Technology Specialist - Camp Tahattawan

 

Job Description

PARKS, RECREATION AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION CAMP SPECIALIST: MUSIC, ART, SPORTS, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Position Purpose:
Camp Program Coordinators must have the ability to work harmoniously with the participants and general public. In addition he/she is responsible for ensuring a fun and safe environment for all camp participants.

Supervision:
Supervision Scope: Exercises considerable initiative, creativity, and independent judgment in planning and running camp specialists. Works in conjunction with the Camp Director to formulate decisions about program specifics.

Supervision Received: Works under the direction of the Camp Director. Assumes moderate responsibility for achieving program goals for objectives. Works with considerable latitude for independent judgment and action.

Supervision Given: Has some supervisory responsibility toward staff; high levels of supervision is given to camp participants.

Job Environment:
Work is performed in typical camp conditions and moderately noisy with frequent interruptions. Including on field trips (off-site) locations as well as water based locations. Work is performed at the Town of Littleton Beach; Long Lake, and where ever needed by the PRCE Department in all seasonal weather conditions. The weather conditions may be uncomfortably hot or cold. Periodically the person in this position is subjected to stress of other individuals and the volume and/or rapidity with which tasks must be accomplished. Requires continuous concentration and composure during emergencies and/or high volume periods. Seasonal activity requires weekend and Holiday scheduling and availability.

Interacts frequently with town residents, parents and department staff.

Errors in judgment may result in possible personal injury to campers. Duties require appropriate judgment and discretion and knowledge of subject

Essential Functions:
Responsible for the direct supervision, safety, and discipline of all Camp participants.

Responsible for the planning and implementation of their individual specialized Camp Program, with special attention to activities planned, (i.e. Arts and Crafts, Music and Drama, Science, Sports or Technology).

Assists in overseeing children on field trips and special events.

Reports any suspicion of abuse or neglect of Camp participants to the Camp Director and Recreation and Sports Coordinator and Littleton Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Education.

Provides guidance and leadership to Camp participants and Camp staff members, as needed.

Conducts oneself in a professional and courteous manner.

Meets with the Camp Director, Assistant Camp Director and Recreation and Sports Program Coordinator as needed.

Attends any and all in-service trainings.

Additional duties as a Lifeguard may be assigned at the Town beach each or other water venues for those employees holding the appropriate certifications. While working in this capacity the employee will report to the Head Guard or Aquatics Director and will be compensated at the published Lifeguard rate if the rate is higher than the Camp Specialist rate. (SEE LIFEGUARD JOB DESCRIPTION)

Performs other duties as assigned by the Camp Director, Assistant Camp Director and Recreation and Sports Program Coordinator.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:
Education, Training and Experience:
Art: Bachelor’s Degree in education or art studies, or two years of undergraduate study in education or art, plus two years of supervisory Camp experience. Artwork should be recognized or shown in studio or collegiate art shows. Must be at least 18 years of age at time of hire.

Science: Bachelor’s Degree in education or science, or two years of undergraduate study in education or science, plus two years of supervisory camp experience. At least two years working in the science field with school-aged children. Must be at least 20 years of age at time of hire.

Music: Bachelor’s Degree or two years of undergraduate study in education or music. Working knowledge of several instruments, experiences playing in front of crowds, plus two years teaching music to youth. Must be at least 18 years of age at time of hire.

Sports: One year of undergraduate study in education, movement science, recreation or related field. Must have working knowledge of various sports.. Must have two years’ experience working with children. Must be at least 18 years of age at time of hire.

Technology: One year of undergraduate study in education, computer sciences and/or technology or related field. Must have working knowledge of various computer programming and coding using the Scratch coding language. Ability to create computer programs using the Scratch coding language (www.scratch.mit.edu). Engage students with fun and exciting and creative programming for our camp participants. Must have two years’ experience working with children. Must be 18 years of age at time of hire.

Must be able to pass a CORI/SORI background check.

Special Requirements:
Current American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certifications or be able to obtain certification. Christian’s Law Swim Test- Training provided on site.

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must lift/move objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Must be able to access all camp areas. Communicates verbally and in writing. Manually operates all camp equipment. Vision and hearing at/or correctable to normal ranges.

Duties include supervision of children. Camp Program Specialists must meet the minimum age qualifications to be considered eligible for employment.

(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)

Apply by: May 10 2019

Details

Camp/Organization: Camp Tahattawan

Location: Littleton, MA

Type of Position: Specialized Activity Leader

Time Frame: Seasonal

Salary: $16.39 per hour

Requirements

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:

Education, Training and Experience:
Art: Bachelor’s Degree in education or art studies, or two years of undergraduate study in education or art, plus two years of supervisory Camp experience. Artwork should be recognized or shown in studio or collegiate art shows. Must be at least 18 years of age at time of hire.

Technology: One year of undergraduate study in education, computer sciences and/or technology or related field. Must have working knowledge of various computer programming and coding using the Scratch coding language. Ability to create computer programs using the Scratch coding language (www.scratch.mit.edu). Engage students with fun and exciting and creative programming for our camp participants. Must have two years’ experience working with children. Must be 18 years of age at time of hire.

Experience

1 Year of Computer Sciences in College- Preferably someone that wants to teach children in this field but not required.

Additional Information

This is our first year with a Technology specialist- The person we hire will help develop this program with Camp staff into something unique and fun!

Application

Apply Here

Contact

Jon Kazanjian

33 Shattuck St
Littleton, Massachusetts 01460

9785402494

https://www.littletonma.org/parks-recreation/recreation/pages/camp-tahattawan