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Girl Scouts of Western NY Arts & Crafts Counselor - Seven Hills Resident Camp in Holland, New York

Job Descriptions:

ABOUT GIRL SCOUTS:

Are you mission-driven, looking to work in a dynamic team environment, and influence the lives of girls? If so, take the time to check out Girl Scouts of Western New York.

Since 1912, Girl Scouts has empowered girls to develop the skills and the voice to become successful and productive citizens. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

If you are looking for a seasonal position whereby you can be part of this exciting, empowering, and valuable experience, we encourage you to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!

Summary: To plan, organize, implement and evaluate the arts & crafts program at resident camp.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops professional goals for the summer that will help support and meet GSWNY’s mission and camp goals.

  • Plan an organized arts and crafts program that promotes and encourages creativity and follow the camp program/theme.

  • Order necessary supplies within camp budget and with prior Camp Director approval.

  • Schedules & instructs as many classes as is deemed necessary by the program director.

  • Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the arts & crafts area as well as the arts & crafts equipment.

  • Develops and enforces safety measures for the arts & crafts area.

  • Submits weekly evaluations of arts & crafts activities.

  • Conducts inventories of supplies at the beginning and end of season and communicates supplies needed or for the next camp season.

  • Assists with overnights when deemed necessary.

  • Participates in all aspects of camp including pre-camp, open house and post camp.

  • Attends staff meetings when scheduled/necessary.

  • Apply behavior management techniques to conflicts with children when necessary.

  • Report incident/accidents to supervisor or health supervisor immediately.

  • Report suspected child abuse to supervisor immediately.

  • Accepts other responsibilities as deemed necessary by the Program Director/Camp Director.

Required Experience:

Qualifications:

  • Willingness to abide by the policies and practices of the Girl Scouts of Western New York Inc.

  • Minimum age 16 (per NYSDOH)

  • Must have the knowledge to organize and teach the specific program and have experience in related fields (i.e.: theater, arts, environmental education, etc.)

  • Current certification in First Aid & CPR or individual is willing to complete certification course during designated training day.

  • Certified Sex Offender Registry and Criminal Background Checks will be completed for personnel file.

  • Desire and ability to work with and relate to children and peers in an outdoor environment.

  • Prior camp experience and/or interest in the Girl Scout Camping program helpful.

  • Willingness to place the needs of girls and camp above personal desires.

  • Good health and stamina necessary to work in the camp setting.

  • The acceptance of irregular work hours.

  • The acceptance and understanding that employment is at a resident (overnight) camp.

Physical Requirements:

  • Assist the campers in emergency situations.

  • Lift 35 pounds.

  • Possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision.

  • Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of campers.

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, self-control and ability to adapt well to changing situations.

  • Participate in structured and unstructured activities.

  • Must be willing to work in an outdoor setting and in inclement weather.

  • Provides excellent customer service to other staff members, campers, parents and visitors to camp.

  • Accept and follow directions both in verbal and written form.

Girl Scout Membership:

All Employees of Girl Scouts must maintain an active, annual membership in Girl Scouts of Western New York. This membership must be renewed annually, and all newly hired employees are expected to enroll with GSWNY within the first 30 days of their employment.

Girl Scouts of Western New York celebrates diversity in all forms and is committed to creating an inclusive, collaborative and supportive environment for all. All employment decisions are based qualifications, merit, performance and the needs of the organization. As an equal opportunity employer, GSWNY does not discriminate on the basis of any qualified applicant’s race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other groups or persons protected by federal, state or local law.

Keyword: Arts,Crafts

From: Girl Scouts of Western NY

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