Song Leader Job Description 

 Minimum Qualifications

bulletTraining and experience in song-leading
bulletKnowledge of camp songs and ability to lead
bulletSkill as an accompanist -piano, guitar, accordion, etc.
bulletDesire and ability to work with children outdoors 
bulletAbility to relate to one's peer group
bulletAbility to accept guidance and supervision
bulletGood character, integrity, and adaptability
bulletEnthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control 
bulletHigh school graduate or equivalent, or at least 18 years of age

Responsible To
Creative arts program director

Camp Goals
This job description should include specific responsibilities that reflect the goals of the camp and the goals of camper development. 

General Responsibilities
To take charge of camp's music and singing program.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Familiarize self with camp songs to prepare for camp season.
  2. Teach songs and lead singing during staff training.
  3. Assist in coordinating specialization with other camp activities.
  4. Assist in conducting initial and end-of-season inventory , storing, and keeping equipment in good condition.
  5. Write lesson plans, with help of creative arts program director, that foster the participants' singing.
  6. Coordinate camp's songfest and organize camp chorus.
  7. Teach and monitor proper use of equipment.
  8. Assist in packing all materials and supplies at end of season.
  9. Evaluate current season and make suggestions for following season.
  10. These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.

Essential Functions
This job description should also identify the essential functions of the job, including any physical, cognitive, visual, auditory, and other abilities essential to fulfilling the job. 

Source: It's My Job: Job Descriptions for Over 30 Camp Jobs. Edie Klein, CCD. 1992. Martinsville, IN. American Camping Association. 765-342-8456. Reprinted by permission of the publisher

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