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At 6 Points Creative Arts Academy the primary responsibility of all staff is the health, safety, and welfare of the children entrusted to our care. Therefore, all staff must be dedicated to working with and nurturing campers of all ages.

As you look at the Position Overviews, please keep in mind that staff structure and positions are predicated on enrollment numbers and the need for the position this summer. Please read the descriptions carefully and only apply for positions for which you meet the requirements.

Administration 

Operations Director

Calm under pressure with a proven track record of excellent organizational and communications skills; comfort in managing multiple projects with and for multiple stakeholders.  A love and/or respect for The Arts and a diverse community is a must.  Must be 21 years of age by June 15, 2021.

 Vendor Relations

  • Starting with prior usage, research, and secure best pricing for summer vendors:
    • laundry services
    • golf carts
    • printer/copier
    • swag
    • vehicles – bus, car, van
    • off-season storage
  • Schedule services for timely delivery, pick-ups, and on-going necessary maintenance

 Transportation

  • In partnership with year-round staff, coordinate arrival and departure times, modes for staff, campers, and faculty
  • Oversee opening and closing day procedures including staffing for airport pick-ups and train pick-ups
    • Track late arrivals
    • Track missing luggage
  • Coordinate any off-site medical visits
  • Schedule all off-campus purchasing trips
  • If protocols permit, oversee transport for any off-site trips
  • If protocols permit, coordinate travel needs with camp visitors

Summer Operations

  • If timing allows, assist in hiring process for admin and logistics team
  • Oversee form compliance for campers, staff and faculty:
    • Transportation forms
    • Code of Conduct
    • Westtown Liability
    • Staff Offer Letters
    • Background Checks
    • Payroll Documents
    • Confirm receipt of appropriate camper, staff, and faculty forms:
  • Coordinate Baltimore loadout, Westtown load in, Westtown loadout, Baltimore load-in (or other location if determined)
  • External communication (phones will be answered from x to x, then emergency line)
  • Internal staff access
  • Schedule personnel
  • Assign routine tasks and cross-train tasks
  • Establish office protocols for how phone calls, in-person requests, mail, driving logs, AV setups, etc. will be handled and train all staff on these items
  • Supervise admin and logistics staff
  • Schedule routine office hours for
  • If protocols allow, coordinate visitors for Showcase including registration and parking

Supplies

  • Track purchasing for program supplies across camp programming
  • Create systems for supply requests and fulfillment
  • Track and code all receipts to proper departments
  • Submit receipts as directed

Westtown

  • Act as liaison to Facilities
    • Submit and follow up on maintenance request
    • Submit and follow up on setups of program spaces
  • Coordinate camp daily schedule to avoid conflict
  • Act as liaison to Westtown dining services
    • Communicate with Dining Hall manager regarding:
      • menu as determined by year-round staff
      • allergy information provided via health forms
      • dining protocols in or out of dining hall
      • flow of seating, service, and individualized meal needs
    • Act as a liaison to Security
      • Maintain compliance with all safety and security protocols
        • Coordinate the scheduling of fire drills
        • Coordinate lightening procedures
        • Oversee programming and training on walkie-talkies
        • Oversee distribution of keys and access cards and maintain accurate lists
        • Develop rapport with all security officers, know who is on shift

 Leadership Team Responsibilities:

  • Attend daily Leadership Team meetings
  • Attend daily meetings with Camp Director and Assistant Director as scheduled
  • Contribute to the overall positive morale of the camp community.
  • Serve as Senior Shmira as assigned
  • Maintain strict confidentiality
  • Other responsibilities as needed

Supervised by the Camp Director, works in partnership with Assistant Director and Leadership Team to support the staff, campers, parents, and faculty. Must be available remotely for bi-weekly check-ins beginning in January; staff leadership training will be scheduled remotely; arrival in Baltimore for load-out on or around Saturday, June 12 TBD. Position term concludes Departure from Baltimore Wednesday night, August 11.

Wellness Coordinator

Calm under pressure with a proven track record of excellent organizational and communications skills; comfort in managing multiple projects with and for multiple stakeholders.  A love and/or respect for The Arts and a diverse community is a must.  Must be 21 years of age by June 15, 2021.

 Medical:

  • Communicate with parents and staff regarding medical forms prior to the opening day of each session if not turned in by the due date
    • Oversee form compliance of health forms, including required vaccinations, for campers, staff, and faculty
  • Coordinate with Director and Medical Team on supplies needed to fill the health center
  • Work with Director and/or Area Leader to identify prescription delivery services
    • Maintain relationships with service
    • Coordinate with Medical staff to ensure all medication is in camp
  • Support the needs of the Medical Team in scheduling doctor’s visits, routine or emergency
    • Establish and maintain good relationships with local medical providers, including but not limited to pediatrics, orthodontics, ophthalmologists
    • Coordinate any off-site medical visits, in collaboration with Operations Director
  • In partnership with Director, oversee COVID compliance in all areas of camp
  • Help the camp community to take responsibility for their health, and the health of others, in a way that inspires rather than frightens
  • Communicate with parents regarding any ongoing camper health concerns or health center stays, with support from medical staff

 Culture:

  • Work with the Year-Round team to make camp a warm, welcoming place for adults
  • Provide positive staff experiences and support
    • Oversee staff oneg, lounge, Banana Buddies
  • Work with Program Director, Unit Program Specialists and Faculty on staff engagement activities
  • If staff are not permitted to leave campus for days and time off, provide opportunities for engagement.
  • Exceed expectations for the hospitality of our visiting faculty and any guests
  • Oversee morale on a camp-wide level
    • Hang inspirational posters in commonly used spaces
    • with Program Director, Unit Program Specialists, schedule camp-wide theme days

 First-Time Camper Experience: 

  • Communicate with first time camper families throughout the session
    • Check-in with first-time campers on an ongoing basis during the session
    • Support RAs in making first-time camper phone calls within the first 48 hours of camp
    • In partnership with year-round staff, develop a first-time family webinar

 Leadership Team Responsibilities:

  • Attend daily Leadership Team meetings
  • Attend daily meetings with Camp Director and Assistant Director as scheduled
  • Contribute to the overall positive morale of the camp community.
  • Serve as Senior Shmira as assigned
  • Maintain strict confidentiality
  • Other responsibilities as needed

Supervised by the Camp Director, works in partnership with Assistant Director and Leadership Team to support the staff, campers, parents, and faculty. Must be available remotely for bi-weekly check-ins beginning in January; staff leadership training will be scheduled remotely; and on-site June 15 for arrival prep, leadership prep and orientation. Earlier start for load in possible.  Position term concludes on Tuesday, August 10.

 

 

Logistics Team

FACILITIES:

  • Delivery of supplies to program areas.
  • Assist with program and meeting area set-up and break down including Set up and maintain audio/visual equipment for morning and evening rituals, song session and Shabbat
  • Provide support for intersession dorm turn-over
  • Assist with local transportation, including but not limited to: supply runs, airport trips, and medical visits.
  • Support arrival and departure times for faculty, visitors and guests, including but not limited to working with hospitality, signage, room set-up, linen laundry, and welcome materials

OFFICE AIDE:

  • Serve as frequent first point of contact for parent phone calls
  • Assist with printing, sorting and delivery of mail, letters and electronic correspondence
  • Create, prepare, and file any paperwork
  • Update inventories
  • Process supply purchase orders internal to camp or needed externally
  • Keep office organized and clean
  • Serve as point of contact and assistance to camp visitors

HEALTH CENTER:

  • Support community members who need to be driven to doctor’s offices and/or medical needs
  • Keep first aid supplies fully stocked

Deliver meals as directed by health center staff

*In order to drive a camp vehicle off-site

  • Must be 21 by June 15, 2021 and have a good driving record.
  • Adhere to URJ Policies and Procedures and applicable state laws
  • Complete pre and post-trip logs and record any necessary information (i.e. gas level, damage, required maintenance, etc.)
  • Maintain vehicle cleanliness

Supervised by the Operations Director. Some on-line training and meetings will take place in the Spring.  Must be on-site approximately June 15 at The Westtown School, potentially sooner to assist with load-in. Position term concludes on no earlier than Tuesday, August 9 and no later than Wednesday August 10, depending on load out.

 

Registered Nurse/LPN

Prior experience working with elementary and middle school age children in a formal or informal setting. Supervisory experience is preferred.  Must be a registered nurse or LPN in the state of Pennsylvania.

  • Experience in pediatric, camp or school nursing preferred.
  • Partner with the Camp Director and Business and Operations Manager to oversee camper and staff health and wellness throughout the summer
  • Perform health checks on opening days and assist with any necessary treatment
  • Varify and dispense daily medications
  • Care for sick or injured campers daily, responding to emergencies and routine health care needs (triage, assessment, treatment)
  • Ensure well-stocked inventory for all health center supplies and stock medications
  • Package and organize any trip meds (regular and PRN)
  • Follow all health standard and local operating procedures, standing physician orders
  • Communicate with campers’ parents about health concerns as requested by the Camp Director or Business and Operations Manager
  • Periodic transportation of campers to MD and ER as needed
  • Keep and maintain all health records in good order, updating them as needed. Keep a permanent log of evaluations in CampMinder immediately after treatments
  • Communicate with the Residential Advisors and Community Care Coordinator about medical decisions influencing their campers
  • With Business and Operations Manager, conduct regular inspections of camp grounds and facilities for potential health or sanitation problems

Salary is competitive and dependent on experience.  Multiple shifts available.  Optional room and board available on our summer campus if desired. Supervised by the Camp Director and coordinating with the Business and Operations Manager. Shifts begin as early as Monday, June 21. Position term concludes on Monday, August 9.

Programming and Communications

Program Director

College graduate or the equivalent, with training and experience in The Arts, ability to support a team, and a passion for Jewish education. An advanced degree is a plus. Must be 21 years of age by June 15, 2021.

 OVERALL:

  • Coordinate with Assistant Director on camper and staff daily schedules
  • Coordinate with Operations Director on all programmatic needs including but not limited to:
    • Supplies
    • Set-up and break-down
    • AV needs

 JEWISH. ARTS.:

  • Supervision of Arts Mentors
  • Under the direction of the Camp Director and in collaboration with the Arts Mentors, oversee the creation of two independent two-week (8-course periods) curricula in each arts discipline.  The curricula must be focused on both process (skill-building) and product (performance) and able to be scaled for age-group and allotted time.
  • Support Arts Mentors in their collaboration with counselors on curriculum for Tzofim (Grades 3-4) camper arts rotations
  • Track and approve supply inventories and requests for all programming; physical shopping as needed
  • Schedule visiting artists and provide on-site support and hospitality as allowed
  • Collaborate with the Faculty Deans on the integration of Judaic content into all Arts programming, included but not limited to implementation of the summer theme and core values
  • Direct and produce 3 showcases, one at the end of each 12-day session
  • Work with Operations Director to obtain appropriate licensing for copyrighted material.

CAMP.:

  • Supervise Unit Program Specialists in the creation of informal camp programming for Evening Programs and Shabbat sha-lectives
  • Oversee the sign-ups and staffing of Kinesthetic Arts
  • Work with Wellness Coordinator and Unit Program Specialists on scheduling and implementing special theme days
  • Work with Operations Director and Camp Director on special programming, including but not limited to inter-session, Olim Night Out, and staff engagement.
  • Supervise supply inventories and requests for all non-Arts based programming; physical shopping as needed

 Leadership Team Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the overall positive morale of the camp community.
  • Abide by and enforce safety and security protocols and policies with all participants and staff.
  • Serve as Senior Shmira (nightly on-duty coverage) as assigned
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Other responsibilities as needed

Supervised by the Camp Director. Must be available remotely for bi-weekly check-ins beginning in January; staff leadership training will be scheduled remotely; and on-site June 17 for leadership prep and orientation. Position term concludes on Tuesday, August 10.

 

Communications Coordinator

Supervisory experience is preferred. Passion and advanced experience in photography and/or videography. Experience using a DSLR camera. Knowledge of editing software such as Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop and/or Adobe Premiere. Must be 21 years of age before June 15, 2021.

  • Collaborate with Assistant Director on the creation of a summer communications calendar
  • Coordinate media team schedules to capture each camper and camp program every day
  • Oversee the editing and upload process of CampMinder photos
  • Schedule appropriate and engaging social media content for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter daily posts
  • Curate blog or vlog content to produce 2-3 posts per week on WordPress or Youtube
  • Create and send a weekly newsletter to stakeholders
  • Produce an opening day video and recap video at the beginning and end of each session
  • Produce appropriate content to be used for year-round communications, including holiday messages
  • Ensure all content is organized in Adobe Lightroom and/or on external hard drives for easy access and use during school year
  • Coordinate with Residential Advisors and Media team to produce 1-2 bunk photos per week.
  • Collaborate with Unit Programmers for Shabbat sha-lective content creation and unit/all-camp media programs and needs

Leadership Team Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the overall positive morale of the camp community.
  • Abide by and enforce safety and security protocols and policies with all participants and staff.
  • Serve as Senior Shmira (nightly on-duty coverage) when assigned
  • Maintain Confidentiality
  • Other responsibilities as needed

Supervised by the Assistant Director. Must be available for bi-weekly check-ins starting in March, in-person at Leadership training weekend, and in-person June 17 on-site at The Westtown School. Position term ends on Tuesday, August 10.

Arts Mentors

Extensive experience and/or training post-undergraduate in their primary discipline is required.

Majors Offered:
Creative Writing
Dance
Instrumental Music
Vocal Music
Photography
Theatre
Visual Art

  • In partnership with the Program Director, develop two independent two-week (8 course periods) curricula in their area of expertise.  The curricula must be focused on both process (skill building) and product (performance) and able to be scaled for age-group and allotted time.
  • Craft supply requests
  • Conduct pre-camp orientation video conference or phone call with Olim and Gesher participants (Grades 8-11) registered for major and email outreach to Bonim campers (Grades 5-7)
  • Implement the curriculum in daily major workshops
  • Collaborate with counselors on curriculum for Tzofim (Grades 3-4) camper arts rotations
  • Coordinate lesson plans with assigned counselors and faculty
  • In partnership with the Program Director and faculty, facilitate a Shabbat prep workshop session as assigned.
  • Participate in all-camp non-arts-based programming as requested and interested

Supervised by the Program Director. Must be available remotely for bi-weekly check-ins beginning in March and in-person June 21 on-site at The Westtown School. Position term ends on Monday, August 9.

Songleading Team

Knowledge of Reform Jewish music repertoire – liturgy, shira, etc., extensive experience required in song leading and service leading and preferred in camp and NFTY or other youth movement settings.

  • Head Songleader:
    • Collaborate with the Camp Director and Faculty Deans to craft the worship experience and provide primary or supplemental music during all Shabbat offerings.
    • Coordinate faculty participation within the framework of our worship experiences
    • Create Visual T’fillah PowerPoints for use in worship, keeping them current to reflect the specific service
    • Fulfill all additional responsibilities of songleading team
  • Songleading Team:
    • In addition to the specific role for which you are hired:
      • Provide music for a variety of events including morning and evening rituals, opening ceremonies, showcase, and song sessions
      • Create and implement a curriculum for a 7-session music related electives (ex. song leading, song writing)

Head Songleader is supervised by the Camp Director.  Songleading Team is supervised by the Head Songleader and their primary role area leader.  Must be available remotely for bi-weekly check-ins beginning in March and in-person on or around June 20 on-site at The Westtown School. Position term ends on Monday, August 8. 

Media Team

Passion for photography and/or videography. Experience using a DSLR camera. Knowledge of photo-editing software such as Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop and/or knowledge of editing software, preferably Adobe Premiere.

Photo:

  • Photograph each camper, every day during Majors, Electives, Kinesthetic Arts, and camp-wide programs, as well as during unstructured time
  • Edit and upload approximately 75 photos daily to our online platform, CampMinder
  • Create a 3 to 4-minute Opening Day slideshow each session
  • Produce Showcase slideshows for the end of each session
  • Edit and produce photos to use for future marketing and communications during off-season
  • Coordinate with the Communications Coordinator on blog and social media posts throughout the summer.

Video:

  • Capture daily footage of campers in both scheduled activities and unstructured moments
  • Edit and produce weekly videos summarizing the 6 Points Creative Arts Academy experience
  • Edit and produce a short Opening Day re-cap video each session
  • Edit and produce videos for use during the 2020-2021 off-season
  • Coordinate with the Communications Coordinator on blog and social media posts throughout the summer.

Supervised by the Communications Coordinator. Must be available for bi-weekly check-ins starting in April and in-person June 21 on-site at The Westtown School. Position term ends on Monday, August 9.

Media team positions can be filled in partnership with a counselor position.

Residential Life

Community Care Coordinator

Master‘s in Social Work, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, or advanced degree in a closely related field is required. Must have a proven track-record of organizational skills, excellent customer service via phone, email and written correspondence, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Assist with the pre-screening and placement/bunking of campers prior to arrival on camp
  • In coordination with the Assistant Camp Director, work with Residential Advisors on daily camper log completion and review for next steps
  • Coach Residential Advisors and general counselors and share best practices for working with campers through mental and emotional challenges; address camper mental and emotional challenges that require additional expertise
  • Prepare and participate in specific elements of pre-camp and ongoing staff training
  • Communicate camper successes and challenges to parents/guardians
  • Provide emotional support and behavioral intervention for the camp community
  • Lead and support all inclusion efforts, in partnership with Program Director and Unit Program Specialists to ensure an accessible and inclusive environment for all participants. Focuses will include LGBTQIA+, racial, interfaith, and disabilities inclusion.
  • Serve as a resource to staff, related to inclusion and more general camper care.
  • Serve as the direct support for Gesher and staff’s MESH needs.

Leadership Team Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the overall positive morale of the camp community.
  • Abide by and enforce safety and security protocols and policies with all participants and staff.
  • Serve as Senior Shmira (nightly on-duty coverage) as assigned
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Other responsibilities as needed

Supervised by the Assistant Camp Director and works in collaboration with Resident Advisors. Must be available remotely beginning in February for camper/staff outreach, in-person for staff leadership training weekend in the spring, and on-site June 17 for staff leadership orientation. Position term concludes on Tuesday, August 10. Member of Leadership Team.

Gesher Director

Seeking a college graduate or the equivalent, with training and experience in secondary education and/or significant prior experience working with high school age children in a formal or informal Jewish educational setting. Deep knowledge of staff supervision and training experience is preferred. Must have a history of successful leadership development and curriculum writing. Must be 21 years of age by June 15, 2020. 

The Gesher Director develops and implements a staff-in-training curriculum designed to teach participants skills necessary to succeed as a summer camp staff member and post-high school. The Gesher Director has meaningful day-to-day interaction with each participant, is responsible for communicating information and setting expectations for the entire group. This person must see that every participant is engaging socially in a manner that is appropriate to them, becomes acclimated to life at camp, grows towards their potential and is a healthy, appropriate part of the total camp community.

  • In partnership with Camp Directors, create and execute leadership training, including exposure to ResLife, Programming, and Logistics teams’ responsibilities, and Gesher Time, a structured curriculum of training on various aspects of camp and life skills
  • Directly responsible for health and welfare of all participants. Supervise and be involved in daily lives of Gesher participants
  • Supervise a second Gesher staff member, who will support the programmatic and MESH needs for Gesher participants.
  • Share participant successes and challenges with Community Care Coordinator and Assistant Director, referring participants to those partners when necessary
  • Complete nightly unit logs designed to document mental, physical, emotional, and overall status of campers, submit them in to Community Care before leaving the dorm floor each night
  • Circulate in the camp community during programming daily
  • Assist in expectation setting and providing regular evaluations and feedback to Gesher participants, both formally and informally
  • Effectively set and communicate expectations of the Gesher participants for the camp community
  • Contribute to the overall positive morale of the camp community. Address any problems or questions as they arise and resolve conflicts
  • Schedule Gesher intersession and periodic time-off

Leadership Team Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the overall positive morale of the camp community.
  • Abide by and enforce safety and security protocols and policies with all participants and staff.
  • Serve as Senior Shmira (nightly on-duty coverage) as assigned
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Other responsibilities as needed

Supervised by the Assistant Camp Director and under the guidance of the Community Care Coordinator. Must be available remotely for bi-weekly check-ins beginning in March, in-person for staff leadership team training weekend in the spring, and on-site for leadership team and staff prep week June 17. Position term concludes on Tuesday, August 10.

Residential Advisor

Prior experience working with elementary and middle school-age children in a formal or informal setting. Supervisory experience is preferred. Must be a grad student, graduate, or licensed in social work, mental health counseling, or similar field and 21 years of age by June 15, 2020. Place pre-camp phone calls to families for intake and assessment on camper support needs

  • Supervisory responsibility for the health and well-being of the campers and counselors of their assigned dorm floor
  • Hold counselors accountable for daily camper logs, review with Community Care Coordinator, and take corrective action where necessary
  • Make and return parent phone calls regarding camper challenges and successes
  • Coach counselors on navigating camper challenges and support campers through difficulties (i.e. extreme moments of sadness, mental health concerns, camper-camper/camper-staff conflict) beyond the expertise of counselors
  • Support counselors in crafting the day-to-day routine, including boker tov and lilah tov (morning and night) rituals, menucha (rest hour), meal time, activity transitions, and nikayon (clean-up)
  • Share staff and camper successes and challenges with Community Care Coordinator and Assistant Director, referring participants to those partners where necessary
  • Keep Programming staff, Arts Mentors, and Faculty (where appropriate) apprised of situations which may impact the participation of campers or staff in daily routine
  • Circulate in the camp community during programming daily
  • Provide support as needed on counselor days/evenings off
  • Accompany ill or injured campers off-site for medical attention as needed
  • Perform 3 formal evaluations with dorm counselors at the end of each session and provide constructive feedback

Leadership Team Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the overall positive morale of the camp community.
  • Abide by and enforce safety and security protocols and policies with all participants and staff.
  • Serve as Senior Shmira (nightly on-duty coverage) as assigned
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Other responsibilities as needed

Supervised by the Assistant Camp Director and under the guidance of the Community Care Coordinator. Must be available remotely for bi-weekly check-ins beginning in March, in-person for staff leadership team training weekend in the spring, and on-site for leadership team and staff prep week June 17. Position term concludes on Tuesday, August 10.

Counselor

Prior experience working with elementarymiddle, or high school age children in a formal or informal setting necessary. High School graduate or the equivalent. Must be able to work long hours on limited sleep.

Responsibilities for Camper Care

  • Direct day-to-day support to each camper in their daily routine, as well as helping them to feel a part of the community in their own way, and assisting them in achieving their personal goals
  • Coordinate and support campers in transitions between activities, ensuring that all campers get to their correct destination
  • Complete nightly cabin logs designed to document mental, physical, emotional, and overall status of campers, turn them in to the Head Counselor or Community
  • Sit with campers during meals and all-camp or unit activities and be mindfully present
  • On-duty on a revolving basis after bunks-in on assigned dorm floor
  • With creative guidance from the Unit Program Specialist and support of the Residential Advisor, craft and implement the day-to-day bunk routine, including boker tov and lilah tov (morning and night) rituals, menucha (rest hour), meal time, activity transitions, and nikayon (clean-up) and participate fully
  • Opportunities to lead group discussions and activities during evening programs, offer a Kinesthetic Art (physical activity/sport) program, or lead an arts focused elective.

Responsibilities for Arts Disciplines

  • Assist Arts Mentors in major blocks, including direct instruction when asked, small group facilitation, keeping studio space clean and organized, helping with cleanup, ensuring all safety precautions are met.
  • Lead an arts focused elective that can be offered as a one-off activity for campers of all ages and experience levels.

Supervised by the Residential Advisors.  Must be available approximately June 22 at The Westtown School. Position term ends on Monday, August 9. Shorter term commitments are available.

Gesher Counselor

Prior experience working with high school age children in a formal or informal setting necessary. Must have completed 2 or more years of an undergraduate program or be the age equivalent. Must be able to work long hours on limited sleep.

Responsibilities for Camper Care

  • Direct day-to-day support to Gesher participants in their daily routine, as well as helping them to feel a part of the community in their own way, and assisting them in achieving their personal goals
  • Work in partnership with Gesher Director to support campers, including the completion of nightly cabin logs designed to document mental, physical, emotional, and overall status of campers
  • Sit with campers during meals and all-camp or unit activities and be mindfully present
  • On-duty on a revolving basis after bunks-in on assigned dorm floor
  • With creative guidance from the Program Director and support of the Gesher Director, craft and implement appropriate programs and theme days for Gesher
  • Assist with curriculum design and facilitation for Gesher unit specific time
  • Design and implement appropriate programs and theme days for specific age unit
  • Opportunities to lead group discussions and activities during evening programs, offer a Kinesthetic Art (physical activity/sport) program, or lead an arts focused elective.

Supervised by the Gesher Director in partnership with the Assistant Director.  Must be available approximately June 20 at The Westtown School. Position term ends on Monday, August 9.

Unit Program Specialist

Prior experience working with elementary, middle, and/or high school age children in a formal or informal setting. Supervisory experience is preferred.

  • Perform all ResLife responsibilities of a Counselor
  • Design and implement appropriate programs and theme days for specific age unit
  • Collaborate with other unit programmers on:
    • all-camp programs
    • Shabbat sha-lectives
    • Staff engagement and appreciation (for unit specific staff and all staff)
    • Programmatic planning of Intersession, in partnership with Operations Director and Wellness Coordinator
  • Lead and train counselors on back pocket games, dorm activities, and unit cheers
  • Share staff successes and challenges with appropriate Residential Advisor, Community Care Coordinator and Assistant Director
  • Collaborate with Assistant Director on the execution of Kinesthetic Art sign-ups.

Supervised by Residential Advisor and Program Director. Must be available remotely for bi-weekly check-ins beginning in April and on-site for staff prep week on June 21. Position term concludes on Monday, August 9.

Tzofim Counselor

Prior experience working with elementary school age children in a formal or informal setting. Expertise in a specific arts discipline is required. Arts education and supervisory experience is preferred.

  •  Perform all ResLife responsibilities of a Counselor
  • Collaborate with discipline specific Arts Mentor on curriculum for arts rotations within the Tzofim unit
  • Facilitate those rotations and support other Tzofim counselors’ rotations
  • Share staff successes and challenges with appropriate Residential Advisor, Community Care Coordinator and Assistant Director
  • Coordinate with Shlichim Liaison on opportunities for Israel infusion to the camp community, including Rega Shel Ivrit (Moment of Hebrew).

Supervised by the Residential Advisors in collaboration with corresponding Arts Mentor. Must be available remotely for bi-weekly check-ins beginning in April and on-site for staff prep week on June 21. Position term concludes on Monday, August 9.

Time Off Information

Time Off Information

Rest and reflection are critical to the emotional and physical health and wellbeing of our staff. Specific dates and prior commitments staff need off should be communicated with Camp Director and Assistant Director in the staff application and interview process. Understanding that camp is a fast-paced, ever-changing environment, to the extent possible:

  • Arts Mentors will be off from wake-up through curfew on the first Saturday of each session, and during intersession. Arts Mentors are required to participate in Shabbat Prep and Shabbat (Thursday and Friday), and are welcome to attend Evening Program if interested or specially requested
  • Counselors, Logistics and Media Team will be off from wake-up through curfew one day each session, one evening or morning to be taken during week 2, 3, 4, or 5, intersession unless requested and/or interested in staffing, and at least one hour daily.
  • Leadership staff time off will be discussed as a team, with final approval from the Camp Director.
  • Any staff member that is accepted to work intersession will receive alternative time off.

COVID restrictions may necessitate creative thinking around time-off. We are committed to on-going brainstorming regarding the personal time of staff.

Important 2021 Dates

Friday, June 17, 2021 Leadership Team arrives – Westtown School
Sunday, June 20, 2021 Shlichim, Administration and Logistics team, Arts Mentors, Unit Program Specialists, and Media Specialists arrive – Westtown School
Monday, June 21, 2021 All additional staff arrive – Westtown School
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 Session 1 Opening Day
Sunday, July 11, 2021 Session 1 Closing Day
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 Session 2 Opening Day
Sunday, July 25, 2021 Session 2 Closing Day
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 Session 3 Opening Day
Sunday, August 8, 2021 Session 3 Closing Day and Staff Banquet
Monday, August 9, 2021 or Tuesday, August 10, 2021 (based on position) Staff Released