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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 and Health

Summer Operations Director - FILLED

Responsibilities Start Date: January 3, 2022
Westtown Arrival Date: Thursday, June 16, 2022, potential for early arrival to Baltimore TBD
Westtown Departure Date: August 9 or 10, 2022 TBD, Load out to storage TBD
Supervised by: Camp Director
Minimum Qualifications: Hiring subject to applicable URJ and Pennsylvania State background checks.

Calm under pressure with a proven track record of excellent organizational and communications skills; comfort in managing multiple projects with and for multiple stakeholders. Comfort with Office Suite and ability to learn new technology. Excellent driving record. Must be able to demonstrate flexibility, manage multiple responsibilities at once and work as part of a team. Love and/or respect for The Arts and a diverse community is a must. 21 years of age by June 1, 2022.

What you can expect from us:

  • Room and board, Competitive Pay in summer camp market, Travel stipend, where applicable
  • One day off per session (12-day period), one hour off per day, one additional evening or morning off per summer
  • Additional time off during intersession
  • Snacks, SWAG, and lots of fun
  • The opportunity to positively impact children’s lives and your own
  • Endless gratitude

Responsibilities

JEWISH

  • Actively participate and demonstrate respect in ritual moments
  • Incorporate core values and summer theme in meaningful and appropriate ways

ARTS

  • Support campers in their skills training and artistic growth
  • Cheer at showcase

CAMP

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
    • luggage shipping
  • Schedule services for timely delivery, pick-ups, and on-going necessary maintenance

Transportation Services

  • 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 with the Health and Wellness Director
  • Schedule and assign Operations Team staff to 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

  • Assist in hiring process for Operations 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 to office
  • Supervise and schedule Operations Team 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
  • 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

  • Serve as primary point of contact on-site with Westtown Liaison(s)
  • 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 with the Assistant Director 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
  • 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:

  • Serve as a member of the year-round recruitment and retention team
  • Abide by and enforce safety and security protocols and policies with all participants and staff.
  • Attend Spring Leadership Retreat as scheduled
  • Attend daily Leadership Team meetings
  • Attend routine meetings with Camp Director and Assistant Director as scheduled
  • Serve as On-Call Supervisor as assigned
  • Maintain strict confidentiality
  • Actively participate and encourage others in camp activities as possible
  • Contribute to the overall positive morale of the camp community
  • Other responsibilities as needed
Operations Team

Responsibilities Start Date:
Westtown Arrival Date: Thursday, June 16, 2022, potential for early arrival to Baltimore TBD
Westtown Departure Date: August 9 or 10, 2022 TBD, Load out to storage TBD
Supervised by: Summer Operations Director

Minimum Qualifications: Hiring subject to applicable URJ and Pennsylvania State background checks.

Calm under pressure with a proven track record of excellent organizational and communications skills; comfort in managing multiple projects with and for multiple stakeholders. Comfort with Office Suite and ability to learn new technology. Must be able to demonstrate flexibility, manage multiple responsibilities at once and work as part of a team. Excellent driving record. Love and/or respect for The Arts and a diverse community is a must. 21 years of age by June 1, 2022.

What you can expect from us:

  • Room and board, Competitive Pay in summer camp market, Travel stipend, where applicable
  • One day off per session (12-day period), one hour off per day, one additional evening or morning off per summer
  • Additional time off during intersession
  • Snacks, SWAG, and lots of fun
  • The opportunity to positively impact children’s lives and your own
  • Endless gratitude

Responsibilities

JEWISH

  • Actively participate and demonstrate respect in ritual moments
  • Incorporate core values and summer theme in meaningful and appropriate ways

ARTS

  • Support campers in their skills training and artistic growth
  • Cheer at showcase

CAMP

  • Actively participate and encourage others in camp activities
  • Opportunities to participate in Shabbat prep and offer electives will be available
  • Contribute to the overall positive morale of the camp community
  • Maintain strict confidentiality
  • Other responsibilities as needed

Administration and Operations

  • Serve as frequent first point of contact for parent phone calls
  • Serve as point of contact and assistance to camp visitors
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of office
  • Assist with printing, sorting and delivery of mail, letters and electronic correspondence
  • Inventory and manage supplies internally to camp or needed externally, including delivery of supplies to program areas
  • Assist with program and meeting area set-up and break down including set up of audio/visual equipment for morning and evening rituals, song session, Evening Programs, and Shabbat as needed
  • Provide support for faculty arrival and departure and intersession dorm turn-over, including but not limited to working with hospitality, signage, room set-up, linen laundry, and welcome materials

Transportation Services

  • Assist with local transportation, including but not limited to: supply runs, airport trips, and medical visits.
  • Adhere to URJ Policies and Procedures and applicable state laws for driving vehicles on or off-campus
  • Complete pre and post-trip logs and record any necessary information (i.e. gas level, damage, required maintenance, etc.)
  • Maintain vehicle cleanliness
Health and Wellness Director - FILLED

Responsibilities Start Date: January 3, 2022
Westtown Arrival Date: Thursday, June 16, 2022, potential for early arrival to Baltimore TBD
Westtown Departure Date: August 8
Supervised by: Camp Director
Minimum Qualifications: Hiring subject to applicable URJ and Pennsylvania State background checks.

Calm under pressure with a proven track record of excellent organizational and communications skills; comfort in managing multiple projects with and for multiple stakeholders. Comfort with Office Suite and ability to learn new technology. Must be able to demonstrate flexibility, manage multiple responsibilities at once and work as part of a team. Excellent driving record. Love and/or respect for The Arts and a diverse community is a must. 21 years of age by June 1, 2022.

What you can expect from us:

  • Room and board, Competitive Pay in summer camp market, Travel stipend, where applicable
  • One day off per session (12-day period), one hour off per day, one additional evening or morning off per summer
  • Additional time off during intersession
  • Snacks, SWAG, and lots of fun
  • The opportunity to positively impact children’s lives and your own
  • Endless gratitude

Responsibilities

JEWISH

  • Actively participate and demonstrate respect in ritual moments
  • Incorporate core values and summer theme in meaningful and appropriate ways
  • In collaboration with the JLife Director and Community Care Director, promote shmirat haGuf – the health of our bodies and shmirat haNefesh – the health and wellness of our souls – as key concepts in camp

ARTS

  • Support campers in their skills training and artistic growth
  • Cheer at showcase

CAMP

  • As time allows, assist with the hiring of Medical Team
  • Maintain communication with outside hiring agencies
  • 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 Summer Operations 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
  • Schedule Medical Team shifts to ensure appropriate coverage and support
  • 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 Summer Operations Director, driving for those appointments when necessary
  • In partnership with Camp 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
  • In collaboration with the Community Care Director, curate activities and programming geared towards mindfulness for campers and staff, including Mindfulness Moment program blocks

Leadership Team Responsibilities:

  • Abide by and enforce safety and security protocols and policies with all participants and staff.
  • Attend Spring Leadership Retreat as scheduled
  • Attend daily Leadership Team meetings
  • Attend routine meetings with Camp Director and Medical Team as scheduled
  • Contribute to the overall positive morale of the camp community.
  • Serve as On-Call Supervisor as assigned
  • Maintain strict confidentiality
  • Other responsibilities as needed
Registered Nurse/LPN

Responsibilities Start Date: May, 2022 for health form review where applicable**
Westtown Arrival Date: varies by session commitment
Westtown Departure Date: varies by session commitment
Supervised by: Health and Wellness Director
Minimum Qualifications: Hiring subject to applicable URJ and Pennsylvania State background checks.

Calm under pressure with a proven track record of excellent organizational and communications skills; comfort in managing multiple projects with and for multiple stakeholders. Comfort with and ability to learn new technology. 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 licensed in the State of Pennsylvania or able to obtain PA license, be able to demonstrate flexibility, manage multiple responsibilities at once, and work as part of a team. Residential positions prioritized; open to local commuter positions. Love and/or respect for The Arts and a diverse community is a must.

What you can expect from us:

  • Room and board, Competitive Pay in summer camp market, Travel stipend, where applicable
  • One day off per session (12-day period); daily shift work and rotating overnight on-call
  • Additional time off during intersession
  • Snacks, SWAG, and lots of fun
  • The opportunity to positively impact children’s lives and your own
  • Endless gratitude

 Responsibilities

JEWISH

  • Actively participate and demonstrate respect in ritual moments
  • Incorporate core values and summer theme in meaningful and appropriate ways
  • Promote shmirat haGuf – the health of our bodies – as a key concept in camp

ARTS

  • Support campers in their skills training and artistic growth
  • Cheer at showcase

CAMP

Medical Care

  • Partner with the Camp Director, Assistant Camp Director, and Health and Wellness Director to oversee camper and staff health and wellness throughout the summer
  • Perform health checks on opening days and assist with any necessary treatment
  • Follow all health standard and local operating procedures, standing physician orders
  • Verify and dispense daily medications
  • Care for sick or injured campers daily, responding to emergencies and routine health care needs (triage, assessment, treatment)

Administration

  • Coordinate with Summer Operations Director and Health and Wellness Director on supplies needed to fill the health center and maintain accurate inventory
  • Keep and maintain all health records in good order, updating them as needed. Keep a permanent log of evaluations in CampMinder immediately after treatments
  • Periodic transportation of campers to MD and ER as needed
  • Package and organize any trip meds (regular and PRN) and for closing day

**We are hiring an RN to review camper medical records pre-camp and serve for staff preparation week. If you are interested in this role, please contact us at creativearts@urj.org directly in addition to filling out the staff application.

Communication

  • Communicate with campers’ parents about health concerns as requested by the Camp Director or Health and Wellness Director
  • Communicate with the Artistic Director, Residential Life Staff, and Community Care Director about medical issues impacting their campers as appropriate
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of staff, camper, and family information
  • Actively participate and encourage others in camp activities
  • Contribute to the overall positive morale of the camp community
  • Other responsibilities as needed

Programming and Communications

Songleading Team

Westtown Arrival Date: Sunday, June 19
Westtown Departure Date: August 8
Supervised by: JLife Director and Primary Role Supervisor
Minimum Qualifications: Hiring subject to applicable URJ and Pennsylvania State background checks.

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. This position is an additional responsibility beyond your primary role in camp.

Head Songleader:

  • Collaborate with the JLife Director and Faculty Deans to craft the worship experience and provide primary or supplemental music during all Shabbat offerings
  • Collaborate with the JLife Director to update and coordinate slides for visual t’fillah and songsession lyrics
  • Working with the JLife Director and song leading team to craft song sessions
  • Assign songleaders as needed for ritual moments and songsessions
  • Fulfill all additional responsibilities of songleading team

Songleading Team:

  • Provide music for a variety of events including morning and evening rituals, Shabbat, opening ceremonies, and songsessions
  • Develop and implement elective offerings that are Jewish musically based as interested and appropriate
Artistic Director - FILLED

Responsibilities Start Date: January 3, 2022
Westtown Arrival Date: Thursday, June 16, 2022, potential for early arrival to Baltimore TBD
Westtown Departure Date: August 8
Supervised by: Camp Director
Minimum Qualifications: Hiring subject to applicable URJ and Pennsylvania State background checks.

Calm under pressure with a proven track record of excellent organizational and communications skills; comfort in managing multiple projects with and for multiple stakeholders. College graduate or the equivalent, with training and experience in The Arts and curriculum development, ability to supervise and support a team, demonstrate flexibility, manage multiple responsibilities at one, and have a passion for Judaism and Arts education. An advanced degree is a plus. Excellent driving record. Love and/or respect for The Arts and a diverse community is a must. 21 years of age by June 1, 2022.

What you can expect from us:

  • Room and board, Competitive Pay in summer camp market, Travel stipend, where applicable
  • One day off per session (12-day period), one hour off per day
  • Additional time off during intersession
  • Snacks, SWAG, and lots of fun
  • The opportunity to positively impact children’s lives and your own
  • Endless gratitude

Responsibilities

JEWISH

  • Actively participate and demonstrate respect in ritual moments
  • Collaborate with the JLife Director on the integration of Judaic content into all Arts programming, included but not limited to implementation of the summer theme and core values
  • In partnership with the JLife Director, support Arts Mentors in their Shabbat prep assignments
  • Incorporate core values and summer theme in meaningful and appropriate ways

ARTS

  • Supervision and coaching of Arts Mentors
  • Oversee the creation of two independent two-week (8-course periods) curricula in each arts discipline with the Arts Mentors.  The curricula must be focused on both process (skill-building) and product (performance) and able to be scaled for age-group and allotted time.
  • Track and approve supply inventories and requests for all arts programming; physical shopping as needed
  • Schedule visiting artists and provide virtual or on-site support and hospitality as allowed
  • Direct and produce 3 showcases, one at the end of each 12-day session
  • Coordinate all technical aspects of Showcase with the Westtown Technical Theatre Liaison, including but not limited to
    • Lighting and set design
    • Paper tech, dress tech and final tech
  • Work with Summer Operations Director to obtain appropriate licensing for copyrighted material.
  • Secure an accompanist as needed.
  • Support campers in their skills training and artistic growth

CAMP

  • Actively participate and encourage others in camp activities
  • Contribute to the overall positive morale of the camp community
  • Coordinate with Assistant Director on camper and staff daily schedules
  • Coordinate with Summer Operations Director on all programmatic needs including but not limited to:
    • Supplies
    • Set-up and break-down
    • AV needs

Leadership Team Responsibilities:

  • Abide by and enforce safety and security protocols and policies with all participants and staff.
  • Attend Spring Leadership Retreat as scheduled
  • Attend daily Leadership Team meetings
  • Attend routine meetings with Camp Director and Assistant Director as scheduled
  • Contribute to the overall positive morale of the camp community.
  • Serve as Senior Shmira (nightly on-duty leadership coverage) as assigned
  • Maintain strict confidentiality
  • Other responsibilities as needed
Arts Mentors - Filled

 Majors Offered:
Contemporary Theatre – Session 1 (June 28-July 10) and Session 3 (July 26-August 7) – FILLED
Creative Writing – FILLED
Dance – FILLED
Instrumental Music Ensemble – FILLED
Musical Theatre – FILLED
Photography – FILLED
Shakespeare – Session 2 (July 12-24) – FILLED
Visual Art- FILLED
Vocal Music Ensemble – FILLED

Curriculum and Planning Start Date: February 1, 2022
Westtown Arrival Date: Sunday, June 19
Westtown Departure Date: August 8
Supervised by: Artistic Director
Minimum Qualifications: Hiring subject to applicable URJ and Pennsylvania State background checks.

Calm under pressure with a proven track record of excellent organizational and communications skills; comfort in managing multiple projects with and for multiple stakeholders. College graduate or the equivalent, with training and experience in The Arts and Arts Education, curriculum development, ability to guide and encourage new generations of artists and a direct a team of staff and faculty. Must be able to demonstrate flexibility, manage multiple responsibilities at once and work as part of a team. An advanced degree is a plus. Love and/or respect for The Arts and a diverse community is a must. 21 years of age by June 1, 2022.

What you can expect from us:

  • Room and board, Competitive Pay in summer camp market, Travel stipend, where applicable
  • One day off per session (12-day period), one hour off per day
  • Additional time off during intersession
  • Snacks, SWAG, and lots of fun
  • The opportunity to positively impact children’s lives and your own
  • Endless gratitude

Responsibilities

JEWISH

  • Collaborate with the JLife Director and Artistic Director on the integration of Judaic content into all Arts programming, included but not limited to implementation of the summer theme and core values
  • In partnership with the JLife Director and Artistic Director, lead Shabbat prep in your discipline
  • Assist with arts specific set up and breakdown for Shabbat evening
  • Actively participate and demonstrate respect in ritual moments
  • Incorporate core values and summer theme in meaningful and appropriate ways

ARTS

  • With support from the Artistic Director, create and teach two independent two-week (8-course periods) curricula in your discipline, (the overall process of the Musical Theatre Intensive for the MTI Arts Mentor).  The curricula must be focused on both process (skill-building) and product (performance) and able to be scaled for age-group and allotted time.
  • Connect with campers (Olim and Gesher via phone or Zoom; Bonim and Shoreshim via email) to discuss their personal goals and goals of the program prior to camp session they are attending
  • Coordinate with Summer Operations Director and Artistic Director on all programmatic needs including but not limited to:
    • Supply requests
    • Maintain accurate inventory
    • Set-up and break-down
    • AV needs
  • Suggest visiting artists in your discipline for virtual or on-site master classes as allowed
  • Participate in all technical aspects of Showcase and/or Musical Theatre intensive with the Artistic Director and Westtown Technical Theatre Liaison, including but not limited to
  • Lighting and set design
  • Paper tech, dress tech and final tech
  • Work with Summer Operations Director and Artistic Director to obtain appropriate licensing for copyrighted material
  • Support campers in their skills training and artistic growth
  • Cheer at showcase

CAMP

  • Actively participate and encourage others in camp activities
  • Contribute to the overall positive morale of the camp community
  • Maintain strict confidentiality
  • Other responsibilities as needed

 

Communications Director - FILLED

Responsibilities Start Date: April, 2022
Westtown Arrival Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2022, potential for early arrival to Baltimore TBD
End and Westtown Departure Date: Monday, August 8, 2022
Supervised by: Assistant Director
Minimum Qualifications: Hiring subject to applicable URJ and Pennsylvania State background checks.

Supervisory experience is preferred. Passion and advanced experience in marketing, advertising, photography and/or videography. Experience using a DSLR camera. Knowledge of editing software such as Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop and/or Adobe Premiere, social media, and Canva. Experience with SalesForce Marketing Cloud and supervision of others is a plus. Must be able to demonstrate flexibility, manage multiple responsibilities at once and work as part of a team. Excellent driving record. Love and/or respect for The Arts and a diverse community is a must. 21 years of age by June 1, 2022.

What you can expect from us:

  • Room and board, Competitive Pay in summer camp market, Travel stipend where applicable
  • One day off per session (12-day period), one hour off per day, one additional evening or morning off per summer
  • Additional time off during intersession
  • Snacks ,SWAG, and lots of fun
  • The opportunity to positively impact children’s lives and your own
  • Endless gratitude

Responsibilities

JEWISH

  • Facilitate live stream or Facebook Live during Friday evening services and engage with viewers via chat.
  • Collaborate with Unit Heads for Shabbat sha-lective content creation and unit/all-camp media programs and needs
  • Ensure a media staff member is video recording the Jewsical every Friday night and captures a photo of each bunk
  • Actively participate and demonstrate respect in ritual moments
  • Incorporate core values and summer theme in meaningful and appropriate ways

ARTS

  • Facilitate live stream, independently or in partnership with 3rd party vendor, and engage with viewers via chat.
  • Assign media team to photograph and video majors, showcase rehearsals and performances
  • Capture content that tells the story of the process of creating and refining camper work up until the final production.
  • Support campers in their skills training and artistic growth
  • Cheer at showcase

CAMP

  • Collaborate with Assistant Director on the creation of a summer communications calendar
  • Supervise media team and coordinate schedules to capture each camper and camp program every day through posed and candid shots, including but not limited to Majors, Electives, Kinesthetic Arts, Evening Programs, transitions, and impromptu moments
  • 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 and tours of campus
  • Support creation of new promotional video to be produced by 3rd party vendor
  • Ensure all content is organized in Adobe Lightroom and/or on external hard drives for easy access and use during school year
  • Coordinate with Unit Heads and Media team to produce 1-2 bunk photos per week.
  • Actively participate and encourage others in camp activities

Leadership Team Responsibilities:

  • Abide by and enforce safety and security protocols and policies with all participants and staff.
  • Attend Spring Leadership Retreat as scheduled
  • Attend daily Leadership Team meetings
  • Attend routine meetings Assistant Director as scheduled
  • Contribute to the overall positive morale of the camp community.
  • Serve as Senior Shmira (nightly on-duty leadership coverage) as assigned
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of staff, camper, and family information
  • Other responsibilities as needed
Media Team

Responsibilities Start Date: June 19, 2021
Westtown Arrival Date: June 19, 2021
End and Westtown Departure Date: August 8, 2021
Supervised by: Communications Director
Minimum Qualifications: Hiring subject to applicable URJ and Pennsylvania State background checks. 

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. Must be able to demonstrate flexibility, manage multiple responsibilities at once and work as part of a team. Love and/or respect for The Arts and a diverse community is a must.

What you can expect from us:

  • Room and board, Competitive Pay in summer camp market, Travel stipend, where applicable
  • One day off per session (12-day period), one hour off per day, one additional evening or morning off per summer
  • Additional time off during intersession
  • Snacks, SWAG, and lots of fun
  • The opportunity to positively impact children’s lives and your own
  • Endless gratitude

Responsibilities

JEWISH

  • Orchestrate content creation that can be used for Jewish and secular holiday posts throughout the year
  • Photograph or record ritual moments
  • Actively participate and demonstrate respect in ritual moments
  • Incorporate core values and summer theme in meaningful and appropriate ways

ARTS

  • Capture content that tells the story of the process of creating and refining camper work up until the final production.
  • Photograph or record showcase rehearsals and performances
  • Support campers in their skills training and artistic growth
  • Cheer at showcase

CAMP

  • Coordinate with the Communications Director on blog and social media posts throughout the summer.
  • Actively participate and encourage others in camp activities
  • Contribute to the overall positive morale of the camp community
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of staff, camper, and family information
  • Other duties as requested

Photo

  • Photograph each camper, every day during Majors, Minors, Kinesthetic Arts, and camp-wide programs, as well as during unstructured time
  • Edit and upload approximately 75 photos daily to our online platform, CampMinder
  • Produce Showcase slideshows for the end of each session
  • Edit and produce photos to use for future marketing and communications during off-season

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 to use for future marketing and communications during off-season

 

 

Residential Life

Unit Head - FILLED

Responsibilities Start Date: March, 2022
Westtown Arrival Date: Thursday, June 16, 2022, potential for early arrival to Baltimore TBD
End and Westtown Departure Date: Monday, August 8, 2022
Supervised by: Assistant Director
Minimum Qualifications: Hiring subject to applicable URJ and Pennsylvania State background checks.

Supervision experience and ability to work with college-aged individuals and adolescents is expected. A college senior or recent graduate with skills in time management, effective communication, and program development. Must be able to demonstrate flexibility, manage multiple projects at once, and work as part of a team. Experience in Jewish or secular overnight camp is a plus. Excellent driving record. Love and/or respect for The Arts and a diverse community is a must. 21 years of age by June 1, 2022.

What you can expect from us:

  • Room and board, Competitive Pay in summer camp market, Travel stipend, where applicable
  • One day off per session (12-day time period), one hour off per day, one additional evening or morning off per summer
  • Additional time off during intersession
  • Snacks, SWAG, and lots of fun
  • The opportunity to positively impact children’s lives and your own
  • Endless gratitude

Responsibilities

JEWISH

  • Work with JLife Director and other Unit Heads to determine Shabbat Sha-lectives. Assign staff and faculty appropriately.
  • Actively participate and demonstrate respect in ritual moments
  • Incorporate core values and summer theme in meaningful and appropriate ways

ARTS

  • Support campers in their skills training and artistic growth
  • Rotate through arts majors and camp activities daily.
  • Cheer at showcase

CAMP

Supervision

  • Supervise college-aged counselors, coaching and supporting them as role models for campers.
  • In partnership with Assistant Director, create daily schedules for counselors, including Arts Major, electives, and kinesthetic art assignments, hours off, nightly shmira (on-duty) and days off.
  • Communicate any changes and updates regarding operations and logistics to unit staff in timely manner.
  • Facilitate regular and organized staff meetings.
  • Coach counselors through interpersonal challenges and conflict resolution, escalate to Community Care Team as needed.
  • Create and role model positive culture for units. This could include cheers, dress-up days, and general campiness.
  • Support counselors in the design and decorating of dorm floors, working in partnership with Summer Operations Director to secure supplies.
  • Organize policies and protocols for dorm floor operations in partnership with bunk counselors
  • Offer input to Year-Round Team on co-counselor assignments

Programming

  • In partnership with Assistant Director, write and facilitate age-appropriate evening programs for unit engagement.
  • Collaborate with other Unit Heads on all-camp evening programs, theme days, and Shabbat sha-lectives
  • Coordinate meaningful staff engagement opportunities that promote community bonding and wellness, including ensuring the Staff Lounge remains stocked.
  • Actively participate and encourage others in camp activities

Leadership Team Responsibilities

  • Abide by and enforce safety and security protocols and policies with all participants and staff.
  • Attend Spring Leadership Retreat as scheduled
  • Attend daily Leadership Team meetings
  • Attend routine meetings with Camp Director and Assistant Director as scheduled
  • Contribute to the overall positive morale of the camp community.
  • Serve as Senior Shmira (nightly on-duty leadership coverage) as assigned
  • Maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Other responsibilities as needed
Counselor

Responsibilities Start Date: June 2022, virtual Spring training possible
Westtown Arrival Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022
End and Westtown Departure Date: Monday, August 8, 2022
Supervised by: Unit Heads
Minimum Qualifications: Hiring subject to applicable URJ and Pennsylvania State background checks. 

Prior experience working with and a fondness for elementary, middle, or high school age children in a formal or informal setting necessary. High School graduate or the equivalent. Must be able to demonstrate flexibility, manage multiple responsibilities at once and work as part of a team. Love and/or respect for The Arts and a diverse community is a must.

What you can expect from us:

  • Room and board, Competitive Pay in summer camp market, Travel stipend, where applicable
  • One day off per session (12-day period), one hour off per day, one additional evening or morning off per summer
  • Additional time off during intersession
  • 21st century skill development and resume building
  • Snacks, SWAG, and lots of fun
  • The opportunity to positively impact children’s lives and your own
  • Endless gratitude

Responsibilities

JEWISH

  • Actively participate and demonstrate respect in ritual moments
  • Incorporate core values and summer theme into bunk rituals and group moments in meaningful and appropriate ways
  • Support campers on their Jewish journeys, answering questions when appropriate and providing resources when necessary
  • Serve as a positive, Jewish role model

ARTS

  • Support campers in their skills training and artistic growth
  • Assist and, when asked, facilitate workshops, warm-ups, and activities in Arts Majors, under the guidance and support of the Arts Mentor.
  • Craft and lead an arts elective for campers. Past offerings have included: Musical Theatre Choreography, Hip Hop, Poetry, Sewing, and Art as Advocacy
  • Cheer at showcase

CAMP

  • Direct day-to-day support to each camper in their daily routine, helping them to feel a part of the community in their own way, forming interpersonal connections with peers, and assisting participants in navigating personal goals, struggles, and triumphs with the goal of investing campers in programming
  • With creative guidance and support from Unit Head, craft, and implement the day-to-day bunk routine, including boker tov and lilah tov (morning and night) rituals, menucha (rest hour), mealtime, activity transitions, and nikayon (clean-up) with co-counselor(s)
  • Facilitate transitions between activities, ensuring that all campers get to their correct destination, including counting campers between program blocks and walking campers to designated locations.
  • Display leadership for campers and ability to adapt to schedule changes.
  • Lead or co-lead a kinesthetic art (non-competitive sport activity) during assigned unit’s time.
  • Collaborate with co-counselor(s) to complete nightly cabin logs designed to document mental, physical, emotional, and overall status of campers and yourself; turn digital logs in to the Residential Life team
  • Engage with campers during meals, on-dorm, and all-camp or unit activities. Be mindfully and conversationally present
  • Serve on-duty on a revolving basis after bunks-in on assigned dorm floor
  • Actively participate and encourage others in camp activities.
  • Contribute to the overall positive morale of the camp community
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of staff, camper, and family information
  • Other duties as requested. May include, but not limited to staffing intersession, assisting with load in and/or load out, accompanying a camper to an off-campus medical visit, and airport runs on opening/closing days
Community Care Director - FILLED

Responsibilities Start Date: February, 1, 2022
Westtown Arrival Date: Thursday, June 16, 2022, potential for early arrival to Baltimore TBD
End and Westtown Departure Date: Monday, August 8, 2022
Supervised by: Assistant Director
Minimum Qualifications: Hiring subject to applicable URJ and Pennsylvania State background checks.

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, demonstrate flexibility, work as part of a team, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Excellent driving record. Love and/or respect for The Arts and a diverse community is a must. 21 years of age by June 1, 2022.

What you can expect from us:

  • Room and board, Competitive Pay in summer camp market, Travel stipend, where applicable
  • One day off per session (12-day period), one hour off per day, one additional evening or morning off per summer
  • Additional time off during intersession
  • Snacks, SWAG, and lots of fun
  • The opportunity to positively impact children’s lives and your own
  • Endless gratitude

Responsibilities

JEWISH

  • Promote Shmirat HaGuf – the health and wellness of our souls – as a key concept in camp, in partnership with the Jewish Life Director
  • Actively participate and demonstrate respect in ritual moments
  • Incorporate core values and summer theme in meaningful and appropriate ways

ARTS

  • Support campers in their skills training and artistic growth
  • Cheer at showcase

CAMP

  • Supervise and coach Resident Advisors; serve as overarching support for camper and staff behavioral and emotional needs
  • Assist with the pre-camp screening and placement/bunking of campers prior to arrival on camp
  • When permitted, communicate directly with campers’ mental health professionals
  • Provide emotional support and behavioral intervention for the camp community, supporting and intervening directly when necessary
  • In coordination with the Assistant Camp Director and the Residential Advisors review daily camper and staff logs for next steps
  • In collaboration with the Health and Wellness Director, curate activities and programming geared towards mindfulness for campers and staff, including Mindfulness Moment program blocks
  • Facilitate training and share best practices with staff and faculty to support MESSH needs
  • Communicate camper successes and challenges to parents/guardians
  • When permitted, communicate directly with campers’ mental health professionals
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation of all interactions with campers, parents/guardians, and staff in CampMinder database
  • Partner with Resident Advisors on the scheduling of camper therapy appointments
  • If 6 Points Creative Arts is accepted, actively participate in Foundation for Jewish Camp’s (FJC) Yedid Nefesh program included but not limited to:
    • Attend FJC trainings, workshops, and webinars
    • Participate in Community of Practice programming
    • Collaborate with Assistant Director on weekly reports submitted throughout the summer about mental health-related situations happening in camp.
  • Actively participate and encourage others in camp activities

Leadership Team Responsibilities

  • Abide by and enforce safety and security protocols and policies with all participants and staff.
  • Attend Spring Leadership Retreat as scheduled
  • Attend daily Leadership Team meetings
  • Attend routine meetings with Camp Director and Assistant Director as scheduled
  • Contribute to the overall positive morale of the camp community.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Other responsibilities as needed

 

Resident Advisor

Responsibilities Start Date: Spring, 2022
Westtown Arrival Date: June 19, 2022
End and Westtown Departure Date: Monday, August 8, 2022
Supervised by: Community Care Director
Minimum Qualifications: Hiring subject to applicable URJ and Pennsylvania State background checks.

Prior experience working with and fondness for elementary and middle school-age children in a formal or informal setting. Supervisory experience is preferred. Must be a grad student, graduate in social work, mental health counseling, special education or similar field. Familiarity with customer service communications a plus. Calm under pressure with a proven track record of excellent organizational and communications skills; comfort in managing multiple projects with and for multiple stakeholders. Must be able to demonstrate flexibility and work as part of a team. Comfort with Office Suite and ability to learn new technology. Excellent driving record. Love and/or respect for The Arts and a diverse community is a must. 21 years of age by June 1, 2022.

What you can expect from us:

  • Room and board, Competitive Pay in summer camp market, Travel stipend, where applicable
  • One day off per session (12-day period), one hour off per day, one additional evening or morning off per summer
  • Additional time off during intersession
  • Snacks and SWAG, and lots of fun
  • The opportunity to positively impact children’s lives and your own
  • Endless gratitude

Responsibilities

JEWISH

  • Promote Shmirat HaGuf – the health and wellness of our souls – as a key concept in camp, in partnership with the Community Care Director, Health and Wellness Director and Jewish Life Director
  • Actively participate and demonstrate respect in ritual moments
  • Incorporate core values and summer theme in meaningful and appropriate ways

ARTS

  • 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 daily programming
  • Support campers in their skills training and artistic growth
  • Cheer at showcase

CAMP

  • Guide and support campers and staff in moments of crisis, severe homesickness, and mental, emotional, or social challenges. Aid participants and staff through mindfulness and therapeutic techniques, with the goal of re-engaging in activities.
  • Coach counselors on navigating camper challenges and support campers through difficulties (i.e. moments of sadness, mental health concerns, camper-camper/camper-staff conflict) beyond the expertise of counselors
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation of all interactions with campers and staff
  • Hold counselors accountable for daily camper logs, review with Community Care Coordinator, and take corrective action where necessary
  • Make, return, and document parent/guardian communications regarding camper challenges and successes
  • When permitted, communicate directly with campers’ mental health professionals
  • Share staff and camper successes and challenges with Community Care Director and Assistant Director, referring participants to those partners where necessary
  • Provide support as needed on counselor days/evenings off
  • Accompany ill or injured campers off-site for medical attention as needed
  • Monitor and maintain the supplies in Chill Zone Bags, coordinating with Community Care Director and Summer Operations Director when materials need to be replaced
  • Actively participate and encourage others in camp activities
  • Contribute to the overall positive morale of the camp community
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of staff, camper, and family information
  • Other duties as requested

 

Gesher (Staff-in-Training) Director - FILLED

Responsibilities Start Date: March, 2022
Westtown Arrival Date: Thursday, June 16, 2022
End and Westtown Departure Date: Monday, August 8, 2022
Supervised by: Assistant Director
Minimum Qualifications: Hiring subject to applicable URJ and Pennsylvania State background checks.

Seeking a college graduate or the equivalent, with training and experience in secondary education and/or significant prior experience working with and fondness for 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, be able to demonstrate flexibility, manage multiple responsibilities at once and work as part of a team. Excellent driving record. Love and/or respect for The Arts and a diverse community is a must. 21 years of age by June 1, 2022.

What you can expect from us:

  • Room and board, Competitive Pay in summer camp market, Travel stipend, where applicable
  • One day off per session (12-day period), one hour off per day, one additional evening or morning off per summer
  • Additional time off during intersession
  • Snacks,SWAG, and lots of fun
  • The opportunity to positively impact children’s lives and your own
  • Endless gratitude

Responsibilities

JEWISH

  • Incorporate Jewish values and traditions in to Gesher curriculum
  • Actively participate and demonstrate respect in ritual moments
  • Incorporate core values and summer theme in meaningful and appropriate ways

ARTS

  • Support campers in their skills training and artistic growth
  • Cheer at showcase

CAMP

  • Develop and implement a staff-in-training curriculum designed to teach participants skills necessary to succeed as a summer camp staff member and post-high school. 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
  • Have meaningful day-to-day interaction with each participant and facilitate meaningful interactions between them.
  • Support smooth transitions between Gesher cohorts by session.
  • Responsible for communicating information and setting expectations for the 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.
  • Supervise the Gesher counselor(s), who will support the programmatic and MESSH needs for Gesher participants.
  • Share participant successes and challenges with parents/guardians, Community Care Team and Assistant Director, referring participants to those partners when necessary
  • Work with the Gesher counselor to complete nightly unit logs designed to document mental, physical, emotional, and overall status of campers, submit them to the Resident Advisor before leaving the dorm floor each night
  • Circulate in the camp community during daily programming
  • Assist in expectation setting and provide regular evaluations and feedback to Gesher participants, both formally and informally
  • Effectively set and communicate expectations of the Gesher participants for the camp community
  • Actively participate and encourage others in camp activities

Leadership Team Responsibilities:

  • Abide by and enforce safety and security protocols and policies with all participants and staff.
  • Attend Spring Leadership Retreat as scheduled Attend daily Leadership Team meetings Attend routine meetings with Camp Director and Assistant Director as scheduled
  • Contribute to the overall positive morale of the camp community.
  • Serve as Senior Shmira (nightly on-duty leadership coverage) as assigned
  • Maintain strict confidentiality
  • Other responsibilities as needed
Gesher (Staff-in-Training) Counselor - FILLED

Responsibilities Start Date: March, 2022, virtual Spring training possible
Westtown Arrival Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022
End and Westtown Departure Date: Monday, August 8, 2022
Supervised by: Gesher Director
Minimum Qualifications: Hiring subject to applicable URJ and Pennsylvania State background checks.

Prior experience working with and fondness for 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 demonstrate flexibility, manage multiple responsibilities at once and work as part of a team. Love and/or respect for The Arts and a diverse community is a must.

What you can expect from us:

  • Room and board, Competitive Pay in summer camp market, Travel stipend, where applicable
  • One day off per session (12-day period), one hour off per day, one additional evening or morning off per summer
  • Additional time off during intersession
  • 21st century skill development and resume building
  • Snacks, SWAG, and lots of fun
  • The opportunity to positively impact children’s lives and your own
  • Endless gratitude

Responsibilities

JEWISH

  • Actively participate and demonstrate respect in ritual moments
  • Incorporate core values and summer theme in to bunk rituals and group moments in meaningful and appropriate ways
  • Support campers on their Jewish journeys, answering questions when appropriate and providing resources when necessary
  • Incorporate core values and summer theme in meaningful and appropriate ways

ARTS

  • Opportunities to lead group discussions and activities during evening programs
  • Support Gesher curriculum and infuse with artistic practices when possible
  • Assist and, when asked, facilitate workshops, warm-ups, and activities in Arts Majors, under the guidance and support of the Arts Mentor.
  • Support campers in their skills training and artistic growth
  • Cheer at showcase

CAMP

  • Support Gesher participants in their daily routine, helping them to feel a part of the community in their own way, forming interpersonal connections with peers, and assisting participants in navigating personal goals, struggles, and triumphs with the goal of investing campers in programming
  • 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 and yourself
  • Sit with campers during meals and all-camp or unit activities, and be mindfully and conversationally present
  • On-duty on a revolving basis after bunks-in on assigned dorm floor
  • With creative guidance from the Leadership Team, craft and implement appropriate programs, curriculum, and theme days for Gesher
  • Actively participate and encourage others in camp activities
  • Contribute to the overall positive morale of the camp community
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of staff, camper, and family information
  • Other duties as requested

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 for which staff need time off should be communicated with Camp Director and Assistant Director in the staff application and interview process if possible. Understanding that camp is a fast-paced, ever-changing environment, to the extent possible:

Arts Mentors

Off from wake-up through curfew on the first Saturday of each session, and for a period of time during intersession unless they choose to staff this time period. Arts Mentors are generally off most evenings apart from weekly Shabbat Prep and Shabbat (Thursday and Friday), and Showcase (2nd Saturdays). Arts Mentors are welcome and encourage to attend Evening Programs if interested or specially requested.

Counselors, Operations, and Media Team

Off from wake-up through curfew one day each session, one evening or morning to be taken during week 2, 3, 4, or 5, and intersession unless requested and/or interested in staffing. These staff positions will also be assigned at least one hour off daily.  These will be scheduled by the appropriate supervisor.

Nurses

Off when not on shift or on-call on rotation.  Off from wake-up through curfew one day each session.  Nurses are welcome and encouraged to participate in camp activities when not specifically on duty the Health Center.

Leadership

Off from wake-up through curfew one day each session, one evening or morning to be taken during week 2, 3, 4, or 5, and intersession unless requested and/or interested in staffing. These staff positions will also have at least one hour off daily. Leadership time off will be discussed as a team to ensure appropriate coverage of camp, 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. It is our belief that, given all participants and staff of our program will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, we will be able to return to a more typical time off policy for our staff that includes time off of our camp properties, where staff will have autonomy over their own time.

Important 2022 Dates

Thursday, June 16, 2022 Leadership Team arrives – Westtown School
Sunday, June 19, 2022 Arts Mentors, Resident Advisors, Media Team, Songleaders arrive – Westtown School
Monday, June 20, 2022 International Staff arrive – Westtown School
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 Residential Life arrives – Westtown School
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Session 1 Opening Day
Sunday, July 10, 2022 Session 1 Closing Day
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 Session 2 Opening Day
Sunday, July 24, 2022 Session 2 Closing Day
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 Session 3 Opening Day
Sunday, August 7, 2022 Session 3 Closing Day and Staff Celebration
Monday, August 8, 2022 or Tuesday, August 9, 2022 (based on position) Staff Released