Nonprofit

Summer Camp Director

On-site
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL
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Published 28 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Contract / Freelance
Start Date
June 17, 2024
Application Deadline
June 7, 2024
Education
High School Diploma Required
Experience Level
Mid-level/Managerial
Compensation
USD $25 - $35 / hour

Description

Job Type:  Independent Contractor

Salary:  $25-35/hour (commensurate with experience)

Reports To:  Executive Director

Engagement Period:  June 17 to August 9, 2024

Hours:  Refer to “Camp Schedule” below


JOB SUMMARY 

Kalapriya is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced director to lead our "Journey Through South Asia" summer camp and late day programs scheduled from July 8 to August 2. The camp is designed to immerse children ages 4 and above in the rich cultural tapestry of South Asia through highly interactive and engaging cultural activities including:  history, language, visual art, music, dance, theater, yoga, and games. The Summer Camp Director will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the program to ensure a safe, educational, and fun experience for campers.

Summer Camp Hours:  8:30AM to 12:00PM

Late Day Hours: 12:00PM to 3:30PM

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate curriculum that explores the diverse cultures, traditions, and customs of South Asia.
  • Plan and create a schedule of daily activities, games, and art projects that align with the camp's theme and objectives.
  • Lead a team of two interns, teaching artists, and support staff by providing guidance, training, and supervision as needed.
  • Create a positive and inclusive camp environment where campers and camp staff feel valued, respected, and safe.
  • Manage day-to-day operations, including attendance, scheduling, food, beverage, and communication with parents/guardians.
  • Ensure compliance with all safety regulations and protocols, including emergency procedures and first aid/CPR training.
  • Foster a sense of community and teamwork among campers and staff through team-building exercises and group activities.
  • Collaborate with Kalapriya administrators, teaching artists, and interns to coordinate special events, field trips, and guest speakers and assist with marketing and outreach initiatives
  • Communicate regularly with parents/guardians regarding camp activities, updates, and any concerns or issues that may arise.
  • Effectively manage summer camp budget, monitor expenditures, and assist with bookkeeping.
  • Formally evaluate program efficacy and pivot as needed to meet the needs and interests of campers.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in education, recreation, child development, or a related field preferred.
  • Previous experience working with children in a camp or educational setting with at least 1-2 years of leadership experience.
  • Knowledge of South Asian cultures, languages, and traditions strongly preferred.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize responsibilities effectively.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with staff, campers, and parents/guardians.
  • Current certification in CPR and first aid preferred.
  • Must pass a background check and provide references upon request.

 

CAMP SCHEDULE

This engagement will be executed in three phases between June 17 and August 9, 2024 as follows:

 

Phase 1 – Initial Program Design & Development

Duration:  June 17 to July 3, 2024

Schedule:  3 days/week

Hours:  Approximately 15 hours/week


Phase 2 – Program Implementation

Duration: July 8 to August 2, 2024

Schedule:  5 days/week (Monday through Friday)

Hours:  8:00AM to 4:00PM

 

Phase 3 – Post-Program Evaluation & Reporting

Duration: August 5 to August 9, 2024

Schedule:  3 days

Hours:  Approximately 15.0 hours

Job Type:  Independent Contractor

Salary:  $25-35/hour (commensurate with experience)

Reports To:  Executive Director

Engagement Period:  June 17 to August 9, 2024

Hours:  Refer to “Camp Schedule” below


JOB SUMMARY 

Kalapriya is seeking an…

Location

On-site
2101 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60616, USA
Suite 1

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