Omanut (Arts & Crafts Specialist) (Ages 18+)

Session 7 07-27-15 (Carrie) (76)

Supervised by:  Camp Director/Assistant Camp Director


  • Desire and attitude to work with children in both small group and large group setting
  • Prior experience in activity area; preferably in a teaching or leadership role
  • Ability to accept guidance, constructive feedback, and support
  • Ability to assist in teaching activities and running programs
  • Willingness and ability to take full responsibility for safety and security of campers
  • Ability to communicate with, relate to, and serve as an example to all campers
  • Proven management, good communication and organizational skills, and the ability to be creative and take direction/instruction
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • 18+ with High School diploma or equivalent

Omanut Responsibilities

  • Prepare for specialty activities; creating new program ideas and lesson plans
  • Be knowledgeable and skillful in a variety of activities relevant to specialty area
  • Create age appropriate activities that result in tangible projects for campers which they can take home (including incorporating Jewish themes)
  • 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.

General Responsibilities

  • 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

Physical Demands

  • 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.)


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


Commensurate with experience.  Absences unpaid.

Certain overnights mandatory

Camp Locations and Hours

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

*Camp Raanana @ Cedar Lake (9:00 AM-3:30 PM), mid-June through mid-August.  You will take a bus from the J to Cedar Lake and back each day.

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 one week in August

Pre & Post Camp

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

*Ability to work Pre or Post Camp for more pay

This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive, but is intended to be a generalized guide of the job duties.  Management may change the job responsibilities and expectations based on business requirements.  This position is intended to comply with all known State and Federal regulations.


Applications accepted year-round and can be found at

For all questions, contact Rachel Saslove, Camp Director, directly at

(734) 971-0990 ext. 131 or e-mail [email protected].

Apply now!