WORK AT CAMP
Thank you for your interest in working at Camp JCC! Working at Camp JCC has the potential to be an incredible opportunity, resume builder and networking experience. Former staff tell us that camp had an extremely positive and life-changing impact on their future and that they learned so much about themselves in just two short months.
It can never be said enough: the job of camp staff is multi-faceted; your spirit, creativity and leadership is paramount. Without a doubt, flexibility, responsibility and stamina are key attributes for our staff to possess. We are counting on you for 100% maturity, reasoning, flexibility, care and overall positive input and attitude to positively impact the kids so that they THRIVE, not just SURVIVE. In addition, you’ll have lots of fun, responsibility, career and life-building experiences.
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Below you will find descriptions of jobs we are offering for the summer 2019 season.
General counselors are invaluable staff members who spend their whole day with one group of campers. They are role models who assist and motivate campers whether they are trying to learn a new skill or they have concerns about an issue or idea. Throughout the day general counselors monitor and participate in the group's activities and do everything in their power to make each of their campers' summer the most memorable yet. General counselors must be fun-loving, patient and genuinely concerned for the welfare and development of young people.
Group Leaders are experienced professionals and are an integral part of leadership at camp. They have a high level of expertise in their area including experience supervising, teaching, and coaching children ages 4-15 as well as staff. They are self-starters, flexible, organized and creative.
Specialty staff may be responsible for a single activity or multiple activities depending on their specialty. The staff members have strong backgrounds in their specialty area, organize instruction and implement lesson plans on a daily basis to all ages of camp.
Each camper is successful at a certain skill level and this level allows them to feel confident about themselves and continually build upon that confidence. However, each camper is encouraged to try new skills and disciplines, which promotes growth and confidence to tread in new and unique places in all water sports; as well as in life. As an instructor, you are responsible for providing individual and small group instruction and running a safe, well-maintained pool. Lifeguards and Swim Instructors are required to have American Red Cross or Ellis lifeguard training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and AED certification. Lifeguards and Swim Instructors are required to cover a variety of duties including ensuring a safe environment for all members, campers and guests.
The maintenance crew work with the camp's Facilities Manager to maintain the camp's grounds and buildings. Maintenance tasks include but are not limited to basic carpentry, cleaning, and the transportation of supplies to various areas of camp. Interested staff must be able to operate motor vehicles.
Do you truly enjoy working with children? Is a sense of community important to you? If so, camp nursing is a rewarding opportunity to care for others in a non-traditional setting. Working in a camp environment provides a fun, challenging experience and opportunities for growth and leadership in a camp community.
All staff must possess basic office skills of answering the telephone, taking accurate messages, data entry, mailings, etc. Office staff are the first contact point for all people coming into camp, therefore applicants must be friendly and enthusiastic. Great communication skills are essential.
Social Media Coordinator
The Social Media Coordinator is responsible for photographing campers and staff throughout each camp day, uploading the photographs to our camper photo site. In addition, they are expected to actively film live video to be used in our slideshow/video and year-round marketing
Any questions regarding camp employment should be directed to Brenda Finberg at 610.435.3571 ext. 183 or [email protected].