Creative & Artistic Head Counselor - Panther Academy - Athletics & Recreation

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Date of Posting: 
May 12, 2015
Department of Athletics and Recreation
Creative & Artistic Head Counselor - Panther Academy
Hours of Work: 

40 hours a week

$13.56 per hour (vacation pay included)

June 17, 2015 to September 4, 2015

The Athletics & Recreation Department requires a Head Counselor for the Panther Academy Summer Camps to be responsible for and lead all Creative & Artistic camp offerings. We are looking for a Camp Counselor who is enthusiastic, outgoing, friendly and courteous.

Day camps are offered to children currently in Kindergarten to Grade 6.  Our camps provide the opportunity for campers to learn in a safe and fun environment.


Under the guidance of the Camp Coordinators the Head Counselor will
• Assist in the development of the Creative & Artistic camps curriculum
• Provide mentoring to new staff and support during staff training
• Be responsible for the supervision of campers
• Conduct themselves and their work in an enjoyable, presentable and professional manner
• Have effective behavioral skills and be prepared to deal with various behavioral issues
• Perform duties without direct supervision
• Be responsible for submitting daily reports to the Programs Coordinator
• Perform other related duties as required


Priority will be given to UPEI students in accordance with the Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures Manual who possess the following: 

• Previous experience working with children or working in a camp setting (a background in fine arts, design, dance and drama would be considered an asset)
• Previous experience developing or leading educational programming for children and knowledge of gym/outdoor games and activities would be considered an asset
• Ability to communicate and be assertive
• Ability to relate positively to staff, campers and parents
• Adapt easily to unexpected circumstances
• Minimum of one year of post-secondary education is required
•  Criminal Record Check upon hiring.


Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list, to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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