Work at Camp Half-Blood

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We are hiring for Summer 2017!

For all open positions below, application instructions are as follows:

Please submit a Resume and, in lieu of a cover letter, please include a short video of yourself (no more than 2 minutes). Your video should include why you’re interested in working for Camp Half-Blood, but how you communicate that is up to you. Tell us the story of how you discovered you were a demigod, share your most heroic adventure or achievement to date, or show us that crazy aerial backflip you can do. Your video should showcase the unique skills and talents that you feel you could bring to Camp Half-Blood. It doesn’t need to be fancy, a phone camera is fine! We just want to get to know a little more about you.

Resumes and videos should be sent to info@camphalfbloodbklyn.com.

Please also indicate which location (Brooklyn or Bronx) you are applying for in your submission.

  • Senior Camp Counselor

    Start Date: June 1, 2017

    SHARED VALUES AND EXPECTATIONS
    Serve as an ambassador of Plato Learning, demonstrating our mission and values in a positive and professional manner and acting as a role model of the Plato Learning mindset
    Commit to building a safe, child-focused community
    Demonstrate professionalism and accountability
    Take initiative to analyze and solve problems
    Treat others with courtesy and respect
    Respond to camper, family member and colleague needs
    Maintain a high standard of ethics, integrity and confidentiality

    REQUIREMENTS
    Commitment to educational programming for children
    Flexibility to meet changing work needs and demands
    Ability to work collaboratively on a high-functioning team
    Openness to feedback and desire to grow professionally
    Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and accurately
    Strong organization skills and attention to detail
    Ability to communicate clearly, maturely and compassionately with families
    Ability to maintain an excellent work ethic, a high level of energy and exceptional enthusiasm all day, every day, for up to 10 weeks
    Current CPR & First Aid certification preferred

    EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
    At least 18 years old and completed at least one year of college
    Demonstrated leadership experience
    At least 2 years of experience working with kids in a camp or educational setting
    Interest & Skills in one or more of the following: literature, literacy, drama, theater arts, storytelling, music, visual arts, science & nature studies, fencing, combat, martial arts
    Knowledge and passion for Greek Mythology is a must for Camp Half-Blood
    Have read the Rick Riordan Percy Jackson series is a plus

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
    Every Senior Counselor will be paired with a Junior Counselor on a cabin of no more than 18 campers between 6-12 years old
    Ensure children's safety, manage children's behavior and model constructive participation in all daily activities
    Lead instructor on weekly Elective classes
    Act as a role model and mentor for campers, CIT and Junior Counselor staff
    Work directly with Quest Directors to actively engage with storytelling and character building with campers; act as lead Quest Guide for cabin on off-site Quest adventures
    Work closely with Site & Camp Directors to ensure safety of all children
    Facilitate camper check-in and check-out, and communicate effectively and professionally with parents
    Senior Counselors may be asked to help with morning camp set-up as needed
    All staff must participate in training sessions before camp begins
    Senior Counselors will report directly to the Camp Director during the camp season

    COMPENSATION
    Summer staff positions are temporary, seasonal positions and do not include benefits. Expectations for work hours at Plato Learning programs are outlined above; we are committed to competitively compensating staff.
    $15 per hour for the 9 week camp season
    Staff Training: You will be compensated at a rate of $12 per hour for approximately 15-20 hours of mandatory pre-season training
    Operations Set-Up Days: You will be compensated at your weekly camp rate, prorated for days actually worked
    Payroll is processed every two weeks; payments will be issued and paystubs made available every other Friday

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    Some lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs.
    Typing, writing, reading
    Seeing, hearing and speaking, both nearby and at a distance
    Use hands and fingers to help with classroom supplies and operate equipment
    Frequent sitting, standing, walking, running, kneeling

  • Junior Camp Counselor

    Start Date: June 1, 2017

    SHARED VALUES AND EXPECTATIONS
    Serve as an ambassador of Plato Learning, demonstrating our mission and values in a positive and professional manner and acting as a role model of the Plato Learning mindset
    Commit to building a safe, child-focused community
    Demonstrate professionalism and accountability
    Take initiative to analyze and solve problems
    Treat others with courtesy and respect
    Respond to camper, family member and colleague needs
    Maintain a high standard of ethics, integrity and confidentiality

    REQUIREMENTS
    Commitment to educational programming for children
    Flexibility to meet changing work needs and demands
    Ability to work collaboratively on a high-functioning team
    Openness to feedback and desire to grow professionally
    Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and accurately
    Strong organization skills and attention to detail
    Ability to communicate clearly, maturely and compassionately with families
    Ability to maintain an excellent work ethic, a high level of energy and exceptional enthusiasm all day, every day, for up to 10 weeks
    Current CPR and First Aid certification preferred

    EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
    At least 18 years old
    Demonstrated leadership experience
    At least 1 year of experience working with kids in a camp or educational setting
    Interest & Skills in one or more of the following: literature, literacy, drama, theater arts, storytelling, music, visual arts, science & nature studies, fencing, combat, martial arts
    Knowledge and passion for Greek Mythology is a must for Camp Half-Blood
    Have read the Rick Riordan Percy Jackson series is a plus

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
    Every Junior Counselor will be paired with a Senior Counselor on a cabin of no more than 18 campers between 6-12 years old
    Assist Senior Counselor in managing children's behavior; supervise and manage the cabin group if Senior Counselor needs to give additional individual attention
    Actively engage with storytelling and character building with campers; support Senior Counselor’s story-building as Quest Guide, and take initiative to contribute to the story and world-building
    Assist Senior Counselors on instruction of weekly Elective classes
    Act as a role model and mentor for campers and CIT staff; model constructive participation in all daily activities
    Work closely with Senior Counselors, Site & Camp Directors to ensure safety of all children
    Assist and sometimes take the lead on camper check-in and check-out, and communicate effectively and professionally with parents
    Junior Counselors may be asked to help with morning camp set-up as needed
    All staff must participate in training sessions before camp begins
    Junior Counselors will report directly to the Site Director during the camp season

    COMPENSATION
    Summer staff positions are temporary, seasonal positions and do not include benefits. Expectations for work hours at Plato Learning programs are outlined above; we are committed to competitively compensating staff.
    $12.50 per hour for the 9 week camp season
    Staff Training: You will be compensated at a rate of $12 per hour for approximately 15-20 hours of mandatory pre-season training
    Operations Set-Up Days: You will be compensated at your weekly camp rate, prorated for days actually worked
    Payroll is processed every two weeks; payments will be issued and paystubs made available every other Friday

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    Some lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs.
    Typing, writing, reading
    Seeing, hearing and speaking, both nearby and at a distance
    Use hands and fingers to help with classroom supplies and operate equipment
    Frequent sitting, standing, walking, running, kneeling

  • Counselor in Training (CIT)

    Start Date: June 1, 2017

    SHARED VALUES AND EXPECTATIONS
    Serve as an ambassador of Plato Learning, demonstrating our mission and values in a positive and professional manner and acting as a role model of the Plato Learning mindset
    Commit to building a safe, child-focused community
    Demonstrate professionalism and accountability
    Take initiative to analyze and solve problems
    Treat others with courtesy and respect
    Respond to camper, family member and colleague needs
    Maintain a high standard of ethics, integrity and confidentiality

    REQUIREMENTS
    Commitment to educational programming for children
    Flexibility to meet changing work needs and demands
    Ability to work collaboratively on a high-functioning team
    Openness to feedback and desire to grow professionally
    Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and accurately
    Strong organization skills and attention to detail
    Ability to communicate clearly, maturely and compassionately with families
    Ability to maintain an excellent work ethic, a high level of energy and exceptional enthusiasm all day, every day, for up to 10 weeks

    EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
    At least 15 years old
    Experience as a camper and experience working with kids in a camp or educational setting is a plus
    Interest & Skills in one or more of the following: literature, literacy, drama, theater arts, storytelling, music, visual arts, science & nature studies, fencing, combat, martial arts
    Knowledge and passion for Greek Mythology is a must for Camp Half-Blood
    Have read the Rick Riordan Percy Jackson series is a plus

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
    CIT’s will assist with all levels of camp operations, from set-up and break-down to facilitating camp games activities to assisting on class instruction and shadowing Junior and Senior Counselors
    CIT’s ages 16 and older will occasionally be asked to fill in as Junior Counselors if there is an emergency or absence; as acting Junior Counselors, CIT’s will assist Senior Counselors in the supervision, management, and engagement of their assigned cabin
    Act as additional supervision for cabins on off-site activities like Quest adventures (still within the park)
    Act as a role model and mentor for campers; model constructive participation in all daily activities
    Work closely with Junior & Senior Counselors, as well as Site & Camp Directors to ensure safety of all children
    Assist with camper check-in and check-out as needed, and communicate effectively and professionally with parents
    CIT’s will execute camp set-up and break-down each day, as well as regular maintenance of camp site throughout the day
    All staff must participate in training sessions before camp begins
    CIT’s will report directly to the Site Director during the camp season

    COMPENSATION
    Summer staff positions are temporary, seasonal positions and do not include benefits. Expectations for work hours at Plato Learning programs are outlined above; we are committed to competitively compensating staff.
    $10 per hour for the 9 week camp season
    Staff Training: You will be compensated at a rate of $10 per hour for approximately 15-20 hours of mandatory pre-season training
    Operations Set-Up Days: You will be compensated at your weekly camp rate, prorated for days actually worked
    Payroll is processed every two weeks; payments will be issued and paystubs made available every other Friday

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    Some lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs.
    Typing, writing, reading
    Seeing, hearing and speaking, both nearby and at a distance
    Use hands and fingers to help with classroom supplies and operate equipment
    Frequent sitting, standing, walking, running, kneeling

  • Actors

    Start Date: June 1, 2017

    We are currently seeking actors for a nine-week interactive, live-action children’s summer camp experience:

    Production Dates:
    1-2 performance days per week from June 19 - August 18
    2-3 rehearsal dates between June 1 and June 19
    Paid, non-union; performance and rehearsal days paid at competitive daily rate

    Audition Information
    Please Submit a Headshot, Resume, your location preference, and a short paragraph on your interest in Camp Half-Blood and/or Greek mythology to: chbcasting@gmail.com

    Where: Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Exact address will be provided with appointment confirmation.

    When:
    Friday March 17th 9 am-2 pm & 7 pm-9 pm
    Saturday March 18th 10 am - 1pm
    Please indicate any conflicts with these times and if your submission is selected we will send you an appointment time.

    What to Prepare: A short monologue (under 90 seconds). Must incorporate physicality, preferably with heightened language. Does not have to be from Greek Mythology. We want to see what you do best.

    We are looking for actors with the following skills:
    Physical: Strong combat skills (fencing, rapier/dagger, broadsword, quarterstaff, etc), fight choreography, martial arts, tumbling/acrobatics, circus skills (juggling, stilts, etc), and technical dance
    Text: Strong improv ability (required), heightened language

    Not all roles will require fighting, principals will be required to learn some text. Must feel comfortable engaging groups of 15-20 children ages 7-12 in both improvised in-character dialogue and actual combat (with safe foam weapons).

  • Teaching Artist (Afterschool Program)

    For more information on our afterschool program and the Teaching Artist position, please email info@plato-learning.com

Camp Jupiter is the place for older demigods. Camp Jupiter will combine the outdoor action of Camp Half Blood with design and build projects inspired by Ancient Roman history & mythology.

 

Camp Jupiter campers will spend their morning training alongside Camp Half Blood in Prospect Park. Legionaires will then spend their afternoon dedicated to creating chariots, trebuchetts, custom armor, and more!

SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE IN ALL 9 SESSIONS OF CAMP JUPITER