The Art Specialist/Cabin Counselor position is responsible for the planning, implementing and leading various art programs for campers in large and small group settings. Art Specialists leads and lives with a cabin of 5-7 campers.
Art activities offered are; General Arts & Crafts, Ceramics, Outdoor Cooking, Nature, Theatre and Dance
· Provide instruction, supervision and safety of all campers, staff and volunteers in program area.
· Plan and implement various age appropriate art activities. Develop weekly lesson plans to be approved by leadership.
· Ensure adequate supplies and resources are available.
· Supervise and participate in all assigned aspects of the campers’ day which includes but is not limited to: Camper check-in and check-out; meal times; activities; and before/after-hours duties as assigned.
· Attend and participate in General Staff Training.
Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs.
Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions.
Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgment, and transfers learning from one situation to another.
Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change.
This position requires the ability to lead and instruct a group of campers in art program. Incumbent must be 18 years of age or older and have knowledge in safety, care of equipment, inventory, skill instruction, and progressive age appropriate programming. He or she must be able to identify age and grade level characteristics of campers. Previous camp experience or experience working with groups of children is preferred. Training and certification will be provided during All Staff Training.
1. Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel & bend (including on the floor) for long periods of time.
2. Exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids.
3. Must be able to lift and/or assist children up to 50 pounds in weight.
4. Must be able to lift and carry food and supplies weighing up to 20 pounds.
5. Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency