Athletics/Sports/Fitness, Health & Wellness, Recreation, Recreation Programming
4 Year Degree
Seasonal position; non-benefited; full-time 30-40 hours per week; Monday-Thursday; Hours 8:00 am - 4:00 pm; June - August 2018, This position will plan and implement nature camp activities for up to 45 campers, grades 1 through 7. Pay rate is $20/hr.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist with opening and/or closing the camp daily (including set-up or clean-up)
Greet parents and children; supervise all student pick-ups
Plan, supervise, and lead educational nature based activities and recreational camp activities, small group activities (12-15 children), and large group activities
Plan, supervise and lead all-camp activities to include kayaking, archery, hiking, shelter and raft building, low elements project adventure course and climbing wall.
Directly supervises 4 staff members, students and CIT’s.
Supervise the safety of campers and perform daily inspections of the camp facilities
Prepare weekly parent information letter
Prepare, review and maintain records and reports, attendance, payroll, and CIT hours.
Implement camp safety plans as needed; communicate with Director any staff, student or parent issues.
Maintain supply inventory; keep supplies and equipment organized and maintained
Ensure the facility is clean and safe
Perform other related duties as required
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: ? Physical requirements include the ability to move/travel over camp-related terrain in outdoor areas; to lead and participate in activities as described above; and to load, unload and set-up recreational equipment
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
The qualifications / requirements, knowledge/skills/abilities and physical demands or working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Minimum age 21 years
High school graduation or the equivalent
Minimum 6 months (2 summer seasons) of experience leading and supervising groups of children in a recreational or school setting
Current certification in First Aid and CPR, or able to become certified before camp session begins (current certifications must be maintained throughout employment)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to effectively plan, follow-up and evaluate the work of camp staff
Ability to effectively lead and supervise groups of children in camp activities
Ability to effectively evaluate emergencies and unexpected situations and promptly respond in an appropriate manner
Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills, including the ability to accurately prepare and maintain data, forms and reports
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff, counselors in training, children (individually and in large groups) and their family members, and the general public.
Experience or training in wilderness/outdoor survival skills
Must be available to work all of the 6-week camp sessions
Ability and willingness to participate in planning and training sessions before camp sessions begin.
About City of Amesbury
Amesbury Youth Recreation Director
Nicholas C. Transportation/ Community Services Center
68 Elm St., 2nd floor
Amesbury MA 01913