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 Logistics Team

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. Knowledge of the Microsoft Suite of products required, and knowledge of CampMinder a plus.  

  • Monitor staff travel for arrival and departure from camp
  • Monitor camper travel for arrival and departure from camp
  • Track missing luggage
  • Oversee daily mail distribution
  • Facilitate intersession dorm turn-over
  • Coordinate arrival and departure times for faculty, visitors and guests, including but not limited to working with hospitality, signage, and welcome materials
  • Coordinate local transportation needs, including but not limited to: medical visits and supply purchasing. Logistics coordinator will also drive when needed.
  • Coordinate travel for off-site trips, including but not limited to: Olim Night Out, intersession, staff time off, arts major related outings
  • Ensure timely delivery of supplies to program areas
  • Supervise logistics team

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

Supervised by the Business and Operations Manager.  Must be available remotely for bi-weekly check-ins beginning in January, leadership team retreat in the spring, and on-site June 12 at The Westtown School, potentially sooner to assist with load-in. Position term concludes on Tuesday, August 4.  Member of the Leadership Team.

  • Review purchase orders and shipment contents to ensure correct delivery completion
  • Delivery of supplies to program areas.
  • Assist with program and meeting area set-up and break down
  • Sort and distribute daily mail
  • Provide labor for intersession dorm turn-over
  • Assist with AV needs camp-wide
  • 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

Supervised by the Logistics Coordinator. Must be on-site approximately June 15 at The Westtown School, potentially sooner to assist with load-in. Position term concludes on Tuesday, August 6.

  • 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
  • Keep office organized and fit to welcome camp visitors
  • Serve as point of contact and assistance to camp visitors

Supervised by the Logistics Coordinator. Must be on-site approximately June 15 at The Westtown School, potentially sooner to assist with load-in. Position term concludes on Tuesday, August 6.

  • Assist with daily med-pass
  • Assist with daily sick-call
  • Log camper health center visit information into Campminder
  • Support campers who need to be driven to doctor’s offices and/or medical needs
  • Promote safety at all times by keeping first aid supplies fully stocked

Supervised by the Business and Operations Manager. Must be on-site approximately June 15 at The Westtown School, potentially sooner to assist with load-in. Position term concludes on Tuesday, August 6.

Any of the above positions can double as a driver for standard camp vehicles.

  • Must be 21 by June 15, 2020 and have a good driving record.
  • Drive camp vehicle safely according to URJ Policies and Procedures and state laws
  • Complete before and after trip checks and record any necessary information (i.e. gas level, damage, required maintenance, etc.)
  • Maintain vehicle cleanliness
  • Transport campers and staff for routine trips and appointments.
  • Fulfill supply requests at local stores and providers.
  • Complete airport run to pick-up visitors and guests.

Programming and Communications

Seeking a college graduate or the equivalent, with training and experience in The Arts, and a passion for Jewish education. An advanced degree is a plus. Must be 21 years of age by June 15, 2020.

  • Oversee, in collaboration with the Arts Mentors, the creation of discipline and age unit specific curricula
  • On-site supervision of Arts Mentors and Production Manager
  • Supervise supply inventories and requests for all Arts based programming; physical shopping as needed
  • Schedule visiting artists and provide on-site support and hospitality
  • Collaborate with the Program Coordinator 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
  • Coordinate with Assistant Director on camper and staff daily schedules

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

Supervised by the Camp Director. Must be available remotely for bi-weekly check-ins beginning in February and in-person for staff leadership training weekend in the spring, and on-site June 11 for leadership team orientation. Position term concludes on Monday, August 3. Member of the Leadership Team.

Seeking a college graduate or the equivalent, with training and/or experience in Jewish education and a passion for The Arts. An advanced degree is a plus. Must be 21 years of age by June 15, 2020.

    • Oversee, in collaboration with the Arts Coordinator, the integration of Judaic content into all camp programming, included but not limited to implementation of the summer theme and core values
    • Support Unit Programmers in the creation of informal camp programming for Evening Programs and Shabbat sha-lectives
    • Liaise between Camp Leadership and Faculty for the preparation of all ritual moments, including but not limited to Mo Moments, Siyyum, Shabbatot and Shabbat prep.
    • Work with Logistics Coordinator and Camp Director on special programming, including but not limited to inter-session, Olim Night Out, and staff engagement.
    • Coordinate with Shlichim Liaison on opportunities for Israel infusion to the camp community, including Rega Shel Ivrit (Moment of Hebrew).
    • Supervise supply inventories and requests for all non-Arts based programming; physical shopping as needed
    • Supervise Songleader, including coordination of content and schedule of song sessions and ritual moments

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

Supervised by the Camp Director. Must be available remotely for bi-weekly check-ins beginning in February and in-person for staff leadership training weekend in the spring, and on-site June 11 for leadership team orientation. Position term concludes on Monday, August 3. Member of the Leadership Team.

Supervisory experience is preferred. Passion and 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, 2020.

    • 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

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 11 on-site at The Westtown School. Position term ends on Monday, August 3.

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

Majors offered: Creative Writing (Filled), Culinary Arts, Dance (Filled), Instrumental Music (Filled), Vocal Music (Filled), Classical/Contemporary Theatre, Musical Theatre (Filled), Visual Art

    • In partnership with the Arts Coordinator, 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 Arts Coordinator, develop curriculum for seven, hour and a half-long sessions for a minor as assigned in their area of expertise or a complimentary area of expertise. This may be collaborative with other Arts Mentors.
    • In partnership with the Arts Coordinator and Program Coordinator, facilitate a Shabbat prep workshop session as assigned.
    • Teach master classes as interested
    • Participate in all-camp non-arts-based programming as requested and interested

Supervised by the Arts Coordinator. Must be available remotely for bi-weekly check-ins beginning in March and in-person June 15 on-site at The Westtown School. Position term ends on Monday, August 3. 

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.

    • Collaborate with the Camp Director, Program Coordinator 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
    • Provide music for a variety of events including morning and evening rituals, opening ceremonies, showcase, and song sessions
    • Serve as part of the Music Team in either the instrumental or vocal major
    • Create and implement a curriculum for a 7-session music related minor (ex. song leading, song writing)
    • Set up and maintain audio/visual equipment for morning and evening rituals, song session and Shabbat

Supervised by the Program Coordinator. Must be available remotely for bi-weekly check-ins beginning in March, for Machon Shira at O.S.R.U.I. from March 26-29 (all expenses paid) and in-person June 15 on-site at The Westtown School. Position term ends on Monday, August 3. 

Prior experience in technical theatre a requirement. Advanced degree is a plus.

    • In coordination with Arts Coordinator and Westtown staff liaison, oversee all technical aspects of Shabbat and Showcase
    • Oversee audio/visual equipment for all programmatic aspects of camp
    • In partnership with the Arts Coordinator, develop curriculum for seven, hour and a half-long sessions for a Technical Theatre minor. This may be collaborative with other Arts Mentors.
    • Manage all props and costumes in partnership with Theatre Mentors

Supervised by the Arts Coordinator. Must be on-site June 15. Position term concludes on Monday, August 3. 

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, 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
        • 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 15 on-site at The Westtown School. Position term ends on Monday, August 3.

Residential Life

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 Keshet inclusion team, our in-camp cohort dedicated to the inclusion of all campers in the LGBTQIA+ community.
  • Serve as a resource to staff, related to inclusion and more general camper care.
  • Serve as the direct support for staff's MESH needs.

Leadership Team Responsibilities

  • Maintain confidentiality
  • 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.

Supervised by the Camp Director and works in collaboration with Assistant Director. 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 11 for staff leadership orientation. Position term concludes on Monday, August 5. Member of Leadership Team.

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 team’s 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, needs to be determined in consultation with Camp Directors
    • 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

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 11. Position term concludes on Monday, August 3.

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

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 11. Position term concludes on Monday, August 3.

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 Minor.

Responsibilities for Arts Disciplines

  • Assist Arts Mentors in major/minor blocks, including direct instruction when asked, small group facilitation, keeping studio space clean and organized, helping with cleanup, ensuring all safety precautions are met.

Supervised by the Residential Adivsors.  Must be available approximately June 16 at The Westtown School. Position term ends on Monday, August 3. Shorter term commitments are available.

Prior experience working with elementary and middle 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 Logistics 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 15. Position term concludes on Monday, August 3.

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 15. Position term concludes on Monday, August 3.

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 15. Position term concludes on Monday, August 3.

Time Off

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 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.

Important Dates: Summer 2020

Friday, 6/11 Leadership Team arrive - Westtown School
Monday, 6/15 Schlichim, Administration and Logistics Team, Programming and Communication teams arrive - Westtown School
Tuesday, 6/16 All additional staff arrive at Westtown
Tuesday, 6/23 Opening Day
Sunday, 7/5 Session 1 Ends
Tuesday, 7/7 Session 2 Begins
Sunday, 7/19 Session 2 Ends
Tuesday, 7/21 Session 3 Begins
Sunday, 8/02 Session 3 Ends and Staff Banquet
Monday, 8/03 Staff Released