Arts & Crafts Director

Join our team of amazing counselors and staff in our beautiful Berkshires location!

Sponsoring YMCA

YMCA Camp Hi-Rock


Mount Washington, MA 01258

Camp Information

YMCA Camp Hi-Rock
544 East Street
Mount Washington, MA 01258

Camp Description

YMCA Camp Hi-Rock is an overnight camp for campers ages 7-16. Nestled among 1,000 acres in the Berkshire Mountains, surrounded by conservation forest, and centered around our pristine, private, ninety acre lake, YMCA Camp Hi-Rock enjoys a truly magnificent location.

Job Description

The Arts and Crafts Director will plan for and effectively lead all aspects of the arts and crafts program. The Arts and Crafts Director will provide a safe and nurturing environment for campers and staff and will be actively involved and have a positive attitude about all camp activities.

Job Segments

· Actively participate in and lead portions of Administrative Staff Training and All Staff Training.

· Inform the Inclusion Specialist and/or Camp Director of any camper or staff problems, issues, or concerns.

· Ensure staff are enforcing and following all rules and are fulfilling all assigned duties in the arts program.

· Correct and document, as necessary, situations that endanger the emotional or physical safety of any person.

· Plan and oversee creation and implementation of various arts classes for a variety of skill levels.

· Provide arts and crafts supplies, ideas, and guidance for staff and campers during Cabin/Unit Activities, Siesta, General Swim, Twilight Fun, and other events as appropriate or as assigned.

· Conduct daily checks to ensure arts and crafts area is clean, safe, and stocked with equipment and supplies.

· Order equipment and supplies as needed, including materials for Rocketry (when/if offered).

· Complete or submit requests for repairs for any equipment and keep an inventory of all supplies.

· Assist Day Camp Staff with arts and crafts ideas and guidance.

· Create lesson plans and monitor teaching quality of staff assigned to arts classes.

· Plan for rainy day arts projects in advance of their need.

· Implement a check-out and return system for supplies.

· Participate in Twilight Fun and Evening Program once a week and Administrator on Duty as assigned.

· Demonstrate and teach the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility to all campers and staff.

· Follow all camp rules and regulations and enforce them among peers.

· Maintain positive public relations with parents, visitors, and the general public at all times.

· Submit all required paperwork and an End of the Year Report on time.

· Perform other duties and provide unit coverage as assigned.


· Desire and ability to work with and relate to children and one's peers outdoors

· Training and experience in the creative arts in a variety of mediums

· Ability to create, organize, and implement a variety of arts classes for various skills levels

· Good role model, high integrity, and adaptable

· College sophomore or equivalent, or at least 19 years old

· Current First Aid and Adult and Child CPR certifications

Essential Functions

· Ability to communicate, supervise, and work with assigned ages and skill levels and provide necessary instructions.

· Abilities to observe camper and staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.

· Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to assigned activities.

· Physical ability to respond appropriately to emergencies and situations requiring first aid.

· Ability to live on-site for the duration of the season.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

· Critical Thinking & Decision Making: Makes informed decisions based on logic, data, and sound judgment.

· Communication & Influence: Listens and expresses self effectively and in such a way that engages, inspires, and builds commitment to the Y’s cause.

· Program/Project Management: Ensures program or project goals are met and intended impact occurs.

· Emotional Maturity: Demonstrates ability to understand and manage emotions effectively in all situations.

· Inclusion: Values all people for their unique talents, and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and global work, as well as cultural competence.

· Developing Self & Others: Develops self and supports others (e.g., staff, volunteers, members, program participants), both formally and informally, to achieve their highest potential.

Required Certifications

Must complete online New Employee Orientation, Child Abuse Prevention, Mandated Reporter, Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazard Communication, and Employee Safety trainings prior to start of position.

Must hold and maintain CPR, AED, First Aid, and Oxygen Administration certifications - required for job placement.

Room and board provided


How to Apply

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Apply by Mail to:

Heather Neaz-Nibur
544 East Street
Mount Washington, MA 01258

Resumes Accepted Until

June 30, 2021

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