Drama Program Specialist

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


  • Pre-camp set-up and training in May 2018
  • 10 weeks of Camp 5/29/18 - 8/3/18
  • 8:00-5:00 PM
  • As needed Thursdays for CMR overnight/extended days
  • Weekends off


The Drama Specialist will organize and implement theater games and small productions for Camp Moon River Campers.  Goals will be to inspire creativity, assist with ensemble/team building, help campers come out of their shell, develop focus, and teach improvisational skills.  This person will also help support general camp activities when not in charge of a group for Drama.

Essential Job Functions

  • Deliver fun and meaningful drama 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 drama activities.

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

  • Oversee a counselor and J/CIT as available to assist with drama 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.

Other Job Duties

  • Perform any tasks beyond those assigned as help is needed.


  • ­Must be 21 or older.

  • Experience in the development and delivery of drama programming 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 Job

  • 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.