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Summer Camp Counselor

Job Type: Contract

APPLICATION

ABOUT


ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

Woodstock Arts has a mission to engage the community with relevant art experiences every day.

Our Theatre day camp rehearses and performs a musical every week! Junior Camp performs pre-written scripts. Middle and Senior Camp write an original show every week based on campers’ story and character ideas.

Our Visual Arts day camp work to create an exhibit of work based on a theme. Campers will draw, paint, and sculpt throughout the week.

JOB OVERVIEW

We are seeking Counselors for our Summer Theatre Camp and our Summer Art Camp. Counselors in this position will assist our Lead Counselors and stay with one camp each week, but throughout the summer will work with both Art and Theatre camps of various ages.

Our camp counselors are our students’ guides on their first experiences in the theatre and art. It is their role as counselors to create a welcoming and supportive environment for students to learn through hands-on camps. Counselors work with leads to execute a planned curriculum. This position reports to, and works closely with the Theatre Education Manager and Visual Arts Education Manager.

CONTRACT PERIOD

Summer Camp runs for 7 weeks, starting June 6th and ending July 29th. There will be no camp the week of July 4th. Training for Counselors will begin on May 23rd.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Get to know the building and maintain the safety of your students

Arrive before camp to prepare materials and check in students.

Prepare, alongside the Lead Counselors and execute weekly objectives and curriculum.

Lead students in games and activities, and exercises to deepen their understanding of content.

Develop, with Lead Counselor and Campers, story for performance, write and possibly record parody lyrics for each show.

Direct and choreograph student performance as assigned by the lead counselor, with attention to students’ ages, abilities, and skill levels.

Lead Art lessons and activities as assigned by the Lead Counselor

Use appropriate techniques to manage classroom behavior.

Pull any needed materials from our supply and put them away properly.

Communicate progress and needs with Lead Counselors and Education Managers.

Return camp space to neutral before leaving each day.

Other duties as assigned

WORK SCHEDULE

Hours during camp are 8:00am-5:30pm. 

A detailed training schedule will be made available upon hire.

QUALIFICATIONS

Successfully clear a Georgia Background Check for working with children.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Theatre experience or Visual Arts experience preferred

High School Diploma or equivalent Preferred

Teaching experience Preferred

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Excellent communication skills with students, staff, and parents

Focus and time management skills in keeping the camp on track to complete their learning objectives

A patient and warm demeanor while working with children

PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Standing, walking, bending, frequent use of hands, stooping, and lifting are needed. Depending upon the class, demonstrating movement for performance and sitting on the floor. Some activities will be held outdoors dependent on weather.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Woodstock Arts is an equal opportunity employer and is deeply committed to building an inviting and inclusive arts community that celebrates individuality, diversity, and treats everyone with fairness and respect. We invite people of all races, ages, genders, and sexual orientations, of any family, parental, or disability statuses to apply. We want to represent diverse communities in our organization and welcome your interest.

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