Design Camp Instructor 2021

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Design Camp is an annual series of pre-college summer programs offered at NC State University College of Design to high school and middle school students. Design Camp informs students about college study in design and raises awareness of the impact of design in all aspects of our everyday lives.

Having operated for over a quarter of a century, the Design Camp at NC State College of Design has provided the spark and fuel of inspiration for thousands of aspiring designers, including some who have gone on to national and international success in their field. Design Camp changes the lives of not only its campers but has proved to be a wonderful, life changing experience for hundreds of College of Design faculty, staff and students who have worked for the program over the years.

Design Camp Students work with camp instructors and teaching assistants on projects involving disciplines offered at the college- Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Industrial Design, Art & Design, and Graphic Design.

Instructors develop studio projects in response to a different theme each year, challenging students to explore their creativity and critical- thinking skills while pushing them to try a range of techniques and media. In addition to studio projects, students will attend special presentations and participate in creative group challenges, hosted by Design Lab staff.

In the wake of COVID-19, Design Camp 2021 is going digital and will be held remotely. Instructors may choose to work remotely, or from the NC State campus (College of Design location TBD).

Instructors are responsible for teaching campers in one studio for one or more weeks of digital camp. Candidates may be hired to teach at Digital Design Camp Foundations (Rising 6th-8th grades), Digital Design Camp Explorations (Rising 9th – 12th grades), and/or our new Pre-College Immersions Program (Rising 11th and 12th grades).

Instructors will follow the Design Camp curriculum guidelines and develop age appropriate projects that align with this year’s Design Camp theme.

●Instructors for Digital Design Camp Foundations camp will develop a project that will span over one and a half days which includes around 6 hours of instruction. It will be taught online to three different groups of campers during the week.
●Instructors for Digital Design Camp Explorations camp will develop a one-day camp project that will be taught online to a different group of campers each day.
●Instructors for our Immersions Program will help facilitate online instruction on topics fundamental to design and develop a week-long online studio project to help students develop a portfolio quality piece of work.

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Raleigh, NC


Design Lab for K-12 Education - College of Design

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Temporary-Professional NonFaculty

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Design Camp Instructor 2021

Work Schedule:

See below

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Work Schedule
Varies according to camp selected. Approximately 8:30am-5:00pm during the camp week(s) and program worked. Plus, some online evening events, such as an end of the week digital reception for students and their families.

Camp Prep Day is the day before each camp session begins. Instructors are required to work Prep Day and ensure all online studio prep is complete before the start of camp. Dates listed below include Camp Prep Days.

Digital Design Camp Session Dates

Digital Design Camp – Foundations (Rising 6th-8th grades) June 20 – 25

Digital Design Camp – Explorations (Rising 9th – 12th grades) July 11 – 16

Immersions Program (Rising 11th and 12th grades)

June 14 – 15 (Early Summer Orientation for Registrants)

July 25 – 30 (Design Fundamentals Week)

August 8 – 13 (Studio Project Week)

Minimum Experience/Education:

College of Design faculty, adjunct faculty, graduate students and design professionals are eligible to apply

All candidates chosen for staff positions at Design Camp are required to pass a criminal background check

Department Required Skills:

Experience and demonstrated success planning and implementing design projects

Experience and/or interest in working with high school and middle school students

Demonstrated design skills, understanding of design thinking and process and teaching/leadership experience required

Enthusiasm for education and teaching are a must

Participation in training is mandatory

Must have excellent organizational, writing and communication skills

Must be able to maintain positive professional relationships among Digital Design Camp colleagues and working with students

Must be willing and able to support fellow staff and collaborate as a team player

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education:

NC State University College of Design faculty, graduate student, teaching staff or alumni

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Valid NC Driver's License required?:


Commercial Driver's License Required?:


Anticipated Hiring Range:

$900- $1800, contingent on experience and depending on camp session(s) worked

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NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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Posted: 1/30/2021
Application Due: 3/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time