Summer Camp Supervisor - Art Gallery

Date Posted: Jan 10, 2018
Application Deadline: Mar 10, 2018

Salary: $14.00
Province: Ontario
Region: York Region
City: Markham
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Term: Paid Internship
Career Level: Doesn’t apply

Organization Description

City of Markham
The City of Markham is a dynamic and change-oriented leader among Canadian municipalities. The recipient of multiple environmental awards, we are recognized for our innovative sustainability and urban planning initiatives as much as for our fiscal accountability. More than 320,000 residents call Markham home and benefit from our rich heritage, culturally diverse environment, vibrant local economy and focus on quality of life. 

Job Description

The City of Markham is a dynamic and change-oriented leader among Canadian municipalities. The recipient of multiple environmental awards, we are recognized for our innovative sustainability and urban planning initiatives as much as for our fiscal accountability. More than 320,000 residents call Markham home and benefit from our rich heritage, culturally diverse environment, vibrant local economy and focus on quality of life.

Job Summary
The Summer Camp Supervisor manages campers weekly in the Varley Art Gallery’s Summer Art Camps with responsibilities including curriculum and art-based program planning, program delivery and administration. They will oversee up to 44 campers ranging from 5 to 13 years of age, while supervising and coaching up to 10-15 staff including counsellors, specialists, and volunteers. Through effective leadership and programming, children and youth will develop skills, make friends, socialize and build self-esteem. The Summer Camp Supervisor is accountable for day-to-day operations under the guidance of the Summer Program Coordinator, ensuring camp activities are safe, educational, inclusive, high quality and meets the Gallery’s overall goals.
 
One of the Camp Supervisors will focus on camp administration for the Summer Art Camps. 
 
Job Duties:
  • Conducts extensive research in preparation for program planning, including academic and art resource materials and texts. Is responsible for completion of detailed program plan and handouts. Works in close collaboration with the Summer Program Coordinator to ensure programs are of the highest standard and appropriate for diverse learners or varying ages and abilities.
  • Organizes daily camp activities according to High Five principles and City of Markham policies, ensuring programming is adapted to camper needs with regards to quality, safety, hygiene, weather, breaks etc. Creates clear and detail art supply needs according to budget provided by the Summer Program Coordinator,
  • Delivers quality art programming through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, visual presentations, creative play and exercises while adapting to a diverse group of learners.
  • Coaches and mentors Summer Camp Specialists with program planning preparation, delivery and assessment strategies.
  • Organizes and assists with set-up and clean-up of camp events, activities and programs.
  • Prioritizes child well-being, safety and protection throughout the camp. Evaluates situations for potential risks to the safety, protection and well-being of campers and staff, proactively taking mitigating actions to address such risks.
  • Acts as a leader role model, fostering a positive, open and creative learning environment where people feel included as members of a team and are motivated to work towards common goals.
  • Serves as a liaison with parents of campers, reinforcing City of Markham customer service, diversity and inclusion (special needs, ethno-cultural, English as second language, socio-economic).
  • Completes extensive training and orientation of the content of the gallery's current exhibitions. Responsible for touring campers through the exhibition galleries in an educational capacity under the direction of the Summer Program Coordinator, Educational Coordinator and Curator. Ensures that themes and concepts in the exhibition are consistently and accurately reflected in studio program delivery.
  • Participates in the orientation, training, coaching and recognition to staff and volunteers, working in conjunction with full-time culture staff.
  • Assists with the on-going training, coaching and recognition to staff and volunteers. Provides informal feedback and formal feedback at weekly staff meetings and completes formal performance assessments for all direct reports.
  • Controls supplies and equipment inventory for sessions, ensuring that all necessary supplies and equipment are ordered and received in accordance with City policies.
  • Responsible for attendance records, camp logbooks as well as participates in sign in and sign out procedures.
  • Demonstrates the confidence and ability to make decisions independently of peers and in the best interests of the campers. Resolves problems and conflicts effectively as they arise.
  • Reports all incidents promptly and thoroughly to the Summer Program Coordinator using incident report forms and processes. Maintains camp documentation, including registration information, permission and waiver forms, attendance records, incident reports and time sheets.
  • Completes a full written report on the camp session including feedback and recommendations to the Summer Camp Program Coordinator weekly.
  • Responsible for effective and efficient communication to all stakeholders including parents, campers staff and special guests as well as managing phone and e-mail inquiries in a timely manner
  • Ensures adherence of policies and procedures working closely with other supervisors to ensure consistency under the guidance of the Summer Program Coordinator and Program Coordinator.
  • Serves as an ambassador for the Corporation of the City of Markham, liaising with Camp Supervisors and counsellors, and resolving any issues with the support of the Program Coordinator. Displays a heightened sense of customer service.
  • Other duties as required.


Requirements:

Qualifications
  • Currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution in education, visual arts, design, media arts, art history, arts administration or related field
  • Past camp experience demonstrating significant leadership capabilities
  • Extensive knowledge of program planning, visual art practice, arts history, arts administration and child development stages
  • Demonstrated experience developing, organizing and carrying out both regular daily and special programs
  • Knowledge of art gallery best practices an asset
  • Expertise in any of the following areas would be an asset: drawing, painting, sculpture, fashion design, interior design, photography or digital media
  • Current Standard First Aid with CPR 'C' required
  • HIGH FIVE Healthy Child Development certification required
  • HIGH FIVE Quest certification is an asset
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) is an asset
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Acrobat) and knowledge of CLASS applications are an asset
  • Demonstrates creativity and innovation in program planning skills
  • Service Excellence: Leads and supports staff in meeting or exceeding service standards when interacting with customers.
  • Change & Innovation: Effectively implements change and supports and involves staff through change transitions.
  • Teamwork & Relationship Building: Leads and supports staff in working together collaboratively, fosters teamwork and inclusion, and cultivates relationships.
  • Communication: Models active listening and clear communication, and supports staff members in communicating effectively.
  • Accountable Results Oriented: Role models ethical behaviour and accountability; clarifies expectations, policies and legislation and supports staff in meeting them.
  • Management & Leadership: Supports a positive work environment, develops and enables staff, sets clear expectations, provides regular feedback, and addresses performance. 
 
All required certificates must be in good standing by the end of May 2018. Eligibility in the Young Canada Works program in Canadian Heritage may be required. 
 
Summer student applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in an educational institution and must also be returning full-time for the fall season. 
 
All offers of employment for this position will be conditional on satisfactory reference checks and vulnerable sector screening checks as required for the City of Markham. 

How to Apply:

Applications are now being accepted for the Summer Camp Supervisor position at the Varley Art Gallery, in the Culture & Economic Development within the Development Services Commission. To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume on-line at www.markham.ca/jobs by March 10, 2018. 

The City of Markham is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. We thank all those applicants who have applied, however only those applications selected for an interview will be contacted. 
 
Please respect our scent free area by not wearing scented products when visiting the office. 

Contact Info:

Website: www.markham.ca

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