Arts & Craft Department Head - Camp Farley Outdoor Education Center


Job Description

To plan, direct, and supervise camp's creative arts program.

  1. Set up arts & craft studio during staff training. 
  2. Teach staff their responsibilities in activity during staff training. 
  3. Teach and monitor proper use of equipment. 
  4. Conduct initial and end-of-season inventory, and store equipment for safety. 
  5. Check equipment and make (or file for) repairs. 
  6. Conduct daily check of program area for safety, cleanliness, and good repair. 
  7. Write (with help of activity assistants) lesson plans that will foster participants' appreciation for the arts. Check all lesson plans. 
  8. Help participants progress from beginner to advanced levels. 
  9. Work with other department heads (i.e. directors). 
  10. Plan activities based on campers' skills, age, and abilities. 
  11. Submit orders for supplies when needed, ensuring timely arrival of materials. 
  12. Assist in packing all materials and supplies at the end of season. 
  13. Evaluate current season and make recommendations for equipment, supplies, and program for following season. 
  14. These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required. 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY: To identify and meet camper needs

  1. Learn the likes/dislikes of each participant
  2. Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem solving in the group. 
  3. Develop opportunities for interaction between campers and staff 
  4. Provide opportunities for the group so that each individual experiences success during camp. 
  5. Provide opportunities for discussion of individual or group problems. 
  6. Help each participant meet the goals established by the camp for camper development.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY: To carry out camp programs

  1. Guide cabin groups and individual campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities. 
  2. Carry out established roles for supervising camper health. 
  3. Periodically supervise staff and campers during the evening. 
  4. Carry out established rules in enforcing camp safety regulations. 
  5. Help counselors in appropriately managing their cabin group. 
  6. Supervise all assigned aspects of camper's day including morning reveille, cabin clean-up, meal times, rest hour, evening activities, getting ready for bed, and after-hours duty as assigned. 
  7. Instruct staff and campers in emergency procedures such as fire drills, evacuation, etc. 
  8. Help staff plan their participation in camp-wide programs, special events, and activities. 
  9. Teach or lead activities as assigned.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY: To fulfill other staff administrative roles

  1. Prepare for and actively participate in staff training meetings. 
  2. Set a good example for staff and campers including cleanliness, punctuality, sharing clean-up and chores, sportsmanship, and table manners. 
  3. Follow camp rules and regulations pertaining to smoking, use of alcoholic beverages, and use of drugs. 
  4. Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment, and facilities. 
  5. Manage personal time off in accordance with camp policy. 
  6. Maintain good public relations with campers' parents. 
  7. In the event of unexpected staff shortages (due to illness, dismissal, etc.), be willing and flexible to help with supervision of cabin groups. 
  8. These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.


  • Able to accompany campers to main program areas
  • lead small and large group activities
  • supervise campers participation in structured and unstructured activities 
  • demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of campers served 
  • interact appropriately with campers in a variety of situations 
  • appropriately model behavior and use positive behavior-management techniques – enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self control.

STATEMENT: Able to assist in emergency (fire, injury, etc.); and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

Apply by: December 29 2017


Camp/Organization: Camp Farley Outdoor Education Center (ACA Accredited)

Location: Mashpee

Type of Position: Program Head

Time Frame: Seasonal

Salary: Very competitive salary, semi-private housing, and meals


  • Training and experience in arts & crafts education 
  • Current first aid and CPR certifications 
  • Ability to set up program area, and to teach skills to staff and campers of all ages. 
  • Ability to supervise assistants and make scheduling assignments 
  • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors 
  • Ability to relate to one's peer group 
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision 
  • Good character, integrity, and adaptability 
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self control 
  • Minimum age of 21 preferred 
  • Physically able to lift moderately heavy loads and perform duties.


  • Applicant should have prior experience in attending an overnight children's camp, preferably as staff 
  • Experience supervising and working with children

Additional Information

Dates of Employment are June 23th to August 25th (9 weeks) Camp Farley offers an 8 week, co-ed summer camp. For information regarding the program, or to fill out an application, visit: The population of campers can generally be described as reflective of the nature and diversity of the local community on Cape Cod. The overnight camp program (Sun. afternoon to Friday evening) accommodates about 100 children between the ages 8 to 15, and a day camp program accommodates about 70 children between the ages of 6 to 12. Camp Farley does not operate during the weekend and all staff are off duty every Friday night (about 8:30) to noon each Sunday. They also enjoy an additional 3 nights off per week (9 to Midnight, and at least an hour off daily. Staff are welcome to enjoy their own laundry room, private staff beach, staff kitchenette, wireless internet, bicycles, and a roomy staff lounge with large flat TV. Food is provided on weekends, and staff are welcome to enjoy many of the camp’s amenities, but they can also leave camp each Saturday or for the short weekend - to take advantage of Camp Farley’s great coastal location on historic and popular Cape Cod. Living and working at a children’s camp is not for everyone, but if you love kids, people, and fun, then you will hardly find a better place to spend your summer than Camp Farley. We value those who can contribute to our program and our great reputation for excellence.


Maria Campbell

615 Route 130
Mashpee, Massachusetts 02649