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Summer Camps, Head Instructor, Magic

Department Commercial Activities Date Posted 2/10/2020

Position Type Contract-Full Time Reference No. 2020-934

Location Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Application Deadline2/7/2020

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Magic Head Instructor, Arts and Media

Seasonal, Summer Camp Programs

Program Dates: June 22, 2020 to August 28, 2020



Summer Camps at Appleby College provide coeducational opportunities to develop advanced skills and promote interactive skills among participants. Each Appleby camp has the use of superb facilities and offers access to excellent instruction. In all programs we emphasize individual development, participation, co-operation and fun! 


Appleby’s Arts & Media Camps spark creativity, self-confidence, innovation, exploration, individual expression and most of all …. FUN! Please visit Appleby’s  Arts & Media Camps Website  for details.


As the Magic Camp Head Instructor, Arts and Media, you will be responsible for providing the lead instruction as well as overseeing other instructors and ensuring a safe, productive and enjoyable experience for all campers. Applicant should be a post-secondary educate or equivalent in a related discipline. 


Specific Accountabilities:

o    Teach campers magic tricks and how to create their own magic show

o    Offer an exceptional creative outlet where campers learn to have fun while achieving a variety of talents

o    Develop, plan and supervise respective discipline of the summer camp program

o    Instruct and lead specialized activities with campers and instructors

o    Create schedules and lesson plans for activities that allow for the highest quality experience and ensures flexibility to coordinate with other programs

o    Follow and ensure camp procedures and policies are adhered to at all times to include Appleby’s Mutual Respect Policy

o    Manage and problem solve issues with campers, staff and volunteers

o    Ensure all staff within respective discipline receives the proper training related to health and safety

o    Ensure the safety and supervision of all campers, staff and visitors


Knowledge and Skills:

o    Strong organizational capabilities and experience hosting/directing activities in front of large groups.

o    Proven excellence in instructional abilities and fostering creativity with youth

o    Leadership experience in a similar camp/recreation program setting is required

o    Experience building relationships with staff, campers, and parents/guardians

o    Bronze Cross and/or NLS certification in lifeguarding is an asset

o    Applicants for this position should have completed min. 2nd year university/college and have thorough knowledge & previous experience instructing Arts & Media programs.

o    Excellent verbal and written communication skills

o    Excellent time management and organizational skills

o    Team oriented, motivational and creative

o    Energetic and enthusiastic

o    Demonstrates effective problem solving skills


Workplace Requirements:

·         Successful candidates must attend the required training sessions from  May 29 – 31, 2020

·         As a condition of employment, a criminal record check with a vulnerable sector screening is required

·         Valid Standard First Aid and CPR – C (certified on, or after Sept. 2018) is required


Appleby College Summer Camp Programs provide the highest quality of instruction to campers in a fast paced and challenging work environment.  Compensation is dependent on experience and qualifications.


In your cover letter please provide the following:

o    Highlight your previous camp experience/ working with & leading youth (including ages)

o    Experience (if any) with Appleby College Camps (instructor in previous years)

o    Indicate the age group of youth that you would prefer to work

o    Indicate your experience instructing/performing magic


While all applicants are thanked for their interest, only those chosen for interviews will be contacted.  As a condition of employment, a criminal record check is required.


Please apply online by Monday, February 17, 2020 to:

Human Resources, via our “Current Opportunities” portal on our website:


Appleby is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment where everyone feels valued, respected and supported.  Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity and to build a career in an innovative and dynamic organization, submit your resume by clicking on Apply Now below.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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