Campfire Circle, in Muskoka, is looking for Woodshop Program Staff for the 2023 season.
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Muskoka Site Start Date: June 21st, 2023 End Date: September 3rd, 2023 Rate: $4,500 (for the full contract) *Training/virtual training dates may occur prior to this date and are included in your full contract rate*
1. PROGRAMMING AND FACILITATION: 60%
a) Development and Instruction of a Woodshop 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 Manager, Overnight Programs to adapt and adjust curriculum and activities from session to session based on feedback and experiences.
d) Ensure and enforce overall camp cleanliness and ensure that all program areas are safe and clean at all times.
e) Adhere to cleaning procedures and logging as trained and directed.
f) 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
g) Ensure that camp programs incorporate camp values and traditions
h) Support all camp programming in addition to designated program area
2. VOLUNTEER AND FAMILY SUPPORT: 20%
a) Participate in risk management with the program area and Site emergency procedures.
b) Assist in facilitation of on-site volunteer trainings.
c) Support the planning, prepping, and execution of camp wide programs, theme, and other activities.
d) Support, coach, and lead volunteers in achieving safe, fun, and engaging programs.
e) Assist volunteers in providing general support and supervision to campers and families.
f) Attend and participate in various program areas, staff meetings, and socials as required.
g) Support with summer bus programs and bus chaperoning as needed 2
3. COMMUNICATION AND ADMINISTRATION: 10%
a) Support the task of ensuring the program binder is kept up to date (activity plans, inventory, and camper records,).
b) Communicate Woodshop program needs and concerns to the Head of Land Activities and Manager, Overnight Programs.
c) Report on the achievement of site specific program plans and Woodshop program plans.
d) Ensure accident/incident report forms are completed.
e) Produce an end of summer report capturing daily procedures, reflections on the summer and notes for future staff members in this role.
4. LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY: 10%
a) 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.
b) Identify staff/volunteer concerns as they arise and alert the Camp Director and Manager of recurring or unresolved issues.
5. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by their Manager or their designate.
a) Experience as a staff or volunteer in a camp environment and/or working with children in a recreational setting.
b) Experience working with children with disabilities and/or additional physical, behavioural, and/or psychosocial needs as well as experience facilitating adaptive programming.
c) Experience facilitating recreational Woodshop programming or teaching Woodshop skills to others.
d) Demonstrated experience safely using power tools to prepare wood for Woodshop projects
e) Valid Standard First Aid & CPR-C certification for duration of the contract or willing & able to successfully take the course (paid for by Campfire Circle).
f) Clear police reference check and vulnerable sector screening
a) Overnight summer camp experience. 3
b) Experience in outdoor education or adventure education
c) Demonstrated ability to work with children with serious illnesses and an understanding of how illness impacts the entire family.
d) Demonstrated commitment to volunteerism or volunteer sector.
e) A current G of G2 Class driver’s license and eligible to be insured under camp insurance policy.
f) Bronze Cross or NL certification.
Particular Working Conditions:
a) 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.
b) 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
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