Passport NYC at 92Y is the most unique, extraordinary summer opportunity out there for teens and staff! Join teens entering 9th-12th grades, for a sleepaway camp experience that celebrates creativity, social responsibility and Jewish values. Dive into one of five specialties: The Music Industry, Film, Culinary Arts, Fashion or Musical Theater. Programming includes daily class, site visits with experts and industry professionals, community service and meaningful Jewish community experiences.
We are seeking responsible individuals at least 21 years of age with a passion for/background in their specialty and an enthusiasm for working with teens and knowledge of New York City. Staff members will fill both the Resident Adviser and Program Specialist positions.
As a Resident Advisor, you are the person who helps to define a healthy, safe & fun experience for each participant of Passport NYC. The RA is the main person whom Passport NYC participants will look to for guidance over the course of their camp experience. Warmth with camp participants, ability to relate to them as individuals, and understanding their behaviors will be most important in helping to create a positive living environment and overall successful camp experience.
For the Program Specialist component, you will work alongside our lead teachers to help create a dynamic, challenging and rewarding experience for the teen participants of Passport NYC in the world of fashion, film, culinary arts, the music industry or musical theater. Working as a Program Specialist and Program Guide, each staff member will help the participants develop a deeper knowledge of their industry, and promote their growth as individuals and emerging leaders in the field.
*THIS IS A SUMMER-LONG LIVE-IN POSITION. STAFF DATES ARE JUNE 23th, 2013 - AUGUST 19th, 2013.
Compensation: $2900 including room, board (3 Kosher meals a day), transportation throughout NYC.
Fill out an online application at http://www.92y.org/Passport-NYC/Camps-Staff-Application
Passport NYC at 92Y seeks a creative, passionate, progressive, and experienced Informal Jewish Educator/Song Leader for our pluralistic, Jewish values based residential (NYC) summer camp program! Teens entering 9th through 12th grades from all over the world live in the 92Y Residence and spend their days hands on, learning in one of five specialty programs; Culinary Arts, Music Industry, Fashion, Film or Musical Theater while exploring NYC, creating community and exploring Jewish identity and culture.
As the Jewish Educator you will inspire and lead the Passport NYC participants and staff towards a greater appreciation, understanding and connection to Jewish culture, community and the Jewish obligation to help heal the world. Some ways in which this can be achieved:
· Incorporating eco/social awareness into camp programming and connecting that awareness to Jewish thought/philosophy/culture/history/ritual within the arts based classes and special evening and day programs
· Encouraging the exploration of ones passions and sense of self and community through creative Jewish values based programming
· Creating and leading “out of this world-remember this forever” Shabbat and Havdallah experiences
· Providing a strong role model for relevant, passionate Jewish affiliation for teens and staff
· Empowering our camp community to be involved, explore Judaism in relevant and natural ways that are inclusive and encouraging
· Training staff to lead effective, reflective, inclusive Shabbat friendly programs for our Saturday reflective elective options and choose your own adventure programs as well as Friday evening pre-Shabbat “chuggim” (electives)
As the Song Leader, you are responsible for providing the spirit “ruach” and musical elements of the Shabbat experience from Friday night through Havdallah on Saturday night. You will also song lead at various other times throughout the week both formally and informally. Through leading engaging and relevant song sessions, facilitating music related camp electives “chuggim” and providing inspirational musical accompaniment during our Shabbat song session and Havdallah service. You will help guide the Passport NYC culture towards a feeling of cohesion, openness, depth and an overall positive energy.
As Residential Passport NYC staff you will live in the 92Y Residence as a part of the Passport NYC Leadership team living amongst the camp community. You will have an opportunity to bounce between the five specialty areas (Fashion, Film, Culinary Arts, Musical Theater and the Music Industry). At all times you are fully responsible for the health, safety and overall well being of all teens and staff in your care.
You must love working with teens and have proven success within this population. Have demonstrated skills in leading song sessions through voice and guitar (ideally in a summer camp setting) and know both Jewish and secular “campy” music. As Passport NYC is headed into it’s forth year, you have the sacred opportunity to help continue to shape the program, culture and growing traditions of this ever-changing community. You will be instrumental in its continued success. Passport NYC is Kosher and Shomer Shabbat friendly. It prides itself on its openness, inclusivity and ability to make anyone feel welcome and comfortable in this Jewish community. We seek a person who deeply shares these values.
All applicants must be at least 21 years of age. Required to live on-site June 23-August 19, 2013
Summer dates: Staff Orientation & Training, Sunday, June 23rd – Sunday, June 30th
Session 1: Sunday, June 30th – Sunday, July 21st
Intersession Reboot Staff Training: Monday, July 22nd – Sunday, July 28th
Session 2: Sunday, July 28th – August 18th
Staff departure: Monday, August 19th
Competitive Salary, gym/pool membership, room and board included.
Visit www.92YPassportNYC.org for additional information, videos and testimonials on Passport NYC