Camp Cayton offers a unique experience for campers to build, create, and explore. Experienced educators lead an imaginative curriculum complete with art immersion and museum play. Camp Cayton encourages campers to take risks, express themselves creatively, engage with their community, and play their way to a better world.
Position: Head Counselor
Classification: Seasonal, hourly
Location: Cayton Children’s Museum, 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Supervisor: Education Program Manager
- Create a welcoming, energetic, and collaborative camp experience with the safety, health, well-being and happiness of each camper in mind.
- Plan and implement Camp Cayton’s art integrated curriculum and lesson plans each week.
- Develop and facilitate activities to engage participants of varying skill levels in a one-on-one, small or large group setting.
- Recognize and encourage opportunities for individual and group problem solving and creative expression.
- Observe, anticipate, and manage behavior in alignment with Camp Cayton educational philosophy.
- Interact with parents or guardians during drop-off and pick-up times about camper’s daily activities, behavior, and overall experience.
- Guide campers through a daily schedule which includes activities, restroom breaks, snack time and lunch time.
- Set-up, clean-up and keep up with maintenance of classroom and materials each day.
- Administer First Aid/CPR, and any emergency care as needed.
- Supervise Junior Counselors, volunteers, interns, and Counselors-In-Training (CITs): providing instructions for daily activities, modeling, and constructive feedback.
- Communicate regularly with other counselors, Education Program Assistant, and Education Program Manager regarding concerns, updates, and challenges.
- Conduct other duties as assigned as it relates to Camp Cayton program goals and objectives.
- Must be at least 18 years old.
- Minimum of 2 years experience working directly with children ages 3 – 10 in a school or educational/art field preferred.
- Experience working with children with special needs preferred.
- Must be punctual and dependable.
- Able work in a fast-paced, cooperative, team-oriented atmosphere.
- Maintain current First Aid and Adult/Child CPR/AED certification (can be provided).
- Must be available to attend Winter Camp Training (Tuesday December 17 – Friday December 20)
- Must be available to work at least 2 full weeks throughout the duration of the camp program:
- Hours: Mondays through Fridays, 8:00am – 4:00pm
- Week 1 (Winter at the Beach): Dec 23 – 27, no camp Dec 25
- Week 2 (NYE Jubilee): Dec 30 – Jan 3, no camp Jan 1
- Week 3 (World Wonders): Jan 6 – 10
- Must pass background check.
- Additional requirements needed to perform the duties of this job include the ability to walk, stand, kneel, balance, crouch, crawl, sit, run, talk and hear, and ability to lift and/or move objects up to 20 lbs.