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Wood Workshop Instructor (Introductory Course)

Company: Boys Club of NY
Location: Woodbury
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Job Title: Wood Workshop Instructor (Introductory Course)Location: BCNY Camp @ Harriman State Park, 553 Arden Valley Road, Southfields, NY 10975 Salary: $25 per hour (35 Hours per week)Employment Type: Seasonal, June 24, 2024 - August 16, 2024 Mandatory Orientation: June 24, 2024 - July 05, 2024 About UsSince 1876, The Boys' Club of New York (BCNY) has been partnering with boys and young men in after-school, weekend, and summer programs that support youth growth and development. BCNY's two well-equipped clubhouses in East Harlem and Flushing and its wilderness camp in Harriman State Park offer activities and programs remarkable in their range. From swimming to robotics and enjoying ice skating in Central Park and a trip to the theatre on Saturdays, BCNY programs and events deepen interests and skills and are free of charge to members and their families. With the increase in youth directly impacted by the shelter and homelessness crisis in New York City, BCNY is dedicated to increasing equitable access to its free, high quality youth programs that foster brave spaces where boys and young men can connect, have fun and build lifelong friendships with peers and mentor. Part of that mission is our commitment to BCNY's expansion sites in the Bronx and Brooklyn that engage members within their communities with the same youth-centered ethos the organization is known for. Our dedicated and highly skilled staff and our professional advisory council have made BCNY a leader in youth programming across the field and we invite you join our team as we partner with boys and young men as they journey through their childhoods and our clubhouses. Job SummaryWe are a COVID-19 proactive organization that follows applicable health and safety regulations to help protect our members and staff. Harriman Base Camp employees are not required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless it is specified under requirements. BCNY strongly encourages all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and obtain a booster shot. As the Wood Workshop Instructor for Harriman Base Camp, you will be instrumental in introducing campers to the art and craftsmanship of woodworking. This role offers a unique opportunity to ignite creativity, instill practical skills, and contribute to the overall growth of young minds in a natural and inspiring setting. Must be available for mandatory training in June. Responsibilities

  • Develop a beginner-friendly wood workshop curriculum that aligns with camp goals and introduces fundamental woodworking concepts.
  • Create projects that inspire creativity and hands-on learning, fostering a sense of accomplishment.
  • Provide clear and engaging instruction to campers on the safe and proper use of woodworking tools and techniques.
  • Demonstrate woodworking skills, guiding campers through project construction and troubleshooting.
  • Establish and enforce safety protocols for the wood workshop, ensuring a secure environment for campers.
  • Monitor and assist campers to ensure adherence to safety guidelines during all woodworking activities.
  • Coordinate with camp staff to ensure the availability of necessary materials and tools for each woodworking session.
  • Conduct regular checks on equipment to maintain functionality and safety.
  • Infuse environmental awareness into the wood workshop curriculum, emphasizing responsible sourcing of materials and fostering a respect for nature.
  • Collaborate with other camp staff to integrate the wood workshop seamlessly into the overall camp schedule.
  • Participate in staff meetings, training sessions, and contribute to the positive camp community.
  • Submit a written program evaluation at the end of the season. Requirements
    • Must be 18 years of age or high school graduate or equivalent.?
    • First Aid and CPR Certification required or must be able to obtain certification or become certified once employed.
    • Ability to pass a background check and physical exam.
    • All staff must be up to date on all required immunizations and provide proof of their MMR according to NY State.
    • Must submit proof of health examination within the past year and immunization record prior to first day of work. Qualifications
      • Previous experience as a woodworking instructor or demonstrable proficiency in woodworking skills.
      • Strong organizational and communication skills.
        • At least 1 year of experience with youth and camp experience preferred.
        • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors in varied conditions.
        • Bilingual Spanish/English or Mandarin/English preferred. What We Offer
          • Food, Room and Board provided
          • Fun team environment - lots of camp spirit!
          • PTO: Sick time only? The Boys' Club of New York is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by law. If you have a disability or other protected need requiring an accommodation, please contact Human Resources. Compensation details: 25-25 Hourly WagePIb7ea59e24f92-31181-33837537

Keywords: Boys Club of NY, Hicksville , Wood Workshop Instructor (Introductory Course), Other , Woodbury, New York

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