Camp Cody Head of Arts

Camp Cody
9 Cody Road
Freedom, NH 03836
United States

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Security Clearance Required
Yes Background Check
From $3,500 To $6,050
Per Year    
Employment Type
Summer Camp - Overnight
Work Schedule
Sleep-Away Camp
No Travel

Job Description

Dates: June 4th - August 15th, 2020.

As head of the arts and theater you will be expected to oversee, lead and supervise all staff within the arts and theater department. The activities within the arts dept are Music, Drama, Dance, Arts and Crafts, Ceramics, Woodshop, You will report directly to the activities director on a daily basis. Your primary role is to help and assist your arts team in providing age and ability appropriate lessons within their chosen activities while also providing a safe, secure and risk free environment for lessons to take place so that Cody's campers develop skills while having fun. Alongside this you will be required to engage your team to produce a Cody evening performance once a session. This will include auditions, rehearsals and production including constructing a set.

Salary: $350-$500 per week (Room & Board included)


  • Maintaining and risk assessing all activity areas in your department.

  • Managing and leading a group of 15 - 20 Counselors, assisting and overseeing lesson planning and areas.

  • Provide daily morning briefing on the arts department.

  • Managing and producing a performance once every session.

  • Provide support and advice in leading your team, monitoring and evaluation of staff and activities.

  • Helping with any development points and relaying feedback.

  • Conduct a regular check of equipment for safety, cleanliness and good repair.

  • Lead the team in the set up department activity areas during staff training.

  • Submit orders for supplies and equipment during staff week or when needed ensuring the timely arrival of materials.

  • Conduct an initial and end of the season inventory and store all equipment properly.

  • Evaluate current season and make recommendations for equipment or program changes for the next season.

  • Work as a member of a team of counselors who provide guidance and support to all campers.

  • Assist with all-camp events, evening programs and trips.

  • Other duties assigned by supervisors.

Physical Aspects of the Position:

­ 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 appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.

­ Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.

­ Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.

­ Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

Some physical requirements of the head of arts position could be endurance including standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Requirement for eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to make projects and assist campers. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/program. Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering program in the art facility available.

Company description:

Camp Cody is a great place to work and explore everything New England has to offer! From rivers, lakes and mountains to camp fires, log cabins, and fun on the water, we have it all! Since 1926 it has been our philosophy to provide fun through learning, friendship and adventure. During their time with us, we also want all campers to become more self-assured and self-confident. All of this takes place in a great camp atmosphere with a diverse, unique, and fun program!

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Job Requirements
Desired Qualifications:

Past experience in managing. leading and producing student led shows or performances.

Ability to manage both Administrative and Counselor roles within Camp Cody

Communication and Leadership skills working and leading in a team environment. .

Training, certification, or documented experience within an arts background, creating relevant age and ability lesson planning including basic techniques and progressive games for children within all areas.

Knowledge of safety practices and risk assessments associated within the structure of a childcare setting.

Endurance and stamina needed to provide constant programming, supervision and leadership to all your team..

Ability to spend 8-10 hours per day constantly on the go.

Positive attitude and sense of humor.
Camp Cody
Dean Poland
1 Washington St
Dover NH 03820
United States
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