About The Position
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: $55,000-$75,000 per year
The STEAM Project is looking for a friendly and enthusiastic camp professional with a love for inspiring and empowering others. This fantastic experience offers excellent leadership development opportunities, the chance to acquire new technical and design skills, and a place to build lifelong friendships within the camping industry. The STEAM Project Staff Training program runs in May and June and the Summer Camp Program in July and August. This is a full-time position and is fully in-person.
We are looking to fill year-round camp directors.
- Oversight responsibilities for program planning, program delivery and administration.
- Provide leadership and programming that enables children and youth to develop skills, make friends, socialize and build self-esteem.
- Oversee hiring and the development of our Summer camp staff team training program
- Ensure consistency in camp policies and processes including training and communication in conjunction with our team of camp directors.
- Coach and supervise 100 staff including program directors, instructors, counsellors, specialists and volunteers throughout the Summer.
- Oversee 400 campers ranging from 4 to 16 years of age
- Direct day-to-day camp operation.
- Promote TSP at Community events and through social media.
Role & Responsibilities
Off-Season/Ongoing: September to April
- Serve as an ambassador for The STEAM Project, liaising frequently with parents of campers including email to communicate camp information, provide contact information, resolve issues or address concerns.
- Plan and schedule camp staff resources, routines, schedules and procedures to ensure successful program delivery.
- Process summer camp registrations, special needs identification and cabin assignments.
- Assist with recruitment, screening and scheduling of camp staff and volunteers.
- Conceptualize, develop and implement the mission, purpose and goals of The STEAM Project including establishing the themes associated with each camp session.
- Participate in The STEAM Project’s accreditation process.
- Maintain camp documentation, including registration information, attendance records, permission and waiver forms, logbooks and timesheets.
Pre-Camp Season: May and June
- Play a leadership role in camp preparations as well as regular meetings.
- Plan, coordinate and facilitate Staff Training activities.
- Assist Program Director(s) with review and approval of the camp activity schedules for summer.
- Act 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.
Camp Season: July and August
- Provide daily direction and support to Head staff and Counsellor teams as required.
- Be present and available to all camp staff and campers during the day
- Oversee daily activities across the camp(s), ensuring programming is effective and adapted to camper needs with regards to safety, hygiene, weather, breaks etc.
- Control supplies and equipment inventory for sessions, ensuring that all necessary supplies and equipment are ordered and received.
- Oversee planning and staffing of before and aftercare programs and/or bussing.
- Demonstrate the confidence and ability to make decisions independently of peers and in the best interests of the campers.
- Ensure adherence of policies and procedures working closely with director team to ensure consistency
- Evaluate situations for potential risks to the safety, protection and well-being of campers and staff, proactively taking mitigating actions to address such risks.
- Liaise with camp supervisors and staff to resolve issues as they arise.
- Provide ongoing training, coaching, feedback, and recognition to staff and volunteers.
- Report all incidents promptly and thoroughly to the other directors using incident/accident report forms and processes.
- Provide regular updates and feedback to the Senior Director Team.
- Complete a full report on the camp session including feedback and recommendations at the conclusion of the summer.
A Typical Day
Experience, Qualifications, and Education:
- Graduated from post-secondary education in a related field.
- A minimum of 3 years of direct camp staff experience.
- A minimum of 2-3 years of management/supervisory experience
- A clear Police check with vulnerable person screening
- Current Standard First Aid with CPR ‘C’ certification required
- Extensive knowledge of program planning and child development stages.
- Demonstrated experience developing, organizing and carrying out both regular daily and special programs.
- Knowledge of crafts, sports, music and/or games.
- Knowledge of special needs programming is an asset.
- Driver’s license is required;
- HIGH FIVE Healthy Child Development certification;
- HIGH FIVE Quest 2 certification is an asset;
- Safe Management Training is an asset;
- Computer skills (Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Acrobat);
- Must be able to work in a variety of work environments i.e. indoors (with or without air conditioning) and outdoors.
- Leadership: influence and motivate others while maintaining an overall commitment to excellence
- Safety & Risk Management: a mindset of actively anticipating and mitigating all aspects of risk
- Team building: foster a strong team environment within the camp
- Judgment: assess situations, draw appropriate conclusions and make sound decisions
- Customer Service: focus individual and group efforts toward identifying and meeting community needs
- Organization: plan and implement complex programs
- Problem Solving: the ability to effectively manage and resolve day-to-day issues as they arise
- Demonstrated communication skills as well as the ability to speak publically
- Reliable, punctual, dependable and accountable
- Appreciation and passion for Summer Camp
Please submit a cover letter that details your camp leadership experiences, as well as why you would like to work at The STEAM Project as an assistant camp director.