Camp Lead Counselor

Deadline June 05, 2023

Organization: Arts for Learning Northwest, formerly Young Audiences of Oregon and Southwest Washington
Position Status: Hourly; temporary
Term: Monday–Friday, June 26–August 11
Schedule: 40 hours/week (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Rate: $20/hr
Reports to: Camp Site Manager

Organization Overview:
Arts for Learning Northwest is an arts education nonprofit organization that works to connect learners with professionals in the arts community. We work with a roster of independent contractors teaching artists to provide a variety of quality hands-on artist residencies, workshops and performances to schools all throughout the region.

Program Overview:
Young Audiences will be offering multiple weeks of arts based summer camps for elementary aged students. These camps will focus on introducing students to a variety of art mediums and materials while giving them the ability to process their emotions and trauma from the pandemic. Our camps will provide students with a meaningful way to make their learning visible, develop strong social emotional skills and experience joy.

The Camp Lead Counselor spends the camp weeks creating a sense of community with a small cohort of elementary aged students and supporting these students as they move throughout their day.
The Camp Lead Counselor will act as a mentor to, and be supported in the classroom by two high school aged Camp Assistant Counselors, at least two professional teaching artists who will manage the bulk of the arts instruction, and a Camp Site Manager who will support the classrooms with any student specific needs including but not limited to first aid, COVID symptoms, parent phone calls etc.

This onsite camp staff team will support three classrooms of 20 children of a specific age group, working together to maintain a safe, creative and inspiring environment and ensure that students are engaged. They will lead the children through their day of outdoor time, art material exploration, as well as focused project time to play out the camp curriculum.

Group student management experience leading children ages 6–11
Experience with visual art mediums
Must be willing to commit for the full time listed
Oregon Criminal History Record check required
Epi-pen/CPR/First-Aid certified a plus
Fully COVID vaccinated

How to Apply:
Please send your resume, along with a one page letter of interest that addresses how your work and personal history prepares you to address the needs of this role and why you believe this role is a good fit for you, to info@artsforlearningnw.org.

Original job listing at artsforlearningnw.org/join-us/staff-positions

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