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Arts & Crafts Coordinator

Open to men and women, 21 and older. Prior camp experience and/or arts education experience preferred. A highly qualified candidate will have: a background in art therapy, art education, makerspace concepts, and/or have a passion for artistic expression and creation; a high degree of self-motivation and have experience with and be comfortable teaching children ages 7-16 in the residential camp setting; managing and working with a specific group of staff members; modeling healthy choices and behaviors for all campers and staff; leading safe, fun and enriching trips and activities; mediating conflicts in the community and on trips; representing the goals and mission of the organization; acting with integrity and maintaining impeccable judgment; and assisting to create a respectful community.

Arts & Crafts Coordinator Specific Responsibilities:

  • Organizing the arts & crafts building; preparing for arts and crafts activities; creating new program ideas and trips.
  • Creating activities that result in tangible projects for campers.
  • Maintaining a clean & organized environment for arts & crafts projects and creating an inviting space for campers & staff.
  • Preparing the A&C area for any art-themed overnight (ordering extra supplies, assisting in organizing and packing supplies, etc.).
  • Training counselors before & assisting them during their A&C projects (ensure supplies are stocked, counselors are prepared, provide extra supervision if needed, etc.).
  • Making necessary shopping trips to purchase special A&C supplies (MUST HAVE A CLEAN DRIVING RECORD).
  • Leading and/or assisting on and off-camp trips, activities, programs and special events. Including specific art themed trips and the art-themed Saturday Special.
  • Encouraging creativity amongst staff & campers.
  • Being knowledgeable & skillful in a variety of A&C activities.
  • Providing cabin coverage for other counselors & staff as needed – occasionally requiring you to spend the night in a cabin.
  • Participating in evening activities; including organizing programs, and walking ridges, etc.
  • Being flexible in response to current & emergency situations & to shifts in responsibilities & assignments when camp is underway.

Benefits: Competitive salary starting at $3800-$4400/season plus stipends for pertinent certifications, lodging, meals, paid sick leave, laundry, and the opportunity to influence the lives of children in the out-of-doors

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