Camp Counselor
The Nelson Gallery Foundation - Kansas City, MO

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To supervise students enrolled in full-day summer camps; lead learning activities; and ensure the safety of students.

Counselors must be available to work Monday-Friday July 8-12, July 15-19 and and July 22-26 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In addition, there will be some planning and training sessions in June, prior to the actual start of Camp.


Planning & Organization
Plan and organize daily activities for students when they are not in art class, including lunch breaks.

Closely supervise students to ensure their safety; handle discipline issues as needed.

Provide assistance to the Ford Learning Center instructors during art class.

Check students in at the beginning of camp day; ensure students are picked up by designated adult(s) at end of day.

Communicate with parents/guardians regarding student’s participation in camps.

Oversee a Camp Volunteer, providing guidance and direction.

Each counselor is responsible for 12-15 Students (1 classroom of campers).
Camp day is approximately 8:30 am –5:00 pm.
Each counselor is paired with a Camp Volunteer.
Camps are designed for ages 6-12 with students grouped by age.

Challenges and Opportunities
Camp counselors will be challenged to develop activities that engage students in learning opportunities that are also fun. Counselors will need to ensure that students are safe in all activities, while allowing students to play and release energy throughout the day.

Opportunities for counselors are: exposure to working in the unique educational setting of an art museum, gain experience in planning learning activities which support the camp theme, gain experience with successfully managing a group of students, provide leadership and mentoring to a Counselor-in-Training.

Position Requirements

Prior experience supervising elementary age students in a structured setting
High School graduate
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Interest in Studio Art, Art Education or Elementary Education
Enjoy working with elementary aged children
Interact effectively and positively with students, teens, colleagues, parents and general public
Must have strong time management skills

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The incumbent must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color visions, peripheral vision, and depth perception.