Join Our Staff for Camp 2021!
Join arts educators from around the world for this unique and rewarding summer job!
Will you be 20+ years old at the start of Camp 2021? Are you available to live and work at camp from June 20 – August 24, 2021? Do you want to provide transformative arts & learning experiences for creative kids?
Are you skilled in arts education, STEAM education, child development, art therapy, or a related field? Do you teach music, theater, technical theatre, dance, visual arts, photography, video, creative writing, sports, and/or swim.
Do you want to gain valuable teaching experience in a vibrant, creative community? Do you want to have a summer filled with campfires and creativity, kindness and kiddos?
APPEL FARM ARTS CAMP
For more than 61 years, summers at Appel Farm have sparked the imaginations of thousands of young people as they interacted with artists from around the world in a beautiful part of rural southern New Jersey. Our campers, young people ages 7-17 years old, come together for an overnight camp experience they won’t forget! Safety, Community, Personal Growth, and Fun have always guided our program and continue to ensure that every child experiences a summer that will last a lifetime.
The Camp Director, a full-time and year-round staff member, oversees all aspects of Appel Farm Arts Camp’s dynamic summer residential arts camp program, prioritizing joy, empathy, safety, and fun to create unparalleled summer experiences for a diverse camp community.
Bunk Counselors create the core of the Appel Farm Arts Camp experience: Bunk Life! Pairs of Bunk Counselors live with a group of 8-14 campers, and they work together to create a safe, fun community that allows each camper to be their best, most authentic self. Bunk Counselors set their campers up for success from Bunk Clean-Up, to Rest Hour, to Fireside Chat and Lights Out! It’s a 24/7 whirlwind of transformative arts and learning, campfires and concerts, creativity and kindness. Bunk Counselors are also Instructors or Support Staff, with a schedule of classes or responsibilities while their campers are in classes.
Bunk Counselor / Instructors plan lessons and co-teach classes in music, theatre, technical theatre, dance, visual arts, photography, video, creative writing, STEAM education, sports, and swim. Candidates should be studying the arts or arts education at college, or have equivalent education and experience, and should have experience teaching or working with kids.
Bunk Counselor / Support Staff provide support for Activities & Special Events, Operations & Transportation, or Laundry & Housekeeping while campers are in classes. Candidates should have previous camp experience, as camper or counselor, or have experience working with kids.
Out of Bunk Counselors
Out of Bunk Counselors create all the layers of the Appel Farm Arts Camp experience: Classes and Activities, Documentation, and Safety. Out of Bunk Counselors live in staff housing, and have a full schedule as Lead Instructors or Support Staff. Out of Bunk Counselors create and deliver a dynamic program of majors, minors, showcases, and trips. They support the magic of camp from behind the scenes, behind the courageous learning in classes, before the lights go up on stage, and under all the fun! Out of Bunk Staff also experience a 24/7 whirlwind of transformative arts and learning, campfires and concerts, creativity and kindness.
Lead Instructors develop curricula, plan lessons, and teach classes in music, theatre, technical theatre, dance, visual arts, photography, video, creative writing, STEAM education, sports, and swim. Lead Instructors co-teach classes, and provide leadership and support for Instructors. Outside of classes, Lead Instructors supervise open studios and workshops in their department, and support the Activities and Special Events Team. Candidates should have a college degree in the arts or arts education, or have equivalent experience, and should have 3+ years of teaching experience.
Out of Bunk Support Staff: Photo Documentarians, Video Documentarian, Overnight and Daytime Security Coordinators, and the Administrative Assistant have a full schedule of responsibilities that support the community. Documentarians produce thousands of photos and hundred of videos. Security Coordinators keep camp safe during free times and overnight. The Administrative Assistant keeps the office running smoothly. Out of Bunk Support Staff also support the Activities & Special Events, Operations & Transportation teams. Candidates should have previous camp experience, as camper or counselor, have experience working with kids, and have education and experience that supports their position.
The Leadership Team delivers transformational arts and learning using the Appel Farm Approach, showing love, empathy, flexibility, patience, grit, stamina, interpersonal and organizational skills, and a sense of humor. Each specializing in and working on an aspect of the camp experience, the Leadership Team comes together to create and sustain an inclusive community that celebrates each camper for exactly who it is that they are. They provide support and leadership for their staff, and create programming based on our core values of safety, fun, personal growth, and community. The Leadership Team lives in staff housing, and creates the 24/7 whirlwind of transformative arts and learning, campfires and concerts, creativity and kindness! Candidates should have a college degree in education, child development, child psychology, creative art therapy, or a related field, with 3+ years of experience teaching or working with children. Skills in Collaborative Problem Solving, Emotionally Intelligent Leadership, and/or Restorative Practice is preferred.
The Bunk Team
The Head Counselor, Bunk Heads, and the Camp Counselor work closely with the Camp Directors to provide training, support, and guidance for Bunk Counselors to create the core of the Appel Farm Arts Camp experience: Bunk Life! Click here to learn more about The Bunk Team and their important work at Appel Farm.
Department Heads work closely with the Camp Directors to provide training, support, and guidance for Lead Instructors and Instructors to create transformative arts and learning at Appel Farm Arts Camp: Classes! Department Heads lead our core programs in Music, Theatre, Technical Theatre, Dance, Visual Arts, Photography, Creative Writing, Art + Technology, Sports & Swim.
The Activities Director works closely with the Camp Directors to create the magic of Appel Farm Arts Camp: Activities & Special Events! They provide training, support, and guidance for the Activities & Special Events Team, to plan and execute programming for workshops, evening activities, and special events.
Camp Nurses & the Wellness Team
Camp Nurses enjoy a rewarding summer experience providing health care for the children and staff at Appel Farm Arts Camp. LPNs, RNs, and Physicians licensed to practice in New Jersey form our Wellness Team. Treating 225 campers and 100 staff members for everything from routine medication to bug bites to emergencies, the Wellness Team maintains a calm, orderly atmosphere in the Health Center. Camp Nurses manage the healthcare database, data entry and reporting, as well as maintaining our healthcare files. They live and work on camp for one or more 2-week sessions, join our vibrant arts community, and participate in fun and creative camp activities. Bring your children! Camp Nurse salaries include $3,500 camperships for their children age 7-17, plus a $250 stipend for each 2-week session. Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org or 856-358-2472 to learn more about being a Camp Nurse at Appel Farm!
Kitchen Staff prepare and serve healthy, delicious meals and snacks for the campers and staff at Appel Farm Arts Camp. They cook, prepare food, set up food service stations, set tables, wash dishes, and clean the Dining Hall. Kitchen Staff live off-site and commute to camp for weekly shifts scheduled by the Head Chef and Kitchen Manager. Candidates must be at least 18 years old, prior food service work preferred. Hourly rates are based on the candidates experience.