Join our Team!
The Parade Company is pleased to announce the eighth year of our youth program –Parade of Arts Summer Camp presented by PNC! We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Matrix Human Services, “The Center” again to bring this wonderful camp to youth in the Osborn Neighborhood.
The Camp is a FREE summer arts program that includes transportation to and from “The Center” along with providing lunch daily. Each week we welcome a group of 20 campers, ages 6-12. Campers will kick off the week with a tour of The Parade Company, where we create and store all of the life-sized magical creations that appear in America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van.
Campers will work together to design and decorate a float that will appear in the Osborn Neighborhood Alliance’s community parade, set to take place Friday, August 2, 2019! All students participating in the camp will have a role in the design and creating a beautiful piece of artwork that will be the highlight of the parade!
The camp will take place from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm approximately, Monday through Thursday on the following dates:
Week 1: July 15th – July 18th
Week 2: July 22nd – July 25th
Week 3: July 29th – August 1st
Must be available for a three-hour collaborative planning session the week of July 8th and the Osborn Neighborhood Alliance Parade on Friday, August 2, 2019.
Length of Time: July 15, 2019- August 2, 2019
Schedule: Part-Time, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Monday-Thursday & Friday, August 2nd!
Stipend: $300.00 / week + $150.00 for planning week of July 8th & parade on August 2nd. Total $1,050.00
Application Deadline: Friday, May 3, 2019
Accountability: Reports to Special Event Manager / Camp Director
Experience Required (Preferred)
- Art or Design School graduate – or- current student (Junior/Senior status preferred)
- Illustration and/or craft making experience
- Experience working with children
- Comfortable leading
- Dependable transportation
- Able to pass a background check (required)
- Passion for the arts! Ready to share that passion with students daily!
- Team player! Positive attitude & example for students!
- Develop the camp lesson plan & float theme
- Lead and teach campers
- Assist campers with constructing décor items for float
- Assist campers with applying design(s) and items to float
- Prepare camp area daily prior to camper’s arrival
- Assist with camper check-in (name tags, etc.)
- Ensure campers are abiding by camp rules and regulations
- Create a fun and safe learning environment
- Maintain a clean and organized camp area
- Set-up and serve campers lunch daily
- Make necessary edits, “clean-up” to float design prior to parade appearance
Please submit resume to Katie Molloy at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 3, 2019.
The Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation is governed by key civic and corporate leaders representing the primary industrial, retail, automotive and institutional organizations that define the greater Detroit community. Their active involvement ensures that America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van remains a vital part of metropolitan Detroit’s cultural community.
Daniel J. Loepp Chair Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Robert G. Riney Vice-Chair Henry Ford Health System Matt Howell Treasurer Deloitte Anthony T. Michaels President & CEO The Parade Company Rod Alberts Director Detroit Auto Dealers Association Van Conway Director Van Conway & Partners LLC Matthew P. Cullen Director Rock Ventures Bud Denker Director Penske Corporation Deborah I. Dingell Director D2 Strategies Linda Forte Director Comerica Bank Eric Larson Director Downtown Detroit Partnership Ryan Maibach Director Barton Malow Sean Moran Director Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Sandra E. Pierce Director Huntington Bank Matthew J. Simoncini Director Lear Corporation Zan Nicolli Counsel Dickinson Wright
Board of Directors
Larry Alexander Detroit Metro Convention & Visitor’s Bureau Margaret Allesee Community Philanthropist Timothy B. Ashley PNC Beth Chappell RediMinds Company Diane Charles Art Van Furniture John Cullen Jones Lang LaSalle April Donaldson Strategic Staffing Solutions Lynette Dowler DTE Energy Foundation Marla Drutz WDIV Bill Emerson Rock Holdings Inc. Warren C. Evans Wayne County Patrick Fenton Rainbow Child Care Center John Fikany The Fikany Group Ron Gantner Plante Moran James Graham Ford Motor Company Ray Harris Nederlander Tricia Keith Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Debbie Kenyon Entercom Thomas J. Lewand Shinola Dennis Mannion Faye Alexander Nelson Vivian Pickard Community Philanthropist Lauren Rakolta DFM Solutions Gino Roncelli Roncelli Sydney Ross Great Lakes Wine & Spirits Matt Rossetti Rossetti Paula Silver DTE Energy Roland Trombley Comcast Gretchen Valade Detroit Jazz Festival Debra A.Van Elslander Community Philanthropist Alexis Wiley City of Detroit
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