SUMMARY: The summer camp manager will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the summer camp program. This position will work closely with the Public Programs Manager to ensure the successful implementation of the camp and that summer camp lead teachers, aides, and volunteers are providing a quality camp experience. This is a temporary position expected to work through the summer.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversee daily camp operations, including supervision of camp lead teachers, aides, and volunteers and providing for camper safety.
Monitor safety and all emergency procedures as they pertain to the complete supervision of all campers
Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of the summer camp classes and activities.
Daily interactions with campers and parents, with an emphasis on imparting a friendly, positive, proactive, and professional image.
Develop and implement daily camper check-in/ check- out procedures, including recording attendance.
Direct campers activities during all parts of the camp experience, engaging and encouraging camper participation and discipline.
Work with Public Programs Manager to develop and implement summer camp staff training of camp curriculum and camp operation guidelines.
Work with Public Programs Registrar to complete registrations and update class rosters.
Create schedules and assign classes to camp aides and volunteers.
Coordinate with Visitor Services to ensure that rooms are available and reserved weekly, and are set-up and cleaned appropriately on a daily basis.
Assist Public Programs Manager to evaluate performance of staff over duration of summer camp and provide additional training/feedback as necessary.
Liaises with camp contractors and vendors to initiate and finalize schedules.
Arrange bus transportation and schedules when necessary.
Assist Summer Camp Supply Assistant with inventory of camp supplies, including monitoring consumption, restocking, and organization.
Handle discipline issues with students and maintain a discipline log. Discuss recurring issues with parents, and report all discipline issues to Public Programs Manager
Assist camp lead teachers as needed, including serving as a back up instructor when Lead Teachers are out.
Work with Public Programs Manager to create, collect, maintain and review parent/camper evaluations
Ensures first aid and related supply inventories are adequate during camp sessions, and relays all operational purchase order requests and paperwork to Public Programs Manager.
Documents all injuries and incidents using Museum guidelines, and forwards appropriate forms to Public Programs Manager
Performs other job related duties as requested.
MINIMUM JOB/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of or in the final stages of acquiring a Bachelors Degree in Education or Science
Previous experience working with children and diverse backgrounds in a camp setting
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrate skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
Bilingual English/Spanish required
Must be able to commit to the entire 8 weeks of camp (June 17-August 9), as well as a few weeks prior to the start of camp to develop and lead camp orientation, prepare lesson plans, and assist with the organizing and ordering of supplies
CPR and First Aid certification, or willingness to complete training prior to the start of camp
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the museum's mission statement, organizational goals, and policies as per employee manual.
Effective communication skills
Ability to supervise, coordinate and evaluate staff.
Possesses a high degree of professionalism and courteousness
Ability to demonstrate a strong sense of responsibility.
Ability and willingness to resolve conflict effectively.
Ability to complete tasks/roles within assigned deadlines.
Ability to multi-task.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT
Work is normally performed in an interior office environment with some work performed outdoors, using light physical effort, with little or no exposure to physical risk. Expect non-traditional working hours during camp seasons.
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