Specialty Camp Instructor

Position Summary
Are you looking for the best summer job ever? Look no further because ESF is hiring Specialty Camp Instructors to work across our 13 locations from mid-June through mid-August!
Join our mission-driven team for a fun and rewarding summer! Make a positive impact on children while receiving comprehensive training, professional development, unique resume building and networking opportunities. ESF offers competitive compensation, accredited internships and field work hours for graduate and undergraduate students, CEU credits for teachers, flexible schedules, year-round aftercare, mentoring opportunities and an employee referral program consisting of bonuses and ESF gear!
What will you do all summer (in addition to having fun with your campers and fellow team members)? A Specialty Camp Instructor is responsible for:
Supervising campers ages five (5) to fifteen (15)
Actively participating in all camp activities
Providing a safe and fun learning environment and serving as a positive role model
Position Objective/Purpose
ESF is hiring motivated leaders with prior experience supervising children who believe in ESF's mission, build positive relationships and ensure the well-being of others.
Position Scope Factors
Specialty Camp Instructor hours are from 8:15am-3:45pm; Monday - Friday. Start and end times may vary depending on the location and camp. Specialty Camp Instructors also have the opportunity to work extended hours for additional income. Depending on the location, Specialty Camp Instructors work up to ten (10) consecutive weeks from mid-June through mid-August.
Essential Job Responsibilities
Supervise a group of campers focusing on behavior management, safety, security and skill development
Work daily in classrooms and implement ESF's curriculum
Use effective classroom management skills to lead the activity and effectively create a fun environment
Provide oversight and instruction for your support Counselor(s)
Impart your knowledge and expertise as an Instructor, resource and guide
Lead campers in the learning process through the use of skills such as: innovation, creativity, communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, ethical decision-making, collaboration, teamwork, time management, empathy and leadership
Work effectively with fellow team members and collaborate on daily responsibilities
Complete assigned paperwork
Exhibit ESF Core Values at all times, and to adhere to all company policies
Have fun!
Other responsibilities as assigned
Position Competencies for Success
Understand and support the mission of the organization
Commit to the growth and development of youth
Work effectively with others in all levels of the organization in a professional manner
Demonstrate outstanding communication skills; using clear, concise and professional language when interacting with campers, camp families and colleagues
Be responsible, reliable and safe
Always have a positive, can-do attitude
Be patient, caring and creative
Produce consistent, high-quality work
Demonstrate excellent judgment; identify problems and work quickly to find solutions
Be a flexible, adaptive and a team player
Desire to make a difference in the life of a child
Experience Requirements
Understanding or interest in specialty programming/subject matter
Prior classroom teaching experience
Previous experience working with children
Previous camp counselor/teaching experience (preferred)
Certification Requirements
Teacher certification preferred
Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree
Reporting Relationships
Reports directly to the Camp Director. May also take direction from and is overall accountable to the Site Director
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of thirty-five (35) pounds across campus
Work outside, upright and mobile for six (6) to eight (8) hours per day
Respond to emergency situations which may include running (up to 1 mile in some cases) and ascending stairs without undue exertion
Possess physical capacity to fulfill all essential job functions - responsibilities listed above
This job description is subject to change at any time.

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