The Video Instructor position, as with all of the specialist positions, is first and foremost a counselor position. The specialist will live in a cabin with 7-8 campers and 1 or 2 other counselors. Together they will be responsible for overseeing the daily domestic issues that occur within the cabin and among the campers. While the specific duties will vary based on the age of the campers in the cabin, all counselors are responsible for the following:
Ensuring the use of proper hygiene throughout the day.
Escorting campers to lineups and/or meals.
Helping the campers choose their daily elective activities.
Ensuring that campers are maintaining a healthy diet.
Ensuring bunk cleanliness.
Helping to resolve any disputes or dilemmas among the cabin mates.
Being available to any camper that needs additional attention.
These are the core elements of being a counselor and always are given top priority.
Specialty Responsibilities: Each specialist works 5 or 6 of the daily activity periods at their specific activity. The Video Instructor works under the direct supervision of the Arts Director.
The Video Instructor has two essential responsibilities. He/She provides instruction to campers in both video shooting and editing. Video projects include things such as short films, music videos, and documentaries. Software used includes iMovie and Final Cut. The second major responsibility of the Video Instructor is to film all of the significant camp activities and create a montage for the end of each session as well as a video yearbook.
Qualified applicants for this position should have a strong Video background with formal educational training. He/She must be familiar with the editing process and be able to handle this task without direct supervision. A successful applicant will be able to keep several campers continuously involved while working on one project. He/She must also be capable of handling the equipment in a safe and appropriate manner and ensure the safe and appropriate use by the campers.