Summer Camp Positions open!

Camp Counselor

Camp Counselors are a very important component of summer camps, helping Camp Instructors provide spectacular activities while creating a fun and safe atmosphere for campers. Reporting to the Camp Director, Camp Counselors are responsible for assisting camp activities and facilitating the safety of campers. Camp Counselors monitor campers throughout the day, adhere to the daily camp schedule, support Camp Instructors and the Camp Director, lead games & activities, maintain an enriching camp environment, and make sure that appropriate adult to child ratios are maintained.

Employment

Camp Counselors will work Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 4:00 (Counselor 1) or 8:30 - 4:30 (Counselors 2 and 3). Please see more detailed duty and responsibility information below, as well as the distinctions between the counselor positions. It is preferred for Camp Counselors to commit to the entire 5-week duration of summer camps from July 1st - August 2nd, including participating in a two-day training and camp preparation session June 26th - 27th. Counselors will have July 4th off, but are expected to work during the Greensboro Funky Fourth Parade on July 6th. Camp Counselors are non-exempt seasonal employees and earn between $10.50 - $15 an hour depending on experience.

Basic Qualifications

  • Must be at least 16 years of age and have reliable transportation

  • Prior experience working with children

  • Background check and fingerprinting required

  • Team player, with the ability to work effectively with staff, parents and campers

  • CPR/First Aid certification required (we can help schedule a training if necessary)

  • Working knowledge of child development and non-violent communication

  • Experience working with underserved populations preferred

  • Sense of play, humor, and creativity

  • Knowledge of age appropriate games, activities and songs preferred

  • Ability to consistently perform job responsibilities during the core hours of the position  

  • Knowledge of or affinity for nature and the outdoors

  • Knowledge of or affinity for art and/or theater

  • Must know how to swim (lifeguarding experience or certification a bonus!)

Expectations

  • Maintains camp rules, expectations, and policies

  • No phones allowed (except during breaks)

  • Displays a positive and enthusiastic attitude

  • Completes bi-weekly timesheets

  • Comes to work on time and ready to go

  • Able to think quickly and problem solve

  • Leads some activities/group games

  • Has fun!

    Counselor 1

    Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 4:00

    In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed above, Counselor 1 will assist the Camp Director with campers who utilize early drop off from 8 - 8:50 am.

    Counselors 2 and 3

    Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 4:30

    In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed above, Counselors 2 and 3 will assist the Camp Director with end of day clean up from 4:00 - 4:30 pm.


    How to Apply

    Send application, resume, and cover letter via email to: jobs@wonderartsvt.org

 

Camp Chef

Employment

Camp Chef will work Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 1:00. Fridays are ‘lefties’ or left over days allowing time for the chef to order food, deep clean, and prep as needed. Please see more detailed duty and responsibility information below. It is preferred for Camp Chef to commit to the entire 5-week duration of summer camps, including participating in a two-day training and camp preparation session June 26th - 27th, and a meeting with camp directors to order supplies, identify menu options, and prepare kitchen. Camp will not be in session July 4th. Camp Chef is a non-exempt seasonal employees and earns between $18 - $20 an hour depending on experience.

Basic Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have reliable transportation

  • Prior experience working and cooking with children

  • Background check and fingerprinting required

  • Team player, with the ability to work effectively with staff, parents and campers

  • Working knowledge of child development and non-violent communication

  • Sense of play, humor, and creativity

  • Ability to consistently perform job responsibilities during the core hours of the position  

  • Experience effectively running a kitchen and menu planning

Expectations

  • Maintains camp rules, expectations, and policies

  • No phones allowed (except during breaks)

  • Displays a positive and enthusiastic attitude

  • Completes bi-weekly timesheets

  • Provides weekly menu

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Comes to work on time and ready to go

  • Able to think quickly and problem solve

  • Has fun!

    How to Apply

    Send application, resume, and cover letter via email to: jobs@wonderartsvt.org

Teach with WonderArts!

Community Class Instructor

 
 
 
 
 
 

In- or After- School Instructor

 
 

Do you have a skill or two and a desire to share your knowledge with others?

WonderArts facilitates a variety of adult and family-friendly community classes throughout Craftsbury, Greensboro and the greater Hardwick area. These classes emphasize whole-body wellness by providing opportunities for creative expression and experiential learning. Community Class Instructors are responsible for planning and implementing their own curriculum.

Some previous examples of Community Classes include:

  • painting and drawing

  • basketry

  • ceramics

  • indigo-dyeing

  • printmaking

  • book making

  • mosaics

  • clothes mending

  • making mozzarella

  • DIY firecider

  • oil infusions and salve making

If you are interested in leading a Community Class please contact Skye Livingston at skye@wonderartsvt.org or call (802) 533-93709


Do you have a passion for teaching kids through experiential education and the arts? 

WonderArts reaches kids in pre-k classes and after-school programs at multiple elementary schools in the greater Hardwick area. These fun and engaging classes emphasize whole-body wellness by providing necessary creative, healthy, or outdoor enrichment. Students are introduced to new materials, skills and ideas while developing their abilities to problem solve, make things or get active!

Have an idea for a class you'd like to teach? We are always accepting proposals for future classes! Please reach out to Skye Livingston with your proposal. 

Position

Reporting to the Executive Director and Program Coordinator, Instructors are responsible for planning and implementing their own curriculum, including teaching lessons, facilitating activities, and bringing their own materials for classes.  

Employment

Instructor positions are contract-specific positions available at a part time level. Instructors are independent contractors who submit an invoice for services and receive a 1099 at the end of the year. Instructors run off-site activities at schools and community venues. Instructors are eligible for mileage reimbursement. This position is for 1.5 - 5 hours a week, depending upon availability and schedule. Multiple contracted positions are available. Current schools include Lakeview Elementary, Hardwick Elementary, Craftsbury Academy, Wolcott Elementary, Woodbury Elementary and Albany Community School. Current pre-k sites include Craftsbury Pre-K, Saplings Community Care Center and 4 Seasons of Early Learning.

Qualifications

BA/BS preferred (but not required) in education, child development, dance/music/arts/theater or related field 

Experience working with kids in education, human services, private and/or after-school and/or summer camp instruction

Experience working with underserved populations

Background check and fingerprinting required

How to Apply

Send application, resume, and cover letter via email to: jobs@wonderartsvt.org


Americorps VISTA

The Spark Education & Outreach Coordinator VISTA has a significant role in developing, coordinating, and building youth programming, mentorship opportunities, and volunteer systems. The VISTA builds relationships within the community and supports staff and Spark Crew members in collecting data, identifying community needs, and building systems to address these needs. There are 3 major activities that this role supports: entrepreneurship opportunities for students, technical assistance and tutoring for students outside of schools, and collaborating with schools and community partners to create opportunities for students to engage in expanded learning opportunities that connect with their personalized learning plans. In addition, the VISTA has the opportunity to develop programs and events, evaluate systems, and engage 1-on-1 with students and adults.

This position has been filled!