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POSITION: CCA Summer Camp Coordinator
REPORTS TO: Executive Director of CCA, and under the training and direction of the Columbia Gorge Arts Collective Program Director.

Hours: This is a temporary, full time, exempt position for the 2021 summer season.


The Art Camp Coordinator oversees and carries out Columbia Center for the Arts summer camp programming created specifically for children in grades 2nd-5th from July 5 – Aug 13, 2021. The Art Camp Coordinator, with guidance from the Program Director of Arts in Education of the Gorge, conducts the day-to-day execution of the camp’s goals as an extension of CCA’s mission.


This is a temporary, full time, exempt position for the 2021 summer season which includes the set-up,  and clean-up of summer camps. The position implements the program’s daily and weekly schedule, supervises and is an active leader in youth activities, organizes studio each day, develops and implements daily camper activities (when they are not in art workshops), supervises staff/teachers/volunteers, manages parent communication, plans and executes post-camp take-down, assessments, and follow-up reporting.


  • Understand defined camp goals in conjunction with the mission of CCA
  • Organize and manage the Youth Day Camp (grades 2-5) for 6 weeks, as well as works pre-camp and post-camp for set up and take-down.
  • Oversee all aspects of operation and evaluation of camp programs.
  • Serve as lead communication with parents and campers. Communicate effectively internally with summer camp staff.
  • Support program staff, including but not limited to art instructors, counselors, assistants, and volunteers.
  • Manage all youth related issues and challenges, then communicate solutions with families and staff.
  • Manage supplies for workshops in coordination with teaching artists.
  • Oversee safety and well-being of all participants; staff, instructors, art assistants, volunteers and campers;
  • Help promote Summer Camp sessions as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Set up studios, spaces and materials as needed for camp.
  • Organize ease of camper transport (walking) to parks and local areas for lunch hours and free time.
  • Gather and set up supplies and equipment, in coordination with teaching artists’ needs.
  • Develop routines, schedules, and procedures for camp operation.
  • Design daily activities for campers while they are not in art workshops. This includes morning sessions 9am-10am, lunchtime 11:30-1:00, and reflection time from 2:30-3:00.
  • Prepare an evaluation and summary of summer programming (camps and workshops) including assessments, artist evaluations, camper reports, and recommendations for the following season.
  • Understand and monitor crisis management plan, including emergency procedures.
  • Monitor safety and all procedures as they pertain to the complete supervision of all campers and staff.
  • Help provide an atmosphere for developing good morale and well-being among the campers and staff.
  • Serve as the mediator and lead communicator when challenges and problems arise with campers.
  • Collaborate on end of the week art show in collaboration with campers and teaching artists.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Experience working with youth
  • Sincere respect for children
  • Care and understanding of the arts and the ability to share it with others
  • Ability to work well in a small community
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Impeccable organizational skills
  • Exceptional positive customer service skills (especially with parents)
  • Work well with artists, staff, volunteers, administrators, students and parents.
  • Ability to organize, and carry out daily and weekly programs
  • Ability to pass a background check


Preferred Qualifications:

  • First Aid certified


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and carry bags or boxes up to 40 pounds in weight
  • Ability to walk up and down stairs and short field trip distances
  • Stand for a minimum of 30 minutes at a time
  • Ability to sit comfortably for periods of time, move around easily, and bend easily
  • Ability to speak clearly and audibly, hear at a normal speech level, and operate a computer comfortably.

These requirements describe the job qualifications that are required for an individual to be awarded, or to maintain the position described. CCA reserves the right to amend, modify, or add to either the job qualifications or essential job functions at any time.

If you are unable to perform any one or more of the essential job accountabilities you are not eligible for the job unless you could perform all of them with reasonable accommodation from the employer. If you believe you could perform all of the essential job accountabilities with reasonable accommodation, you may request such accommodation from CCA. You should present your request for reasonable accommodation, accompanied by a description of how you propose to perform the essential job accountabilities with that accommodation. You will not be excluded as a candidate unless you feel you cannot, with or without reasonable accommodation, perform all the essential accountabilities of the job.

The listed job accountabilities represent work performed by this position and are not all-inclusive. The omission of a specific accountability will not preclude it from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical extension of the position.


During camp sessions, July 5 – Aug 13, 2021, the Camp Coordinator is scheduled in the hours between 8:30am to 3:30pm, Monday – Friday. Days off during the weekly sessions are not possible. During pre-camp set up, hours are agreed upon with Executive Director.

Stipend: $560 for one full week. Rate of pay is based on $16/hr. (This is before taxes)

TO APPLY: Please send your letter of interest and resume to : and

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