Summer Camp Lead Director
Digital Media Academy 3 reviews - Vancouver, BC

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Digital Media Academy Summer 2012 - Lead Program Director

University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC) July 16 2012 -- August 06

Digital Media Academy (DMA) offers summer technology camps for adult-learners, teens, and kids. DMA is an Apple and Adobe Authorized Training Center, accredited by Stanford University and held to the highest standard of excellence. Each summer, DMA holds numerous 5-day digital art and technology courses (repeated for several weeks) at prestigious universities. Adult, Teen (age 12-18), Adventures (age 8-12), Jr Adventures (age 6 - 8) campers choose between a residential experience (complete with organized activities, etc.) and a day camp experience. Optional housing is also available for adult participants at specific locations.

DMA's Summer Program Director at UBC will have overall responsibility for the smooth operation of the teen and kids’ programs. Directors will supervise a team of counselors and support a team of instructors and teaching assistants. The director needs some technical skills in order to assist in solving computer issues or equipment issues that arise during the program. They must clearly understand the job description of each team member and ensure the job is being performed at DMA's high standard of excellence.


  • Location set-up, teardown and product inventory/assessment - ability to lift 50lbs (with the help of other team members)
  • Oversee all aspects of the program -- including but not limited to attendee registration & management, residential programs for kids and teens, classroom and technical support, and coordination with various university departments
  • Act as the main spokesperson for DMA, representing the company to parents, university departments, DMA faculty, and DMA attendees
  • Oversee Youth Counselor(s) (including check-in, orientations, evening activities, weekend activities, etc)
  • Assist with maintenance of all computers and technical equipment during program
  • Maintain daily / weekly communication with the National Program Director(s) via email or cell phone
  • Offer technical support for each classroom (computers and other equipment)
  • Run attendee check-in each Sunday & Monday (greet attendees & parents, answer questions, direct to housing / classrooms, etc)
  • Make announcements every Monday and Friday in each classroom (announcing DMA Community site, Alumni specials, Campus information, Lunch directions, etc)
  • Ensure that all attendees complete the DMA survey (Friday morning)
  • Observe attendee behavior, enforce policies and procedures


  • At least 25 years of age
  • A Sense of Humor
  • A "do whatever it takes" attitude
  • Leadership & Supervisory Experience
  • Some technical background with ability to fix computer and equipment issues
  • Hard working with strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency in word & excel programs
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both in a personal and public arena
  • Confidence communicating via email, cell phone, & hand-written documents
  • Access to a car to run errands when needed
  • Extroverted personality, a team player, flexible
  • Experience directing a large summer camp or other large multi-faceted event, preferably technology related
  • Proven track record of being highly responsible and trustworthy (At least 3 references)
  • Hands-on experience using one or more of the software applications taught at DMA
  • Ability to actively participate in organized activities when needed (Adventures break time)
  • Go to weekly meetings with university departments to reconcile the previous week (keep all records)
  • Communicate daily with all other staff members to discuss any issues that may arise


  • Attend in person and online pre-camp training sessions
  • Attend pre-camp orientation sessions
  • Read all DMA printed materials, read DMA website, watch all training videos
  • Complete all pre-camp training requirements and paperwork
  • Become proficient with DMA's registration system
  • CPR and First Aid certified (DMA is not responsible for the fees and scheduling of this process)
  • Staff may require fingerprinting (based on location)
  • All staff require a full background check prior to making hiring complete

TYPICAL WEEKLY HOURS (camp is in session from 9am -- 5pm)

  • Sunday: 2pm -- 6pm
  • Monday 7am -- 5:30pm
  • Tuesday -- Thursday 8:30am -- 5:30pm
  • Friday 8:30am -- 7:00pm

Many times the director position requires additional working hours. Some of these reasons may include; parent phone calls, overnight camp emergencies, loading additional software on computers, running a supplies errand, etc. The program director needs to be willing to "do whatever it takes" to ensure the program is running smoothly.

Compensation is based on prior experience, level of education, position of responsibility, location of choice, and size of program.

Scroll down our jobs page until you see the heading "Summer On Site Campus Director Positions".
Complete our "Program Director" online application at Please review the above locations and dates before applying. You may also be asked to submit a resume upon review of your online application.

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The Digital Media Academy (DMA) is a nationally-recognized organization offering hands-on learning experiences in a broad range of digital...