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Staff Testimonial

One of the best jobs I have ever had, enjoyed every minute of it! The Maidstone team were great, especially because of the management team!


Lauren Lauren 5th December 2017

Roles | Arts and Crafts Instructor


Whatever your role at any Barracudas camp, your primary responsibility is to ensure the health, safety and welfare of children in your care, to safeguard them and protect them from harm. Once these fundamentals are ensured you should aim to give each of them such an amazing experience they can’t wait to come back!

Responsibilities: As an Arts and Crafts Instructor, you will be leading creative arts and crafts activities to all ages on camp, so you will need to make sure all activities are age appropriate, such as puppet making or papier mache for the younger children on camp and clay modelling or origami for the older children. We will provide you with a variety of materials to use, such as clay, papier-mache and different fabrics. Your job is to make sure your sessions are exciting and engaging. You will also be responsible for maintaining a safe and tidy environment.

You will have access to our Arts and Crafts Manual and staff Facebook page where you can bring your own ideas and be inspired by other staff members creative ideas for your sessions before you start working. 

Duties include: 
• Setting up and maintaining your arts and crafts room, making sure this is suitable and inviting for the children
• Keeping your work area tidy and resources regularly stocked up
• Following policies and procedures to create a fun and safe environment
• Plan and deliver a wide variety of exciting and safe creative activities that are age relevant
• Providing safety instructions and demonstrations of equipment, ensuring these are adhered to
• Working alongside a general staff member who may come along to assist with your sessions
• Creating prototypes to display
• Depending on the size of your camp there may be 2 Arts and Crafts Instructors required, therefore you may need to job share and liaise with each other 

• Experience in arts and crafts
• Aged 18 or over by the time you start
• You will be eligible to work in the UK
• You will provide satisfactory references
• You are enthusiastic, caring and organised
• All staff must obtain an enhanced DBS check through Barracudas
• If new to Barracudas you will have to attend an Assessment Day. These take place over the weekend at various locations. You can view the 2018 Assessment Day dates here. This day will contain a mixture of practical and theory based workshops and you will be able to demonstrate your arts & crafts skills
• All staff need to attend an Induction Training Day (this will most likely take place within a 7 day period before your camp opens)

Age of children: 4½ years – 14 years
Salary: £281 - £385 per week (dependant on age, qualifications and experience)
Hours: 8.30am – 5.30pm

NB: The above is an example of what may be involved in your duties as an Arts and Crafts Instructor, and is listed to give you an insight into what the role entails. Your day may be similar to this but not identical and will include a range of other tasks and responsibilities.