Flato Markham Theatre operates four camps which run concurrently. Junior Stars Camp for ages 6-9, Drama camp for ages 9-13, Kinder Theatre Camp for ages 4-5, and Performing Arts Camps at Cornerstone Centre for ages 6-13.
The Junior Stars and Drama Camp programs work individually and in cooperation to rehearse and perform a play that is specifically written for children. The session is one week and culminates with a performance on Thursday evening. Kinder Theatre Camp has a performance on Friday afternoon, during regular camp hours. Performing Arts Camp happens at Cornerstone Centre and has a performance on Friday afternoon.
In this job, you will be responsible for supervising a group of campers as well as overseeing counsellors who are managing their own groups of campers and volunteers. As a supervisor within the camp you are responsible for leading by example and coaching volunteers and counsellors. In addition, you will be responsible for directing some activities, managing the administrative side of conflicts and injuries, and ensuring the safety and inclusiveness of our program.
In terms of programming, you will assist in a variety of duties and activities associated with creating a performance, for example, supporting in stage management, line and cue running, lighting design, costume and prop organization, rehearsing choreography and character development.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Through effective leadership and programming, we enable children and youth to develop skills, make friends, socialize and build self-esteem.
- Accountable for day-to-day operations under the guidance of the Discovery Program Coordinator, Artistic Director and Director team, ensuring camp activities are safe, educational, inclusive, high quality, creative, innovative, and meet the Theatre’s overall goals and standards.
- Acts as a leader role model, fostering a positive learning environment where people feel included as members of a team and are motivated to work towards common goals. Ensures programming is adapted to camper needs with regards to safety, hygiene, weather, breaks etc.
- Participates in all camp activities as required.
- Organizes and assists with set-up and clean-up of camp events, activities and programs. Ensures camp staff leave the Theatre as they found it and all materials are kept in good working order.
- Prioritizes child well-being, safety and protection throughout the camp. Evaluate situations for potential risks to the safety, protection and well-being of campers and staff, pro-actively taking mitigating actions to address such risks.
- Serves as a liaison with parents of campers, reinforcing City of Markham customer service, diversity and inclusion (special needs, ethno-cultural, English as second language, socio-economic).
- Provides regular updates and feedback to the Discovery Program Coordinator, Camp Coordinator, Artistic Director and Director team.
- Assists with preparing and delivering the Theatre camp staff training under the direction of the Discovery Program Coordinator, Camp Coordinator and Artistic Director.
- Participates in coaching and recognition of camp staff, working in conjunction with full-time culture staff.
- Provides regular feedback and completes formal performance assessments for all direct reports.
- Assists with the on-going training, coaching and recognition to volunteers. Provides regular feedback and completes formal performance assessments for all direct reports if required.
- Controls supplies and equipment inventory for sessions, ensuring that all necessary supplies and equipment are ordered and received in accordance with City policies.
- Responsible for and participates in before and after care program as required.
- Responsible for attendance records as well as leading the sign-in and sign-out process for their individual camp. Responsible for contacting all absentee campers’ parents/guardians in a timely manner as assigned.
- Demonstrates the confidence and ability to make decisions independently of peers and in the best interests of the campers. Resolves problems and conflicts effectively as they arise.
- Reports all incidents promptly and thoroughly to the Camp Coordinator using incident report forms and processes. Ensures all information is accurately inputted into the Theatre Camp Log Book.
- Maintains and reviews camp documentation, including registration information, permission and waiver forms, attendance records, incident reports and timesheets. Ensures all forms are complete prior to campers being dropped off on the first day of camp.
- Follows-up with any unclear information documented on participant information forms. Disseminates pertinent information (e.g. allergies) to camp counsellors directly over seeing that camper in a timely manner.
- Responsible for effective and efficient communication to all stakeholders including parents, campers staff, volunteers, and special guests as well as managing phone and e-mail inquiries in a timely manner.
- Ensures adherence of policies and procedures working closely with other supervisors to ensure consistency under the guidance of the Head Program Instructor.
- Serves as an ambassador for the Corporation of the City of Markham, liaising with Camp Supervisors and Counsellors, and resolving any issues with the support of the Artistic Director and Discovery Coordinator.
- Other duties as required.
- Service Excellence: Meets or exceeds service standards when interacting with customers in the community and in the organization.
- Change & Innovation: Responds positively and professionally to change and helps others through change.
- Teamwork & Relationship Building: Interacts with others in an inclusive, collaborative and respectful way that creates effective working relationships.
- Communication: Communicates in a clear, professional and respectful way; demonstrates active listening.
- Accountable & Results Oriented: Demonstrates ethical behavior and accountability, aligns with City values, and abides by relevant policies and legislation.
- Management & Leadership: Demonstrates self-management, professionalism and engagement; leads by example.
- Minimum Age: 16
- Background/experience in education and/or the performing arts
- Past camp experience demonstrating significant leadership capabilities.
- Demonstrated experience developing, organizing and carrying out both regular daily and special programs.
- Knowledge of specific theatre themes.
- Demonstrates creativity and innovation in program planning skills.
- Current Standard First Aid with CPR ‘C’ required;
- HIGH FIVE Healthy Child Development is required;
- HIGH FIVE Quest is an asset;
- Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) is an asset
- Computer skills (Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Acrobat)
The contract period is from March 11, 2019 - March 15, 2019, with one additional evening of training the week prior.
All required certificates must be in good standing by the end of January 2019.
We thank all applicants who have applied, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by email.
The City of Markham is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact the HR Department with your requirements.
All offers of employment for this position will be conditional on satisfactory reference checks and vulnerable sector screening checks as required for the City of Markham.
To apply to this position, please submit your cover letter and resume on-line by January 18, 2019.