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Camp Employment Opportunities

Hiring Now for Camp Season 2015!

Applying for Seasonal Summer Camp Employment

For consideration, you must submit a completed Camp Employment Application. Submit the Camp Employment Application:

  • Electronically to: hr@gscwm.org, Attention: HR Department
  • Via posted mail to: GSCWM, Attention: HR Department, Crossroads Business Park, 301 Kelly Way, Holyoke, MA 01040

Hiring Opportunities in Western MA
Camp Bonnie Brae, an overnight camp in East Otis
Camp Lewis Perkins, a day camp in South Hadley

Hiring Opportunities in Central MA
Camp Green Eyrie, an overnight camp in Harvard
Camp Laurel Wood, a day camp in Spencer

Open Positions:

Day Camp Directors (Camp Laurel Wood and Camp Lewis Perkins)
Oversee and manage daily operations, programming, and staff in keeping with Girl Scout principles, GSUSA standards, American Camping Association standards, and health regulations.  Train and supervise seasonal camp staff.  Fill in for other staff as needed.

  • Must be 25 by June 30, 2015
  • College degree in a relevant field is required; substantial experience may substitute
  • 3 years of experience as camp director or 4 years of experience directing youth programs
  • Staff supervision experience required
  • Experience in program development, planning and implementation required
  • Strong communication, problem-solving, interpersonal and team building skills
  • Knowledge of general outdoor and other program operational safety considerations and procedures
  • Understanding of youth development and experience developing purpose-driven, but fun activities.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record required

Assistant Camp Directors
Support and facilitate camp operations and programming. Manage the camp in the Camp Director’s absence. Provide direction, training and feedback to staff. Assist in program development and implementation. Fill in for other staff as needed.

  • Must be 21 by June 30, 2015
  • College degree in a relevant field is required; substantial experience may substitute
  • Experience in program development, planning and implementation required
  • Experience in a leadership role with demonstrated initiative, problem-solving, judgment, and team building skills
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Adaptable and organized with strong communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record required

Counselors
Work directly with girls, getting groups to their activities, engaging in activities, providing encouragement, ensuring safety and providing fun with a leadership development purpose. Serve as a role model. 

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Demonstrated ability in youth programming
  • Energetic team-players with a sense of responsibility
  • Must be at least 18 by Aug. 1, 2015

Unit Leaders (CBB & CGE only)
Supervise and work directly with girls, engaging in activities, ensuring safety and providing fun with a leadership development purpose. Help coordinate and implement activities. Provide conflict resolution and problem solving support to counselors and girls.

  • High school diploma/GED with some college a plus
  • Preferred: At least 21 by June 30, 2015
  • Must have experience in youth programs
  • Responsible team leaders

Program Specialists (arts, crafts, sports, nature)
Develop, plan and conduct engaging, age appropriate activities that provide fun with a leadership development purpose to achieve program objectives. Supervise and work directly with girls. Assist and coordinate with other staff.

  • High school diploma/GED required with some college a plus
  • Preferred: At least 21 by June 30, 2015
  • Must have experience in desired specialty area
  • Must have experience planning and carrying out youth activities
  • Responsible team leaders

Waterfront Specialists/Lifeguards
Supervise and work directly with girls at waterfront or pool activities. Ensure safety. Provide age-appropriate water activities, instruction and opportunities. Assist and coordinate with other staff.

  • High school diploma/GED
  • Must be at least 18 by Aug. 1, 2015
  • Experience as a lifeguard or swim instructor preferred
  • Must have Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard Certification (CBB, CGE, CLW/CHH) or Red Cross Lifeguard Certification (CLP), Red Cross First Aid, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer currently or by May 2015
  • Demonstrated ability to work with youth

For boating only: Must have experience in kayaking, canoeing, and sailing instruction on flat water and must have completed the Massachusetts Safe Boating Course or have equivalent boat experience

Teen Coordinators
Develop, plan and conduct teen leadership activities and opportunities that provide fun with a purpose to achieve program objectives. Supervise and work directly with girls. Serve as a role model. Assist and coordinate with other staff.

  • Some college preferred. A college degree is a plus.
  • Must be at least 21 by June 30, 2015
  • Must have experience planning and carrying out youth activities
  • Demonstrated understanding of teen issues, challenges and culture
  • Responsible leaders

Trip Coordinator (CGE only)
Plan, coordinate and conduct day and overnight trips off-site that provide fun with a leadership development purpose. Supervise and work directly with girls. Ensure safety. Serve as a role model. Manage all logistics and challenges that arise.

  • High school diploma/GED required with some college a plus
  • Must be at least 21 by June 30, 2015
  • Must be certified in Wilderness First Aid and Waterfront Lifeguarding
  • Must have experience planning and carrying out youth activities
  • Demonstrated leadership, problem-solving and rapid response skills
  • Valid Driver’s license and good driving record

Food Service Assistants (CBB & CGE only)
Assist in preparing and serving three meals daily plus snacks. Clean and maintain kitchen and dining facilities. Uphold health and safety standards. Camp room and board provided or may opt to commute.

  • Must be at least 18 by Aug. 1, 2015
  • Work experience in food service is preferred
  • Team-players with a sense of responsibility
  • Ability to accept direction

Waterfront Directors (CBB, CGE, and CLW) & Pool Manager (CLP only)
Oversee, coordinate and facilitate all waterfront activities. Supervise waterfront and other staff at the waterfront. Assess waterfront skill levels of campers. Ensure safety. Work directly with girls and staff to provide age-appropriate water activities, instruction and opportunities.

  • Must be at least 21 by June 30, 2015
  • High school diploma/GED required with some college a plus
  • Must have experience as a lifeguard or swim instructor
  • Must have experience in kayaking, canoeing, and sailing instruction on flat water and must have completed the Massachusetts Safe Boating Course
  • Must have Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard Certification, Red Cross First Aid, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer currently or by May 2015.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with youth
  • Demonstrated leadership, problem-solving and rapid response skills

Water Ski Instructor (CBB Only)
Supervise and work directly with girls providing water ski instruction from a motorboat. Ensure safety. Provide age-appropriate water ski activities, instruction and opportunities from beginner through advanced level. Assist and coordinate with other staff.

  • High school diploma/GED
  • Must be at least 18 by Aug. 1, 2015
  • Experience as a lifeguard or swim instructor preferred
  • Must have Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard Certification, Red Cross First Aid, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer currently or by May 2015
  • Demonstrated ability to work with youth
  • Must have experience operating a motorboat
  • Completion of the Massachusetts Safe Boating Course is a plus

Health Supervisors (CBB & CGE only)
Oversee health and safety. Provide basic health care, health checks and first aid treatment to campers and staff. Perform emergency response. Store and administer medications. Manage and meet medical records requirements. Work under the direction of an off-site physician and in compliance with Department of Health standards. Camp room and board provided or may opt to commute.

  • Must be 21 by June 30, 2015
  • Must have Red Cross First Aid & CPR certification. Certifications such as LPN, RN or EMT preferred
  • Health care background is required
  • Demonstrated calm under pressure, rapid response and sound judgment
  • Demonstrated ability to engender confidence with parents, staff and campers       

Program Specialists
Provide administrative support. Assist with clerical duties (filing, phones, processing paperwork); inventory, purchasing and supplies, scheduling and customer service.

  • Administrative experience and skills required
  • Organized, detail-oriented with the ability to follow through independently
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record required
 


 

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