Place des Arts is seeking an enthusiastic day camp coordinator who will provide a safe, fun and engaging experience for our summer camp participants attending our full-day programs. This is an excellent opportunity for students who have an interest in working with children and youth and want to gain experience in arts administration, education or the not-for-profit sector.
Founded in 1972, Place des Arts is a not-for-profit arts education centre with a mission to inspire the artist in everyone. Located in the historic Maillardville neighbourhood of Coquitlam, we offer quality instruction for all ages and skill levels in the visual, literary and performing arts.
Reporting directly to the Fine and Performing Arts Programmer and working collaboratively with the Summer Fun Hybrid Camp Coordinator, the Summer Fun Day Camp Coordinator (SFDCC) will facilitate all aspects relating to day camp participants and teachers during our six-week Summer Fun! Art Camp, for students ages 7 to 10.
Camp Coordination and Administration
The SFDCC will provide the following administrative support for the Summer Fun program including:
- Track registration numbers according to camp class;
- Ensure that all client information and medical notes are complete;
- Communicate with teachers regarding their needs and requirements for the Summer Fun program;
- Coordinate room set-ups for each week of the program;
- Assist with Summer Fun teacher orientation sessions;
- Prepare weekly documents including attendance lists and sign-in sheets;
- Prepare weekly nametags for camp participants;
- Communicate with clients to ensure that program information is shared in a timely manner;
- Work with SFHCC to develop engagement activities for camp participants;
- Complete a comprehensive final report for the Summer Fun Day Camp program.
Camp Operations (July 5 – August 13)
The SFDCC will provide front-line support for students, families and teachers who are involved with the Summer Fun! Art Camp including:
- Ensure the safety and organization of up to 20 students per day;
- Deliver daily morning announcements regarding camp safety, policies and scheduling to all camp participants;
- Ensure the camp runs on schedule by supervising class transitions, snack break and lunch break;
- Ensure behavioural policies are followed by camp participants.
- Previous experience coordinating children or youth programs
- Ability to relate to children
- Effective written and verbal communication skills
- Well organized with attention to detail
- Capacity to manage multiple tasks
- Competency in public speaking
- Ability to work independently and with a small team and to exercise initiative
- Approachable and flexible, with an eagerness to learn
- Ability to work with a variety of personalities
- Must have a flexible work schedule to accommodate additional hours as needed
- Proficiency in MS Office, navigating the Internet and the ability to use new software
- Ability to lift up to 30 pounds
- Must have valid First Aid Certification by position start date
- Must have a Police Information Check completed upon hiring
To be eligible, participants must:
- be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
- be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
- have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
- Experience working with children with special needs
- Proficiency in a second language: French, Korean, Mandarin or Cantonese