Applications are now being received for the above position in the Culture Department, Community and Fire Services Commission. To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter online by March 29, 2020.
This role of Camp Specialist - Pottery at the Markham Museum is responsible for the daily supervision of campers and for assisting with the design, development, and delivery of education-based camp programs in the Museums Pottery Studio. As a Pottery Camp Specialist, they will supervise a group of up to 10 campers (ages ranging between 7-16 years old) and additional volunteers for their group. Throughout the summer they will also assist with the program planning for all of the children and teen pottery camps.
Through effective leadership and programming, they will enable children and youth to develop skills, make friends, socialize, build self-esteem, while developing their skills in the art of ceramics. Accountable for the well-being of a group of campers, ensuring camp activities are safe, educational, inclusive, high quality and meet the Museum overall goals.
Assists with the design and implementation of pottery camp activity plans under the guidance of senior members of the camp team and the Pottery Technician & Instructor.
Delivers a variety of pottery based activity plans daily to a group of campers as approved and outline by the Camp Director and the Pottery Technician & Instructor in the daily camp schedule.
Helps to ensure programming is adapted to camper needs with regards to safety, hygiene, weather, breaks, etc.
Keeps attendance records and promptly reports absences to the Camp Director, maintains ratios and completes headcounts according to City Camp Policies & Procedures.
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.
Ensures the well-being, safety and protection of each camper in his/her assigned group.
Prepares and organizes program equipment and supplies in the pottery studio, reporting any inventory shortages to the Pottery Technician and Instructor.
Ensures all participants are aware of upcoming events and schedule changes.
Organizes and assists with set-up and clean-up of camp events, activities and programs.
Follows City of Markham policies and procedures in program activities.
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).
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.
Maintains positive, constructive relationships with camp staff and volunteers with the goal of meeting camper needs. Works with inclusion staff as needed to ensure all campers are able to participate.
Coaches and mentors volunteers and campers.
Provides regular updates and feedback to the Camp Director and Pottery Technician & Instructor.
Participates in pre-camp orientation and training sessions.
Other duties as required.
Must be at least 18 years of age,
Must have two years Museum Camp Experience or Equivalent in education and experience,
Currently enrolled in or recent graduate of a post-secondary institution in Craft & Design, Fine Art, Recreation, Education, Science or Engineering based program, or related field.
Experience working with children;
Knowledge of child development;
Knowledge of program planning would be an asset;
Knowledge of ceramic technology;
Leadership experience i.e. student council member, leadership role on youth council,
Experience/education in a specialized field such as craft & design, ceramics, Education, etc.
General interest in the Museum field.
Demonstrates creativity and innovation in program planning skills.
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 behaviour and accountability, aligns with City values, and abides by relevant policies and legislation.
Management & Leadership: Demonstrates self-management, professionalism and engagement; leads by example.
Current Standard First Aid with CPR ‘C’ required;
Certification or proven knowledge in a specialized skill area as indicated by camp guidelines is required;
HIGH FIVE Healthy Child Development is required;
Ability to provide an up to date Vulnerable Sector Screening form.
All offers of employment for this position will be conditional on a satisfactory reference check and a vulnerable sector check. All required certifications must be in good standing by the beginning of June 2020.
The City of Markham is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact the HR Department with your requirements.
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.