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2024 Summer Camp Musical Theater Specialist

Job Details

Jewish Silicon Valley - Los Gatos, CA
$16.50 - $19.00 Hourly
Traditional & Non-Traditional Hours


Position:                     Musical Theater Specialist – Summer Camp

Department:              Youth & Camp

Classification:            Seasonal, non-benefitted, At-Will, June 2024- July 2024

Reports to:                 Reports to the Assistant Youth & Camp Director



The Musical Theater Specialist will under the direction of the Assistant Camp and Youth Director be responsible for planning and leading camp programs for campers ages 6-15. They will prepare and implement programming for their specific specialty area for Musical Theater.  Working with campers to put on a production in a two week time frame.  The time commitment for this position is 20 hours preparation leading up to camp, then 8:30am-4:30pm Monday Through Friday during the months of June-July.  Program two 2-week sessions


Areas of Responsibility

  • Be responsible for overall operations of the program including activity planning, implementation and safety management for campers ages 6-15.
  • Develop a supply list for Assistant Camp Director approval prior to summer camp beginning and at the end of summer submit an inventory list.
  • Maintain a high quality of instruction for campers.
  • Attend and participate in pre-camp meetings and pre-camp preparation work.
  • Assist with the overall Camp Program, including the planning and implementation of camp programs, development of weekly schedules and camper satisfaction.
  • Develop activities that are innovative, creative and exciting. Ensure that programs reflect the developmental level of each camper, as well as meeting the goals of Camp Shalom's Mission.
  • Arrange and maintain the activity area in an orderly manner, inventory and direct clean-up operations of the area on a daily basis.
  • Follow camp rules consistently: Develop and implement structure for your program area to effectively work with campers of mixed ages
  • Coordinate with other Musical Theater staff to produce a production at the end of the session that gives all campers a chance to perform and showcase skills learned
  • Assume all other duties and assignments deemed appropriate by the Camp Director and Assistant Camp Director.
  • Be able to communicate with campers and provide instructions.
  • Visual ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid.
  • Cognitive and communication abilities to plan and conduct the activity to achieve camper ability and development objectives.
  • Must be able to commit to a minimum of 5 week (June 3rd - July 5th), with pre-camp hours for planning


**Ability to work traditional business hours as well as non-traditional hours as business dictates


Effect on End Result: The effectiveness of this position will be measured by: 

  • Purposeful and coordinated programs that advance Camp and JSV strategic goals, good public relations, sound financial position and good records systems; 
  • A positive working environment that allows for creative thinking, positive attitudes, teamwork and self-development.
  • Permeation of Tiferet (contributing to the greater good) throughout all JSV programs, services and interactions. This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive. 


Qualifications and competencies:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty at a high-quality level. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or experience:

  • Minimum four years of experience working with school age children
  • Minimum two years supervisory experience preferred
  • Minimum of 18 years of age 
  • ECE units or Recreation units desired
  • Experience in Musical Theater preferred


Specific Certification Requirements:

  • Current American Red Cross CPR for Child and Adult Certification or
    willingness to obtain
  • Current American Red Cross Basic First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain
  • Completion and clearance of background fingerprint assessment via the JSV Live scan location. 


** Employees at the JSV may have availability to attend in-house Certification courses, please check with Camp Director as to availability  



Language skills:

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors, co-workers, parents, volunteers, members, donors and the general public


Reasoning Ability:       

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Must possess the ability to make sound independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action


Other Skills, Requirements, Abilities and Personal Characteristics:

  • Ability and willingness to work as a “team”
  • Organized and possess excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to set and meet deadlines
  • Enthusiastic, dependable and a sense of humor
  • Willing to follow directions and take initiative
  • Understanding of the JSV mission as well as a commitment to be a positive role model
  • Even-tempered and able to adjust tasks in accordance with changing priorities.


Working Conditions/Physical requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation.
  • Ability to adequately observe participant activities, enforces safety regulations, and applies appropriate policies and procedures.
  • The physical ability to lead and interact in group activities and perform related skills.
  • Ability to work both in an outside and inside environment, may involve different temperature extremes. 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  
  • The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch.  Also, may be required to climb, push, and pull at times. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. 



The working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Disclaimer: This job description indicates in general terms, the type and level of work performed as well as the typical responsibilities of employees in this classification. The duties described are not to be interpreted as being all-inclusive to any specific employee. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and, when possible, to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Nothing in this position description changes the at-will employment relationship existing between JSV and its employees.