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Assistant Arts & Crafts

Job Title: Assistant Arts and Crafts
Leader Department/Group: Summer Ministry Staff
Location: The Oaks Camp & Conference Center
Level/Salary Range: Seasonal / $210 per week with room and board provided Position Type: Full-time, salaried. Works Sunday-Friday for 5 weeks of summer camp, Additional training weeks prior to camp.
Reports To: Arts and Craft Leader

Through our summer programs we seek to partner with urban communities to transform lives by providing a dedicated space to empower urban Christian ministry. The Oaks partners with urban ministries to share the love of Christ with inner-city youth from cities all over California. We seek to offer a summer program with a biblical foundation to build up youth in a safe Christian community that includes campers, staff, guest speakers, and ministry leaders. Our daily schedule is full of fun, high-energy activities, and meaningful biblical lessons. In the evenings campers enjoy large group games and our lively fire circle program with skits, worship, and inspired teaching. Each summer camp week begins on Sunday afternoon and ends Friday. The Oaks summer camp program serves ages 1st-3rd grade, 4th-6th grade, Jr. High, and Sr. High with a week dedicated to each. SUMMER MISSION For Campers: To exemplify the love of Christ to urban youth at camp for the benefit of transforming and developing disciples who live out their faith in the city. For Staff: To dedicate training and summer camp ministry as a platform for leadership development. For Ministries: To resource the urban Church with relevant, high quality, and Christ-centered programs.

1. Wholeheartedly subscribes to World Impact’s Statement of Faith, Affirmation of Christian Commitment, Summer Staff Standards, and Philosophy of Ministry.
2. Demonstrate Christ-like attitude in all aspects of work and summer camp life.
3. Possesses a desire for ministry to urban youth in a cross cultural setting while exemplifying a sensitivity and love for a diverse community.
4. A desire to work with kids and teenagers in a Christian leadership capacity.
5. Full engagement in activities while displaying a positive and pleasant attitude.

POSITION SUMMARY The Assistant Arts & Crafts Leader is responsible for assisting the Arts & Crafts Leader in decorating the Hamblen Dining Hall and Fire Circle in alignment with the planned summer theme. The Assistant Arts & Crafts Leader also develops and facilitate Graffiti arts and crafts classes as well as assists in developing and facilitating free time arts and crafts activities for all five weeks of summer camps. This position will assist with arts and crafts activities that are planned for Week in the City which occurs prior to summer camps. This position will also assist with other activities such as meal hosting, party setup / tear down, carnival, supervising cabins as needed, etc.

1. Develop and maintain the Graffiti class curriculum (daily schedule, methods, materials, etc.)
2. Assist in the implementation of decorations Hamblen Dining Hall and Fire Circle that deliver the planned theme for summer camp. Work with and help organize other summer staff as they assist in completing decorations as needed. 3. Assist the Arts and Crafts director in the development / leading of free-time craft sessions.
4. Assist with leading arts and crafts activities for Week in the City
5. Assist in the operation of the kiln for pottery projects planned for arts and craft classes
6. Assist with the inventory management of all supplies needed for arts and craft classes and free time activities.
7. Manage inventory for supplies needed for Graffiti classes.
8. Help in other areas of camp as needed.

1. Flexible; possesses strong and time-management skills
2. Passionate about children using art for learning and creative expression
3. Possesses knowledge of art basics and the ability to teach them to children ages 5-18
4. Be a team player with the leadership skills necessary to lead a team in order to accomplish tasks
5. Able to operate (or learn how to operate) a kiln
6. Able to manage and work within a budget
7. Able to give directions to a group of 20 students 8. Must be 19 or older and live on-site for duration of Summer Camp season

Time:  Full-Time Seasonal
Salary:  Paid
Category:  Assistant



Updated: 1/27/2017 11:52:28 AM

Job Contact:
Justin McKinney

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Why work at The Oaks Camp & Conference Center:

The Oaks is a ministry of World Impact, focused on serving inner city youth & families. We are located at 3600 ft. in the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains of California, 1 hour north of LA.

18651 Pine Canyon Road
    Lake Hughes, CA 93532-0437


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