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Summer Camp Administrator

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Youth Singers (YSC) is one of Calgary’s premiere performing arts education organizations for youth and adults. We have over 500 members, ranging in age from three and a half to senior citizens, and offer music and dance training in 15 different divisions.

Various YSC divisions and choirs rehearse or hold classes five days a week and on many weekends, and we produce two shows at the Jubilee Auditorium each year, in addition to over 75 performances throughout the community each season.

Each summer, we run four weeks of day camp for children and young teens and have a busy season of festival performances and preparations for our upcoming season.

We have an administrative team of nine to 11 people amounting to seven full-time employees, as well as an artistic team of 50 part-time contract choral directors, choreographers, accompanists, theatre arts instructors, composers, arrangers, theatre technicians, and more.

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The Position

The summer camp administrator is a temporary, grant-funded, entry-level position, designated for an individual aged 18 to 30 looking to expand their professional experience. This position is ideal for a student home from college for the summer.

This position reports to our senior administrative staff and the camp directors and will be a significant part of the day-to-day operations of our summer day camp programs, as well as assisting with other administrative jobs as required.

Working as our summer camp administrator divides your time between hands-on interaction with our campers (Grades 1-8) and the behind-the-scenes of arts administration and office work that goes into making these programs a success.

Some specific tasks include:

  • Working with Youth Singers’ administrative team to manage registrations, communications, handouts, and other administrative tasks related to camps.
  • Working with the summer camp directors and artistic team to manage check-in/out procedures, on-site activities during non-instructional times, pre- and post-camp childcare, etc.
  • Communicating with campers and their families before, during, and after camp—preparing them for the week, communicating with parents as needed while camp is in session, and following up after campers are finished.
  • Supervising campers and leading activities during specific times of the day and week, as required by our camp directors.
  • Working with the camp directors to oversee the presentations at the end of each week (i.e. preparing programs, assisting with stage management, planning and hosting a light reception, greeting parents, etc.).
  • Assisting the Youth Singers administrative team with other tasks as assigned as we prepare for our year-round programs to begin in September.
Skills & Qualifications
  • Between the ages of 18 and 30 on the first day of work. This is a funding requirement for this position.
  • Experience working with and supervising children (i.e. as a babysitter, camp counsellor, or in another similar role) is an asset.
  • Proficiency in the Office suite (Word, Excel, and Publisher, in particular) and Google Apps is an asset.
  • Organized, creative, friendly, and an excellent communicator, both in written and verbal applications.

This is an eight-week position averaging 35 hours/week, beginning on or around July 8, 2019. There is some leeway with days and hours to accommodate your schedule, but availability from 8:00am to 5:00pm during our camp weeks is required. Camps will run July 16 to 20, July 30 to August 3, August 13 to 17, and August  20 to 24, 2019.

You may work more than 35 hours during camp weeks, but those hours can and will be made up with shorter days when camp is not in session.

The total contract is 280 hours at $16/hr.

Please submit your resume and cover letter via Applications will remain open until May 31, 2019, at 5:00pm or until a suitable candidate is found.