If you are seeking an extraordinary summer of personal and professional growth, welcome! We are seeking you, too!
Camp Augusta is an 90 acre, non-profit, residential summer camp nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains of Northern California, and we offer a one-of-a-kind experience for campers and staff alike. From zipline canopy tours to dinner dressed as pirates and jewelry-smithing to horseback rides through enchanted forests, the days at Augusta are always full of imagination, laughter, wish, wonder, and of course, surprise.
The Arts Director is a jack of all crafty trades. They nurture the creative spirit of camp by bringing dozens of diverse art clinics to life for both campers and staff. From ordering and organizing supplies to training counselors to facilitate clinics, the Arts Director manages all aspects of arts programming. Their typical days include: teaching a clinic, preparing, ordering and maintaining supplies for clinics to run, balancing the budget, teaching and supporting counselors in their growth as facilitators and many other tasks. Strong organizational and leadership skills are a must, and fresh ideas to keep our program evolving and exciting are always welcome!
Arts Director Skills:
-Lives and breathes creativity and the idea of creating fun and beautiful things for their own sake
-Innovative; sees further potential in existing activities – new methods and applications – and is able to take new visions and implement them thoroughly so they are regularly engaged in by campers
-Recognizes community needs and desires for various craft supplies and bring curiosity and creativity to meeting the wide variety of requests in this realm
-Flexible and able to focus on the big picture; does not get bogged down by clutter, choosing instead to celebrate the often messy process of creation at a summer camp
-Love for working with and teaching children in a safe, fun, and intentional manner
-Willingness to engage with the larger the camp community to offer fun, memorable experiences even beyond the realm of the arts program
Arts Director Tasks:
-Maintains optimal art clinic operations through ordering supplies at the beginning of the summer and then as needed
-Manages staff training for all arts clinics; training is purposeful and prepares staff well for teaching clinics, inviting collaboration and feedback into how each clinic is taught
-Organizes all materials needed for each clinic that runs, including instructions, in an easy-to-access way
-Takes new ideas from self and others to bring to life a world of art at Augusta. Program development and thoughtful execution
-Manages how other camp community members interact with the craft shack. Supplies used for activities beyond clinics are maintained and considered in the budget
Dates & Benefits
Housing and meals are provided. Live in a cabin, platform tent or even treehouse! Meals are organic, locally-sourced and made fresh every day.
Staff must be at least 19 years old and available to work from May 13 - August 11, 2024. Staff training is 3.5 weeks long, followed by 9 weeks of main season camp. The pay for staff training & the main season is $7,000-$9,000 with the potential to earn more depending on your level of experience, with hourly ($15/hr) and group ($135)
About Camp Augusta
When in your life has your work asked you to have an oatmeal fight, transform into a dragon, search your soul and encourage soul searching for others? Working at Augusta is an experience unlike any other. Our days are beautiful, demanding, inspiring, educational, hilarious, frustrating, silly, surprising, intimate, active and most importantly, full of opportunity. Our staff have ample opportunities to develop themselves personally and professionally. In our 3.5 week staff training and throughout the summer, staff can learn and practice progressive models of child development and counseling, communication techniques like clean communication and Nonviolent Communication, diverse leadership styles as well as how to live in a tight-knit community. Come with an open-mind, a trusting-heart and plenty of ambition, and leave with a soul on fire!
Are you up for the challenge? 🙂