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Position Title:  Artist Supervisor

Supervisors:  Camp Manager & Youth Program Director

Duration: Part-time starting June 1st, Full-time July-August 2019

Description: This position leads and supervises artistic staff at Camp Caldera. The ideal candidate for this position will be a detail-oriented, self-motivated problem-solver who equally enjoys arts, education, and building relationships in a dynamic camp environment. This person should be comfortable taking the lead and communicating with youth and other adults. Experience designing and implementing arts curricula for young people and supervisory experience are essential. 


  • June-mid-July approximately 10 hours/week to fall between 10am-6pm M-F in Caldera’s Portland office or remotely in Central Oregon
  • Mid-July-mid-August- approximately 50-70 hours/week, on-call at all times for up to 10 consecutive days (American Camp Association time off standards will be met--2 hours off daily, and 24 hours or more off each two-week block), residing at Caldera’s Arts Center near Sisters, Oregon. Room and board provided during days with programming, room only during non-program days.

Salary: $20/hr during non-camp session periods and $3,500 for 3 camp sessions

Must be available on the following dates and times to start each session:

  • Arrive between 11:00 am-12:00 pm July 12 for Staff Training July 12-15
  • Arrive between 1:00-2:00 pm July 17 for the Immersion 1 session July 18-27
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm July 30 for the Immersion 2 session July 31-Aug 8
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm Aug 11 for the Discovery session Aug 12-19
  • In addition, must be available to supervise and support staff staying over between sessions during at least one break period

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assist with teaching artist hiring, scheduling, and communication
  • Solicit lesson plans and supply lists by appropriate deadlines
  • Review lessons with an equity lens and give feedback to individual artists prior to camp 
  • Coordinate and purchase art and general supplies both before and during camp
  • Facilitate daily staff meetings for teaching artists
  • Represent artists on daily supervisor team meetings and proactively provide and ask for relevant updates on campers, artists, and other staff
  • Observe and participate in art classes and provide ongoing feedback to artists and artist assistants
  • Supervise Camp Photographer, provide ongoing feedback, and coordinate with Caldera’s Communications team on documentation
  • Co-supervise Arts Curriculum Assistant with Youth Program Director
  • Produce and manage student showcase at the end of each camp session
  • Oversee inventory of art supplies and manage art equipment
  • Support documentation of camper artwork as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by Camp Manager or Youth Program Director

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


  • BA in art or education, or equivalent experience
  • Background in the arts with knowledge of composition in at least one art form
  • At least 2 years teaching experience with middle and/or high schoolers
  • At least 1 year supervisory experience
  • Prior camp experience strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with anti-oppression frameworks and excellent communication with diverse staff and youth
  • 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.

Living Conditions

  • Requires on-site living in potentially shared staff quarters
  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days
  • Dietary Restrictions: A vegetarian option (that may include eggs and/or dairy) will be available for all meals. Other Dietary restrictions are considered when planning meals, however, employees with special dietary needs should plan to bring food to supplement or replace provided meals.  
  • Typical days are 10-12 hours in length, with sessions that make for up to 10 straight days of work without a full day off. 

Working Conditions 

  • Must be physically able to move around 116 acres of camp property with varied terrain
  • Must have visual, perceptual, and cognitive ability to recognize and respond quickly to health and safety concerns of students and to deal appropriately with any improper behavior.
  • Employee must carry out their duties regardless of inclement weather, which can include heat, rain, smoky, cold, and windy conditions
  • Noise level ranges from very quiet (e.g. forest trail) to loud (e.g. concert)
  • Physical Demands: 30% Sitting, 30% Standing, 15% Walking, 25% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling Pounds 5 -80 lbs.

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.