Camp Caldera 2020 Seasonal Positions

Caldera - Sisters, Oregon

Job Category: Programs

Job Type: Paid

Job Term: Contract

Application Deadline: May 31, 2020

About Our Organization

We’re excited to announce that we’re hiring for Camp Caldera 2020! Each year we assemble an energetic, committed staff made up of multi-talented people prepared to create an inclusive and brave community for youth.

At Caldera, we believe in the power of creativity.

Our Youth Program provides Oregon students with long-term mentoring, beginning in sixth grade and continuing into young adulthood. Our staff nurture individual creativity to ignite self-expression and transform the way young people engage in their lives, families, and communities. Each summer, we host three eight- to ten-day camp sessions, serving over 150 youth from Portland and Central Oregon at our Arts Center in Central Oregon near Sisters.

Open positions include:
Youth Advocate
Junior Advocate
Teaching Artist
Artist Assistant
Connect Facilitator
Environmental Educator
Environmental Education Assistant
Summer Camp Photographer and Media Coordinator

For full job announcements and links to apply: https://www.calderaarts.org/caldera/get-involved/jobs/

Equity Statement
We recognize that Caldera communities face many societal inequities. We recognize the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our country, state, and institutions. We acknowledge that we will always have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and oppression.

We commit to continually examining our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism. We also commit to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to advance racial equity, inclusion, and freedom of expression.

We commit to integrating equity and inclusion into all areas of our work to better serve our mission; when we do, we get closer to the world that we want for our youth. To ensure our own accountability, we will 1) seek deeper relationships with and feedback from our larger community; 2) use our Equity Plan to guide ongoing work; and 3) apply our Equity Lens to decision-making. We will also seek inspiration from artistic and cultural traditions.

Caldera is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applicants of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We encourage people of color and Caldera community members to apply.

Job Summary

Open positions include:
Youth Advocate
Junior Advocate
Teaching Artist
Artist Assistant
Connect Facilitator
Environmental Educator
Environmental Education Assistant
Summer Camp Photographer and Media Coordinator

Responsibilities

General Responsibilities:

  • Promote program understanding and involvement through Caldera’s goals and agreements, participation agreement, and responsibility process
  • Actively participate in all aspects of camp life including: camper orientation, community meetings, evening activities, campfire, free time, etc.
  • Model appropriate camper behavior at all times 
  • Perform duties with consistency and integrity
  • Set and respect personal boundaries while acting as mentors, guides, and allies to campers
  • Oversee health and safety of charges in fire drills and emergency procedures
  • Maintain cleanliness of living and common areas and help with clean-up at the end of each session

Job Qualifications & Requirements

  • At least 2 years experience working with youth from underserved communities, and a background in the arts, through education or profession
  • Ability to understand our racially diverse student population’s perspective, either through lived experience, previous qualifications, or work experience 
  • Ability to navigate through potentially triggering and challenging conversations and situations while maintaining focus on the wellbeing of youth
  • Familiarity with culturally responsive and anti-oppression frameworks and experience working with racially and ethnically diverse staff and youth
  • Ability to set appropriate boundaries in a proactive and positive manner
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Willingness to work with a range of artists across different mediums
  • Bilingual and/or bicultural skills highly preferred
  • Must pass a background check. Caldera considers systemic injustices when investigating findings
  • Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular and long hours. Additionally, you must have the ability to deal with limited cell service, internet connection and daily exposure to outdoor factors such as sun, heat, bugs, bats, snakes, etc.

How to Apply

Positions are open until filled. Apply online at http://www.calderaarts.org/caldera/get-involved/jobs/.