Interested in getting involved with Phoenix Center for the Arts? There about a billion ways to do so. 🙂 We have opportunities for Volunteers and Interns, as well as periodic program openings for instructors, both within the Center and as part of our outreach programs.

Current Openings:

Camp Deputy

Position Summary:

Phoenix Center for the Arts is looking for a full-time, seasonal Camp Deputy to assist our Camp Manager with the execution and oversight of the youth camp program, campers, and volunteers. This person manages day-to-day camp tasks, oversees facility usage and cleaning, communicates with instructors and parents, supervises campers and volunteers, manages daily communication between Youth Coordinator and volunteers/campers/instructors, and oversees camp rehearsals and performances

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manages all daily tasks related to campers and parents:
    • Supervises before/aftercare and lunchtime
    • Responds to parent, camper, and instructor concerns
    • Monitors transitions between classes
    • Leads daily announcements, delivering supplies to classrooms
    • Handles behavior, illness, and safety concerns
    • Documents camp for marketing purposes (photography, etc.)
    • Supervises camp sign-out
    • Enforces camp policies
  • Acts as point of contact for parents, campers, and instructors, referring applicable questions to Youth Coordinator as needed; communicates needs of Youth Camp Manager to camp.
  • Oversees camp facility by setting camp rooms, monitoring and cleaning classrooms, bathrooms, and lunchroom. Resets rooms after camp.
  • Leads volunteer trainings and meetings, assigs classes and break times, and delegates duties/responsibilities to volunteers filling in as classroom assistant as needed during volunteer breaks and absences.
  • Reports concerns and needs to Camp Manager.
  • Oversees and facilitates rehearsals and performances in theater:
    • Coordinates and facilitates rehearsal time and show flow with instructors,
    • Coordinates volunteer assignments
    • Acts as stage and activity manager
    • Provides Youth Coordinator with show/program updates
    • Oversees campers in theater
    • Coordinates camper sign-out/artwork pickup
  • Oversees and coordinates post-camp clean-up (clean chairs, tables, rooms, collect personal items, etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • One year of camp coordinating experience
  • Knowledge of child education
  • Communicates with oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Presents effectively, in both formal and informal settings
  • Manage and multitask several assignments and remain organized and detail oriented

To Apply:

Send cover letter, resume, and three references to D.Nygren (at)


Phoenix Center for the Arts has opened a NEW LOCATION. Thunderbird Arts Center is currently seeking awesome, motivated, teaching artists for the Fall and Spring trimesters.

Position Summary:

  • Instructors are independently contracted, which creates flexibility in curriculum development and class scheduling.  
  • Hourly pay: $22 per hour, with reimbursement for material costs and possibility of advancement.
  • Instructors have opportunity for showing their artwork in the Thunderbird building during select shows with no hanging costs.
  • Instructors are not restricted to a bi-weekly pay schedule and can schedule their pay in weekly or lump-sum arrangements.
  • Instructors are VALUED & APPRECIATED for their unique creative vision and are encouraged to utilize their passion in the development of all of their classes.
  • All classes are routinely promoted by professional marketing staff.

Position Requirements:

  • Must have availability 3pm-9pm Monday through Thursday, and Saturday from 9am-12pm.  Additional weekend availability on occasion is required.
  • Instructors must be able to develop their class schedule at least 6 months in advance.
  • Instructors must possess a Bachelor’s degree in related field or 2 years experience working with youth.
  • Instructors must have AZ State fingerprint clearance card, or be eligible to obtain one.
  • Instructors must have excellent interpersonal skills and be willing to work in a shared space with other instructors.
  • Instructors must be passionate about working in their area of specialty and motivated to advance the department.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Adult Mosaics Instructor

To Apply:

Send cover letter, resume, and three references to L.Krause (at)