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Art and History Camp Director

The Greenwich Historical Society Art and History Camp runs for a three week term from July 8th to July 26th averaging 20-25 campers per week. There are two weeks of our Jr. age camp (2nd-4th grade) and one week of our Sr. age camp (5th-8th grade). The camp is rooted in the history of the Bush-Holley House, focusing on the colonial time period for its history themed weeks and the works of the Cos Cob Art Colony for its art themed weeks.

The Camp Director is the primary person running the daily activities of the camp, its finances, and registration. The position starts with 45 flex hours during the months of April, May and June to oversee camp registration, take part in the hiring of the Assistant Camp Director/First Aider, complete any needed training and produce required paperwork. It becomes a 25-hour per week position for the week before camp (for set up) and the week after camp (for breakdown and financial reports), and a 37.5-hour per week position, from 8:30-4:00 for the 3 weeks of camp.

$25 per hour; to apply send cover letter and resume to


This position requires a college degree; experience in fine arts management working with children, teens, and young adults; some supervisory and administrative experience and basic computer skills. Art background preferred.

Physical Requirements: This position requires the ability to present yourself in a professional manner, communicate, listen to others, observe others’ actions, plan and organize, and physically move about the camp property in various environmental conditions.

The Camp Director must be First Aid/CPR certified and have up-to-date Mandated Reporter Training. If they do not already, the Historical Society will pay for the training.

The Camp Director must undergo a background check through the CT Department of Early Childhood, as required by the State.

Essential Job Functions:

1. Oversee the daily operation of the summer camp including programs, camper and staff supervision, health care, and maintenance.

­ Run the daily programs for campers with the assistance of the other staff

– Coordinate and assist with programming presented by outside services

-Oversee camper drop-off and pick-up

-Set up and breakdown daily camp activities

-Organize the Family Friday play/Art show to show campers work done throughout the week

­ Coordinate with the off-site doctor and the staff nurse staff to ensure the medical policies are being followed. Oversee the staff nurse’s implementation of the health care plan

-Be the point person when the camp inspector comes for their annual visit

­ Maintain camper, leader, and staff information

2. Manages the camp budget in cooperation with the Greenwich Historical Society’s Director of Operations.

­ Monitor the budget for summer camp operations and ensure that expenses stay in budget

­ Maintain inventory and put in requests to the Director of Operations for program supplies

-Present timesheets for camp employees, including self, to Director of Operations

-Facilitate the payment of honoraria for outside services

-Write the financial report after camp is done

3. Implement human resource management practices to recruit, hire, and train seasonal staff.

­ Hire Camp Nurse/Assistant director to be your second-in-command

– Recruit additional staff based on camper enrollment and program requirements

-Interview and oversee CIT if any express interest

-Distribute and gather needed medical papers and background checks for camp staff

­ Coordinate pre-camp staff training

-Ensure all staff has completed the required mandated reporter training

4. Create the Camp Binder for the annual camp inspection. This folder includes –

– Medical records for staff and campers

– Proof of background checks of staff

-Staff mandated reported training certificates

-Parent permission forms

-Camp policy forms

-Signed medical policy from the offsite camp doctor

-Site safety procedures

-Fire Marshal inspection papers

-Copy of the Camp License

-Various others as dictated by the CT Department of Early Childhood

5. Create and manage communications with parents/guardians

­ Maintain communications with parents/guardians

– Gather needed medical forms and permission slips from parents/guardians

­Distribute invitations for the Family Friday capstone event

6. Create Annual Camp Report and Post Camp Survey

-After camp is over, create a report on the number of campers, their demographics, activities done, and reflections regarding camp

-Create a breakdown of the camp budget, reporting all income and expenditures

-Present the Camp Report and Budget to the Historical Society’s Executive Director

Other Job Duties:

­Any tasks that may arise related to the success of the summer camp program.