NOW HIRING: Youth Arts Camp Manager

NOW HIRING: Youth Arts Camp Manager

Position Title:            Youth Arts Camp Manager                                                          

FLSA Status:             Exempt; Full-time

Location:                    DHF Bakersfield

Reports to:                 DHF Arts Camp Director

Salary Range:            $60,000 – $72,000

The OrganizationThe Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) is a growing 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to inspire and organize communities to build volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice. DHF is based in Bakersfield, California. We organize in the counties of Tulare, Fresno, Kern, and the high desert area of Los Angeles County. We are seeking Student Success Mentors who are passionate about supporting this work.

Position Summary

The Youth Arts Program Associate supports DHF’s Arts Camp and creates communication and outreach systems for the camp. Working with the DHF Art Camp Director, the Art Camp committee, DHF staff, and key external partners, the Program Associate is responsible for 1) supporting the DHF Art Camp Director and the Summer 2023 Art Camp  2) designing, planning, and coordinating communications systems for the DHF Art Camp internally and externally; 3) providing back-end support in organizing and planning meetings, the application and selection process, convening, orientations and workshops that further the DHF Art camp. DHF offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Position Responsibilities

  • Advance creative youth development programs to foster creativity, self-efficacy, positive self-image, and self-expression of youth through the arts.
  • Supports the Arts Camp Director in all activities and tasks related to DHF Arts Camp, including, but not limited to, communication with Arts Camp staff, development, implementation, analysis, and budgeting.
  • Under the direction of the Arts Camp Director, supports the planning, coordination, evaluation and logistics of camp programming, including planning and production of the Arts Camp culminating performance with Arts Camp staff.
  • Under the direction of Arts Camp Director, works with internal program leadership and direct service staff to ensure arts strategy alignment with program priorities and strategic outcomes for the Arts Camp.
  • Manage and update youth camper data (online registration and electronic health records)
  • Communicate with appropriate camp staff about camper needs as identified in registration and health records (e.g allergies, medication, accommodations, etc)
  • Responsible for tracking finances, purchasing, and processing payment requests to DHF’s finance team.
  • Supports Arts Camp Director in generating a variety of documents and reports (e.g. attendance, application forms, budget, monthly reports, etc.)
  • Creates Arts Camp communications and marketing that integrates DHF’s arts and youth development approaches within broader DHF communication and messaging.
  • Supports Arts Camp Director in the communication with and training of temporary contract staff, and trains/supervises volunteers
  • Approve timesheets for staff payroll and payments for consultants. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Arts, or a related field preferred
    • Combination of education and work experience with a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in youth programming, arts education, programming and/or production.


Job Specific Competencies

  • Strategic Thinking: Possesses a broad understanding of organizational strategic planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Leadership: Demonstrates understanding of a variety of leadership and management principles and practices.
  • Mission Focus: Possesses advanced knowledge and understanding of the challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of the organization.
  • Technical Skill:  Knowledge of graphic design and digital media; knowledge of arts community and education institutions; Extensive experience planning and organizing events and public programs.
  • Communication: Communicates clearly, both verbally and in writing.  Is an effective public speaker. Communicates effectively and professionally among all levels of the organization and the public. Bilingual (Spanish and English) applicants preferred.
  • Ethical Practice: Models the highest level of ethics, integrity, DHF values and social responsibility.
  • Relationship Management: Demonstrated experience working with staff at all levels in a collaborative, environment; commitment and ability to promote and sustain positive workplace values and relationships
  • Interpersonal Skills: Ability to work well under-pressure, remain calm and controlled when faced with difficult situations.  Strives for immediate address.

Terms and Conditions of Employment

Employee will be subject to DHF’s policies and procedures.

Organizational Competencies

Alignment with DHF values:  Understanding and appreciation of Dolores Huerta’s legacy and the farmworker’s movement is  foundational to staff’s commitment to working with our BIPOC children, families and communities. Demonstrates respect for and appreciation of social justice  history, and community organizing culture, understanding its implication in one’s work, in fostering meaningful relationships, and in embracing the community served.

  • Social Justice – We strive to achieve equity of distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges in our society by dismantling systems of oppression, protecting Mother Earth, and building a true democracy that values human rights including a person’s right to love whomever they wish to love.
    • Self Determination – We believe in the right of people to choose and be empowered to create their own destiny. 
    • Democracy – We believe in political representation, freedom, and equity, everyone has an equal voice in organizations and governance.
    • Collective Action – We believe there is a mighty power in people organizing together towards a common goal.
    • Volunteerism – We believe that giving of your own time, without compensation, towards the benefit of others and your community serves as its own reward. 
    • Non-violence – We believe in the use of peaceful action, without violence, to bring about political or social change.
    • Feminism – We believe in the social, economic and political equality of all genders; including women’s right to control their own bodies and the right to abortion. 
    • Yes We Can! – We always act with hope in the belief that what may seem unachievable can be accomplished.

Group Benefits

Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance

  • 75% of Medical premiums paid
  • Paid Life Insurance

401(k), Retirement Plan with Employer Match

Up to 2 weeks paid vacation

Internal learning and development programs


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The Dolores Huerta Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and strives to attract qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law.

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