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Niagara University Camp Director - Castellani Art Museum in Niagara University, New York

Niagara University. Summer Camp Director.

The Camp Director welcomes children from across the region, introducing them to key concepts of visual arts and theatre in a warm, fun-filled setting. Under the supervision of the CAM Director and Community and Academic Engagement Manager, the Director of Kids 'n Arts Camp produces, implements, and oversees the CAM's five-week summer camp for children ages 6-12.

Kids 'n Arts Camp focuses on the visual and performing arts, dividing its time between these two disciplines and exploring different thematic angles each week of camp. Each week includes a visual art component and theatre component. The visual art component includes a daily visual art project created by a Camp Counselor that interprets the week's theme. Each week culminates in a Friday Art Showcase. Each week also includes a theatre component, consisting of daily theatre exercises that work towards collaborative Theatrical Performances on Fridays.

The Camp Director is an eight-month position that runs from March through the end of August. The role includes a planning phase (mostly remote and part-time, March-April), preparation/registration period (remote/onsite and part-time May-June), camp execution (onsite and full-time, July-mid-August), and post-camp responsibilities (onsite and part-time, last two weeks of August). March through June, the role is part-time, with hours expanding to full-time in July through August. This position could align with most K-12 teacher schedules. Around 40 campers attend the 9 a.m. -4 p.m. program each week. Compensation will be $11,000-13,000 for approximately 400 total hours of work.

The ideal person for this role has a friendly, outgoing personality, is able to multitask, and remains calm and flexible in face of unforeseen challenges.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES * Develop Camp's overarching curriculum consisting of five engaging weekly themes and connected learning goals and content ideas. Work with Counselors or guest Teachers to develop their own specific lessons. * Actively lead Counselors for both Visual Art and Theatre sections of the camp, including leading the Friday Art Show and Theatre Performance. * Oversee camper participants and manage parent relationships with regular communications. Oversee disciplinary challenges and dietary needs, provide first aid if needed, and follow all Safety Guidelines. * Manage Camp registration information from attendees for each week and prepare appropriate materials for campers. * Oversee Camp staff by hiring, supervising, and scheduling Counselors, Jr. Counselors and guest Art Teachers. * Manage work-study personnel associated with Camp, when applicable. * Manage the Camp budget; with CAM staff to order and organize camp supplies * Update and distribute the Kids 'n Arts Camp Handbook and other Camp-related policies and documents.

QUALIFICATIONS STANDARDS 1) Bachelor's Degree required, suggested areas of study: Education, History, Art History, Theatre, Art, Art Education. 2) At least three years working in a museum setting, theatre setting, or similar educational setting required. 3) Previous experience in organizing and leading educational programs required. Event planning experience is required. 4) Demonstrated interest and awareness of museum, theatre, and/or community engagement strategies. 5) A valid New York State driver's license is required.

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