Camp Chi Song Leader (Summer 2017)
This position runs June 11th – August 11th
JCC Camp Chi is one of the Midwest’s premier resident camps. Each summer, Chi serves boys and girls in 4th-11th grade through two-, four- and eight-week camp sessions. Set on 600 acres near the Wisconsin Dells, Chi offers the best facilities and over 30 specialty activities that aim to build campers’ skills and boost self esteem.
- Learn Camp Chi songs from Camp Chi Song book.
- Play music at meal times.
- Lead music activities periods.
- Teach basic instrumental instruction of piano, guitar, drums or equivalent.
- Lead all camp song sessions.
- Assist in Friday night and Saturday Shabbat services and leading the prayer after meals.
- Creatively enhance Camp Chi’s current song repertoire.
- Host jam sessions for campers and staff.
- Infuse spirit and enthusiasm into the camp community.
- Serve as a positive role model and upstanding member of the staff team.
- Be present and visible in camp throughout the day.
- Adhere to and assist enforcement of Camp Chi’s rules, regulations, and policies.
- Ability to work in a team of song leaders.
Key Essential Job Functions & Duties:
- Ability to lift and carry 25 to 50 lbs.
- Physical stamina and agility required to stand for long periods of time, some bending, stooping, walking long distances, hiking, climbing, and stretching.
- Ability to run and actively engage physically with children.
- Ability to supervise campers by sight and sound.
- Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
- Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.
- Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards.
- Ability to react with physical and mental alertness in emergency situations.
- Must be able to rotate head side to side to scan the environment.
- Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate equipment and camp activities.
- Ability to demonstrate, motivate and communicate with children and adults.
- Mental alertness; sustain concentration for long periods of time.
- Willingness and ability to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours with limited or simple equipment and facilities, with daily exposure to the sun, heat, and animals such as bugs, etc.
- Summer Stipend
- Room and Board
- Post Camp Opportunities
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- High school graduate or equivalent.
- Ability to play guitar, piano, or other instrument and read music or chords.
- Experience teaching general music, or specific instruments.
- History of public performance.
- Knowledge of Modern, Folk, and Jewish music is preferred.