Camp Creative Arts Instructor_E-ALM

Lexington, MS 39095, USA Req #29296
Tuesday, January 9, 2024

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The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith-based organization, has a temporary job opening for a Camp Creative Arts Instructor -Music Conservatory for Camp Hidden Lake in Lexington, Mississippi.


Job Summary:


Plans, coordinates and directs the functions of the Conservatory Creative Arts program; ensures the quality of programs and safety of youth at all times; provides guidance and role modeling to youth and ensures safety and a positive experience for campers.



Essential Functions:

Guides the work of dance and performance in helping children and youth to succeed in school by increasing their involvement and motivation and helping them to set personal goals.  Provides training and development of camper for dance, public speaking, performance and service learning. Provides appropriate lessons for instruction time.  Reviews assigned homework with students and re-teach skills if necessary.  Prepares students for recitals and presentations.   Supervises the maintenance and daily operations of the program equipment.  Recommends and develops activities which will develop creative abilities, motor and learning skills of students.  Coordinates the program and activity with the policies and operating procedures of camp.  Maintains discipline and acceptable behaviors of students, which will create an atmosphere of friendliness and security during all program periods.  Supervises and organizes an assigned group of campers during scheduled and unscheduled blocks of time in cooperation with camp rules and regulations.  Promotes and stimulates participation of campers to ensure a pleasant camp experience.  Participates and assists in various classes as assigned.  Schedules performances and ensures that all necessary supplies for a performance are donated or purchased. Participates enthusiastically as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights and other all-camp activities and camp functions.  Sits with camper tables during meals and serve as a table monitor when needed.  Keeps personal living quarters neat, clean and ready for inspection.  Be available to participate and assist with camp programs and activities as directed by the Camp Director.


Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 Knowledge and ability to teach dance, public speaking and staging.  Ability to foster teamwork with youth in learning how to develop and use props and create costumes for performances.  Ability to assist youth in planning and goal setting for personal and team activities.  Ability to recruit and train volunteers.  Ability to work with diverse people from all social and economic backgrounds. Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.  Ability to observe camper and staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques. Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.  Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid; Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.  Ability to demonstrate exercises and dance routines.


Education and Experience

Six months experience teaching creative arts, with the ability to perform and teach lessons in a classroom setting involving more than one student preferred,




any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.




Licenses and Certifications


CPR and First Aid Certified


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Some physical requirements of the Camp Creative Arts Instructor position could be endurance including climbing, standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate equipment and activities are required.  Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Have a willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering a program in the facility available.  Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and varying environmental conditions.




Additional Information

Camp Staff Orientation will be held 06/14/2024 – 06/16/2024 and participation is required.


The 2023 Summer Camp program will be held 06/17/2024 – 07/20/2024. If you are unable to work the entire program session, please let us know on your application.


Compensation: $400/week


All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.


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Application Submittal Period: January 1, 2024- May 16, 2024. Hire as we go.

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Other details

  • Job Family ALM-EXEMPT
  • Job Function Music & Arts
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Hiring Rate $400.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Lexington, MS 39095, USA