Call for Summer Camp Director, Shakespeare for Kids Summer Camp

  • Job title: Summer Camp Director
  • Organization name: Shakespeare in Action
  • Dates: June 21st to July 30th, Monday to Friday
  • Hours: 40 hours/week
  • Salary: $4320.00
  • Deadline to apply: 5pm on Monday, May 10th, 2021

Shakespeare in Action is excited to announce the 22nd year of our Shakespeare for Kids Summer Camp, which takes place this summer in Weston. We’re looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated camp director with a passion for arts education to lead the charge!

Reporting to the Artistic Director, and alongside the Education Coordinator they will:

• Attend training and ensure that they understand all camp policies and their role within the camp
• Edit the Shakespeare plays to a suitable length for production, ensuring reasonable allocation of parts amongst students (with Education Coordinator)
• Lead the staff training, in partnership with the Education Coordinator
• Lead the development of day-to-day plans for camp activities, and the creation and mounting of camp productions
• Serve in a mentorship role for Summer Camp Assistants
• Send an End of Day report each day to the administrative team
• Be open to transition Camp to the online realm


SIA is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and to building an organization that reflects the communities we serve. We encourage applications from members of Black, Indigenous, and racialized communities; Two-Spirit, non-binary, trans, lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer people; disabled people; youth; and members of other equity seeking groups. SIA also prioritizes candidates that live, work, and/or have a relationship with the diverse communities in northwest Toronto, including but not limited to: Weston, Mount Dennis, Rockcliffe-Smythe, Pelham, and Rexdale.

Given the ongoing uncertainty around the pandemic, SIA is committed to following all public health guidelines, and are presently planning to take the following steps to reduce COVID transmission: reducing camp size from 24 to 12, prioritizing outdoor activity, providing PPE to all staff and campers, provide COVID-19 best practices training and resources to all summer staff, provide independent art kits to campers to reduce high-touch areas, indoor mask-wearing, regular hand-washing, physical distancing and paid sick days. Given the evolving nature of the pandemic, SIA is also planning for the event we need to shift to a digital or hybrid model.

Posted by: Shakespeare in Action
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Applicants will be required to submit a cover letter and resume to [jobs AT shakespeareinaction DOT org] before 5pm on Monday, May 10th, 2021. Please title your email “Summer Camp Director – YOUR NAME”.