Manager–Pacific Arts Camp

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Job Description

The Camp Manager for Pacific Arts Camp manages a fast-paced high-quality visual art and performance camp for 45 campers ages 7-12 in the clubhouse at Jackson Playground in Potrero Hill. Each day campers study music, visual art and either dance or theater (depending on the session) from professional teaching artists. Sessions last two weeks. Each session culminates in an evening performance and visual art show of campers’ work for family and friends. Campers engage in all aspects of producing the show including rehearsals, costume development, set building and gallery hanging and installation. The Camp Manager is required at all performances. This position will manage approximately 9 senior staff and 10 youth workers. The Camp Manager is supported by a Supervisor, an Assistant Camp Manager, and Pre-Care/After-Care Specialists. In May, he/she will start pre-camp preparation with the Assistant Camp Manager, working with the Supervisor on supply inventory/purchase, parent communication, Activenet, E-PACT and staff training.

Job Responsibilities

The camp manager is responsible for setting the tone of the camp, creating and maintaining an atmosphere of enthusiasm, understanding, team work, inclusion, safety and community throughout the summer. Manager will be trained on established systems such as the pre-camp Welcome Letter to families, sign in/out procedures, ACTIVENET AND EPACT systems including downloading camper lists and attendance reporting, juggling staff schedules and timesheet reporting, accident/incident protocols, etc. Manager is responsible for training, supervising and collaborating with staff, maintaining supplies and quality of the site, interfacing with the public, organizing and running the bi-weekly performance nights, and presenting a fun and exciting visual and performing arts focused program.

Desirable Qualifications

Computer software programs such as Excel, Word, ACTIVENET and E-PACT

Strong Organizational skills; good problem solver, multi-tasking, record keeping, planning and follow-up

Experience supervising staff including leading and organizing fun and innovative staff trainings

Experience and love for organizing performances and events

Experience in teaching, management, camp management, recreation or youth enrichment programming.

Working knowledge of theater, dance, visual art or music

The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

Outgoing and enthusiastic with staff and parents

Positive attitude

All applicants must possess energy, enthusiasm, and creativity, have the ability to motivate and lead staff and children, have knowledge of recreation activities and community resources, and be able to communicate effectively with program participants and co-workers.

Certifications Desired:

Valid Drivers License
First Aid/CPR certification: American Red Cross

CA Food Handlers Card (we serve snacks) - online at

Minimum Qualifications

All applicants must meet the minimum qualifications listed for the applicable civil service job (class) code. Please go to for the job announcement and more information on the specific requirements.

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