Teacher & Student crafting


Bring Back the Joy of Summer

We are hiring a dynamic team of STEAM Instructors for our summer programs at our 8 premier locations in DC, MD, PA, and VA.  Handwork Studio instructors deeply desire to bring the joy of learning through teaching hands-on skills rooted in creativity and focused on fun.


This job is fulfilling.  You will help instill confidence and curiosity in young minds! You will work with a team of extraordinarily creative people. 

You do not need to be an expert. Very often, we are willing to train the right person on our methods.  We have a fully defined curriculum and training.

Current Open Positions: 

What Does Camp Look Like?


Generally, instructors are expected to be at camp from 8:30 am - 4 pm, Monday through Friday. On Mondays, instructors are expected to arrive earlier to go through the week's agenda.

A curriculum will be provided for all instructors. Each day will have a mix of instructional time and creative free time, plus lunch and snack breaks. Depending on the weather, outdoor time may be scheduled into the day. 

Full Picture

Instructors stay in the same Studio (or classroom) for the duration of the summer. The Studio runs different programs each week, but around a similar theme or skill. For example, the age range served may differ or the studio may focus on a different project from week to week. Again, all curriculum is provided for each week. 

What are the important dates?

Handwork instructors are expected to be present for the entire duration of their program.  

See here for each program location's dates and expected daily hours.

Virtual Training: May 26th, June 2nd, and June 9th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

On-site orientation: 

  • Sidwell, DC & Maryland: June 12th
  • Rosemont: June 13th, 10 am- 4 pm
  • Germantown Academy: TBD
  • The Key School: TBD
  • Potomac School: TBD
What are your COVID mitigation efforts?

As recommendations change, so do our policies. Our plans include the following mitigation efforts:

  • All instructors AND campers are required to wear their face masks at all times except when eating and drinking
  • Classrooms will be capped at 12 campers per studio (our name for a classroom)
  • Eat lunch and plan activities outside when possible
  • By all possible means, instructors will stay in the same studio for the duration of the summer.
Am I a Lead or Assistant Instructor

Every member of the Handwork Team is vital to a safe, fun, and successful summer. 

You may be a great lead instructor if: 

  • You have prior experience teaching relevant handwork skills to students
  • You have demonstrated ability and comfortability with classroom management
  • You are 21 +

You might make a great assistant instructor if: 

  • You have prior experience working with children
  • You are familiar with the handwork skill of your program
  • You are 18+