Arts Program Specialist

Reports to: Program Coordinator
Oversees: Arts Counselors and all campers in Art

Dates/Times

  • Pre-camp set-up and training in May 2018
  • 10 weeks of Camp 5/29/18 - 8/3/18
  • 8:00-5:00 PM (perhaps a bit earlier or later as needed)
  • As needed Thursday Evenings for CMR overnight/extended days
  • Weekends off

Description

The Arts Program Specialist will have experience leading hands on arts and crafts activities for kids including drawing, painting, 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.

  • 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.

Other Job Duties

  • Attend administrative 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.

Qualifications

  • 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.

  • Some physical requirements of a program position could be endurance including standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Requires 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.  Willingness to work irregular hours delivering programs. Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and varying weather conditions