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Assistant Creative Arts Group Leader (Summer Camp)

At Martha’s Table, we believe every child deserves the opportunity for their brightest future, and a deeply engaged family and community committed to their success.  For over 35 years, we have offered a continuum of support — through which we offer access to healthy food and quality education — in order to strengthen the lives of children and their families, and build stronger, healthier communities.  Through our Healthy Connections program, we strive to provide the opportunities and supports for youth to develop and execute a plan for sustained life success.  Our developing programmatic approach is to provide middle and high school youth arts and technology based programming, academic supports and experiential learning opportunities.

At Martha’s Table, we’ve developed and implemented older youth programming with a focus on youth and psycho-social development, service learning, academic enrichment, college preparedness and work readiness using creative workshops for over 15 years.

We’ve received recognition for past youth programming efforts from organizations such as DCTV and DC Department of Employment Services Office of Youth Programs; and

Our Healthy Connections Director has been at Martha’s Table for 21 years and has help spearhead the efforts to professionalize the field of youth development and establish the youth development outcomes model that is utilized by the DC Children’s Trust. 

The Arts provide youth the opportunity to develop creative and critical thinking as well as self-expression and self-worth.  We believe that the skills that are cultivated through the arts will make our youth less apprehensive about engaging in technology education.

With technology becoming more and more a quintessential literacy skill for youth to advance in their education and to secure the plethora of job opportunities that are being developed, it is essential that Healthy Connections provides its youth the hands on opportunities and supports for them to become creators and not just consumers of technology.

Are you ready to hone your skills and be a DIFFERENCE MAKER in the lives of older youth? Join us!

Position Description:

The Healthy Connections program is currently seeking an Assistant Creative Arts Group Leader Summer Camp Counselor to work closely with the program group leader, assistant program group leader and other key program staff on the design and implementation of an arts and technology summer program experience that will engage high school youth.  In Healthy Connections some of the arts and technology activities youth will be engaged in are graphic novel design, visual arts, audio recording (podcasting) and photography.   We are looking for someone who is passionate about introducing arts and technology to youth who haven’t already expressed an interest but are consuming technology through their smart phones and other devices on a daily basis.

The ideal candidate for this position is an individual with two or more years’ experience developing and delivering activities in an after school and or summer setting with high school youth. This leader will possess the following skill set:

  • Knowledge and experience in audio podcasting
  • Experience with AV audio visual
  • Understanding of Creative Entrepreneurship (experience, mindset and independent worker)
  • Experience in project based learning
  • Knowledge of Youth Development Outcomes and Principles

All candidates will have a minimum of a high school diploma (students currently enrolled and or just completing college are encouraged to apply). 


  • Program Activity Design Sample (This can be a link to sample work and or curriculum sample)
  • Contact information for (3) professional references (include email contact information and the context of the reference)
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