Arts & Crafts Program Specialist

Reports to: Head Counselor

Oversees: Arts Counselor(s) and all campers in Art

Dates/Times

  • Pre-camp training to be set between 5/18/19 - 6/2/19

  • 8 weeks of Camp

    • Week 1: June 3rd -June 7th

    • Week 2: June 10th - June 14th

    • Week 3. June 17th - June 21st

    • Week 4: June 24th - June 28th

    • Week 5: July 8th - July 12th

    • Week 6: July 15th - July 19th

    • Week 7: July 22nd - July 26th

    • Week 8: July 29th - August 2nd

  • 8:00 - 5:00 PM

  • Possible Thursday evenings on designated extended days

  • Weekends off

Description:

Please note: Specialists will be allowed to keep their devices/phones with them for appropriate use as it pertains to their specialty or to play music for campers.  (Counselors and J/CITs will not have their phones with them during camp.) All staff will be given radios for communication/safety. Specialists having their phones is a privilege that can be taken away with any personal use.

The Arts Program Specialist will lead hands on arts and crafts activities for kids including drawing, painting, weaving, sewing (pillows etc), latchhook, creative decorations and items, pottery, friendship bracelets and pins, tie dye, and bringing the imagination to life.  Campers will have the option to choose art as their weekly and/or daily choice. Campers will be rising PK-8th grade. This person will also help support general camp activities when not in charge of a group for Arts & Crafts.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Deliver fun and meaningful art programs to campers.

  • Ensure plans are prepared and implemented that meet the abilities of the campers.

  • Demonstrate strong classroom management skills.

  • Effectively communicate expectations to counselors so they will be set up for success to assist in the art activity.

  • Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety procedures during art activities.

  • Oversee daily checks of art area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.

  • Oversee a counselor and J/CIT as available to assist with art program

  • Manage time so that the arts and crafts program contributes to ensuring that the daily schedule is maintained.

Other Job Duties:

  • Attend staff meetings.

  • Participate enthusiastically in other camp activities, providing support and guidance to those assigned as leaders.

  • Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions.

Recommended:

  • Must be 21 or older.

  • Experience in the development and delivery of arts/crafts activities for similar population (ideally at a school, camp or recreation center).

  • Current instructional certification in program or related experience.

  • Current certification in first aid and CPR.

  • 2 interview process and a successful background check required.

    Physical Aspects of the Position:

  • Ability to communicate and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.

  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.

  • Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.

  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.

  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

  • Ability to address stressful situations appropriately in a fast-paced interactive environment.

Some physical requirements of a this position are eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate program equipment and program activities.  Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs. Additional requirements are endurance including prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, walking, jogging or running, hiking, climbing, and stretching; requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate outdoor equipment and camp activities;  requires the ability to lift up to 50 lbs; willing to work irregular hours; and with daily exposure to the sun, heat, and bugs.