Applications are now being accepted for Theatre Summer Camp Supervisors. To apply to this position, please submit your cover letter and resume on-line by March 20, 2020. If you held this role in the previous season, please submit your application to the Intent to Return Job posting.
Location: Flato Markham Theatre
Dates: Contract period is from May 13 - September 4, 2020
Full-Time hours (min 35-44 hours/week); June 22 - September 4, 2020
Part-Time Training Period: May 13 - June 21
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. Actor’s Workshop focus on honing the essential skills needed to be a performer and a unique showcase is performed on the second Thursday night at the Flato Markham Theatre stage. Performing Arts Camps work on a musical play at Cornerstone Centre and then come to the Flato Markham Theatre to tech and perform at 3pm on the second Friday of camp. Counsellors interested in working for these programs should have some background in the performing arts and experience working with children.
All camps are two-week sessions except for Kinder Camp which runs weekly.
Kinder Theatre Camp is an introduction to the performing arts for younger campers. Each day they will learn songs, dances, and lines for a play specifically written for their age group. The days are rounded out with games, crafts, and fun. Kinder Theatre Camp has a performance on Friday afternoon, during regular camp hours. Counsellors in this program should have some background in the performing arts and enjoy working with young children.
Supervisor should have experience working in the arts, supervising this age group and managing other staff.
In this job, you will be responsible for supervising a group of campers as well as overseeing counselors who are managing their own group of campers. As a supervisor within the camp you are responsible for leading by example and coaching volunteers and counselors. 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 creating a performance, for example, supporting in stage management, line and cue running, lighting design, costume and prop organization, and character development.
Through effective leadership and programming, we enable children and youth to develop skills, make friends, socialize and build self-esteem. The Camp Supervisor is accountable for day-to-day operations under the guidance of the Discovery Coordinator, Artistic Director and Head Program Instructor, ensuring camp activities are safe, educational, inclusive, high quality, creative, innovative, and meet the Theatre’s overall goals.
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: 18
Currently enrolled in, a post-secondary institution in Theatre Studies, education or related field.
Past camp experience demonstrating significant leadership capabilities.
Extensive knowledge of program planning and child development stages.
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); CLASS applications are an asset
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.
The City of Markham is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities during the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. We thank all applicants who have applied; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by email.
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. All required certificates must be in good standing no later than May 31, 2020; and valid for the duration of employment (June 1, 2020 - September 11, 2020)
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