Drama & Dance Program Staff

Campfire Circle, in Muskoka, is looking for Drama and Dance Program Staff for the 2020 season.

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Hours of Work: June 21 - September 3, 2023
Wages: $4,500.00 (for full contract)
Duties & Qualifications:

a) Development and Instruction of a Drama & Dance program that is: safe, creative,
challenging, accessible, experiential, ability and age appropriate, environmentally friendly, and fun.
b) Maintain equipment and track supply inventory, ensure that all necessary supplies are restocked as required.
c) Work with the Head of Land Activities and Overnight Program Manager to adapt and
adjust curriculum and activities from session to session based on feedback and
d) Adhere to cleaning procedures and logging as trained and directed.
e) Set up and prepare activities and activity areas in accordance with, but not limited to the standards of the camp, the guidelines of the Ontario Camps Association (OCA), and the organization’s COVID protocols
f) Ensure that camp programs incorporate camp values and traditions
g) Support all camp programming in addition to designated program area

Participate in risk management with the program area and Site emergency procedures
Assist in facilitation of on-site volunteer trainings
Support the planning, prepping, and execution of camp wide programs, theme, and other activities.
Support, coach, and lead volunteers in achieving safe, fun, and engaging programs.
Assist volunteers in providing general support and supervision to campers and families.
Attend and participate in various program areas, staff meetings, and socials as required.
Support with summer bus programs and bus chaperoning as needed

Support the task of ensuring the program binder is kept up to date (activity plans,
inventory, and camper records,).
Communicate Drama & Dance Program needs and concerns to the Head of Land
Activities and Overnight Program Manager.
Report on the achievement of site specific program plans and Drama & Dance Program plans.
Ensure accident/incident report forms are completed
Produce an end of summer report capturing daily procedures, reflections on the summer and notes for future staff members in this role.

Help build and maintain a positive, inclusive and supportive camp community, ensuring that lines of communications are accessible, open and positive and acting as a role model within the camp community.
Identify staff/volunteer concerns as they arise and alert Camp Management of recurring or unresolved issues.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by their Manager or their designate.


Experience as a staff or volunteer in a camp environment and/or working with children in a recreational setting.
Experience working with children with disabilities and/or additional physical, behavioural, and/or psycho-social needs as well as experience facilitating adaptive programming.
Experience facilitating recreational Drama and/or Dance programming.
Valid Standard First Aid & CPR-C certification for duration of the contract or willing & able to successfully take the certification (paid for by Campfire Circle).
Current police reference check and vulnerable sector screening.

Overnight summer camp experience.
Experience in outdoor education or adventure education
Demonstrated ability to work with children with serious illnesses and an understanding of how illness impacts the entire family
Demonstrated commitment to volunteerism or volunteer sector
A current G or G2 Class driver’s license, and eligible to be insured under camp policy.
Bronze Cross or NL certification.

This position requires living at the Muskoka campsite for the duration of the contract – room and board is provided. Routine evenings and weekend commitments are required. In consideration of the population Campfire Circle serves, the incumbent is a non-smoker.
Physical Requirements:
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions and supporting camp life require the following physical demands: lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. The job is largely performed in an outdoor environment, working at heights. The minimum physical requirements for this position include:
• Able to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
• Able to lift 20kg
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by email at careers@campfirecircle.org.
Please indicate in the subject line the title of the role(s) you are applying for.

Job Type: Seasonal
Full Time Hours Per Week: June 21st - September 3, 2023
Advertising Method: General Ad

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