Summer Teen Residency Program

The ZACC is looking for high school aged students to join our Summer Teen Residency Program!

Who Should Apply:

Teens who are interested in making an impact in their community! You don’t need to be an artist to help out at the ZACC - we’re looking for individuals who have an interest in giving back to their community and building their interpersonal skill sets.

Responsibilities Include:

Assisting teachers of the ZACC’s art, music, writing and theatre summer camps by:

• Helping with project prep, classroom management, & cleanup

• Engaging with children regarding their projects - helping to solve problems and assist with production

• Engaging with children during breaks & lunch (both outside and in)

• Serving as a positive role model for campers

Requirements:

• Minimum age - applicants must be 14 years or older

• Extremely reliable & able to commit

• Attentive & responsible

• Flexible

• Strong communication skills

• Respectful & courteous attitude towards teachers, children, parents, and ZACC employees

• Transportation to and from camp

Time Commitment:

Residents must attend one of these two scheduled training sessions:

Wed, June 5th, 4:30-6:00pm   or    Sat, June 8th, 10:30-12:00

Teen residents must commit to assisting at least 3 camps, including the lunch hour. Teen residents must attend all scheduled camp meetings, Monday - Friday.

½ Day Camps run from 9am -12pm or 1pm-4pm for a total of 3 hours daily + 1 hour for lunch from 12pm - 1pm.  

→ A ½ day camp M-F is a total of 20 hours

Full Day Camps run from 10am-4pm (includes lunch hour)

→ A full day camp M-F is a total of 33 hours

→ A full day camp counts as 2 towards your 3 total required camps

The first week of camp is June 17 - June 21st. Our last week of camp will be August 19 - August 23.

There will be no camps held the week of July 1 - 5.

Camp details and information can be found at zootownarts.org/summer

Junior Membership Program:
(Level 1) Teen Residents who complete a total of 3camps will have access to:

  • Certification of Program Completion

  • Access to “restricted” materials for use in art production

  • Participation in End-of-Summer-PARTY

(Level 2) Teen Residents who complete a total of 5 camps will have access to:

  • Certification of Program Completion

  • Access to “restricted” materials for use in art production

  • Participation in End-of-Summer-PARTY

  • A ZACC merch package

(Level 3) Teen Residents who complete a total of 7 camps will have access to:

  • Certification of Program Completion

  • Access to “restricted” materials for use in art production

  • Participation in End-of-Summer-PARTY

  • A ZACC merch package

  • A Local Business Bonus - cool merch & food from our friends around town!

How is the ZACC’s program different from other summer opportunities?

The ZACC is committed to providing summer teen residents with opportunities designed to engage and provide guidance in the arts, above and beyond simply helping in the classroom. As part of the residency program, teens can expect to take part in:

Ask-An-Artist/Portfolio Development Sessions - This is your opportunity to work with local professional artists to expand and develop your artistic portfolio! The professional artists will be there to share their own tips and tricks, as well as look at your artwork and provide outside feedback to help you develop and expand your personal portfolio.

End-of-Summer-PARTY- Let loose and have fun with all the amazing people you’ve met over the summer! This party is all about celebrating your hard work - we’ll provide food, drinks, and fun activities to help us say “Thanks!”

Certification of Completion - Hold onto that certification! Your certification of completion earns you a spot on our newly created teen advisory board - giving you the chance to help shape the future of the ZACC. Additionally, once we move into our new building, you’ll be able to present your certificate to qualify for some additional perks.

Benefits Include:

• Enhance future employment opportunities - gain “on-the-job” training experience that cannot be learned in the classroom

• Develop and refine your artistic, leadership, and communication skills

• Network with local professional artists

• Build and increase self-confidence in self and others

• Help establish and understand goals for post-high school

• Build new relationships for networking - both personal and professional

• Contribute to the Missoula arts community

• Give feedback and influence decisions for the new ZACC and its programs in downtown Missoula

• Get a new generation excited about art!

Application Deadlines:

ZACC Summer Teen Residency Program applications are due by 11pm on Friday, May 31st via Submittable (you can find this information at zootownarts.org/teenintern

Interviews will be held after-school, starting the week after Memorial Day, May 28th-31 at the ZACC.

Accepted residents will attend one of these two scheduled training sessions at the ZACC:

Wed, June 5th, 4:30-6:00pm

Sat, June 8th, 10:30-12:00

Please contact Lukas Phelan, Education Director, at lukas@zootownarts.org with any application questions.

Application available on Submittable at: https://zootownarts.submittable.com/submit/139315/zacc-summer-teen-residency-program-application

 

Location Details:

Unless listed below, ZACC Summer Camps will meet at the current ZACC location on the Northside of Missoula at 235. N. 1st. St. W., Missoula, MT 59802.

ZWAP Camp - Meets some days at the Northside ZACC and some at Home ReSource, 1515 Wyoming, Missoula MT 598011

Farm Art Camp - Meets at Garden City Harvest, 1657 River Rd, Missoula MT 59802

Ask-An-Artist/Portfolio Development Sessions - Will be held at the current ZACC location on the Northside of Missoula at 235. N. 1st. St. W., Missoula, MT 59802.

End-of-Summer-PARTY - Will be held at The ZACC’s new home at 216 W. Main St., Missoula, MT 59802.