Arts & Crafts Specialist (Ages 18+)

Session 7 07-27-15 (Carrie) (76)Camp Locations and Hours

Camp Raanana @ the J
Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor
2935 Birch Hollow Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

*Camp Raanana @ the J takes place for two weeks in August

Camp Raanana @ Cedar Lake
Michigan United Conservation Club
2500 Pierce Road
Chelsea, MI 48118

*Camp Raanana @ Cedar Lake (9:30 AM-3:30 PM), mid-June through mid-August.  You will take a bus from the J to Cedar Lake and back each day.

Pre & Post Camp
Morning Drop-off (8:45 AM) & Afternoon Pick-up (4:00 PM)
Pre-Camp (7:30-9:00 AM) & Post-Camp (4:00-6:00 PM)

*Ability to work Pre or Post Camp for more pay

Specific Responsibilities Include
□ Prepare for arts and crafts activities; creating new program ideas and trips
□ Be knowledgeable and skillful in a variety of arts and crafts activities
□ Create age appropriate (and sometimes incorporating Jewish themes) activities that result in tangible projects for campers which they can take home.
□ Maintain a clean and organized environment for arts and crafts projects and create an inviting space for campers and staff
□ Assist counselors during their arts and crafts projects once directions are explained. Ensure supplies are stocked, counselors are prepared.
□ Act as extra supervision if needed, etc.
□ Plan projects several weeks in advance to ensure all necessary supplies are available. Notify Camp director of any necessary materials that are low/out of stock.
□ Assist during other parts of camp such as swimming on or off-camp trips, activities, programs and special events
□ Encourage creativity amongst staff and campers
□ Be flexible in response to current and emergency situations and to shifts in responsibilities and assignments when camp is underway
□ Listen to, respect, follow the decisions, and report any emergencies or any inappropriate behavior to the
Camp Director (Waterfront/Assistant Waterfront Directors during waterfront or water activities)
□ Listen to, and respect opinions of other staff including fellow Counselor’s-In-Training (CIT’s), lifeguards, and counselors
□ Supervise groups of staff and campers, acting as guardian, advocate, and disciplinarian, and put their best interests first
□ Maintain a safe and healthy environment for his/her campers, abiding by all camp rules/policies. Ability to assist in emergencies
□ Be a responsible, dedicated role model to the campers
□ Provide organized, punctual, and intentional leadership, creativity, direction and supervision during activities, trips in and around the camp
□ Work with other staff members to provide a quality experience for all members of the camp community
□ Report to: Camp Director and Assistant Camp Directors. Waterfront Director during swimming or water activities

Must be at least 18 years or older with a High School degree, and a desire and attitude to work with children in a small group setting.

Preferred: 1-2 years camp experience whether as a camper, Counselor-In-Training (CIT), Junior or Senior Counselor (in previous years).

Must have proven management, good communication and organizational skills, and the ability to be creative and take direction/instruction.

Preference will be given to those who have earned, or are working toward a degree in fine arts, elementary education, or a related field.

Possess current First Aid/CPR certification.

*You are not required to be Jewish, but must be open to learning about Judaism (i.e. songs, prayers, etc.)
**Must be able to pass a background check

Physical Aspects of the Job
□ Ability to communicate orally and in writing
□ Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards
□ Ability to enforce safety regulations and execute appropriate emergency procedure
□ Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, injury) and possess strength and endurance require to maintain constant supervision of campers
□ Activities may include / require:
□ Prolonged standing, walking
□ Hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate equipment
□ The need to lift up to 50 lbs
□ Prolonged exposure to outdoor elements (sun, wind, rain, etc.) and animals or insects (bugs, etc.)

End Result
□ Successful completion of all the required duties and expectations will ensure that the experience of the camper will be a safe and positive one.

Staff training will be held prior to camp beginning. Applicant must be able to attend staff training in order to work.

Reports To
Assistant Camp Director
Camp Director

□ Commensurate with experience. Absences unpaid.
□ Certain overnights mandatory

Questions: Tamara Lewis, Community Program Office Manager, (734) 971-0990 ext. 141 or email

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