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Department Head - Art
Sep. 22, 2010


· Strong background and experience in Jewish camping and/or related fields

· Informal Jewish Education experience required

· Desire and ability to work with children and young adults in a camp setting

· Well-versed in Jewish culture with access to educational resources and topics

· Well-versed in different art medium

· Must have leadership skills, ability to motivate, manage, and counsel

· Ability and willingness to teach Jewish concepts and values in camp community

· Ability to communicate with, relate to, and serve as an example to all campers and staff

· Willingness and ability to take full responsibility for safety and security of campers

· Ability to give and receive guidance, constructive feedback, and support

· Minimum age requirement: College graduate or equivalent

Pre-camp responsibilities:

· Communicate with the Director, Assistant Director and Education Director at URJ Camp Kalsman on a regular basis

· Come to at least one Education Programming / Supervisor team meeting at URJ Camp Kalsman

· Collaborate with Director of Education to create and develop curriculum for Judaic programming through art at camp – curriculum should be finalized prior to arrival at camp, allowing for minor tweaks if needed


· Be a positive Jewish role model for the entire camp community

· Help build on the development and implementation of an integrated Jewish educational program in the art department.

· Coordination of the educational program within parameters set by the Director of Education

· Implement a curriculum of relevant, fun, engaging, age appropriate, and educational programs for campers in grades 2 through 12, according to the outline laid out by the Director of Education with art specialists to help guide them in integrating and incorporating Jewish content into their activity areas

· Directly Supervise the Art Room, Cultural, and Music Supervisor positions.

· Oversee a staff of visual and performing art specialists.

· Directly responsible for the cleanliness and care of each of the Art Department areas – includes pre and post camp inventory

Leadership Staff Responsibilities:

· Attend daily meetings and perform various other administrative responsibilities such as complete staff evaluations, order supplies, etc.

· Able and willing to work with a variety of staff members in a calm, collected manner at all times

· Participate in pre-camp staff orientation and any on-going staff development programs throughout the summer

· Take part in creating and leading staff development opportunities both during Staff Orientation and throughout the summer.

· Participate regularly and enthusiastically in all camp programs

· Responsible for the health, safety, and happiness of ALL campers at ALL times

· Participate regularly and enthusiastically in all Judaic programming, including Shabbat programming

Designated Supervisor: Program Director

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