Arts Camp Counselor

Deerfield Academy Summer Arts Camp (DASAC) welcomes applications for our teaching staff for summer 2024.

DASAC is a progressive, vibrant arts day camp for 11-16-year-olds. We run an ambitious program, including the operation of over a dozen distinct artistic studios that run the gamut across the visual and performing arts.

Counselors teach a wide range of disciplines, which are listed on the camp’s website.  All staff members work and reside together as a cohort for the entirety of the five-week summer program, often working on collaborative projects with fellow staff. All staff members report to the DASAC Administrative Director, who oversees the program.

Anticipated Staff Openings for Summer 2024

  • Animation   Darkroom Photography
  • Ceramics     Video

Important Dates:

  • Staff Training – June 18-July 7
  • Session I – July 8-August 2

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Design and develop classes and original creative projects in the staff member’s assigned studio (such as music, drawing, animation, etc.), to provide engaging experiences for campers aged 11-16
  • Teach 3-4 classes each camp day, most from one’s assigned studio, while ensuring camper safety and fostering a positive experience for each camper
  • Assume non-teaching duties (lunch duty, supervision during the non-class time, etc.) during the camp day, as determined by the camp directors
  • Assist regularly with coordination of physical set up, organization, and maintenance of camp facilities and materials, including the initial set-up and packing up of camp at the beginning and end of the summer
  • Collaborate with fellow staff members on classes and camp projects
  • Attend and participate in regular staff meetings throughout the summer


  • Must be able to commit to the entire five weeks of work, including the first and last days for staff, and occasional evenings and weekends as scheduled
  • Counselors must be 18 years of age or older prior to the start of the program
  • All staff are required to live in residence for the duration of the program on the Deerfield Academy campus
  • Experience with teaching and/or working with adolescents, ideally ages 11-16
  • Strong collaboration, interpersonal, and organizational skills, with attention to detail
  • Ability to operate capably in both independent and group settings
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  •  Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in terms of the camper experience

Deadline to apply is March 15, 2024. Click here to apply.

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Deerfield Academy is a private, coeducational boarding school located in western Massachusetts with 650 students and 130 faculty. The Academy was founded in 1797 and has no religious affiliation.

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