Camp Coordinator, 2022 Summer Camps—Summer @ the Lab

Reports to: Director of Programs, Media Arts Lab

Position Objectives

The Jacob Burns Film Center is seeking a Camp Coordinator to be part of the team of educators at its Media Arts Lab Summer Camp. The Camp Coordinator works closely with the full-time administrative staff and summer staff (faculty and teaching assistants) on all day-to-day camp operations and activities and reports to the Director of Programs, Media Arts Lab. Lab Camp consists of approximately 20 campers (ages 11-18) per week, and five camp staff.

The Camp Coordinator will be responsible for setting the general tone of camp, as well as overseeing the well-being and safety of campers. They will also interface with parents and guardians, support Faculty and Staff to make sure that camp is running smoothly, maintain clear lines of communication, and foster a fun, collaborative, and empathetic environment. Lab Camp runs from July through August. There will be some additional training hours required prior to the start of Camp.

For more information about each class, please explore our Filmmaking Camp and Animation Camp pages.



Manage the day-to-day operations of Lab Camp, which may include but are not limited to:

  • Act as point of contact between parents and guardians, camp staff, and full-time administrative staff.
  • Communicate with staff about daily schedules and activities.
  • Oversee camper arrival and pick-up.
  • Manage, report, and follow up on disciplinary issues if they should arise and maintain general safety and well-being for all campers.
  • Supervise campers during lunches and breaks, and facilitate activities with support from counselors.
  • Reset and maintain public camp spaces, including cleaning high volume surfaces to maintain COVID-19 protocols.
  • Provide basic First-Aid when needed.
  • Maintain a consistent thread of excitement and expectations in all camp settings.


Required Qualifications

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be fully-vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19
  • Experience working with children and young adults
  • Strong leadership and communication skills


Applicants Should Demonstrate the Following:

  • Strong problem-solving and the ability to multitask
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to lead and additionally work as a member of a creative team
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Passion for working with youth of varying ages


Ideal Applicants Would Have:

  • College degree, or 2+ years equivalent experience in a relevant field
  • Previous supervisory experience in a formal or informal education setting
  • Interest in film and/or arts education


TermsSummer Break – 2-4 weeks from July 11- August 5, 2022

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm, 40 hours a week

Compensation: $25.00/hour

Orientation: A 1-2 day orientation at the JBFC Media Arts Lab is required, and will include training in:

  • Equipment and software
  • Group management techniques
  • COVID-19 Health Safety


First Aid/CPR Training is mandatory for all camp staff and will be held in person at the JBFC Media Arts Lab on June 16 from 9:30-11:45am.  Please note that there will be an on-line portion of the course that needs to be completed before this date. Staff will be compensated for this training time.

Application Instructions: Please submit your resume and cover letter to with “Camp Coordinator 22” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please.

Application Deadline: Applications are due by May 23, 2022.  Candidates who are being considered will be contacted and requested to have a follow-up interview.  Notification and schedule confirmation by early June.


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Unsure if you should apply? Research indicates that some candidates are less likely to apply if they do not meet 100 percent of the listed qualifications. If this is you, and you believe you would excel in this position, we strongly encourage you to submit your application. We are actively recruiting candidates with diverse work experiences, backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, and abilities. We believe all work experience has value, and are fully considering all applicants with a strong desire to help us fulfill our mission, including candidates who are making career-focus shifts or returning from employment gaps. Please use your cover letter as an opportunity to express your interest in JBFC’s mission and programs, and how you envision yourself contributing as a member of our team.

The Jacob Burns Film Center is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in hiring and employment on the basis of race, creed, sex, gender, religion, age, color, disability, marital status, national origin or citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic predisposition and/or carrier status, veteran status, or any other classification as protected by law. Please inform the JBFC if you need any assistance with the instructions provided to participate in our application process. Questions and concerns may be directed to

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