Essential Job Functions:
- Deliver a fun program to campers. - Ensure lesson plans are prepared and implemented that meet camp outcomes and the abilities of the campers. - Evaluate program delivery abilities of staff. - Deliver progressive program activities. - Evaluate the success of the program and the development of the campers’ abilities and skills in various program activities. - Coordinate all camp program and campfire activities with other staff.
- Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures during camp programs. - Lead staff training. - Provide guidelines for programs utilizing camp equipment. - Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures in all program areas.
- Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in all program areas. - Oversee daily checks of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair. - Ensure that program areas are kept fee of hazards and debris. - Ensure program areas and campus fulfill all licensing guidelines.
- Supervise and evaluate Counselors to develop and implement all facets of camp program activities - Regularly monitor work of counselors. - Provide feedback and guidance to counselors. - Provide recommendations and concerns to camp director regarding counselors’ performances.
- Develop and implement schedules and records for all areas of camp program and facilities. - Create camper and group program and activity schedules. - Develop and supervise staff schedule for programs, activities and breaks. - Collect and evaluate records; report and evaluate camp program and activity areas.
Other Job Duties:
- Attend administrative staff meetings.
- Maintain clear and positive written and verbal communication with all camp staff.
- Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, providing support and guidance to those assigned as leaders.
- Facilitate camper pick-up and drop-off in Boston (i.e. some weekends may be spent in Boston).
- Create staff schedule for pick-up and drop-offs in Boston.
- May step-in as counselor when needed.
- Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions.
- Provide ongoing program ideas to counseling and activity area staff.
Apply by: April 27 2019
Camp/Organization: West End House Girls Camp
Location: Parsonsfield, ME
Type of Position: Program Head
Time Frame: Seasonal
Salary: $3,500-4,100 + Room & Board
- Must be 21 or older.
- Experience in administrative roles at similar camp
- Experience in the development and delivery of programs and activities for similar population.
- Current instructional certification in program or related experience.
- Current certification in first aid, CPR, and Lifeguarding.
- Ability to drive watercraft.
- Must submit health history record and examination form prior to first day of work.
- Ability to interact with all age levels. Some physical requirements include standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate program equipment and program activities. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs. Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering program in the facility available. Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and varying weather conditions.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Training and experience in teaching program to adults and children.
- Desire and ability to work with children outdoors.
Physical Aspects of the Position:
- Ability to communicate and work with groups participating and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
- Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
- Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.
- Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
- Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.