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The Mindful Camp by The Open Centre

The Mindful Camp has been hosting fun, enriching and safe multi-activity camp experiences for thousands of happy campers ages 6 to 12 since 2013. Our wholistic approach to child development supports their break away from academics and screens; giving them the environment to connect with nature and new friends in a memorable week together. We believe in empowering our children to grow and thrive as confident, compassionate and responsible leaders. Using Mindfulness and Social-emotional Learning as a framework, The Mindful Camp works to provide a nurturing space to nourish each child in their heart, body and mind; in turn allowing imagination and joy to reign free for learning and growth.

 

Our motto: Mindful leaders, Happy campers

 

Open Positions

Please email info@theopencentre.com.sg with your resume, stating the position you are applying for, and how you align with the nature of the job. 


CAMP LEADER, The Mindful Camp

Job title: Camp Leader 

Reports to: Director

Contract: Permanent Part-time, with commitment to camp weeks

Based:  On-site at The Open Centre (camp prep and camp running); with some hours working from home (administrative duties) 

Apply by:  October 2nd, 2020

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

This ​portion illustrates what the role entails. We are in search of an enthusiastic and committed new member to our team who is comfortable leading while being open to collaboration.

We are in search of a nurturing mentor to our Mindful Campers; a patient, compassionate and adaptable adult who can not only empathise with our young ones but also provide them perspective at the same time.

Administration and Camp Preparation

  • Working with the team in designing a programme of new experiences for children
  • Organising and planning the agenda for each camp season
  • Coordination with vendors and service providers for each camp week
  • Assisting the management of customer enquiries, including aligning requests to availability
  • Keeping updated with developments of child-care and safety, education and new activities to serve the camp’s vision and mission
  • Training new facilitators for each camp season

Camp Running

  • Management of relevant information and concerns provided by the parent of each camper
  • Leading a team of facilitators in child supervision and bonding
  • Leading a team of facilitators in equipment and space management and maintenance
  • Planning and overseeing a schedule of activities
  • Guiding and supervising children in a range of activities, including swimming, cycling, hiking, and other varied sports (you should be physically fit and preferably skilled in a range of activities exampled above to guide and bond during activities)
  • Ability to conduct a programme (e.g., teaching an activity in the arts, sports and/or a craft)
  • Ensuring the safety and well-being of campers
  • Ensuring the safety and conduct of facilitators
  • Conducting and/or instructing safety and emergency procedures and guidelines.
  • Working one-on-one with campers

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Diploma/Degree or equivalent (required)
  • Computer skills, Google Suite and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel)
  • Associate’s degree, or two (2) years or more of full-time college coursework equivalent (preferred)
  • Previous experience as a counselor-in-training, teacher, child care, or related field (preferred)
  • Training in First Aid and CPR (preferred)
  • Qualifications in Outdoor and Adventure (preferred)

DESIRED TRAITS

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Resourceful and versatile in taking up new tasks
  • Encouraging to campers and patient when instructing
  • Ability to serve as a positive role model and mentor
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortable in a team-player role
  • Creative and innovative thinker and planner
  • Strict adherence to camp philosophy, standards, and goals.

BENEFITS

Salary

Negotiable, competitive, plus annual bonus

Training

  • 1-Week Camp Facilitators training in preparation and prior to the start of each camp season
  • 4-week in-camp training period to learn the ropes of facilitation, as well as running the camp as a leader
  • Following a 4-week probationary period of running a camp team
  • You may complete a mindfulness-based training at your own time in the duration of serving this role
  • You may complete an educational or child-care related course in the duration of serving this role

What you may gain from the role:

  • Experience in programme instruction (conducting in a class of up to 20 children)
  • Experience in child-care (well-being and safety)
  • Training in Mindfulness and better social-emotional skills

CAMP FACILITATOR, The Mindful Camp

Job title: Camp Facilitator 

Reports to: Director; Running Camp Leader

Contract: Weekly Basis; Oct-Dec 2020 Camp Season (availability to commit to subsequent seasons would be preferred)

Based:  On-site at The Open Centre (camp prep and camp running)

Apply by:  October 2nd, 2020

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

This ​portion illustrates what the role entails. We are in search of a new member to our team who is an energetic and driven team player.

We are in search of a nurturing mentor to our Mindful Campers; a patient, compassionate and adaptable adult who can not only empathise with our young ones but also provide them perspective at the same time.

  • Ensuring the safety and well-being of campers
  • Guiding and supervising children in day-to-day tasks and camp activities, including meals, cleanup and encouraging participation
  • Guiding and supervising children in a range of activities, including swimming, cycling, hiking, and other varied sports (you should be physically fit and preferably skilled in a range of activities exampled above to guide and bond during activities)
  • Conducting a programme each week (e.g., teaching an activity in the arts, sports and/or a craft)
  • Encouraging and supporting the campers in challenging tasks (e.g., learning a new craft)
  • Setting up and ensuring recreation equipment is secure and stored properly
  • Supporting the team in the preparation and cleanup of each activity, ensuring the smooth transition of campers
  • Following safety and emergency procedures and guidelines.​

REQUIREMENTS

  • 21 years old and above
  • Diploma/Degree (required; related fields preferred)
  • Previous experience working with children (teaching, coaching or training capacities preferred)
  • Final Year University Students are welcome ​
  • Ability to commit during Camp Seasons (preferred)

DESIRED TRAITS

  • Caring and passionate about working with children
  • Enthusiastic, positive, energetic, fun-loving
  • Team player with the desire to learn and lead
  • High level of responsibility and accountability
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Resourceful and versatile in taking on new tasks

BENEFITS

Salary

Competitive, on a weekly basis

Training

  • 1-Week Camp Facilitators training in preparation and prior to the start of each camp season. 

What you may gain from the role:

  • Experience in programme instruction (conducting in a class of up to 20 children)
  • Experience in child-care (well-being and safety)
  • Training in Mindfulness and better social-emotional skills

Please email info@theopencentre.com.sg with your resume, stating the position you are applying for, and how you align with the nature of the job.