Employment Opportunities

Teaching Artists for summer art camp

Come share your creativity and passion for the arts in a fun atmosphere this summer. The Center for the Creative Arts in Yorklyn, DE is seeking individuals to teach art classes during our 10 week performing and visual arts camps. Qualified candidates should possess a background in the arts/art education, be comfortable working with children, and be willing to submit to a background check. Instructors are responsible for creating content/projects that fit into the theme of the class they are instructing. All instructors are independent contractors and should be reliable and punctual. Pay is $25/hr. Assignments range from 2.5 to 5 hrs. per day. Required experience: BA or BFA in Fine Art or Certification in Art Teaching. One year experience minimum. If interested, please email resume and cover letter to gneeld@ccarts.org For more information, visit our website at www.ccarts.org or call 302-239-2434.

Event Monitor

The Center for the Creative Arts is seeking individuals to act as facility monitors for special events and facility rentals. Candidates should be friendly, have an attention to detail and be customer service driven. Job duties include:

  • Opening up facility and disarming alarm system.
  • Ability to move and lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Work with clients/renters to assure basic needs are being met with set up of space.
  • Moving tables/ chairs/stools
  • Using our sound system to allow renters ability to use ipod/phone to play music.
  • Removal of trash.
  • Monitoring of common areas and restocking of basic supplies like trash bags and toiletries.
  • Working with customers to answer questions and providing help when needed.
  • Basic cleanup of space after use.
  • Locking and arming the building.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Gabe Neeld at gneeld@ccarts.org.

Seeking New Teaching Artists

The Center for the Creative Arts is continually seeking to expand our programming capabilities by utilizing qualified instructors that work in a variety of media. If you are an artist that has created a niche in a particular medium or have specific program ideas that are unique, we want to hear from you and learn how you can contribute to our mission. Required experience: BA or BFA in Fine Art or Certification in Art Teaching. One year experience minimum.  Interested candidates should have experience teaching and send a resume, cover letter, and work examples to Gabe Neeld at gneeld@ccarts.org.

Support the Arts - Become a Volunteer!

If you would like to know more about the Center for the Creative Arts, we encourage you to join our volunteer program. Volunteerism provides an excellent opportunity for you to meet our faculty, artists, staff and other members of the community. There are many ways that you can help, from office support and special events to planning committees and building or grounds upkeep. The amount of time that you have to give isn't important ... we appreciate whatever you can offer!

In exchange for your time and dedication, the Center is happy to reward you for your efforts. Hours volunteered accrue into "volunteer credit" which can be exchanged for:

FREE Membership and/or

DISCOUNTED Classes:

  • Your first 10 hours must be used towards membership (unless paid out of pocket previously).
  • Your next 25 hours = $100 voucher towards on site programs which will expire in one year’s time. (Students must pay for all class materials.)
  • Volunteer credit may be used for yourself or family members. (Not valid towards summer camp.)

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities:

Office Help: Weekly, Monday-Friday the staff needs a Front Desk volunteer during the hours of 12-3pm and 3-6pm. Answer phones, accept registrations, greet our guests and help the office staff with extra light clerical work. (Please call to see what shifts we need help with.) You can help with one or several shifts per month.

Mailings: From time to time, CCArts does our own in-house mailings where we need volunteers. You would help with stuffing, sorting, folding and labeling various mailings. This will come up about 4-6 times per year. Sometimes it is a group effort all at one time, or you could be asked to come in at your convenience to help.

Distributions: Our Catalog Capers help distribute catalogs and literature to local communities. This distribution happens quarterly. We need 1 or 2 volunteers for each of the following communities: Hockessin, Wilmington, Centerville, Greenville, Kennett Square, Unionville, Avondale, Landenberg and Newark. Please consider being the distribution person in an area where you live or visit as a shopper, patient, patron, parent, etc. We recommend locations like libraries, medical offices of all kinds, galleries, schools, coffee shops, even car dealers and other places where people are likely to be waiting for some reason.

Committees: Serve on a committee in an area of your expertise or interest. We have several special events per year, a gallery committee, a facilities committee, an artisans show committee and some other committees that meet a few times per year.

Events: CCArts holds about 3 or 4 big events per year. For each event we need a few volunteers to help with the opening reception. The jobs which might be needed include wine server, raffle ticket or 50/50 seller, kitchen help, food preparation, floater, set up or clean up. We would contact you prior to each event to see when you are available to help and which job you prefer.

Craft Show: Our Annual Artisans Show is the 2nd weekend in November each year. It is held all day Saturday and Sunday. We need approximately 30 volunteers (in shifts) for this event. Jobs vary and include parking help, set up and clean up help, ticket sales, raffle sales, booth sitter and more. Please help if you can, this is a fun event and you get free admission since you’re volunteering!

Outdoor Jobs: CCArts has approximately 3 acres of property. We have one group of individuals we call our Mad Potters, who help us take care of the landscaping by way of planting and pruning our gardens. We are always in need of grounds help like cleaning out leaves, removing branches or shoveling snow off off walks. CCArts is currently looking for one or a group of volunteers to help mow our lawn and do other odd jobs outside.

Facilities: Are you a handyman? There are lots of odd jobs that need to be done on an as needed basis and special projects that come up from time to time. Can you fix a toilet? Hang some shelves? We want to hear from you!

Special Interest: Do you think you can help with something that we haven’t pointed out in one of the above sections? Please let us know what that is, or if you would rather we contact you when a new volunteer job comes up we can do that as well! Add your name to our volunteer email list and we'll send you opportunities as they come up.

Donations Needed:

  • For Summer Camps: Please check for items you may have on hand that will help us up-cycle items for making art. You will find items like frames, beads, mirrors, keys, cardboard tubes and more on this list.

Fill out the Volunteer Form and send or email it to us. Contact us at 302.239.2434 or email CCArts at tforeman@ccarts.org.

We welcome new and returning volunteers!