Engine is seeking teaching artists and makers who are committed and experienced in bringing art, design, and STEAM education to area youth.

We are dedicated to providing exciting vacation camps, workshops, and after school programs for youth by outstanding artist-instructors who can also be supportive counselors and mentors.

WHEN: August 20-24
TIME: 8:00am-4:00pm
COMPENSATION: $800 for full-week ($400 each for 2 instructors per half-day)

Engine’s Makers Camp invites curious, aspiring young artists, designers, engineers, and scientists ages 7-11 to think, explore, and create outside the box. Our maker education emphasizes the act of hands-on experimentation; thinking, tinkering, learning how and why things work through a series of fun and creative projects that promote innovation and creativity. Engine’s S.T.E.A.M. initiative combines science, technology, engineering, art, and math into one balanced week of activities to inspire a well-rounded maker.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a resume and cover letter that include STEAM subject areas that you have experience with to Devon Kelley-Yurdin.  

WHEN: July 30-August 3 and August 6-10
TIME: Mon-Thurs 11:45am-4:00pm, Friday 8am-4pm

Engine is seeking a highly energetic and versatile art educator and/or teaching artist to co-teach two weeks of Animation Camp. The instructor will be responsible for teaching from 12-3pm MondayThursday, and from 9-3:00 on Fridays. Students will be ages 7-11 during week one and ages 12+ during week two. Curriculum covered will be digital and hand illustration and animation techniques. Topics include stop-motion animation, flash animation and drawing with a tablet, character design and story development, hand animation techniques such as gyroscopes and flip books, and more, although you don’t have to be an expert in every technique in order to apply. The 12:00-3:00 teaching period includes supervising lunch and an outdoor activity as well as the afternoon work session. The schedule is flexible and could be arranged to include a few more full days of instruction depending on the applicant’s interests and availability.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a resume and cover letter that includes animation subject areas that you have experience with to Devon Kelley-Yurdin

COMPENSATION: unpaid (will work with internship placement offices to arrange for school credit when needed)

Engine is seeking an energetic, flexible, and enthusiastic Intern who is interested in working with youth ages 7-14. Internship schedule can be flexible, although ideal candidates would be available to work more hours while camps are in session during the weeks of June 25-29, July 9-13, July 30-August 3, August 6-10, and August 20-24. Additional activities and administrative support will take places during “off weeks.”

Internship tasks include:

  • Teaching assistant for summer art, design and STEAM camp lead instructors. Camp topics include Makers Camp (STEAM camp), Animation, and Fashion/Textiles, and more.
  • Assist and/or teach 3-hour art, design, media, and STEAM workshops.
  • Assist with Saturday programs, if available, which may include animation labs, 3D design and print projects, and community meal preparation.
  • Provide administrative and operational support.
  • Assist with publicity, promotion, and social media outreach for upcoming programs.
  • Maintain organized database on Google Photos of all photo and video documentation.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a resume and cover letter that includes subject areas that you have experience with to Devon Kelley-Yurdin

OPEN CALL FOR INSTRUCTORS: Have something you like to teach? We are always looking to expand our teaching roster for future programs. New ideas are always welcome, as well as cross discipline approaches to workshops. Qualified individuals are invited to submit sample proposals to apply for consideration in the following areas: drawing, painting, printmaking, illustration, animation, graphic design, industrial design, game design, 3d printing and rapid prototyping, ceramics, photography, wood working, fibers/textiles, book arts, and mixed media.

Submit a proposal: Send a proposal and a resumé. Proposals would include 1) dates available, 2) a brief description of the camp, class, or workshop proposed, 3) desired age range of participants, 4) and the length of the program. Programs can be week-long whole days, week-long half days, weekend-long workshops, and one-time 2-3 hour sessions. 

If you don’t have a specific proposal in mind but would like to be considered for future opportunities, please send along a resume and cover letter and we can keep you on file.


  1. Minimum 18 years of age.
  2. Teaching experience working with youth.
  3. Professional artistic training, background, and work demonstrated through work samples, photos, or other documentation.
  4. Sincere respect for children and demonstrated work ethic and professionalism to serve as a mentor and role model.
  5. Holds unwavering respect for students and individuals with different gender and sexual identities, cultural backgrounds, and physical and mental abilities, and asks for help when needed in supporting these populations.
  6. Ability to work well in a small community.
  7. Is collaborative, punctual, flexible, energetic, and enthusiastic.
  8. Ability to provide leadership and to communicate clearly.
  9. Able  to organize, implement, and successfully complete projects in a learning and work environment with limited supervision.

VOLUNTEER! Not an instructor you say? Or you want to offer support for our instructors. No problem! We are always SEEKING VOLUNTEERS! Volunteering can be a great way to build your experience to lead future camps, classes, and workshops. Register as a VOLUNTEER here!