Job Title: Outdoor Theatre Program Coordinator
Department: Community Programs
Location: Seattle, WA
Reports To: Day Camp Director
FLSA Status: Non – Exempt
Full/Part Time: Seasonal
Camp Fire Central Puget Sound offers a variety of co-ed enrichment opportunities that empower youth, staff, and volunteers to discover their sparks, gain confidence, build essential life skills, value the natural word, and be active contributors in their communities. We strive to create an environment where each youth and staff member has a sense of belonging, opportunities to share passions, and a place to thrive.
Camp Fire Day Camp is a community-based Day Camp that runs for 7 weeks throughout the summer. Day Camp is hosted at local state parks throughout the Seattle area and has been around for 80 years. Day Camp serves K-12th grade and is fully run by volunteers and a few paid staff.
We are seeking a passionate and creative individual to lead our Outdoor Theatre Program at Camp Fire Central Puget Sound Day Camp. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in theatre, experience working with children, and a love for the outdoors. The Outdoor Theatre Program Coordinator will be responsible for designing, planning, and implementing theatre activities that foster creativity, teamwork, and self-expression among campers.
Essential Job Responsibilities
- Work with the Camp Director to plan and implement 6 40-minute sessions for groups
- Oversee 2 – 3 volunteers to help kids participate
- Work with the camp director to create a program budget
- Develop and execute an outdoor theatre program curriculum suitable for campers of varying ages and skill levels.
- Organize and lead daily theatre workshops, rehearsals, and performances within the camp setting.
- Collaborate with other camp staff to integrate theatre activities into the overall camp program, ensuring a cohesive experience for campers.
- Provide guidance and support to campers in scriptwriting, acting, stage production, and other theatre-related skills.
- Create a safe and inclusive environment where campers feel encouraged to explore their creativity and express themselves.
- Manage and maintain theatre props, costumes, and equipment.
- Communicate effectively with campers, parents, and fellow staff members regarding program updates, camper progress, and performances.
- Is alert to equipment and facilities to ensure safe utilization, proper care and maintenance is adhered to; reports repairs needed promptly to camp director
- Follow all emergency procedures appropriate to Camp Fire Central Puget Sound and in conformity with the procedures adopted by the emergency service authorizes to ensure the safety of all members, volunteers and staff
- Provide needed direction and guidance to staff and program participants
- Adheres to all council policies and procedures
- Attends required staff meetings and pre-camp trainings
Secondary Job Responsibilities
- Assists with other camps/programs, as assigned
- Contributes to the diversity emphasis of the council by ensuring that all materials, activities and programs are sensitive to and reflective of the interest, values and needs of persons of all racial/ethnic groups, cultures, religions and abilities
- Assist with camp set up and breakdown
- Oversee singing hill
Skills and Qualifications
Camp Fire recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. We believe that a diversity of professional and life experiences can lead to a well-rounded team. Applicants who do not meet all of the qualifications listed below but present other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered.
We strongly encourage anyone who feels passionate about this work, has a strong desire to grow their skills, and believes they have what it takes to thrive in this role to apply. Applicants of non-dominant cultures are welcome and encouraged to apply.
- Previous experience in theatre production, directing, or acting, preferably in an outdoor setting.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team.
- Experience working with children and creating engaging, age-appropriate activities.
- Knowledge of theatre techniques, stagecraft, and performance arts.
- Ability to adapt to changing situations and problem-solve in a dynamic camp environment.
- CPR and First Aid certification (preferred).
- Must be at least 18 years of age and a high school graduate
- Ability to interact with all age levels
- Experience working in youth-oriented program
- Appreciation of diversity and community-based needs
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Camp Fire strives to continuously provide diverse, inclusive, and equitable environments throughout our organizations and programs. We recognize that both access to and success in our programs requires intentional work, to cultivate respect, eliminate systemic barriers, and address injustice headon. We at Camp Fire believe that words must be followed by progress, action, and accountability. We recognize that our efforts will be ongoing and evolving as we continue to grow, learn, collaborate, and press for an equitable future.
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Date Updated: 10/09/2023