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Staff Testimonial

I worked as a group assistant for three weeks in the summer and had the most amazing experience. It was challenging, rewarding, enjoyable and informative. It was physically and mentally challenging because you are always incredibly busy, but you got home after a long day excited for the next. Being surrounded with so many lovely people as your colleagues was a big help and made the experience so much more enjoyable; friendships were created as a result. Everyone worked so well as a team and learnt from each other of a daily basis. There was never a day that I didn't learn something new. I gained unbelievable amounts of confidence during my time at camp and would recommend it to anyone who wishes to seek experience working in a child centred environment. I fully intend on re-applying for easter and summer again this year with the hope that it will be just as fun as last season.


Molly Molly 17th December 2018

Roles | Arts and Crafts Instructor

Whatever your role at any Barracudas camp, your primary responsibility is to ensure: the health, safety and welfare of the 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, like puppet making or papier-mache for the younger children 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: 
• Set up and maintain your arts and crafts room so that it 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 two Arts and Crafts Instructors required, therefore you may need to job share and liaise with each other.

Requirements – You will: 
• Have experience in arts and crafts
• Be aged 18 or over by the time you start
• Be eligible to work in the UK
• Provide satisfactory references 
• Be: enthusiastic, caring and organised 
• Obtain an enhanced DBS check through Barracudas.
• Attend an Assessment Day if you’re new to Barracudas. These take place over the weekend at various locations. You can view the 2019 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.
• Complete relevant online training modules annually.
• Attend an Induction Training Day (this will most likely take place within a 7 day period before your camp opens).
• Assist with pack up at the end of camp

Age of children: 4½ years – 14 years
Hours: 08:30 – 17:30  
Salary: £295.00 - £450.00 per week (dependent on age, qualifications and experience)

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. 


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