Camp Supervisor - Theatre March Break Camp

Date Posted: Jan 14, 2020
Application Deadline: Jan 30, 2020
Start Date: Mar 16, 2020

Hourly From: $15/hr To $15/hr
Province: Ontario
Region: York Region
City: Markham
Employee Benefits: Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
Check Additional Info section for more Employee Benefits
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Contract
Career Level: Entry level/ intern

Organization Description

City of Markham

We're looking for people to work for the City of Markham! We love diversity and we make sure that everyone feels welcome. We have around 1,000 full time staff across 20 business units. Depending on the season, between 1,300 and 1,800 part-time staff work here. Our jobs include:

  • Development planning
  • Parks and road maintenance
  • Engineering
  • Administrative and building inspections
  • Firefighters
  • Technologists
  • Financial Analysts
  • By-law enforcement staff
  • Recreation and Culture programming staff

Your skills should reflect our six core competencies, which include:

  • Service Excellence
  • Change & Innovation
  • Teamwork & Relationship Building
  • Communication
  • Accountable & Results Oriented
  • Management & Leadership

For leaders, in addition to the six core competencies, we look for:

  • Strategic thinking and planning

Job Description

Applications are now being accepted for the Camp Supervisor - Theatre March Break Camp position in the Economic Growth, Culture and Entrepreneurship Services Department.

Location: Flato Markham Theatre.

Dates: Contract period is from March 16, 2020 - March 20, 2020   

  • Full time hours (min 35-44 hours/week) with some training hours required the week prior.   

Job Summary

In this job, you will be responsible for supervising a group of campers as well as overseeing counsellors who are managing their own groups of campers and volunteers. As a supervisor within the camp you are responsible for leading by example and coaching volunteers and counsellors. In addition, you will be responsible for directing some activities, managing the administrative side of conflicts and injuries, and ensuring the safety and inclusiveness of our program.

In terms of programming, you will assist in a variety of duties and activities associated with presenting a performance, for example, supporting in stage management, line and cue running, lighting design, costume and prop organization, rehearsing choreography and character development.

Key Duties and Responsibilities   

  • Acts as a leader role model, fostering a positive learning environment where people feel included as members of a team and are motivated to work towards common goals.  
  • Ensures programming is adapted to camper needs with regards to safety, hygiene, weather, breaks etc.  
  • Participates in all camp activities as required.  
  • Organizes and assists with set-up and clean-up of camp events, activities and programs. Ensures camp staff leave the Theatre as they found it and all materials are kept in good working order.  
  • 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, pro-actively taking mitigating actions to address such risks.  
  • 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).  
  • Provides regular updates and feedback to the Artistic Director and Head Program Instructor.  
  • Assists with preparing and delivering the Theatre camp staff training under the direction of the Head Program Instructor.  
  • Participates in coaching and recognition of camp staff, working in conjunction with full-time culture staff. Provides regular feedback and completes formal performance assessments for all direct reports.  
  • Assists with the on-going training, coaching and recognition to volunteers. Provides regular feedback and completes formal performance assessments for all direct reports if required. May assist with recruitment and screening volunteers.  
  • 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 and participates in before and after care program as required.  
  • Responsible for attendance records as well as leading the sign-in and sign-out process for their individual camp. Responsible for contacting all absentee campers’ parents/guardians in a timely manner as assigned.  
  • 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 Head Program Instructor using incident report forms and processes.  
  • Ensures all information is accurately inputted into the Theatre Camp Log Book.  
  • Maintains and reviews camp documentation, including registration information, permission and waiver forms, attendance records, incident reports and time sheets. Ensures all forms are complete prior to campers being dropped off on the first day of camp.  
  • Follows-up with any unclear information documented on participant information forms. Disseminates pertinent information (e.g. allergies) to camp counselors directly over seeing that camper in a timely manner.  
  • Responsible for effective and efficient communication to all stakeholders including parents, campers staff, volunteers, 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 Head Program Instructor.  
  • Serves as an ambassador for the Corporation of the City of Markham, liaising with Camp Supervisors and Counselors, and resolving any issues with the support of the Head Program Instructor.  
  • Other duties as required.   


  • Minimum Age: 16  
  • Background/experience in education and/or the performing arts  
  • Past camp experience demonstrating significant leadership capabilities.  
  • Demonstrated experience developing, organizing and carrying out both regular daily and special programs.  
  • Knowledge of specific theatre themes.  
  • Demonstrates creativity and innovation in program planning skills.  
  • Current Standard First Aid with CPR ‘C’ required;  
  • HIGH FIVE Healthy Child Development is required;  
  • HIGH FIVE Quest is an asset;  
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) is an asset  
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Acrobat)  
  •  All required certificates must be in good standing by the end of September 2020  
  • Service Excellence: Meets or exceeds service standards when interacting with customers in the community and in the organization.  
  • Change & Innovation: Responds positively and professionally to change and helps others through change.  
  • Teamwork & Relationship Building: Interacts with others in an inclusive, collaborative and respectful way that creates effective working relationships.  
  • Communication: Communicates in a clear, professional and respectful way; demonstrates active listening.  
  • Accountable & Results Oriented: Demonstrates ethical behavior and accountability, aligns with City values, and abides by relevant policies and legislation.  
  • Management & Leadership: Demonstrates self-management, professionalism and engagement; leads by example.   

Additional Info:

Flato Markham Theatre operates six camps which run concurrently. Kinder Theatre Camp for ages 4-5, Junior Stars Camp for ages 6-7, Rising Stars for ages 8-9, Drama camp for ages 10-11, Actor’s Workshop for ages 12-16 and Performing Arts Camp at Cornerstone Centre for ages 6-13. 

The Junior Stars, Rising Stars and Drama Camp programs work both individually and in cooperation to rehearse and perform a musical play that is specifically written for children. The session is one week and culminates with a performance on Thursday evening. Kinder Theatre Camp has a performance on Friday afternoon, during regular camp hours. Performing Arts Camp happens at Cornerstone Centre and has a performance on Friday afternoon during camp hours at the Flato Markham Theatre.

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on-line through the City of Markham website at Once you are on the Employment page, scroll down to the bottom and click on Current Opportunities, then "Apply Now". From there find and click on the 'NEW - Camp Supervisor - Theatre March Break Camp' posting and apply. All applications must be submitted by January 30, 2020.

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.

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