Camp Artistic Manager

Caldera Arts

Sisters, OR, USA


US$175+ (daily)

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

COVID-19 Vaccine Required

Feb 20

Camp Artistic Manager


At Caldera, we believe in the power of creativity. Our mission is to inspire and support youth from underserved rural and urban communities by awakening the potential of their creative voice. We do this through a unique fusion of art, environment and mentorship. Our Youth Program provides students from Portland and Central Oregon with long-term relationships with caring adults, which nurtures individual creativity, beginning in sixth grade and continuing into young adulthood. 

Position Title: Camp Artistic Manager

Supervisor: Camp Artistic Director

Location: This is a seasonal position at our Arts Center- 31500 Blue Lake Drive, Sisters, OR 97756 (transportation not provided).


  • Salary/Rate of Pay: $175/day, with 1% increase for each year of experience working at Camp Caldera (not to exceed 7%)
  • Training Salary/Rate of Pay: $50-75/day
  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days. A light dinner will be provided on staff arrival days. Brunch is served on the last day of each session. 

Location: This is a seasonal position at our Arts Center- 31500 Blue Lake Drive, Sisters, OR 97756 (transportation not provided). 

Must be available on the following dates and times to start each session:

  • 4:00-6:00 June 16 Staff Training in Portland
  • 4:00-6:00 June 16 Staff Training in Portland
  • 9:00-5:00 June 17-18 Staff Training in Portland
  • Arrive between 11:00 am-12:00 pm June 27 for Staff Training June 27-28
  • Arrive between 1:00-2:00 pm June 30* for the Discovery 1 (Middle School) session July 1-8
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm July 11* for the Discovery 2 session July 12-19
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm July 22* for the Immersion 1 (High School) session July 23-Aug 1
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm Aug 4* for the Immersion 2 session Aug 5-13

*Indicates Half day compensation 

Equity & Inclusion 

We recognize that Caldera communities face many societal inequities. We recognize the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our country, state, and institutions. We acknowledge that we will always have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and oppression. We commit to continually examining our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism. We also commit to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to advance racial equity, inclusion, and freedom of expression. We commit to integrating equity and inclusion into all areas of our work to better serve our mission; when we do, we get closer to the world that we want for our youth. 

To ensure our own accountability, we will 1) seek deeper relationships with and feedback from our larger community; 2) use our Equity Plan to guide ongoing work; and 3) apply our Equity Lens to decision-making. We will also seek inspiration from artistic and cultural traditions.

Caldera is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applicants of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. 

We encourage people of color and Caldera community members to apply.

Position overview:  

This position supports the Camp Artistic Director and artistic staff in the smooth delivery of instruction and organization of supplies and materials. The ideal candidate for this position will be a detailed, relationship-oriented, problem-solver with previous supervision experience who equally enjoys organizing systems and interpersonal communication. 


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Prep and inventory arts materials, supplies, equipment for all classes
  • Proactively check in with artistic staff, providing support and direction as needed
  • Co-facilitate artistic staff breakouts during staff meetings and training
  • Sort and organize materials in storage area
  • Step in for class support to cover artist assistants or teaching artists for breaks as needed
  • Promote curriculum understanding/involvement
  • Organize and help produce final performances and exhibition of student work
  • Document, archive and organize student work and arts curriculum 

General Responsibilities:

  • Promote program understanding and involvement through Caldera’s goals and agreements, participation agreement, and responsibility process
  • Actively participate in all aspects of camp life including: camper orientation, community meetings, evening activities, campfire, free time, etc.
  • Model appropriate camper behavior at all times 
  • Perform duties with consistency and integrity
  • Set and respect personal boundaries while acting as mentors, guides, and allies to campers
  • Oversee health and safety of charges in fire drills and emergency procedures
  • Maintain cleanliness of living and common areas and help with clean-up at the end of each session


  • Ability to abide by Caldera COVID-19 and other safety protocols
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and able to show proof of vaccination
  • Background in the arts with deep knowledge of composition and the creative process in at least one art form
  • At least 2 years teaching experience with middle and/or high schoolers
  • At least 1 year supervisory, coaching, or mentoring experience
  • Familiarity with anti-oppression frameworks and excellent communication with diverse staff and youth
  • Superb organizational and time management skills with strong attention to detail
  • Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular and long hours. Additionally, you must have the ability to deal with limited cell and internet service and daily exposure to outdoor factors such as sun, heat, bugs, bats, snakes, etc.

Living Conditions:

  • Requires on-site living in shared staff quarters. 
  • A vegetarian option (that may include eggs and/or dairy) will be available for all meals. We do our best to accommodate other dietary restrictions; however, employees with special dietary needs should plan to bring food to supplement or replace provided meals. Please address specific needs with your supervisor. 
  • Typical days are 12 hours in length, with sessions that make for up to 10 straight days of work without a full day off. 
  • Alcohol and drugs are not permitted on campus, even in personal living quarters.

Working Conditions: 

  • Must be physically able to move around 116 acres of camp property with varied terrain
  • Must have visual, perceptual, and cognitive ability to recognize and respond quickly to health and safety concerns of students and appropriately re-direct any behavior that is misaligned with Caldera agreements
  • Employee must carry out their duties regardless of inclement weather, which can include but is not limited to, heat, rain, wind, cold, and smoky or dusty conditions.
  • Moments of quiet and non-activity are few and spread out
  • Creating a cohesive staff environment round the clock can be challenging. It is crucial that staff see youth and adults through a strengths-based lens and prioritize creating the best possible youth experience at all times, despite what challenges may arise at the staff level
  • Physical Demands (which can include bending, stooping, hiking, climbing and stretching) are: 5% Sitting, 45% Standing, 45% Walking, 10% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling Pounds 5 -80 lbs.

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Caldera’s mission is to be a catalyst for the transformation of youth through innovative year-round arts and environmental programs.