About the Position
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Planning & Preparation: During Staff Training you will learn:
1. Goals and objectives of Camp Marshall, the Camp Commission and program design.
2. Learn American Camp Association (ACA) standards that relate to the Arts and Crafts work at camp.
3. Summer program weeks and program design.
4. Begin developing a vision for the delivery of an arts and crafts program that is age appropriate and
allows for participation at different skill levels. *Over the course of the summer we will be working with
children and families. Class sizes may range from 12 – 20 people. (Adult staff will be working with you)
5. Become familiar with Camp Marshall’s web platform. The ability to create content, write blogs, post
social posts to share Artwork is essential.
6. Inventory: Become familiar with inventory in Arts and Crafts, develop a list and items needed. Orders
will be coordinated by the Executive Director or his designee.
1. Successful completion of staff training: This includes being certified in First Aid/CPR, AED (Automated External Defibrillator) card. (This can be obtained during staff training) 2. Inventory skills of other staff: Spend time with all the staff and learn what “arts and crafts” skills they have. It is quite possible there will be others on staff who have the skills to lead an activity.
3. Visioning: Work with Executive Director/ Summer Program Director to develop a vision for
projects/materials we will be creating during the summer.
a. Collaborate with the Executive Director and Summer Program Director and other camp staff to
create at least one project that tells a story of God’s work in Camp Marshall’s community of
campers and staff. This might look like a “Shutterfly book,” or Art project.
4. Training Peers: During the second week of staff training teach counseling/program staff what you will
be doing at Arts and Crafts with an eye towards how staff are to work in the area during program
delivery to include, but not limited to: Cultivating conversations with campers around artistic
expression, supporting the classroom environment, feedback to campers as they are working, how to
clean up the class space at the end of every session.
Specific Responsibilities during program weeks:
Arts and Crafts Program Area:
1. Work with the “summer clergy or deans” and become familiar with scriptures they will be referencing
as resource material for art and craft projects.
a. Find out what supplies / support clergy will need for Christian Formation. *This is in addition to the
normal program hours.
2. Develop and implement an Arts/Crafts program suitable for children (and parents) attending the
3. Work closely with the Media Director, whenever possible, to scan/photograph Art and Crafts projects
to be shared on social media, newsletters and as resource material for the weekly slideshow.
4. Develop a weekly schedule of starting and finishing dates for arts and crafts projects.
a. Plan for and lead two program times each day (10 – 12 noon, 2 – 4:30); and be able to assist with
Christian Formation/Chapel as needed.
5. Ensure that the Arts and Crafts area is thoroughly cleaned, and all supplies are properly inventoried
and packed away during camp season and before camp closes.
General Summer Program:
1. Assist the Program Director with weekly tasks (when requested) such as crafting a weekly schedule
with program rotations, cabin assignments.
2. Oversee and evaluate counseling staff assigned to you.
3. Be available to assist staff with camper discipline issues, illness, or injury, preparation for all camp
events such as chapel, talent show, campfire, and waterfront night.
Must have the ability to help students “progress” through skills in different media. The examples listed below are just four expressions common to camp. This would include making samples of the skills being taught so students can “see” what is going to be taught.
1. Be comfortable in the out of doors: The “Arts and Crafts” space is “outdoors” between our dining hall
and the lake. This “classroom” can go anywhere on camp and Wildhorse Island as part of a larger trip.
2. Inspiration: The ability to work with Christian Formation / lessons being taught in the summer
sessions / or help students find inspiration from scripture for creating an artistic response.
3. Drawing: The ability to teach basic drawing techniques; examples include the ability to recognize
edges, understand proportion, perspective of drawing, distinct color schemes and putting the
4. Watercolor: Knowing and teaching the four basic watercolor techniques; Wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, dry-
on-dry, and dry-on-wet.
5. Friendship Bracelets: Be familiar with friendship bracelets and how to teach several different weaving
6. Tie-dying: Be familiar with teaching Tie-dye; *If you have no experience with this craft consider
another art form or craft. Tie-Dye requires attention to safety, careful supervision, and a great deal of
work before and after class time. While popular – it is also very labor intensive.
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