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Arts & Crafts Specialist (Seasonal)

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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