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YMCA of Central New York ARTS CAMP COORDINATOR in Fayetteville, New York

Job Title: Arts Camp Coordinator

Reports To: Director of Studio Programs

Work Location: Hal Welsh East Area Family YMCA

Salary Range: $17.50/hour

Shift/Schedule: 8:30 am-4:30 pm, M-F, Must be available July 1-Aug 30

FLSA: FT/Seasonal

  • Mandatory trainings in June

A Career with a Cause:

We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and grow. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

Our purpose is to strengthen the foundations of communities and families through our key areas of focus: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. We are committed to these causes because a strong community is achieved when we invest in our children, health, neighbors, and values. Historically founded on the Christian principles of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility; our mission is to put these principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

We are for ALL.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Statement | YMCA OF CENTRAL NEW YORK (

Position Summary:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Under the direction of the Arts Studio Director, the Arts Camp Coordinator is responsible for supervising and working with staff in an indoor and outdoor full-day camp program that will meet the objectives of the YMCA of Central New York and will be age and ability appropriate for campers. The Arts Camp Coordinator is responsible for Health Department regulation compliance, parent relationships, safety and first aid of all campers, documenting camp season, organizing and overseeing arts based curriculum, service learning, games, sports and other physical activities, group activities (small and large), character development and teambuilding. The Arts Camp Coordinator assures the well-being for each participant in line with YMCA of the USA guidelines and association policies in accordance with their training .

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary Range: $17.50/hour, Seasonal, non-exempt

  • YMCA Membership

YMCA Arts Studio Quality Service Theme:

We inspire creativity and individual expression and enrich the community by exposing them to quality art instruction in a multitude of different media.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Supervise and motivate of up to 3 staff members at a time; supervise all volunteers in the Y-Arts Camp program; communication and collaboration with the visiting artists; ensure quality camp programming that maintains all New York State Department of Health Regulations.

  • Supervise an assigned group of children ensuring their enjoyment and safety; be aware of safety/medical issues to prevent accidents. This includes ensuring all campers are drinking enough fluids regularly to prevent any dehydration; assist all campers in the daily organization of their belongings; handle all discipline problems in a consistent manner as they occur. Seek advice from the Arts Studio Director as needed.

  • Maintain all records for the group including attendance, camper assignments to counselors, parent communications and medical logs.

  • Attend and be actively involved in staff training and orientation as well as weekly camp staff meetings.

  • Work with other staff to develop a full recreational and educational program each session; organize and implement a well-rounded schedule of activities in daily programming by being actively involved in all arts disciplines, service learning, games, sports, swimming, group activities (small and large), character development and teambuilding.

  • Involved in a daily swim program that includes being in the water with campers while supervising and assisting with water activities. Responsible for swim logs and swim bracelets (note: female staff are required to wear a one-piece bathing suit).

  • Assist with the supervision of the lunch period and sit with a group of campers during lunch to ensure that each camper is eating a proper lunch and drinking enough fluids to prevent dehydration and other heat related illnesses.

  • Sign-in and sign-out each camper verifying the correct authorized pick-up adult.

  • Responsible for performing any first aid needed by campers or staff; will be the certified RTE staff in the building/on campus at all times when full-day camp is in session.

  • Completes accident reports for all injuries or illnesses requiring first aid, and turns the report into the Arts Studio Director. Discusses incidents with parents and obtains a parent signature on the form.

  • Act in a professional manner at all times including personal appearance, speech, and interaction with campers, their families, and other staff.

  • Understand that you are part of a team that is responsible for a group of campers and that your activities should be implemented in such a way that your campers receive a fun, meaningful, and safe experience.

  • Observes and follows all Y-Arts Camp policies, procedures and program guidelines; follow the safety plan; maintain all day camp regulations as outlined by the New York State Department of Health.

  • Responsible for the cleanliness and organization of the camp area including the Arts Studio, outdoor play space, gym and gymnasium closet space.

  • Ensure that the program operates within materials budget and program fees are collected.

  • Document the full-day Y-Arts Camp in photos, testimonials, video and weekly newsletters; create reference of projects and lesson plans.

  • Create, distribute and tally surveys and compile program statistics.

  • Create strategies to build relationships with families of children in camps.

  • All other duties as assigned by the Arts Studio Director.

Experience, Education & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.

  • 2 years prior experience working in a camp or group setting/environment, and supervision of children ages 6 to 14.

  • Experience working with children in visual art, music and/or drama activities.

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills both verbal and written are essential to the success of this position.

  • Brings to this position maturity, responsibility and a sincere interest in working with people of all ages.

  • Possess and demonstrate excellent customer service, supervising, decision-making, problem solving team oriented, creative thinking and leadership skills.

  • Possess knowledge of age appropriate activities and expectations of children ages 6 to 14.

  • Possess knowledge of various resources for programming ideas and the skills to utilize that information in program implementation.

  • Possess a general knowledge and understanding of the YMCA, its goals, and its mission.

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and handle multiple demands simultaneously with minimal direction

  • Strong Computer Skills in Microsoft Office.

  • Demonstrates the ability to observe confidentiality.

Trainings & Certifications:

  • Must complete online Bloodborne Pathogens, Employee Safety and Youth Protection Series trainings prior to initial assignment to position.

  • Must complete online Hazard Communication training within the first 90-days of employment.

  • Must hold CPR, RTE, EpiPEN and AED certifications or successfully complete no later than 30-days after employment begins.

  • Must be available to attend the mandatory training for the camp chosen.

YMCA Leadership Competencies:

  • Communication & Influence: Listens and expresses self effectively and in a way that engages, inspires, and builds commitment to the Y’s cause

  • Inclusion: Values all people for their unique talents, and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and global work, as well as cultural competence

  • Program/Project Management: Ensures program or project goals are met and intended impact occurs

Physical Demands:

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Prolonged periods of standing and frequent bending.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at a time.

  • Will be exposed to illness-causing bacteria and viruses.

Work Environment:

This job operates in a recreational and/or educational environment. This role routinely uses standard recreation and/or office equipment. At times, employees may be exposed to undesirable working conditions, communicable infectious diseases, and risk of injury from others. All employees are required to always follow the preventative health policies of the YMCA. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.