Camp Amicus Media Personel

Overview:

Foothills Academy Society invites you to be an integral part of this unique summer camp program for children and youth with learning disabilities and/or ADHD. Our goal is to create a rewarding and successful summer for each camper, with an emphasis on enhancing self-esteem and social skills in a fun environment.

Position Purpose:

Under the guidance of the Program Coordinator, the Media Personnel is responsible for overseeing the media components of our camp program.

Position Dates: June 18 - August 24, plus one week after camp has concluded, timing TBD (11 weeks)

Location:

  •  June 18 through to June 22 – Foothills Academy in Calgary
  • June 25 to June 29 – staff training at Camp Goldeye in Nordegg, Alberta
  • July 1 – July 27 - overnight camp at Goldeye Centre in Nordegg, Alberta - four 6-day overnight camps (Sunday to Friday)
  • July 30 – August 24 - day camps (Monday to Friday) in Calgary

Salary: $680 per week (includes room & board while on site at Goldeye Centre).

**Please note that you are responsible for your own accommodations in Calgary

Essential Job Functions:

  • Capture photographs and video of all camp sessions – being mindful of “No Photo” requests from parents.
  • Organize and tag photos for digital camper memory book.
  • Update the blog daily with photos and a daily recap.
  • Photograph campers daily at sports and other camp programming.
  • Edit and organize photos as instructed for upload to our camp blog and social media.
  • Create end-of-session slideshow/video for campers and parents to watch on the last night of each camp session
  • Assist with the coordination of group photographs such as cabin photos, and all-camp photos

Qualifications:

  • Previous photo, video and social media experience.
  • Ability to work independently & problem solve effectively
  • Ability to work cooperatively and productively with others
  • Ability to use judgment to act quickly when necessary
  • Ability to adapt to new situations and be flexible with change
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Current First Aid & CPR
  • Previous camp experience (an asset)

Physical Demands

  • Candidate must be able to lift and transport 20 – 40 pounds regularly.
  • Candidate must be able to see and respond to situations.
  • Candidate must be able to work in a consistently mobile fashion – walking up to 8 hours for day long field trips, and consistently interact with campers and staff at both day and overnight camp.
  • Candidate must be able to sustain attention to the program participants without significant impairment.
  • Candidate must be able to communicate efficiently in English.

The successful candidate must submit a Police Record Check before commencement of work at Camp Amicus.

TO APPLY:

Send resume and cover letter to Kathleen Gurski. We thank all candidates for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact Person: Kathleen Gurski, Camp Amicus and Recreation Programs

745 37 Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4T1

E-mail: kgurski@foothillsacademy.org    

Fax: (403) 205-2754

Application Deadline: Until suitable candidates found