Junior Counselor


Assist Lead and Specialty Counselors in teaching your defined Handwork Studio program, aid in facilitating camp activities, and supervising campers.


  • Assist the Lead Counselor and Specialty Counselor with camp activities at designated camp location
  • Assist Lead Counselor and Specialty Counselor in teaching class by following The Handwork Studio Curriculum
  • Adhere to The Handwork Studio mission and values
  • Report all camper issues and absences to the Lead Counselor
  • Know the whereabouts of campers at all times
  • Ensure safety of children at all times and report and illness, injury or health related issues immediately to the Lead Counselor
  • Report supply needs to the Lead Counselor and utilize materials effectively to reduce waste and duplicate orders
  • Participate in set-up and breakdown of site(s). (Depending on region, may need to set up and break down multiple times throughout the course of your summer employment.)
  • Participate in all required trainings
  • Complete self-evaluation, meet with manager(s) halfway through camp tenure and at end of camp season


  • Bountiful energy to sit, stand, sing, and stitch throughout the day
  • Organizational skills
  • A passion for crafting
  • Crafting skill level: Competent crafter in any of the following needle arts, but not limited to, hand and machine sewing, knitting, crocheting, weaving, etc.
  • Interpersonal communication skills for working with counselors and teaching children
  • Nurturing and compassionate with a sense of humor


  • At least 1 year experience working with children preferably through summer camp experience
  • Must have reliable transportation to arrive to shift on time


  • Must be able to lift and carry 35 lbs., such as sewing machines, fabric bolts, trunks of materials, etc.
  • Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time
  • Maintained mental and physical alertness
  • Required to wear The Handwork Studio apron during work hours - apron is provided by The Handwork Studio


  • All other duties as assigned
  • Follow The Handwork Studio rules and regulations
  • Represent The Handwork Studio according to its missions and goals