Music Specialist

Dates: June 15 – 26 & July 6 – August 21

At Camp Urban Adamah, we offer campers a taste of organic farm life through fun and dynamic hands-on programs at our urban farm. Our programs are designed to create a space for children to thrive and express their natural curiosities and passions, all within a vibrant, loving, and inclusive Jewish community. This summer, Camp Urban Adamah is offering two weeks of programming for children ages 3 – 5, and seven weeks of programming for children entering 1 – 5 grade that feature hands-on projects and activities exploring themes that integrate nature-connection, farm-to-food-making, crafts, sustainability, community-building, and Jewish values and traditions. 

The Music Specialist engages campers in an interactive and enthusiastic daily song session for campers of multiple ages. The Music Specialist leads campers in songs related to Jewish eco-mitzvot, mindfulness, and environmental justice.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Song Session: The Music Specialist leads a daily song session for all of camp for 20 – 30 minutes. During Sprouts, the Music Specialist will lead all 40 campers ages 3 – 5, in one group. During Main Camp the Music Specialist will lead 70 campers entering 1 – 5 grade, in one group as well. Song sessions are fun and dynamic and should include songs that encourage and provide dancing and movement. Song sessions should include Urban Adamah-themed music around mindfulness, Jewish eco-mitzvot, and environmental justice.  We offer Music Specialists a Camp Urban Adamah songbook with chords, lyrics, and teaching recommendations for each song. Camp Urban Adamah also has hand-held instruments and rhythm sticks, and the Music Specialist is expected to create an environment that invites and encourages  campers to use them and participate in music-making.

  • Preparation (Sprouts & Main Camp): The Music Specialist will work with the Camp Director to determine which songs will be the focus of group music time for each session. The Music Specialist will come prepared to teach these songs. Camp Urban Adamah has large song sheets for campers to follow along and will work with the Music Specialist to create any new song sheets required.

  • Shabbat: Every Friday we close camp with a Shabbat celebration for campers and families. The Music Specialist works with the Camp Director to lead a dynamic, engaging, and interactive mini Shabbat ritual that includes the brachot, blessings, and regular camp songs.

REQUIREMENTS

The Music Specialist should have experience leading engaging, dynamic, and participatory music time for large groups of multi-aged kids ranging from ages 3 – 10. The Music Specialist should be energetic and compassionate and have creative techniques for engaging campers of all needs. The Music Specialist should be comfortable facilitating and being in front of a large group. The ideal candidate comes with experience leading Jewish music, though it is not required. 

OTHER DETAILS

DATES & TIMES

Sprouts Camp Sessions: June 15  – 26 | Monday – Thursday 12:40 – 1:00 PM and Friday 12:40 – 1:00 PM & 2:30 – 3:00 PM
Main Camp Sessions: July 6 – August 21 | Monday – Thursday 1:00 – 1:30 PM and Friday 1:00 – 1:30 PM & 2:30 – 3:00 PM

SUPERVISION

The Music Specialist will be supervised by the Camp Urban Adamah Director.

COMPENSATION

$20 – 30 per hour, depending on experience. 

APPLY

 Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please complete the online application form below. You will be asked to upload a copy of your resume stating why you are interested in this position, how your experience relates to the job responsibilities described above, and your requested hourly rate.