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Director of Camps - Drama ($26.08/hour - $35.21/hour) Hourly - Hayward Area Recreation District[...]

Company: Haywardrec
Location: Hayward
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Details
Level: Experienced
Job Location: Hayward Area Recreation District (HARD) - Hayward, CA
Position Type: Hourly
Salary Range: $26.08 - $35.21 Hourly
Job Shift: Day

Do you enjoy working outside with children? Are you passionate about Theater and the Performing Arts? Do you have experience with leading a team? Make an impact in our communities by joining H.A.R.D. this summer!
The Drama program is seeking a Director of Camps with program experience to lead our Drama summer camps this year!The primary responsibilities of this position are to create and lead drama programs that introduce campers to fundamentals of acting/singing for musical theatre and set/lighting design. You will provide excellent customer service to parents and caregivers, and provide day-to-day directions to a team of instructors and aides. In this role, you will have the opportunity to develop programs that impact the youth in our community and introduce them to the world of theater!
The ideal candidate will have strong background and experience in theater operations at the artistic level and production level. This person should have a keen sense of cultural competency and have an ability to communicate effectively with people of all ages and demographics. Strong organizational and leadership skills are necessary to succeed in this role!
This is a seasonal, summer-time position working up to 40 hours per week.
Here are the details about the positions:

  • Hourly Rate: $26.08/hour - $35.21/hour
  • Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 40 hours/week
  • Typical Work hours: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Part-Time, Seasonal, Hourly, Non-Exempt Position
  • Work Location: Weekes Park Community Center and Douglas Morrisson Theatre
  • Filing deadline: July 3, 2023
  • Anticipated Start Date: July 2023
  • Not to exceed 960 hours per fiscal year. (July 1 - June 30)

    First review of applications will be February 13th, 2023. This posting may close at any time.
    Under general supervision, is responsible for coordination and supervision of staff and volunteers to ensure age-appropriate curriculum and activities are met related to the daily operation of a District program in order to ensure the safety and well-being of participants and perform related work as required.
    Incumbents in this class are primarily responsible for day-to-day operations of camp, conducting and analyzing assessment surveys, and is responsible for assisting in managing budgets. This class can be distinguished from the class of Head Counselor because incumbents in this class are responsible for the overall direction and staffing of the recreation program.
    Incumbents may not perform all duties. Duties include but are not limited to the following:

    • Assist with the developing meaningful training to prepare staff and volunteers for their role as leaders
    • Responsible for day-to-day operations of camp including camp planning of activities, field trips, scheduling staff, parent communications, and opening and closing of camp
    • Provide superior customer service experience to campers, families and volunteers including returning phone calls in a timely manner and communication via email
    • Facilitate safe and positive recreation experiences; ensure a safe environment; assess and minimizes risks; assess and respond to potential injuries and prepare incident reports.
    • Maintain accurate attendance and complete required records; maintain appropriate confidential records. Fill out incident reports as needed and manage any behavioral contracts when appropriate.
    • Manage the storage and inventory of equipment and supplies.
    • Participate in meeting and training sessions.
    • Maintain good public relations.
    • At all times, demonstrates cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors and the public.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

      The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. The functions of this position are performed indoors and/or outdoors depending on season. Incumbents must wear an appropriate uniform with identification and protective equipment. The environment requires working in climate-controlled indoor environments as well as various weather conditions, including heat and sunshine when outdoors. Specialized aspects of the work environment may also include high noise levels, interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing safety and departmental policies and procedures. Incumbents may be assigned an irregular working schedule including weekends, early mornings, evenings and holidays and may have to travel between various locations.
      The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to have: hearing and speech adequate to communicate in person, by telephone, and to speak loudly in a noisy setting; vision adequate to clearly distinguish distance, color, depth perception and persons to identify signs of distress; bodily movement adequate to frequently sit, stand, walk, run, jump, climb, reach, turn, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, and push/pull; ability to raise arms above shoulder height; manual dexterity adequate to grasp objects, use fine manipulation, write and operate office machines and equipment; strength and endurance to perform medium to heavy physical work, perform lifting and carrying of items/persons up to 50 pounds, and work outdoors in the sun for prolonged periods of time.
      Ability and Skill to:

      • Work with adults, children and families participating in a variety of recreational activities.
      • Monitor compliance with District regulations and policies, and general safety practices related to recreation activities; firmly but tactfully enforce rules and regulations.
      • React quickly and calmly in emergencies.
      • Administer first aid, CPR and/or artificial respiration.
      • Maintain discipline, order and safety in a crowded and loud environment.
      • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
      • Communicate effectively with a wide range of people.
      • Operate office equipment including computers, scanners, calculators, printers, and copiers.
      • Respond appropriately to changing situations and stressful conditions.
      • Maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

        Knowledge of:

        • Principles and methods used in organizing, conducting, and supervising engaging recreational activities.
        • Common crafts, sports, games, and recreation activities appropriate for school age children.
        • Basic youth development principles.
        • Computer skills to include Microsoft Office.
        • Basic first aid and safety practices and procedures.
        • Customer service principles.
        • Standard safety rules and regulations related to public recreation activities.


          • Highschool diploma or equivalent.
          • At least 2 years of college with major work in recreation, or a closely related field
          • At least 4 years of experience working with elementary and teenage children in a structured or supervised program.
          • Possession of or ability to obtain First Aid/CPR/AED certification within two-weeks of employment.

            Special Requirements:

            • Must be at least 18 years of age or older.
            • Proof of eligibility to work in U.S.
            • Ability to obtain Mandated Reporter Training Certification may be required.
            • Must pass a fingerprint and/or backgrounds clearance prior to employment.
            • Completion of the Hepatitis B vaccination series is recommended.

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