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Camp Counsellor, Arts - Culture Summer Camp 2021

Req ID: 14041
Vacancy Type: Seasonal 
Number of Positions: 40  
Closing Date: 06/17/2021

Job Summary

Our team is actively seeking dynamic Leaders with an arts specialist background for our Summer Camp 2021 team. Arts Leaders will  be responsible for the instruction of comprehensive drama, dance, music, visual arts and/or digital design camp(s) as outlined by the Culture Division to meet the needs of participants and to ensure adequate safety while facilitating the activity.


Please note: Due to the uncertainty we are facing regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the City's programming restrictions, the recruitment of these positions is dependent on available vacancies and business needs. 


We are hiring the following types of Specialty Arts Camp Counsellors:

  • Ceramics
  • Creative Writing
  • Ukulele
  • Visual Arts/Crafts


Applicants applying for these positions should be aware that Culture Camps have the following characteristics:
• Half Day and Full Day Camps
• Each camp program runs between 1 -3 weeks
• Camps are held at various locations across the City including community centres, heritage sites and specialty arts facilities (Living Arts Centre)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the objectives and philosophies of the camp program as established by the Culture Division through quality instruction and excellent customer and staff relations
  • Plan and implement a comprehensive specialty arts camp(s) as developed by Culture Division to meet the needs of all participants in the camp(s)
  • Prepare and deliver lesson plans in the arts in a manner appropriate to the audience
  • Demonstrate and provide instruction to campers and ensure planning and preparation for all activities related to the camp program are carried out successfully
  • To ensure supervision of campers at all times and provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants by adhering to department safety standards and assisting with emergency procedures as required
  • To provide quality customer service and act as a knowledgeable resource to parents, participants, volunteers and staff
  • Communicate in an effective and timely manner in writing or voicemail with the Program Supervisor all aspects related to facilities, staffing, participants, equipment, supplies or anything that would impact the quality and safe delivery of the camp
  • Conduct safety checks of program equipment and allocated facilities daily. Clean-up of all supplies and equipment at the conclusion of the daily program
  • Incroprate and model the HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Childhood Development in program delivery where appropriate
  • Maintain flexible work schedule during summer program to ensure supervision and continuity of program
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Education / Training in the Arts inculding Creative Writing, Digital Arts/Design, Digital Animation, Dance, Drama, Music, Musical Theatre and/or Visual Arts
  • For Digital Arts Camp Leaders only: Advanced skills and expert knowledge of some or all of the following software GIMP, Inkscape, Blender, Sculptris, or Adobe Creative Suite. Advanced level of experience working with technology in order to troubleshoot issues with program software or technology during camp time and own equipment for teaching demonstrations (laptop, digital camera etc.)
  • Must have a knowledge of and experience in teaching children and/or youth
  • Must be confident teaching various age groups and skill levels
  • Experience developing detailed lesson plans
  • Excellent communications and organization skills required
  • Minimum 16 years of age or older at start of employment
  • Emergency First Aid/CPR B certification by employment start date
  • HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Childhood Development certification by June 28, 2021
  • Employment offer is conditional upon receipt of a Level 3 - Vulnerable Sector Check to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted. Criminal Records Search, Vulnerable Sector screening at candidate's own expense that is acceptable to the City of Mississauga
  • Access to reliable transportation and willing to work at a variety of locations as needed is an asset.


Additional Information

Staff will be paid minimum wage on an hourly basis for attending required training or meetings.

Employment Period is from June 28 - September 3, 2021.

Interviews may be held virtually and are tenatively scheduled for June 21st and June 22nd
Mandatory Staff Training will take place between June 23 to 30, 2021 (dates to be confirmed).
Please note there will also be a day of site specific training that you will be required to attend at the location you have been placed at. Specific dates will be communicated to you by your supervisor.

Please note: Full-time hours are not guaranteed. Hours are dependent on sufficient program registration and subject to programs running.


Hourly Rate/Salary: $16.05- $19.15 
Hours of Work: Various between 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM, up to 44 hours per week 
Work Location: Various Locations 
Department/Division/Section: CMS/Community Services Dept , CMS/Culture Division , Culture Services 
Non-Union/Union: Non Union 

A Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Level 2) or Vulnerable Sector Check (Level 3) will be required of the successful candidate, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can also check your application status in your candidate profile online. 

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.     



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