Job Opening: Summer Camp Counselor
Button Factory Arts in Uptown Waterloo is seeking 2 summer camp counselors for its Visual Arts summer camp.
Application Deadline: June 3rd, 2023
Start Date: July 4 (with orientation the week of June 27th)
Term: July 3 to Sept. 1, 2023 – (excluding the week of August 21-25 for holidays). (contract)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:45am to 5:15pm with a 1 hour unpaid lunch daily. (total of 7.5 hours per day)
The camp’s goal is to provide an inspiring and creative environment for children aged 5-12. Applicants are expected to have experience and a love for working with children and a variety of art materials. Interested instructors should have experience working in a team environment. Applicants who are planning a career in the Arts or Education may take preference.
This position is through Canada Summer Jobs and requires that applicants are 15-30 years of age.
Applicants must have completed a Secondary School diploma by the spring of 2023
A Vulnerable Sector Screening check from within the past year is a mandatory requirement for those over 18
First Aid/CPR certificate is considered an asset
Create lesson plans for youth under the guidance of the Camp Supervisor
Deliver camp lessons, classes and engaging activities and games
Prepare art materials, organize and cleanup
Supervision of campers during all indoor and outdoor activities
Attending staff meeting and ensuring ongoing communication with Camp Supervisor
Must be able to lift and carry materials, do stairs, and lead walks to the park.
Recommended Experience and Qualifications
Experience with educational program planning
Interest/Experience working with children and youth
Skills and drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, fibre art or other art disciplines
Excellent communication skills
Organized individual who can work independently as well as with a team
Ability to plan and deliver lessons and work with other staff on a deadline
Patience and sensitivity for children in high energy environments
Ability to be an effective leader
Button Factory Arts is affiliated with the City of Waterloo and operates in a city owned facility. Button Factory Arts will therefore be following the City of Waterloo’s vaccination policy.“In accordance with the City of Waterloo’s Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, new City of Waterloo employees (or employee’s re-hired after a minimum of 3 months) are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire, subject to accommodations required in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.”Please note, protocol is subject to change due to evolving COVID-19 situation and city, regional and provincial guidelines.
How to Apply
Please submit your resume and cover letter to:
Button Factory Arts
To learn more about our summer camps, please click here