Handicrafts Director

A. The Handicraft Director is responsible to the Program Director. He/ she is responsible for the supervision, training, and direction of the Handicraft staff and the operation of its’ program.

B. Must be physically able to demonstrate and teach the proper use of all handicraft tools, including knives, mallets, hammers, stamp kits, etc. Also, must be able to demonstrate and teach at a level to pass all requirements for merit badges and activities offered. He/ she also must be physically and mentally capable of supervising other staff members and campers and be able to make immediate judgments and take action regarding the safety of any and all participants in handicraft activities.

C. Other members of the Handicraft staff will assist in fulfilling and supervising the following program, with the approval of the Program Director:

o Basketry Merit Badge
o Indian Lore Merit Badge
o Leatherwork Merit Badge
o Pottery Merit Badge
o Woodcarving Merit Badge

D. Keep attendance and advancement records, turning them in weekly.

E. Perform an opening and closing inventory of all program supplies, noting conditions and quantities of all supplies, and submit them to the Program Director.

F. The Handicrafts Director is responsible to see that lesson plans are written for all subjects instructed and these plans are approved by the Program Director.

G. Serves as a Merit Badge counselor for all Handicrafts related badges.

H. Attend all Training/ Staff meetings

I. Encourage and direct free time events in Handicrafts, including competition of an individual, patrol, and troop basis.

J. Plan for and be prepared to instruct campers on a free time basis the following skills: Leatherwork, beadwork, Indian Lore, craft kit construction, woodcarving, craft strip projects, and other craft skills consistent with the camp setting, Trading Post, or natural resources.

K. Give support in personnel, facilities, and equipment to the other directors as mutually agreed upon.

L. Follows responsibilities as outlined in the Functions of the Program Staff.

M. Accept other duties as assigned by the Program Director.

To apply for this job email your details to james.wyche@scouting.org

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