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Title

Junior Counselor 

Description

Assist Lead and Specialty Counselors in teaching your defined Handwork Studio program, aid in facilitating camp activities, and supervising campers.

 
Position Requirements

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist the Lead Counselor and Specialty Counselor with camp activities at designated camp location
  • Assist Lead Counselor and Specialty Counselor in teaching class by following The Handwork Studio Curriculum
  • Adhere to The Handwork Studio mission and values
  • Report all camper issues and absences to the Lead Counselor
  • Know the whereabouts of campers at all times
  • Ensure safety of children at all times and report and illness, injury or health related issues immediately to the Lead Counselor
  • Report supply needs to the Lead Counselor and utilize materials effectively to reduce waste and duplicate orders
  • Participate in set-up and breakdown of site(s). (Depending on region, may need to set up and break down multiple times throughout the course of your summer employment.)
  • Participate in all required trainings
  • Complete self-evaluation, meet with manager(s) halfway through camp tenure and at end of camp season

SKILLS:

  • Bountiful energy to sit, stand, sing, and stitch throughout the day
  • Organizational skills
  • A passion for crafting
  • Crafting skill level: Competent crafter in any of the following needle arts, but not limited to, hand and machine sewing, knitting, crocheting, weaving, woodworking, baking etc.
  • Interpersonal communication skills for working with counselors and teaching children
  • Nurturing and compassionate with a sense of humor

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 1 year experience working with children preferably through summer camp experience
  • Must have reliable transportation to arrive to shift on time

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Must be able to lift and carry 35 lbs., such as sewing machines, fabric bolts, trunks of materials, etc.
  • Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time
  • Maintained mental and physical alertness
  • Required to wear The Handwork Studio apron during work hours - apron is provided by The Handwork Studio

OTHER:

  • All other duties as assigned
  • Follow The Handwork Studio rules and regulations
  • Represent The Handwork Studio according to its missions and goals
 
About the Organization The Handwork Studio is where kids learn by making. Children explore and acquire a variety of skills from woodworking to cooking and learning to sew. The Handwork Studio Camps are where imagination comes to life.

We partner with some of the country's finest independent schools and universities. Our staff of professional artists, instructors, and skilled teachers love passing down the tradition of all different types of handwork skills.



The Handwork Studio is designed to...

Nurture its students

Provide a positive social environment

Encourage a "Can Do" attitude

Foster creativity

Instill learning lifetime skills

The Result: Making really cool projects with new friends while having Fun! Fun! Fun!  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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