Outdoor Journeys company profile

Arts & Crafts Instructor

Job Location:

Camp Nawakwa - Angelus Oaks, CA, United States

Job Description:

The Arts & Crafts Instructor shall support the mission of Outdoor Journeys Camp Nawakwa in the delivery of the camp experience. All summer programs are hands-on and outdoor based. The Instructor will develop and execute projects and activities with campers. The A&C Instructor will be responsible for ensuring the safety of campers as they participate in arts and crafts activity time. The A&C instructor will use the utmost care to supervise and provide guidance to campers. In addition to arts and crafts activities the A&C instructor will support Outdoor Leaders in their supervision of campers through daily activities including meal times, cabin time, overnight, and transitions between activities. A&C Instructor will also serve as a role model and mentor to members of Outdoor Journeys’ Teen Academy. The A&C Instructor will report directly to Camp Program Director or designate. The A&C Instructor will live on site during the delivery of programming to campers.

Through the supportive guidance of camp staff members, campers build their own unique community in which each member can experience a sense of belonging, connectedness, safety, acceptance and appreciation.

The Candidate shall understand that he/she is an employee of Outdoor Journeys and shall conduct himself/herself as an ambassador of the organization.

The key duties of the Arts and Crafts Instructor will be:
• Guide cabin groups of campers through full participation in Arts and Crafts programming.
• Develop creative and age appropriate arts & crafts program activities.
• Maintain program equipment and area to ensure all aspects are safe for campers and staff to participate.
• Perform an inventory of supplies and equipment at the close of each camp session, report any needs to direct line supervisor.
• Facilitate large and small group activities.
• Monitor the health, well-being and safety of campers.
• Abide by and enforce camp policies.
• Communicate with campers, families and staff in a mature and professional manner at all times.
• Attend staff training.
• Participate in evening programing.
• Support the delivery of food service, including prep and clean up during meals.
• Maintain a clean camp and activity area.
• Live on-site while camp is in session.
• Clean camp areas after programming.
• Be a positive role model for campers.
• Keep campers safe at all times.
• Work with Camp Operations Manager for facility needs (housekeeping and maintenance).
• Attend Staff Meetings.
• Other duties as assigned.

June 10 - August 10, 2018
Competitive Salary
One of the highest paying camps in California!

Job Requirements:

• Experience instructing children in art or arts & crafts
• Desire and ability to work with children in the outdoors
• MUST have a positive “can do” attitude, patience, enthusiasm, and integrity
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and to be accountable
• Ability to work with a wide-range of children, and staff members
• The ability to take initiative and work both as a team and independently
• Ability to lift up to 30 pounds and hike up to 5 miles
• Current Red Cross First Aid & CPR preferred
• Life Guard Certified Preferred
• Ability to pass background check & TB test

How To Apply:

Send a resumé and cover letter to patrick@outdoorjourneys.org to apply. Please mention which job you are applying for.

Contact Information:

Contact: Patrick Walsh
Summer Camp Director
Outdoor Journeys
Email: patrick@outdoorjourneys.org
Website: outdoorjourneys.org


January 9, 2018

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