4H Camp Hidden Valley: 4H Arts Specialist – Watkins Glen, NY

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Job Description

The mission of Hidden Valley 4-H Camp is to provide youth with a fun, residential camp experience under the guidance of positive role models that emphasize camp community building, positive social interactions, environmental awareness, and skill building.

The 4-H Arts Specialist is responsible for planning and leading arts and crafts programs, ordering and inventorying art supplies in concert with the Assistant Director. The 4-H Arts Specialist will live on Camp and serve as a cabin counselor for the summer camp season.

The summer camp season includes one Camp Leadership week beginning June 19th, 2023, one week of staff training from June 25th through July 2nd, and six weeks of residential Camp that run from Sunday at 11:00 AM to Friday at 6:00 PM. Specific dates the Camp is in operation are July 2nd through August 11th. The 4-H Arts Specialist will remain at Camp until August 14th to assist in closing the camp facility.
Specific Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement 4-H arts programming, including photography and other digital media geared to camp ages, interests, and abilities
  • Use recommended HV 4-H Camp Curriculum and Project Planning templates as a guide
  • Coordinate and incorporate music and drama elements into the weekly Arts camp offerings
  • Supervise campers at the Arts & Crafts building
  • Manage camp art budget, order, and oversee inventory of art supplies
  • Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the arts and crafts program area
  • Serve as a positive role model in language, appearance, and behavior
  • Participate and provide leadership in all camp programs
  • Support and embrace diversity in all interactions with campers, other staff members, volunteers, and parents. Implement programs that engage diverse backgrounds, interests, and learning styles
  • Other duties will be assigned as required
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Experience as a camper or working with children
  • Ability to supervise and organize youth and young adults
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the Assistant Camp Director, work as part of the team at Hidden Valley 4-H Camp, and with campers and camp families
  • Incorporates Teamwork and Flexibility into their daily work style
  • Ability to plan and lead programs
This is a full time, exempt position.
Salary and Benefit Details
Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits are not available for this position.
Application Instructions
Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.
To be considered for this position, all candidates must:
  • Complete *ALL* sections of the online application and questionnaires.
  • Attach a Cover Letter.
  • Attach a Resume.
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