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Growth is our business.  Employees with the Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts are challenged and supported to excel individually and collectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.  Working with our volunteer partners, we help girls reach their fullest potential.

Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts (GSCWM) is an equal opportunity employer that strives to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.  As a membership organization, we place a high value on Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) membership.  Full-time, year-round employees are required to maintain annual membership with GSUSA and, as a benefit, we cover the annual expense.  We offer a comprehensive benefits package, generous time off and flexibility.

Share your talents and passion with an organization that builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place!

Seasonal Employment Positions

Summer camps will be starting before you know it and we’re hiring camp staff members who are excited to help girls build courage, confidence, and character in an outdoor setting.  If you will be at least 18 years old by August 1st, thrive in the outdoors, and love the spontaneity and high-energy of working with girls, spending your summer at Girl Scout camp might be a good fit for you. 

Please complete the Camp Staff Application and send it to hr@gscwm.org and be sure to indicate the camp where you’d like to work. 

DAY CAMP:  June 19 – August 19, 2017
Camp Laurel Wood in Spencer, MA
Camp Lewis Perkins in South Hadley, MA
 

  • Day camp staff members generally work M-F; 8:30 – 5
  • Optional Thursday Overnight (additional pay)
  • Bus Chaperones – ride buses to and from camp with girls (additional pay)
  • Staff Training:  6/19-23/17
  • Last Day of Camp:  8/18/17
  • Staff Clean-up/Wrap-up Day:  8/19/17 

RESIDENT CAMP:  June 25 – August 13, 2017
Camp Bonnie Brae in East Otis, MA
Camp Green Eyrie in Harvard, MA

  • Resident camp staff members live at camp (stay overnight) from Sunday – Friday (Saturday off )
  • Staff Training:  6/25–30/17
  • Last Day of Camp:  8/11/17
  • Staff clean-up/Wrap-up Day:  8/13/17 

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

DAY CAMP DIRECTOR (Camp Laurel Wood, Camp Lewis Perkins)

Responsible for all camp programming, activities and events.  Train and supervise seasonal camp staff.  Serve as main point of contact for parents.  Establish and implement procedures and systems to maintain a safe, clean, organized and attractive camp.  Ensure camp operates in compliance with Girl Scout policies and standards, American Camping Association standards, and Board of Health requirements.  Must be at least 25 years old by June 15, 2017.  Bachelor’s degree or significant experience directing youth programs required, including staff and program oversight.

ASSISTANT CAMP DIRECTOR (both day and resident camps)

Manage the camp in the Camp Director’s absence.  Support and facilitate camp operations and programming.  Provide direction, training and performance feedback to staff members.  Assist in program development and implementation.  Fill in for other staff, as needed.  Must be at least 21 years old by June 15, 2017.  Bachelor’s degree or significant experience directing youth programs required.  Experience in program development, planning and implementation required.  Supervisory experience preferred.

WATERFRONT DIRECTOR (Camp Bonnie Brae, Camp Green Eyrie, Camp Laurel Wood)

Oversee, coordinate and facilitate all waterfront activities.  Supervise all staff at the waterfront.  Ensure safety and assess waterfront skill levels of campers and staff.  Work directly with campers and staff to provide age & skill level appropriate water activities, instruction and opportunities.  Must be at least 21 years old by June 15, 2017 with Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard Certification, Red Cross First Aid, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer current by June 15, 2017.  Experience in kayak, canoe and sailing instruction on flat water and completion of the Massachusetts Safe Boating Course are required.  (GSCWM offers a limited number of certification courses.)

CAMP LEWIS PERKINS POOL MANAGER

Oversee, coordinate and facilitate all pool activities.  Supervise all staff at the pool.  Ensure safety and assess swimming skill levels of campers and staff.  Work directly with campers and staff to provide age & skill level appropriate water activities, instruction and opportunities.  Manage pool chemicals and overall safety of the structure and components.  Must be at least 18 years old by June 15, 2017 with Red Cross Lifeguard Certification, Red Cross First Aid, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer current by June 15, 2017.  (GSCWM offers a limited number of certification courses.)

RESIDENT CAMP HEALTH SUPERVISOR (Camp Bonnie Brae, Camp Green Eyrie)

Oversee and promote health and safety of all campers and staff members.  Provide basic health care, health checks and first aid treatment.  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 Board of Health standards.  Live at camp (preferred) or may opt to commute.  Must be 21 by June 15, 2017 and have a minimum of Red Cross First Aid & CPR certification – EMT or nurse preferred.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR/SPECIALIST (both day and resident camps)

Develop, plan and conduct engaging, age appropriate, fun activities.  Supervise and work directly with campers.  Assist and coordinate with other staff.  Some camps have area specific specialists for arts & crafts, sports & nature, off-site trips, or teen programming.  Must have experience planning and carrying out youth activities and skills in specialty area(s).  Must be at least 18 years old (prefer 21) by June 15, 2017.

LIFEGUARD (both day and resident camps)

Supervise and work directly with campers at the waterfront or pool.  Ensure safety and provide age appropriate water activities, instruction and opportunities.  Assist and coordinate with other staff members.  Must be at least 18 by August 1, 2017 and have Red Cross Lifeguard Certification, Red Cross First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer current by June 15, 2017.  Experience as a lifeguard or swim instructor preferred.  (GSCWM offers a limited number of certification courses.)

RESIDENT CAMP UNIT LEADER (Camp Bonnie Brae, Camp Green Eyrie)

Supervise and work directly with campers.  Live in units with campers, engage in activities, ensure health and safety, provide fun and age appropriate experiences and opportunities.  Provide problem solving and conflict resolution support to counselors and campers.  Prefer at least 21 years old by June 15, 2017.  Must have experience with youth programs.

COUNSELOR (both day and resident camps)

Responsible, energetic team players working directly with campers helping them prepare for and move between activities, engaging with them in activities, providing encouragement, ensuring camper health and safety, providing fun and age appropriate experiences, and serving as a role model.  Must be at least 18 years old by June 15, 2017.  Experience with youth programs a plus.

RESIDENT CAMP FOOD SERVICE ASSISTANTS (Camp Bonnie Brae, Camp Green Eyrie)

Assist in preparing and serving three meals and snacks each day.  Clean and maintain kitchen and dining facilities.  Enforce health and safety standards.  Live at camp or may opt to commute.  Work experience in food service preferred.  Must be a responsible team player able to work with direction from the chef.

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Year-Round Full-Time Positions

To apply, forward a letter of interest with a resume or complete an application. All applications should be forwarded to:

Human Resources Department
Crossroads Business Park 
301 Kelly Way 
Holyoke, MA 01040
Email: hr@gscwm.org

For salaried exempt positions, you must submit a cover letter with your resume for consideration. If you are subsequently scheduled for an interview, you will also be required to complete an employment application. AA/EOE