of student work for families on the final day of camp

Qualifications & Skills 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in art education, studio art, craft, or design, or a related field
  • One to two years’ experience teaching art to youth audiences; summer camp experience a plus
  • Experience with behavior management teaching art to youth of different ages and abilities in a classroom or summer camp setting, including behavior management
  • Friendly, open attitude and passion for working with children
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with staff and students
  • Strong customer service skills utilizing courtesy, tact, flexibility and good judgment
  • Strong organizational, planning, problem-solving and time-management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Availability for one or more weeks of summer camp at BIMA
  • Physical ability to perform job functions
  • Clearance of criminal background check
Schedule Ages Themes
Week 1 – Comics 101 with Lin Lucas

Week 2 – July 13-17

Week 3 – July 20-24

Week 4 – July 27-31

Week 5 – August 3-7

Week 6 – August 10-14

6-9 years (2 camps offered)

10-13 years (2 camps offered)

14-17 years (1 portfolio development intensive offered)

Sample Themes: Art & Nature, Architecture 101, Drawing for Portfolio Development, Kinetic Sculpture, Wearable Art



Plead submit the following to Emma Cantrell, Education & Programs Associate by December 2, 2019 – emma@biartmuseum.org

  1. A brief cover letter including sample camp theme (or themes) and description(s), including age level of students
  2. Résumé (2 pages max)
  3. Your availability for one-week increments between July 13-August 14
  4. Website or visual documentation of art and student work

Bistro Server

The BIMA Bistro is looking for a multi-talented individual to join our team. Do you enjoy preparing food as much as you love interacting with customers? The server position is ideal for hard-working, creative, flexible multi-taskers who do everything from assisting customers to serving drinks and our made-from-scratch recipes. You should be fast while consistent and detail-oriented, friendly and knowledgeable when acting as cashier, caring and considerate as part of a small team.


  • Previous kitchen experience
  • Great customer service experience
  • Current food handler’s card and class 12 mixologist permit (may be obtained at time of hire)
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Neat and organized; show positive attitude even during a busy rush
  • Demonstrate initiative and require little supervision

Job Type: Approximately 20 hours/week (including a Saturday or Sunday), with opportunities to pick up extra hours covering for staff on vacation/ill or for special events. Preference will be given to those candidates with some flexibility in their schedules to pick up extra shifts.

Compensation: Hourly rate & free shift meal.

Deadline: Ongoing

How to Apply: Please email your resume to stephanie@biartmuseum.org. In your email, tell us how you meet or exceed the minimum requirements and why you should be a part of our team.