The Salvation Army

  • Creative Arts Specialist (Seasonal)

    Job Locations US-NJ-Bloomingdale
    Job ID
    2018-4697
    Category
    Camping
    Compensation
    $1,650.00 - $1,900.00
    Type
    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.

    Qualifications

    · 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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