AileyCamp Miami Personal Development Instructor

Basic Function

In Personal Development class, the PD instructor facilitates class/group discussions, using activities such as theater games & role playing, to provide a safe, comfortable environment where campers develop positive self-concepts, examine decision-making, exam the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse, learn proper nutrition and explore social issues such as peer pressure, positive body image, bullying and issues of sexuality for pre-teens that arise among children in ages 11-14. All applicants should have experience working and conducting life lessons for youth through the creative arts.

Personal Development Responsibilities

• Teach 1-4 classes per day, Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:30am – 3:30pm
• Serve as a role model to campers by demonstrating high standards of personal conduct
• Assure the safety of campers at all times in the classroom
• Assist campers in the development of self-discipline and critical thinking skills through facilitated discussions, workshops and teacher lead activities.
• Organize and implement Personal Development seminars on drug awareness and abuse, nutrition, health, hygiene, human sexuality, career goals, conflict resolution, decision making and self-esteem building.
• Facilitate activities such as role playing, group discussion, peer counseling and mediation
• Provide AileyCamp Director with a schedule of proposed class content/lesson plans for five weeks of class instruction
• Participate in breakfast duty, lunch duty, free periods and general supervision of campers when not in classes or meetings
• Participate and supervise campers as directed on field trip days
• Participate in all rehearsal, preparation and day-of final performance activities as needed to support artistic staff
• Work in conjunction with the Creative Communication Instructor to facilitate visual installations and artwork for the Final Performance
• Direct a piece for the Final Performance based on the elements of the personal development class that are organically taken from the campers’ voices. (Ex. scenes, short monologues, public service announcement video)
• Participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings (3:30 – 4:30pm) and individual meetings with AileyCamp Director
• Provide AileyCamp Director with written reports of individual students and groups as needed for documentation
• Dress in the AileyCamp staff uniform and in a neat and clean manner insuring clothing and/or costumes do not contain inappropriate references for children (alcohol, drugs, profanity, etc.)
• Attend a mandatory staff orientation on June 19, 20 and 21, 2019
• Voluntarily participate in the background checks required for employment including but not limited to federal and sex offender checks and finger printing
• Other duties as assigned


• Bachelor’s degree preferred in the fine arts or liberal arts
• Background in social work or equivalent of working with under resourced communities
• Three years counseling and teaching urban youth, developing curriculum and delivering workshops with defined learning outcomes
• Significant experience working with children and families of diverse backgrounds representing Miami life
• Demonstrate ability to offer tools and coping mechanisms that are useful for adolescents.
• Ability and experience in developing curriculum to meet specific learning and creative goals, and to co-create curriculum with experienced teachers
• Create a classroom culture that is teacher facilitated and student led
• Previous experience creating and executing lesson plans for youth groups that tackle self-esteem, health and nutrition, bullying, drugs and alcohol abuse, and issues of sexuality
• Demonstrate ability to utilize vehicles of role-play, group discussions, peer counseling and mediation
• Excellent leadership skills including an ability to command respect and motivate achievement while working effectively with young people
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to relate well to a diverse population, and work as part of a team
• Demonstrate ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines in a self-directed, prioritized and calm manner
• Flexibility to meet changing needs and priorities as they occur
• Excellent time management skills in a fast-paced classroom setting that facilitates a sense of closure at the end of each session
• Preferred- Fun and compassionate counselors, theatre artists, visual artists, drama therapists, art therapists, or music therapists
• Successfully pass a background check

Suggestions for candidates and expressions of interest should be addressed to:

Email:, Personal Development Instructor – AileyCamp Miami search in the title line.

The Adrienne Arsht Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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