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Share your love of art by volunteering as a junior counselor for the Hunter Museum! Junior counselors help support elementary aged campers as they create, play, and explore during our weeklong summer art camps. It is a great opportunity to help young minds express their creativity, while earning community service hours. 

Camps run Monday through Friday, 9am – 4pm. 

Junior counselors must commit to participating in at least one full week of camp activities.   

Responsibilities & Duties: 

  • Assist camp instructors as needed 
  • Help prep and facilitate daily art activities 
  • Lead campers through the art galleries and sculpture garden 
  • Help campers explore a wide variety of art mediums and tools 
  • Maintain a safe environment by keeping classroom clean and organized 
  • Assist and lead outdoor activities 


  • Must be 13-17 at the time of application 
  • Comfortable working with children 
  • Available to volunteer during one full week of camp. Teens have the option of exclusively working the morning or afternoon sessions of camp. 

Applicants will be interviewed virtually by museum staff before the start of camp. 

To apply, please complete this application.

For questions or concerns contact Athena Buxton, at abuxton@huntermuseum.org or 423.752.0999. 


These art classes offer teens a chance to improve their art-making skills and connect with friends. Workshops are designed for youth ages 13-17 and are open to all experience levels. Must register to participate.


Teen Workshop: Clay Sculpture
Wednesday, May 29, 9AM – 4PM

Learn the basics of hand-building and mold-making during this two-part workshop. Using a variety of techniques, teens will create their own whimsical animal figurines. Additionally, an experienced instructor will guide teens through the process of creating their own plaster molds for future sculpting projects.

All art materials will be provided. Participants should bring a water bottle and nut-free lunch to the workshop. Clay sculptures will be glazed and fired off-site following the workshop.  Participants will be contacted 2-3 weeks later when the pieces are ready for pick up at the museum.


$60/Museum members (passport level and above)

Teen Workshop: Fashion Design
Thursday, May 30, 9AM – 4PM

Kick off your summer with this beginner-friendly fashion design workshop. With help from an experienced instructor, teens will design and create their own custom bookbag and screen-printed t-shirt. Teens can expect to learn the ins and outs of choosing materials, adjusting patterns, and hand-sewing techniques. All art materials will be provided. Participants should bring a water bottle and nut-free lunch to the workshop.


$60/Museum members (passport level and above)

This project is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.


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