Variety Camp Program Specialist: Arts and Crafts

Variety Camp Program Specialist: Arts and Crafts

Job Title:
Program Specialist: Arts and Crafts
Reports to:
Camp Director
Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM, June 10, 2019 – August 18, 2019
Salary:
Seasonal Stipend

Organizational Overview:
Headquartered in Worcester, Montgomery County, PA Variety – The Children’s Charity of the Delaware Valley is an independent 501(c)3 corporation which is chartered by Variety International. The organization’s mission is to enrich the lives of children and young adults with disabilities through social, educational and vocational programs that nurture independence, self-confidence and prepare them for life. Variety serves children with disabilities throughout the five-county Philadelphia area, southern New Jersey and Delaware.

Position Purpose:
To further the mission of the camp through the development and delivery of arts and crafts activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities. Documented experience in arts and crafts instruction required.

Qualifications:

  • Training and documented experience in teaching arts and crafts to children.
  • Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce applicable safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply suitable behavior-management techniques.
  • Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce applicable safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply suitable management techniques.
  • Ability to negate or decrease hazards to ensure health and safety.

General Responsibilities:

  • Report directly to Head Counselor, Program Coordinators, Variety Administration
  • Develop and deliver an arts and crafts program that is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers.
  • Write lesson plans that meet camp outcomes and the abilities of the campers.
  • Evaluate abilities of campers and staff.
  • Design and deliver arts and crafts activities that most efficiently make use of different art mediums, the camp’s natural environment and art resources.
  • Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures.
  • Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures.
  • Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the arts and crafts program area.
  • Maintain the arts and crafts equipment.
  • Ensure the security of the arts and crafts equipment and supplies, including clear inventory and planning for the replacement of supplies in a timely manner.
  • Conduct a daily check of the area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.
  • Clean arts and crafts area, keeping it free of hazards and debris.
  • Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning and leading those as assigned.
  • Design programs that adhere to Variety’s required programmatic structure, including adaptations to ensure activities are universally accessible.
  • Assist in other duties as assigned.

Contact our Camp Director, Angela Hall, at angela.hall@varietyphila.org to receive an employment application.

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