Music Specialist - Fessenden Day Camp


Job Description

Fessenden Day Camp Music Specialist
Job Description


  • Administer a safe, organized, meaningful, enriching, and fun Music program. 
  • Uphold all policies and philosophies of the Fessenden Day Camp. 
  • Teach staff their responsibilities in your activity area during staff training and throughout season. 
  • Guide campers, CITs, and coworkers in participating successfully and appropriately in all aspects of assigned specialty.
  • Teach and monitor proper use of equipment. 
  • Formulate, plan, and lead age appropriate activities for each group in the assigned specialty. 
  • Set a good example for campers and coworkers in all areas, including but not limited to accountability, fairness, organization, cleanliness, punctuality, following the rules, and sportsmanship.
  • Conduct initial and end-of-season inventory, and store equipment for protection and safety. 
  • Conduct daily check of specialty area and equipment for cleanliness and safety concerns. 
  • Participate in and assist in running camp events and initiatives.
  • Available 8:45am-4:00pm, Monday – Friday for the entire camp season (all 8 weeks).
  • Prepare for, attend, and actively participate in training and meetings before and during camp season.
  • Communicate and work with groups and provide necessary instruction to campers. 
  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
  • Meet/communicate regularly with direct superior (administrator) regarding concerns, updates, challenges, and successes.
  • Ability to communicate with parents about their child when necessary and appropriate.

Physical Demands:

  • Some high activity which may include dancing, running, swimming, and jumping.
  • Occasional lifting, bending, and climbing stairs. 
  • Frequent talking, listening, walking, sitting, and standing.

Apply by: May 26 2017


Camp/Organization: Fessenden Day Camp (ACA Accredited)

Location: West Newton, MA

Type of Position: Specialized Activity Leader

Time Frame: Seasonal


  • Demonstrated experience working with and leading children preferably in music programming.
  • Must be 19 years of age or older
  • Be able to lead and fully participate in the Music specialty.
  • Must possess the visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to camp activity.
  • Pass a MA State run background check including a CORI and SORI.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Training/certification and/or experience in leading music programming.
  • Demonstrated experience working with and leading children preferably in music programming.
  • Desire and ability to supervise, lead, and positively manage campers and work with other staff in a cooperative, team-oriented camp atmosphere.
  • Knowledge and skills in music including but not limited to singing and playing piano and other instruments and the ability to teach musical skills to campers of all ages and staff. 
  • Possess excellent character, integrity, adaptability, patience, self-control, enthusiasm, and a sense of humor.


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Rusty Paine

250 Waltham St
West Newton, Massachusetts 02465