Regional Camp Manager

This is an exciting opportunity to join our "Tight Knit" team.


We are looking for an Regional Camp Manager who is a passionate and hardworking multi-tasker. So get ready to roll up your sleeves and jump in! With high expectations for quality work, together we will empower a new generation of crafters and staff alike.

You will work with the Executive Director and other Regional Managers to coordinate and operate multi-camp locations in your specific gepgraphic region. This is a part-time position starting in early May (approximately 5-10 hours per week) and full-time from June-August (40-50 hours per week) with required trainings (weeks can vary by region).

POSITION DETAILS

Objective:  Operate and manage all aspects of The Handwork Studio Summer Camp program in the defined region with the support of the Executive Camp Director of The Handwork Studio.

Status: May till the start of camp: Non-Exempt;  Start of camp through End of camp season : Exempt

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • May through the start of camp: Training, recruiting assistance, orientation assistance
  • Start of camp through to the end of camp season: Management of staff and general operations of region.
  • Work with the Executive Director and Camp administrator to coordinate and operate multi-camp locations in your specific region
  • Supervise and manage all counselors in your region and ensure quality programming. All staff are working towards The Handwork Studio mission.
  • Serve as a liaison to our partnership sites/camp locations (private schools, universities, rec. centers, etc.)
  • Assist in organizing and running summer camp orientations in designated regions
  • Manage set-up and break-downs of sites in defined region
  • Continued distribution of supplies and materials throughout the summer
  • Commute daily around your respective region and occasionally travel a further distance that may require overnight stays (all work related travel is eligible for mileage  and toll reimbursement).
  • Be the voice of The Handwork Studio by enthusiastically sharing information about the summer programs at community events, camp fairs, and open houses
  • Assist in regional staff recruitment
  • Step into a teaching role in any of the programs as needed within your region when a class is short staffed
  • Attend all required training sessions
  • Ensure safety of children and staff at all times
  • Conduct staff evaluations halfway through camp tenure and at end of camp season 

SKILLS:

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Interpersonal communication skills for working with partnership sites, counselors, parents, and children
  • Nurturing and compassionate with a sense of humor
  • Interest in crafting
  • Bountiful energy to sit, stand, sing, and stitch throughout the day

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1-2 years managerial experience, preferably with a team of 10+
  • Completed Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • 1-2 years of experience working with children and parents, preferably through summer camp experience
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, your own transportation, ability to drive and transport supplies

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Ability 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
  • Capable of driving long distances as needed.

OTHER:

  • Must have a smart phone to use for camp purposes.
  • Follow The Handwork Studio rules and regulations
  • Represent The Handwork Studio according to its missions and goals
  • All other duties as assigned