The Salvation Army

  • Arts & Crafts Specialist (Seasonal)

    Job Locations US-NJ-Bloomingdale
    Job ID
    $1,650.00 - $1,900.00
    Temporary Full-Time
  • Responsibilities

    • Involvement in the total camp program with willingness to help in all areas as needed, including dining room, campfire programs, children with problems, evening programs, etc.
    • Promote observance of the spiritual emphasis of the program and the moral and ethical code affecting campers and staff.
    • Attend and contribute at staff meetings.
    • Responsible for sharing with the Camp Directors all matters of concern relating to the total welfare of the camp
    • Responsible to observe set curfew.
    • Setup Arts & Craft area during staff orientation.
    • Teach staff their responsibilities in activities during full staff development.
    • Teach and monitor proper use of equipment.
    • Organize and administer a fun and meaningful arts and crafts program.
    • Conduct initial and end-of-season inventory, and store equipment for safety.
    • Create check-out and return system for craft supplies.
    • Check equipment and make (or file for) repairs.
    • Conduct daily check of program area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.
    • Write lesson plans for Arts and Craft program, displaying creativity and innovation in programming. Use Arts and Crafts as a way to teach spiritual lessons.
    • Help campers when doing an activity or craft to progress from beginner to advanced levels.
    • Plan and direct art design for camp-wide drama programs including plays, puppet shows, talent shows, welcome skits, skit nights etc.
    • Assist with overall camp activities regarding creative arts. 
    • Submit orders for equipment and supplies at end of season.
    • Work in partnership with the Program Assistant to create and maintain camp bulletin board coinciding with the weekly theme.
    • Assist in packing all materials and supplies at end of season.
    • Write an evaluative brief at the end of the session to include areas of concern to be addressed for next camping season. Make recommendations for equipment, supplies, and program.
    • Offer assistance and support to all program areas as assigned.
    • Assist Program Director and Assistant Program Director in planning and preparation for total –camp activities.
    • Assist with preparation of tabernacle and other buildings for opening and closing days, Sundays,
    • and other special programs. Preparation includes cleaning, moving chairs, sweeping, and
    • vacuuming.
    • Sit at camper tables or monitor bathrooms in the dining hall as assigned on a rotating
    • basis.
    • Spend one night each session serving night duty for a cabin.
    • Assist with the registration and departure of campers.
    • Take part in evening programs as assigned by Program Director.
    • Arrive at least ten minutes early to scheduled activity periods, evening programs, evening
    • recreation, meetings, etc., to assist or lead in set-up or preparation of programs.
    • Attend and participate in weekly program staff meetings.
    • Clean living area daily.
    • Work as a team player.
    • Committed to the development of campers spiritually, physically, educationally, emotionally,
    • and socially.
    • Willing to work with all staff members regardless of their positions
    • Maintain a high level of interaction with campers and staff.
    • Be a constructive member of the staff contributing in every way possible to the health, harmony,
    • and happiness of the Star Lake Camp family.
    • Pray that each camper comes to know Christ as Savior.
    • Attend weekly staff Bible studies. These take place one evening per session.
    • Attend Sunday morning staff worship.
    • Voice criticisms to the Program Director first.
    • Be in accord with camp aims and policies, being loyal to camp at all times.
    • Assist where needed for the benefit of the campers and the smooth operation of the camp.
    • Respond positively to the direction of the Program Director when he/she makes schedule changes.
    • Ability to participate fully in the total camp program*
    • Ability to communicate and work with groups of various ages and skills levels, and provide
    • necessary instruction to campers and/or staff.
    • Physical ability to respond appropriately and quickly to situations requiring first aid.
    • Cognitive and communicative abilities to plan and conduct activities that achieve camper
    • development objectives.
    • Ability to identify and respond to hazards. Must be able to assist campers in emergency (fire,
    • evacuation, illness, or injury).
    • Respond immediately to assigned area in the event of a missing camper alarm.


    • A personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a desire to share your faith with others
    • College student or at least 19 years of age
    • Training and experience in teaching child-orientated arts and crafts (documented)
    • Ability to set up demonstration area and program, and to teach skills to staff and campers of all ages
    • Desire and ability to work with children and adults outdoors
    • Self-motivated, responsible an independent worker, and organized
    • Ability to relate to one’s peer group
    • Ability to accept guidance and supervision
    • Good character, integrity, and adaptability to adapt to camp setting
    • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control


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