Applications are now being accepted for the Summer Camp Supervisor position at the Varley Art Gallery of Markham, in the Economic Growth, Culture and Entrepreneurship Department within the Development Services Commission. To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume online by March 6, 2020.
The Summer Camp Supervisor manages campers in the Varley Art Gallery of Markham’s Summer Art Camps with responsibilities including curriculum and art-based program planning, program delivery and administration. They will oversee campers ranging from 5 to 13 years of age, while supervising and coaching 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 meet the Gallery’s overall goals. One of the Camp Supervisors will focus on camp administration for the Summer Art Camps.
Roles and Responsibilities
Conducts extensive research in preparation for program planning, including academic and art resource materials and texts.
Is responsible for completion of detailed program plans 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.
Develops clear and detailed lists of art supplies that will be required for each program.
Orders and maintains art supplies and equipment inventory for camp sessions, ensuring that all necessary supplies and equipment are purchased in accordance with Varley Art Gallery policies and adhere to the available budget.
Responsible for attendance records, camp logbooks as well as participates in sign in and sign out procedures.
Reports all incidents promptly and thoroughly to the Summer Camp 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 Coordinator weekly.
Organizes and assists with setup and cleanup of camp events, activities and programs.
Delivers quality art programming through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, visual presentations, creative play and exercises while adapting to a diverse group of learners.
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 Camp Coordinator, Educational Coordinator and Curator. Ensures that themes and concepts in the exhibition are consistently and accurately reflected in studio program delivery.
Liaises with Camp Supervisors and counsellors, and resolves any issues with the support of the Program Coordinator.
Ensures adherence to policies and procedures working closely with other supervisors to ensure program consistency under the guidance of the Summer Camp Coordinator and Program Coordinator.
Health & Safety
Prioritizes child wellbeing, safety and protection throughout the camp. Evaluates situations for potential risks to the safety, protection and wellbeing 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.
Participates in the orientation and ongoing training, coaching and recognition of staff and volunteers, working in conjunction with full-time culture staff.
Provides informal and formal feedback at weekly staff meetings and completes formal performance assessments for all direct reports.
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.
Responsible for effective and efficient communication to all stakeholders including parents, campers, staff and special guests as well as managing phone and email inquiries in a timely manner
Models City of Markham customer service goals around diversity and inclusion (special needs, ethnocultural, English as second language, socioeconomic).
Serves as an ambassador for the Corporation of the City of Markham. Displays a heightened sense of customer service.
Other duties as required.
Currently enrolled in a postsecondary 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
Knowledge of art gallery best practices an asset
Expertise in any of the following areas would be an asset: drawing, painting, sculpture, fashion design, STEM, design, photography or digital media
Current Standard First Aid with CPR 'C' required
HIGH FIVE Healthy Child Development certification requires
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 behavior 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.
Note: All required certificates must be in good standing by the end of May 2020. Eligibility in the Canada Summer Jobs program may be required.
Summer student applicants must be currently enrolled fulltime in an educational institution and must also be returning fulltime 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.
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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