Day Camp Drama Instructor

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Day Camp Drama Instructor

Why should you join our team?

YMCA Calgary is actively building healthy communities — join us in creating a better Calgary.

YMCA Calgary opened its doors in 1902, since then we have evolved into a vibrant charitable organization that responds to the needs and health of the community.

Guided by four core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility, YMCA Calgary develops and delivers quality programs and services that promote the health of the community and provides opportunities for all Calgarians to belong, grow, thrive and lead. Our team of staff and volunteers are committed to creating a positive impact in the community through our health and wellness programs, child care and early education programs, community outreach programs (such as Indigenous, youth at risk, and cultural integration programs), leadership programs, camp experiences and much more.

YMCA Calgary serves the community at our six health and wellness locations, six child care centres, two outdoor camp locations and 60 community outreach locations. Join us in building healthy communities!

Location: Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton
Start Date: June 12, 2023
End Date: August 25, 2023
Salary: $19.71/hr – $24.63/hr

You can make an impact in the community — locally and across the globe. You will work with a fun culture of people and enjoy many of the benefits and opportunities the YMCA offers:

  • Complimentary YMCA Calgary membership including a linked membership for dependent children
  • Program discounts
  • Ongoing leadership development and opportunities
  • Leadership award opportunities
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Paid recertification and training

What qualifications are we looking for?

We strive to ensure our employees are a fit based on their strengths, interests and future goals. The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Associated degree(s) or diploma(s) or degree(s)/diploma(s) in progress in related field: drama, teaching, working with children.
  • Previous experience teaching/working in the field.
  • Meet and maintain any other specific licensing requirements.
  • Available evenings and weekends from June 12 to 25 for training.
  • Available full-time weekdays from July through August.
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR C certification (CPR recertified within the last 12 months).
  • Evidence of a clear Police Information Check including a Vulnerable Sector Search.
  • Three professional references required.

What does this role look like at YMCA Calgary?

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for children registered in YMCA Calgary Day Camps.
  • Provide proactive supervision and facilitate daily activities.
  • Work alongside camp counselors and staff when executing activities and lesson plans.
  • Record and report daily/weekly summary of activities to supervisor.
  • Assist with general camp activities when not in specialty area like sign-in/sign-out.
  • Implement and execute daily lesson plans.
  • Demonstrate and role model positive behaviour when working with other staff, campers and members.
  • Follow YMCA Calgary policies and procedures.
  • Provide first aid when required.
  • Greet parents/guardians and campers on arrival and departure from camp, providing extra assistance and daily updates as needed.
  • Attend 32 hours of mandatory staff training prior to the start of camp.

What qualities do we look for in YMCA Calgary Staff and Volunteers?

Our employees embody the YMCA values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility. In addition, they model and are committed to the following competencies:

  • Developing Self and Others: Developing people with a view toward present and future capacity.
  • Building Purposeful Relationships: Relating to people authentically with their best in mind.
  • Creating a Culture of Community: Gathering people to purpose and vision.
  • Making Intentional Impact: Intending to make a difference every day.
  • Thinking and Acting Strategically: Applying thoughts, words, and actions in service to the vision.
  • Applying Business Acumen: Demonstrating excellence in technical skills and stewarding the YMCA Business Model.
  • Innovating: Ability to know your environment, initiate and respond effectively to changing conditions.

Please note that evidence of a clear Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Search is a requirement.

YMCA Calgary is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants must have legal authorization to work in Canada by way of Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Residency or a valid Canadian work permit. YMCA Calgary is currently not engaged in international recruitment efforts as we are required to demonstrate that we have exhausted all means of recruitment both locally and nationally.

Potential candidates will only be contacted if selected for an interview.

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