Summer Camp Coordinator

  • Program stream: Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations
  • Job title: Summer Camp Coordinator
  • Organization name: The Rooms Programming and Public Engagement Division
  • Job location: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Length of assignment: 2023-05-15 to 2023-09-01 (15.57 weeks)
  • Hourly wage: $17.15
The Rooms is an innovative, culturally relevant institution that represents and showcases Newfoundland and Labrador to itself and to the world, and brings the wider world to its doorstep. It is home to the province's archives, art gallery, and museum.
One position available from May 15, 2023 – September 1, 2023
Summer Camp Coordinator
Under the direction of the Education and Public Programming Supervisor with support from the Education and Public Programming staff, the Camp Coordinator will be responsible for creating a summer camp program based on themes from The Rooms current exhibitions and collections for children ages 5-12 years.
The camp coordinator will be responsible for the supervision, instruction and delivery of six (6) summer camp weeks at The Rooms. The camp coordinator will be responsible for program planning, program delivery, coordination of the daily programming operations including guidance and leadership of the camp and the general safety of the camp participants.
Duties will include: developing games and activities, setting up and breaking down camp daily, delivering day-to-day camp programs, preparing written program content, preparing supply and materials list, communicating with staff, camp participants, parents and caretakers.
The ideal candidate for this position is someone who is excited by education and learning, have a high level of creativity and flexibility. They should be a least one year into a post-secondary degree of one of the following fields of study: Education, Museum Studies, Early Childhood Education, Folklore, Visual or Performing Art, History, or related field. They should be willing to learn new skills and be enthusiastic about passing this information on to camp participants in an engaging way. Previous experience working with children in other formal learning environments or camp settings would be an asset. Knowledge of Newfoundland and Labrador art, culture, history or natural history would be highly valued.
The student should possess excellent oral and written communication, organizational, computer, and time management skills and be detail oriented. They should be willing to speak with visitors and be able to act professionally at all times and have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships while working independently and in a team environment.
The successful candidate will be expected to work Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm or 9 am – 5 pm. A Certificate of Conduct as well as a Vulnerable Sector Check screening from a law-enforcement organization (ie, The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary) will be required.
The candidate must fulfill the requirements of the Young Canada Works program:
- Are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible).
- Are legally entitled to work in Canada.
- Will be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment.
- Are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment.
- Will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the Young Canada Works (YCW) work assignment.
- Have been a full-time high school, college, CEGEP or university student (as defined by their educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW work assignment.
- And intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW work assignment.

The Rooms is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Candidates will need to express interest and upload their resumes to the YCW job portal by April 24, 2023. Resumes sent via email will not be accepted. For more information, please contact Joy Barfoot at

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