Location and Job Title:
Camp Music Specialist/Song Leader
801 Percy Warner Blvd
Nashville, TN 37205
The Music Specialist's primary responsibility is organizing and initiating quality music lessons within the Camp Davis traditional camp. These activity sessions run for 30-60 minute with groups of 10 to 20 campers by age group grades Kindergarten - 6th. Activities are to be age-appropriate and follow inclusive practices working together with the Camp Davis Inclusion Staff to modify lessons. In addition to activity rotations, the Music Specialist is also required to plan and lead a free choice period for mixed ages of campers Monday - Thursday each week. The Music Specialist is the primary Song Leader by bringing songs to Camp Davis community gatherings including morning ruach (spirit) circle, closing ruach circle, and Shabbat. This Specialist will serve as a role model, coach, mentor, and instructor to all campers with the greater goal to help all campers grow, learn new skills, form friendships, and most importantly - HAVE FUN!
- Under the direction of the Camp Director, work ahead of the start of the season on the lesson plan.
- Construct and execute all Music activities to be incorporated with Camp Davis' weekly themes and values.
- Organize materials and/or equipment for all Music activities.
- Provide direct camper care, prioritizing the physical, social, emotional health-safety and well-being of each individual camper.
- Demonstrate the expectations we set for each other and our campers.
- Create an atmosphere of energy and excitement about music.
- Design activity plans that are modified to different age groups and inclusive of campers with special needs; work with appropriate staff member to make this happen (make modifications to create accessibility).
- Facilitate activities in a way that fosters the development of creativity, self-expression, positive social relationships, conflict resolution skills, etc.
- Support campers in developing positive attitudes towards learning new skills and refining old ones.
- Responsible for the caring of and maintenance of equipment, supplies and property of the Gordon JCC.
- Lead and teach songs to the whole camp during all camp gatherings such as Morning Circle, Closing Circle, and Shabbat.
- Lead music activities and engage campers and staff in celebrating our camp community, mission, and values, through artistic learning opportunities.
- Lead music activities with staff during staff training.
- Assist with other camp responsibilities deemed necessary by the Camp Director/Assistant Camp Director.
- Participate in staff training prior to camp and weekly staff meetings either before or after camp hours as determined by Camp Director.
- Help ensure camper safety and well being throughout the summer.
- Proficient and comfortable with leading large groups in singing
- Ability to play guitar while song leading strongly preferred.
- At least one year of experience working with children preferred (previous camp experience preferred).
- Must be high-energy, enthusiastic, creative, and open-minded!
- Must be available for staff training May 26 - 29th, 2020.
Camp Davis is Nashville's outstanding
Jewish Day Camp serving campers entering Kindergarten through 8th grade. At
Camp Davis, we focus on universal Jewish values (respect, community, growth,
and compassion) and embrace EVERYONE from all backgrounds, faiths, and
families. A summer
at Camp Davis is a life-changing experience not only for our campers, but our
staff as well. More than just a summer job, employment at Camp Davis means
being a part of our family. Just as we challenge our campers to take risks and
grow, we have the same expectations for our staff. Camp Davis staff members are
motivated, compassionate, and professional - and they certainly know how to
have a good time.The Gordon Jewish Community Center
(Gordon JCC) is at the center of Jewish life in Nashville, providing recreational,
educational, social and cultural programs and services to over 1,700 member
families. Located on a beautiful 52-acre campus in west Nashville, it is a
place where non-Jews are welcome to join, play and learn side by side with
their Jewish neighbors. Camp Davis, established in 1930s, provides a day camp
experience for hundreds of school-age children each summer.