Job Description

We are currently seeking fun-loving and creatively skilled individuals who enjoy working with kids ages 7-14. Mindful Makers is an arts-focused camp that introduces kids to many forms of making through popular tech and tools. While we strive for excellence in our project making, we recognize that it's really all about the process of learning and having fun along the way. We embrace all successes and failures as learning experiences. We focus on teaching a variety of hands-on skills and improving on those, no matter what level a child may be at. Our staff should be able to adapt their teaching methods to address the needs of each individual child. Patience and an encouraging attitude are important qualities to have when working with kids, especially when they are trying new things for the first time.

Camp Instructor duties include:

  • preparing lesson materials under the guidance of the Camp Director

  • teaching lessons during class time

  • set up and tidying up classroom spaces

  • cleaning common spaces (kitchen, bathrooms, break area)

  • supervision of campers during nutrition breaks

  • reporting any incidents to the Camp Director

This contract is for a one week camp March 11-15, 2019. Working hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Staff Training

All the of the lessons have already been planned, however staff are required to learn the projects before camp begins. A paid training date will be set up in the weeks prior to the camp start date.

We recommend you take a look at our line-up of projects for the week before submitting your application below.

Requirements For Employment

Job applicants must have completed a secondary school diploma.

A Vulnerable Sector Screening check from within the past year is a mandatory requirement. We will need to see an original copy of this as a prerequisite to an employment offer. If you are invited to an in person interview, we ask that you bring this with you at that time, if possible.

  • These can be obtained while you wait, on site, at the Cambridge Police Station.

  • Online applications are now available here. You will need to pick up the check once it is ready.

Rate of Pay

Instructors are paid $15/hour x 7.5 hours per day. There is a half hour unpaid eating break each day.


In addition to filling out this form, please send your resume as a PDF to

Please note: not all applicants will be granted an interview. You will be contacted via e-mail if we wish to schedule a meeting.

Thank you for your interest in working with  Mindful Makers!

Name *
Please rate your maker skills below!
Level 0: No experience with this at all Level 1: Tried it, but still learning Level 2: I've done this a few times before Level 3: Lots of experience, very confident
Sewing by hand *
Sewing on a machine *
Weaving on a simple loom *
2D Vector Graphics Drawing in Inkscape *
If you use other vector based software, please elaborate below.
3D Modelling in *
Sculpting with clay (polymer or natural earth clay) *
Book Binding *
Silhouette Paper Cutting Machine / Silhouette Studio Software: *
Soldering *
Paper Circuits (copper tape & coin cells) *
Cardboarding / Exacto knife skills *