Part-time hours between December and June 2022
Full-time hours between June 27 – September 2, 2022
Camps at Appleby College provide coeducational opportunities to develop and advance skills, and to promote interactive skills among participants. Appleby provides excellence within each camp through the use of superb facilities and instruction. In all our programs, we emphasize individual development, participation, co-operation and fun! Appleby’s scenic 60-acre campus offers outstanding academic, art and athletics for all its Camps.
Campers at Appleby experience an exciting week of discovery, friendship, sports and fun! Appleby College offers Discovery Camps, Arts & Media Camps, Science & Success Camps and Sports & Adventure Camps. For a listing of all Media summer camp programs offered, please visit: Appleby College's Media Camp Programs
The Program Director, Media is responsible to manage, operate and oversee the Appleby Summer Camp’s Media Program & the Camps Communication Photographer team. Reporting to the Camp Director, this position involves extensive planning, program development & enhancement, facilitating cross-camp activities/themes, camper and parent care and engagement, staff training and risk management.
Specific Accountabilities (Pre-Camp Planning):
Responsibilities would include approximately 1.5-2 weeks (approximately) of pre-summer work of camp planning, organizing and purchasing supplies, recruiting guest artists for cross-camp activities.
Work closely with the Camp Director to build & enhance the Media program
Monthly Senior Staff meetings December through June
Corresponding and checking the Media Program Director email address
Contribute to the strategic planning and development based on research in the community, competitors, enrolment trends and analysis of previous years.
Visit local art galleries, schools, library and community centre events and distributing flyers.
Assist at local camp fairs. Support camp booths or programs organized for specific events.
Coordinate collaboration with other camps for weekly shows and activities.
Assist Camp Director in the recruitment, hiring, and orientation of staff
Develop and deliver training modules that support the professional development of staff and volunteers.
Ensure Appleby’s Mutual Respect policy is communicated
Plan cross-camp and cross-category activities, tournaments and shows
Summer Camp program (July, August)
Ensuring all Covid-19 Safety protocols and Government regulations are being followed
Nurture a positive camp culture by leading, motivating and developing strong teams.
Create activities that are welcoming for parents/guardians to join/observe aspects of camp (for the shy or timid campers).
Oversee & Assist with Camp Communications team: Photographers, Videographers to ensure website and photo galleries are updated and create weekly slide show
Ensure all training modules include an element of follow-up, discussion and analysis to ensure the needs of the staff and campers are met
Assist in scheduling all staff/volunteers/photographers; ensure all employee documentation for employee files are collected.
Manage sick leave, absences and staff issues
Ensure all facilities, equipment and programs are managed in accordance with the practices of Appleby College
Organize/Host/MC Friday shows for media camps
Prepare and deliver staff performance evaluations for Media Instructors & communications team
Be first aid response and behavior management response presence for all media camps.
Ensure compliance to Appleby’s procedures and protocols.
Ensure safe drop-off and pick-up for all Media campers.
Always present at these points, mingling and getting to know parents, helping and answering questions.
Acts as a parent liaison to build relationships with camper families and to ensure satisfaction and drive increased customer service
Ensure that lunches run smoothly and participate in planning and execution of new activities and shows in lunch time periods.
Post Camp Review
Debrief after Summer is completed
Suggestions/Ideas for the following summer
Create Lessons Learned/Best practices documentation
Knowledge and Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts/Photography/Media or a related field is an asset.
Strong multi-media skills and related work experience in the media arts in camp or educational environments.
Strong knowledge of graphics software including Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro and iMovie.
Photography experience including using a DSLR camera (Canon equipment used) and video equipment. Go-Pro knowledge an asset.
Experience in video/slideshow production.
Strong organizational capabilities and ability to host/direct shows and activities in front of large groups.
Leadership experience in a similar camp/recreation program setting is required
Proven ability to mentor young staff to work effectively with children and youth in a camp setting
Previous experience training and building relationships with instructors, campers, camp families and staff.
Standard First Aid Training and CPR- C or higher required (certified on or after September 2020)
Bronze Cross and/or NLS certification in lifeguarding is an asset
Successful candidates must attend the required training sessions from Attend mandatory training June 3 – 5, 2022, June 18, 19, 2022
Part-time pre-camp prep work to be completed from December 2021 includes:
Monthly Evening Meetings Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, April (Exact date/time TBD) and Individual homework
Leading program breakout sessions during Staff Training Weekends Friday June 3 – 5, & June 18 -19, 2022
As a condition of employment, a criminal record check with a vulnerable sector screening is required.
Valid driver’s license required.
Appleby College Camps and Academies provide the highest quality of instruction to campers in a fast paced and challenging work environment. Compensation is dependent on experience and qualifications.
While all applicants are thanked for their interest, only those chosen for interviews will be contacted.
Please apply online by Monday, November 15, 2021 via https://www.appleby.on.ca/jointheteam/currentoppor...
Appleby is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.