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Cornell Cooperative Extension 4H Camp Hidden Valley: 4H Arts Specialist - Watkins Glen, NY in Watkins Glen, New York

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 senior staff week beginning June 23rd, one week of mandatory staff training from June 30th through July 7th, and five full weeks and one partial week of residential and day camp running from Sunday at 11:00 AM to Friday at 6:00 PM except the weekend starting August 9th. This weekend will be a working weekend for all camp staff. The specific dates the Camp is in operation are July 7th through August 13th. The Arts Specialist will remain on Camp until August 16th 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, (TEMPORARY) exempt position.

Salary and Benefit Details

The rate of pay will be $2200.00. (Rate will be reduced for any time scheduled but not worked during the period) The pay rate is commensurate with experience, certifications, responsibilities, and availability. 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.


  • External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) Please refer to the "Applying for a Job (External Candidate)" document for additional guidance here:

  • Internal Applicants : Current employees of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County are considered internal applicants. Please log into Workday to search jobs and apply using your professional profile.

    Contact Bruce Condie at with any questions.

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

Job Title:

Association Temporary Camp Program Specialty Director



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Contact Name:

Kelsey James

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

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