Job Description:

The Drama Camp Counselor is responsible for planning, leading, and implementing Talk Is Free Theatre’s 2019 Summer Camp programs including Musical Theatre, Improv & Comedy, Triple Threat, and Puppetry.

Essential Responsibilities:

Successful candidates will be supervised by the Director of Outreach, to whom they will report during the placement. Before beginning of work, the counselors will receive orientation and be asked to review all of organization’s policies and procedures.

-Schedule and prepare weekly activities for each session.

-Deliver positive experiences for children and youth in a small group setting.

-Oversee and teach up to 30 participants per week, monitor and assist with the development of the final production.

-Review the curriculum and operational manuals, research various scripts to be used for different range of enrollments.

-Lead camp participants in various games, exercises and activities.

-Liaise with parents and guardians as required that may also include registering participants.

-Direct the final play and assist participants with preparation for final play.

-Ensure the general safety and development, growth, and skill achievement of the participants in their Camp group.

-Aid in the promoting of upcoming sessions.

-Complete all paperwork.

Qualifications: Required

-Applicants must be under the age of 30 at time of hire.

-Previous experience in camp, youth programs, recreation, working with children, or in a related field.

-Ability to lead, plan, organize, and implement program activities.

-Ability to work as a member of a team and the ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision.

-Strong organizational and communication skills.

-Successful applicants will be required to supply a clean vulnerable sector check that is no more than 12 months past issue.

Work Conditions:

-Must be able to perform essential program support to camp activities and programs

which may include, but not limited to the following activities: Crouching, kneeling,

reaching, working in narrow and/or confining spaces on stage, twisting of the waist,

shoulders, and legs, and lying on stomach and/or back.

-Camps will be held indoors at The Five Points Theatre, Downtown Barrie.

Commitment and Compensation:

Duration of the placement is from July 8 2019 – August 30 2019. Additional training and planning days may be scheduled the week of July 2 2019. The position requires an open availability.

Remuneration will be 35 hours per week at a rate of $14 CAD per hour.

Please apply no later than June 14, 2019 to submissions@tift.ca.