The Waterfront Director position is a management and leadership position responsible for the day to day supervision of 9 aquatic staff, and the physical operation of the waterfront facilities, program and equipment. This is a hands on full time summer position working with children and young adults on a lake; waterfront activities include swim instruction, recreational swim, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking/canoe/paddle boarding, waterski/wake board/knee board/tubing and other structured activities that take place on the lake.
Other responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
- Organize the scheduling of waterfront staff
- Directly supervise aquatic staff during teaching activities and camper recreational swim to ensure a safe and high-quality program
- Teach and monitor proper use of equipment to waterfront staff
- Ensure waterfront staff are checking equipment, and make (or file for) repairs
- Conduct a daily check of equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair
- Submit orders for equipment and supplies when needed, ensuring timely arrival of materials
- Survey waterfront area daily, and keep the area free of hazards and debris
- Work with the Directors and head counselors to develop a program curriculum, awards programs, and leadership programs
- Assist in the planning of any special events on or near the waterfront
- Participate in management and staff meetings
- Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning and leading those as assigned. Assist in the planning and implementation of staff training.
Apply by: May 13 2016
Camp/Organization: Camp Farwell (ACA Accredited)
Type of Position: Director
Time Frame: Seasonal
Salary: Based on experience and qualifications; highly competitive.
A nationally recognized certification for lifeguarding or swimming instructor or boating instructor. Previous experience in youth programming. Experience in supervising others, especially peers, is desirable. A good sense of humor.
Must be 21 years of age or older and have at least 6 weeks of management experience at a similar waterfront facility. Training and experience in a variety of program activities offered at the camp including swimming, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, and water skiing. Ability to schedule and actively supervise staff. Desire and ability to work with children outdoors. Ability to work long days of up to 14 hours per day. Hardworking, flexible and willingness to live under the restrictions of a youth overnight summer camp.