Job Title: Program Specialist: Photography
Reports To: Programs Manager
Pay: $22/Hour, 10 Hrs/Wk
Timeframe: September 2018 - June 2019
To further the mission of the organization through the development and delivery of photography activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities. Assist in the management of the photography equipment and supplies.
Essential Job Functions:
1. Develop and deliver a photography program that is appropriate for the age and ability of the
⬥ Write lesson plans that meet camp outcomes and the abilities of the campers.
⬥ Evaluate abilities of campers and staff.
⬥ Design and deliver health-focused photography activities that make use of the camp’s urban environment, and use the photography resources most efficiently.
⬥ Host an end-of-season photography exhibit featuring children and youth’s work, inviting local community members, officials, and funders.
⬥ Evaluate the success of the arts and crafts program.
2. Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures
⬥ Assist in the implementation of staff training for photography.
⬥ Train other staff in their responsibilities with photography workshops.
⬥ Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures.
⬥ Assist counselors with the development of photography kits for use by groups and for special events.
3. Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the photography program area
⬥ Maintain the photography equipment, including cameras, memory cards, batteries, chargers, framing supplies, power cords, and any other items used in the management of the workshops.
⬥ Ensure the security of the photography equipment and supplies, including clear inventory and planning for replacement of supplies in a timely manner.
⬥ Conduct a daily check of the area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.
⬥ Clean photography area, keeping it free of hazards and debris.
Other Job Duties:
⬥ Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning and leading those as assigned.
⬥ Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions.
Program Specialists have direct relationships with the counseling staff and may serve as a counselor with a camper group when not on duty in their activity area. Program Specialists are expected to set up and clean up their projects. In the event that there is a serious maintenance issue, Program Specialists may notify the Programs Director for assistance from maintenance staff. Care of the facility and equipment is important on a daily basis, and Program Specialists must sign their supplies in and out as they retrieve or return them to storage or the office at the end of each day.
Qualifications (Minimum qualifications and experience)
⬥ Documented experience in photography or arts instruction or documented training and experience.
⬥ New York State Mandated Reporter Certificate.
⬥ Current certification in first aid and CPR.
⬥ Must be at least 18-years-old.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
⬥ Training and experience in teaching photography and/or arts and crafts to children and youth.
⬥ Desire and ability to work with children and youth outdoors in varied conditions.
⬥ Experience in designing and hosting photography exhibitions created by children and youth.
Physical Aspects of the Position:
⬥ Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide
necessary instruction to campers and staff.
⬥ Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
⬥ Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.
⬥ Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
⬥ Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
⬥ Ability to stand, bend, stoop, stretch and walk up to 6 miles per day during outdoor photography workshops.
⬥ Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to make projects and assist campers.
⬥ Normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/program.
⬥ Willingness to work irregular hours delivering program, particularly on the photography exhibition night.