Art, Music, & Camp-Wide Programs Supervisor
POSITION: ART, MUSIC, & CAMP-WIDE PROGRAMS SUPERVISOR
REPORTING TO: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING
JOB TYPE: FIXED TERM CONTRACT, NON – BARGAINING (SEASONAL)
POSTED DATE: FEBRUARY 10, 2022
APPLICATION DEADLINE: UNTIL FILLED
EXPECTED START DATE: JUNE 13TH, 2022
CONTRACT END DATE: AUGUST 22ND, 2022
Camp Towhee/Towhee Summer Therapeutic Program treats youth with Mental Health issues complicated by
Learning Disabilities. Located in Haliburton, Ontario, Towhee positively changes the trajectory of kids and staffs
lives. This will be one of the most rewarding, magical and hardest places you will ever work. We provide 10 days
of training covering behaviour management, counselling skills, CPI, mental health and learning disabilities. If you
are interested in a career in the social services, psychology or teaching and/or want to play a pivotal role in
supporting children and youth in feeling safe enough to be their genuine amazing selves – Towhee is the place
for you to get real experience, skill building, and be part of that change. Towhee is operated by the LDMH
(Learning Disabilities and Mental Health) Stream of CDI, a year-round children’s Mental Health Centre in Toronto.
CDI is seeking an Art, Music, and Camp-Wide Programs (CWP) Supervisor, to join our dynamic Camp Towhee
team. The successful candidate should be a relationship builder and strong team player, with a passion for
understanding and supporting children/youth, an understanding of the impacts of mental health and learning
disabilities on social and emotional behaviour, and experience managing and helping organize staff teams
towards a common goal. The candidate should also have a passion for helping campers to experience success
through arts based programming, experience facilitating programs and activities, and experience with visual
arts and music including instruments and different art mediums.
The Art & Music Supervisor reports directly to the Assistant Director of Programming.
The Art & Music Programs allow cabin groups the opportunity to learn new skills, express themselves, and
develop a deeper understanding of each other through a variety of expressive and skill building programs and
opportunities. Camp-Wide Programs provide daily opportunities for all Towhee campers to come together and engage in fun
and stimulating games/activities/events that epitomise camp spirit in an accessible way.
The Art & Music Supervisor is responsible for helping their team to develop, intentionally modify, and safely lead
Towhee’s art, music, and camp-wide programs to meet the needs of each camper and cabin group. They are also
responsible for actively supervising, managing, and being a resource and role model for their staff team.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Ensuring the creation and delivery of safe, effective, and intentional programs that meet the needs of
each Towhee group.
2. Providing direct supervision, feedback, and written evaluation to each team member.
3. Perform as a part of the greater Towhee Supervisor Team, which includes the development of staff
training, bonding, other team building activities, and providing general support to all staff members.
4. Assist in other areas of the camp by providing direct support and supervision of campers during meal
times, evening programs, bedtime routines and night supervision
5. Adhere to, and interpret to all staff and campers the policies, practices, and procedures of Camp
Towhee, and to act as a positive role model at all times.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
▪ Two or more years in a post-secondary degree or equivalent experience.
▪ Standard First Aid with CPR C
▪ Experience working with children and/or youth, preferably our population
▪ Personal, professional, or educational experiences in a related field
▪ Previous professional experience working in a camp environment (strongly preferred)
▪ Must have a current and valid police records check with vulnerable sector screening
▪ Experience running and modifying programs
▪ Demonstrated ability to work in a respectful and aware manner with groups from diverse background and experiences.
▪ Experience at Towhee or a related program
▪ Experience supervising and/or working collaboratively with a team
▪ Bronze Cross swimming qualifications or higher
▪ Fast-paced work environment.
▪ Interacts with campers, other staff, supervisors/directors, family members, and visitors as required.
▪ As needed requirement to lift children (up to 45 lbs.), in addition to bending, stooping, stretching,
squatting, pushing, pulling, sitting, walking, and climbing stairs
▪ Possibility of participation in a 3-4 day canoe trip (possibility of a 10 day trip), involving paddling,
portaging, hiking, swimming, carrying equipment, and sleeping in tents.
▪ Noise level can be moderate to loud.
▪ Frequent physical activity including sitting, standing, walking, running, lifting and generally supporting
campers and staff in camp activities and games.
COMPENSATION: Towhee offers competitive camp salaries, which include room/board, and are subject to
applicant qualifications and previous experience
Please complete the Online Application located at (https://www.childdevelop.ca/towhee/staff/staff-application/)
AND submit your chronological resume via e-mail to:
Child Development Institute
E-mail: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you in advance for your interest. However, due to the volume of resumes received, only those candidates selected for
interviews will be contacted.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:
Child Development Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value inclusivity & diversity in the workplace. We
actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not
▪ First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
▪ members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual
beliefs, or place of origin;
▪ persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities; and
▪ persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
We recognize that many of these identities intersect and that therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We
value the contributions that each person brings, and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in our
Child Development Institute is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. In accordance with the
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). Child
Development Institute will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment & selection process to applicants with
disabilities. During any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources of the nature of any
accommodation(s) you may require. Any information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed
All applicants are advised that offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a Vulnerable Sector
Note: All CDI employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with CDI Mandatory