We are now accepting Camp Instructor applications for our 2017 Summer Camp. 

Job Description

We are currently seeking fun-loving and creatively skilled individuals who enjoy working with kids ages 7-14. Mindful Makers is an arts-focused camp that introduces kids to many forms of making through popular tech and tools. While we strive for excellence in our project making, we recognize that it's really all about the process of learning and having fun along the way. We embrace all successes and failures as learning experiences. We focus on teaching a variety of hands-on skills and improving on those, no matter what level a child may be at. Our staff should be able to adapt their teaching methods to address the needs of each individual child. Patience and an encouraging attitude are important qualities to have when working with kids, especially when they are trying new things for the first time.

Camp Instructor duties include:

  • preparing lesson plans under the guidance of the Camp Director
  • teaching lessons during class time
  • prepping and tidying up classroom spaces
  • cleaning common spaces (kitchen, bathrooms, break area)
  • supervision of campers during snack time
  • reporting any incidents to the Camp Director

This contract is for 9 weeks of consecutive work from July 4  - September 1. Please be sure you can commit to the entire 9 weeks of the summer before applying. Working hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, with an additional hour on the final Friday of each week (until 5:30). Camp will not run on the Canada Day or Civic holidays. 

Staff Training

Planning & Prep: Dates  are TBD. We will have a 4 hour meeting in May and another 4 hour meeting in June.

Camp Set Up: Monday, July 3,  from 11:00 am - 3 pm. Lunch will be provided.

Camp Tear Down: Friday, September 1, from 5:30 - 9:30 pm. Dinner will be provided.

Extra hours for training and set up/tear down are included in the summer salary calculation below.

Requirements For Employment

Staff must have completed a First Aid/CPR within the past 3 years. If your certification is out of date, or has not been completed, we will cover the cost to have you trained through the Red Cross.

A Vulnerable Sector Screening check from within the past year is also a mandatory requirement. We will need to see an original copy of this as a prerequisite to an employment offer. If you are invited to an in person interview, we ask that you bring this with you at that time, if possible. If you are seeking employment with children or the elderly, it is always a good idea to have an updated check on hand. These can be obtained while you wait, on site, at the Cambridge Police Station. If you apply in KW, it will take a few weeks to get your check returned.

Salary

Instructor salary for the summer is $4530. Payroll will be made bi-weekly. Any absences from work will result in a reduction in pay, as determined on a case by case basis.

In addition to filling out this form, please send your resume and cover letter as a PDF to agnes@mindfulmakers.ca.

Please note: not all applicants will be granted an interview. You will be contacted via e-mail if we wish to schedule a meeting.

Thank you for your interest in working with  Mindful Makers!

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Please rate your maker skills below!
Level 0: No experience with this at all Level 1: Tried it, but still learning Level 2: I've done this a few times before Level 3: Lots of experience, very confident
Sewing by hand *
Sewing on a machine *
Weaving on a simple loom *
2D Vector Graphics Drawing in Inkscape *
If you use other vector based software, please elaborate below.
3D Modelling in Tinkercad.com *
Sculpting with clay (polymer or natural earth clay) *
Book Binding *
Silhouette Paper Cutting Machine / Silhouette Studio Software: *
Soldering *
Paper Circuits (copper tape & coin cells) *
Cardboarding / Exacto knife skills *