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Lead Summer Camp Instructor 

Position Requirements


  • Lead team and campers on designated creative camp activities based on your program and curriculum.
  • Lead and manage team in ensuring a warm, friendly, and fun environment for campers, parents, etc.
  • Lead and manage team on ensuring a clean and organized classroom space.
  • Lead and manage team on ensuring the safety and well-being of campers at all times.
  • Lead and manage team on adhering to The Handwork Studio mission and values


  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills for working with your team, teaching children, communicating with parents, etc.
  • Competent in any of the following techniques but not limited to:
    • Hand-sewing
    • Embroidery
    • Machine sewing
    • Knitting
    • Crocheting
    • Weaving
    • Woodworking
    • Baking
    • Story-telling
    • Fashion Design
    • Cardboard construction
    • Leading a classroom


  • Bountiful energy to sit, stand, play, and create throughout the day.
  • At least 2 years experience working with children.
  • 2 years of leadership/management experience.
  • At least 1 years of experience in any of techniques listed in the the skills section.
  • Must have reliable transportation to arrive to shift on time.
  • Complete all required training and paperwork.
  • A passion and strong desire to work with children in a creative environment.
  • Possess a Nurturing and compassionate with a sense of humor
  • Ability to complete approximately 15 hours of paid pre-camp training (generally throughout month of May and early June)


  • Must be able to lift and carry 35 lbs., such as sewing machines, fabric bolts, trunks of materials, etc.
  • Must be able to endure being outside in warm weather
  • Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time
  • Maintained mental and physical alertness
Location Northern Virginia Area - Potomac  
About the Organization The Handwork Studio is where kids learn by making. Children explore and acquire a variety of skills from woodworking to cooking, designing, building and learning to sew. The Handwork Studio Camps are where imagination comes to life.

We partner with some of the country's premiere independent private schools and universities. Our staff of professional artists, instructors, and skilled teachers love passing down the tradition of all different types of handwork skills.

The Handwork Studio is designed to...

Nurture its students

Provide a positive social environment

Encourage a "Can Do" attitude

Foster creativity

Instill learning lifetime skills

The Result: Making amazing projects, gaining new friends, and deep sense of accomplishment, all while having fun!  

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